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Payscout Blog

Lyn McKay

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Recognizing Our Partners This Season.

Posted by Lyn McKay on Dec 22, 2016 6:16:39 PM

Dear Valued Partners and Customers,

We would like to express our gratitude.

At Payscout, we have been very fortunate to experience tremendous growth over the last several years. Payscout has been recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of America’s fastest-growing, privately-held companies for three years in a row, ranking #2,416 in 2014, #434 in 2015, and #383 overall in 2016, as well as #27 for financial services and #5 among payment processing companies.

We could not have had this success over the years without the support and constructive collaboration of partners like you. That’s why we're relaunching our partner newsletter this December. From cutting-edge emerging technology to breakthrough global payment solutions, we have a lot to share with you and  know  you'll always be  integral to our continued efforts to expand.

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This Holiday, Don't Let "The Grinch" Steal Your Data.

Posted by Lyn McKay on Nov 28, 2016 11:28:41 AM

The Holiday Season represents a tremendous opportunity for merchants looking to capitalize on ecommerce sales. With the increasing threat of cyber attacks and data security breaches, it also presents a unique set of challenges for business owners looking to capitalize on the seasonal uptick in online shopping.

The 2016 holiday shopping season is going to keep a lot of data security professionals busy.

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Topics: Global eCommerce, Credit and Debit Card Processing

Virtual Reality is the Future of Global Ecommerce.

Posted by Lyn McKay on Nov 26, 2016 5:32:18 PM

Virtual reality (VR) is poised to revolutionize the way consumers interact with products and services - and Payscout has developed innovative technology to facilitate payment transactions within virtual reality experiences.

Perhaps no technology has elicited more enthusiasm and excitement than the recent rise of VR technology. In the past decade alone, the world has seen major, rapid advancement in the development of VR technology.

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Topics: Global eCommerce, Payment Gateway, Mobile Processing Services

Be Among the World's Best Communicators.

Posted by Lyn McKay on Nov 25, 2016 3:52:13 PM

 Native English speakers are some of the worst communicators in the world — but there are steps we can take to improve!

At Payscout, one of our strengths lies in guiding entrepreneurs through the process of taking their business cross-border through our “Go Global Now” technology platform. A key component in that process is the concept of cultural empathy, which is the ability to accept another cultural point of view and interact accordingly.

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How to Build Strong Corporate Culture

Posted by Lyn McKay on Nov 9, 2016 11:31:08 AM

Hint: It starts with a little something called VMCB.

At Payscout, our mission is “to support the entrepreneurial dream one transaction at a time.”

We love entrepreneurs because we are entrepreneurs. We know that one of the biggest challenges for a business leader is creating a strong corporate culture that serves as a foundation for the business to grow and scale.

But, how does an entrepreneur go about creating culture? Most are adept at their particular area of business - providing their unique product or service in a way that builds customer loyalty - but many entrepreneurs are not experts in corporate culture.

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Fintech Industry Expands Access for Underserved Communities.

Posted by Lyn McKay on Sep 7, 2016 10:03:11 PM

The oldest person ever to complete an Ironman Triathlon, Sister Madonna Buder, once said, “We have all been given different talents. And when we find them, we are obligated to use them for the greater good.”

For the fintech industry, that talent lies in providing expanded access to financial resources, and according to a recent report from the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA), the industry is using their talents for the greater good.

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Adding a Payment Gateway to Your Website

Posted by Lyn McKay on Oct 16, 2015 8:06:00 PM
A payment gateway is an important component in any business payment processing model. It is used to ensure that every transaction between the merchant and a consumer undergoes proper processing and it is also how one determines whether to accept or decline a transaction.

With a payment gateway, you can feel assured your business is safe and well protected while also ensuring electronic payments are made quickly and smoothly. If you are looking to install a payment gateway on your website, check out our three tips to help get you get started.

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Topics: Payment Gateway

Trends in Mobile Payment Processing

Posted by Lyn McKay on Oct 7, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Today, the most common methods of payment in almost any business industry are via debit and credit card. If you are not accepting card payment, you are most likely losing out on sales. After all, statistics show that three out of every four retail transactions done in the United States are preformed using a credit or debit card, and often times, these transactions occur via an online marketplace. Gone are the days when merchants are tied to counters and conventional offline stores.

Mobile card processing also enables retail business owners to reach their target market wherever they go.

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Topics: Mobile Processing Services

The Top Five Reasons Small Businesses Should Accept Credit and Debit Card Payments

Posted by Lyn McKay on Sep 28, 2015 4:00:00 PM


One of many things you need to consider as a small business owner is which payment options to offer your customers. Paying via a credit or debit card has quickly become the most popular method of payment around the globe. Despite this fact, many small business owners refuse to accept credit cards, because they think there are costly fees that will only drain their potential profits.

This is a common misconception that could be costing you sales and hurting your bottom line more than any fee ever could. Apart from opening new sales avenues for your businesses, here are the top five reasons that you as a small business should consider accepting credit cards.

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Topics: Merchant Services, Credit and Debit Card Processing

Mobile Processing Equipment From Payscout

Posted by Lyn McKay on Sep 4, 2015 10:00:00 AM

At Payscout, we pride ourselves on having a standard of excellence in customer service, and that standard extends to our products. We understand your business is sometimes constantly on the go, so you need mobile credit card equipment you can trust to hold up to the task.

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Topics: Mobile Processing Services