Spreedly and Omnivore

Posted on December 5, 2017 Justin Benson
Spreedly has always taken a developer first approach to allowing new types of commerce to occur that are both secure and innovative. One of our core abilities is to allow credit card data to be submitted to PCI compliant third party API's, which in turn enables all kinds of new models for travel, ti...
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How effective is Spreedly’s credit card Account Updater?

Posted on November 2, 2017 Justin Benson
Account Updater One of the most common, and understandable, questions we receive is, “how many cards can I expect to be updated if I utilize the Account Updater service?” We’ve written this blog post with data captured during the beta and public period of offering the service to help you with...
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Account Updater: Keep your customers’ credit cards up to date

Posted on October 3, 2017 Justin Benson
After almost a year of beta testing, Spreedly is very proud to announce the general release of Account Updater! What is Account Updater? Spreedly’s Account Updater allows you to always keep your customers’ card details up to date. When your customers’ credit card numbers expire or are up...
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Verizon 2017 PCI DSS Report – Hospitality Industry & Retail at Risk

Posted on September 13, 2017 Greg Schraff
Here at Spreedly we pay a lot of attention to PCI DSS compliance. As a company that handles millions of payment transactions on behalf of our customers we are a PCI Level 1 Service Provider. And one of our core offerings is a set of solutions that securely capture and collect payment methods, helpin...
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Latin American E-Commerce: Rapidly Growing but Challenging Markets

Posted on June 29, 2017 Justin Benson
“Latin America is one of the fastest-growing regions for e-commerce, behind Asia-Pacific. We expect online retail sales to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17% between 2014 and 2019 to reach $85 billion in sales at the end of the forecast period.” The Latin America E-commerce R...
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An Opinionated Spreedly Bibliography, Part One of ???

Posted on June 15, 2017 Nathaniel Talbott
“You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read.” — Charlie Tremendous Jones While it’s a gross simplification, there’s a lot of truth in that Charlie Tremendous Jones quote: relationships and reading will define and encomp...
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No More Endangered Eggs: Diversify Your Online Payments Stack

Posted on June 9, 2017 Ozella Bowman
WARNING - If you answer “yes” to any of the following questions your online payments stack could work against your long-term success:  Offering limited currency options? Tokenizing with a single payment gateway? Requesting card info at each transaction? Have a single transaction channel? If any...
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Why Build an Online Community?

Posted on June 1, 2017 Brianne Villano
The benefits of creating and managing an online community go beyond reducing support costs; communities are the foundation of scaling. One person can only do so much, and as our CTO, Nathaniel, described in this blog post, “your ability to succeed is directly tied to your ability to grow the team....
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Simplify Your Online Payment Solutions: Capture, Store & Deliver

Posted on May 25, 2017 Greg Schraff
Spreedly is a financial technology startup whose core product is a payment API. A little over half of our employees are developers, mostly working off of a unique and cutting edge Ruby stack. It stands to reason that the majority of our customers are also developers. Software engineers find us becau...
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Credit Card vs Debit Card Decline Rates: Are Credit Cards Worth the Processing Fees?

Posted on May 18, 2017 Shoresh Shafei
Part 2: Cash me if you can: simple steps to lower your credit cards decline rate! In the Consumer’s Eyes: Credit Card vs Debit Card It is hard to imagine that the introduction of credit cards goes all the way back to 1950, well before the invention of laser, computers and many other technologic...
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