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SpotOn Raises $60M Series C To Support SMB Growth

“SpotOn Transact , a software and payments company for small and medium-sized businesses, secured $60 million in Series C funding just six months after announcing its $50 million Series B investment…SpotOn focuses on the retail, services and restaurant industries. These were some of the hardest hit sectors of the COVID-19 pandemic and led many to […]
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Mailchimp Adds And Upgrades Ecommerce Tools For SMBs

“Mailchimp has debuted several new tools to help small businesses grow their audiences and ecommerce sales as part of its fall release. One new feature is an integration with Stripe, allowing Mailchimp users to add a Buy Button to their website to process payment for a product or service. It facilitates payment in 41 countries, in over 135 […]
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Six People Indicted in Amazon Marketplace Bribery Scheme to Help Third-Party Sellers

“Six people have been indicted by a grand jury in Washington state on charges they bribed Amazon employees to manipulate third-party seller listings on the e-commerce site, including listings for defective or dangerous products, authorities said . Starting in 2017, the people, including two former Amazon employees, paid more than $100,000 to have listings of […]
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U.S. Blocks WeChat Transactions

“The American government is banning the use of Chinese app WeChat for the transfer of funds or processing payments within the US. The Department of Commerce says it is prohibiting transactions relating to Tencent-owned WeChat, as well as another Chinese app, TikTock, to “safeguard the national security of the United States.”

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Big Commerce Payments Goes Live to help Merchants Utilize the Unique New Partnership Between BigCommerce® and Intuit® QuickBooks® to Efficiently Sync Online Payments

“Big Commerce Payments recently announced that its platform now takes advantage of the NEW PARTNERSHIP between BigCommerce® and QuickBooks®, making it far easier for companies to sell online and accurately record those transactions. BigCommerce® offers optimal QuickBooks® integration that is designed to support a diverse range of merchant and organizational needs, streaming day-to-day operations and […]
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Paya Announces Strategic Acquisition of The Payment Group

“Paya , a leading provider of integrated payment and commerce solutions, has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire The Payment Group (“TPG”). TPG provides integrated payment solutions to more than 600 utility and municipal government clients, linking all payments with their existing accounting and business management software. This marks Paya’s second acquisition in the […]
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FLEETCOR to Acquire AFEX, a Leading Cross-Border Payments Provider

“FLEETCOR Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: FLT), a leading global business payments company, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Associated Foreign Exchange (AFEX), a cross-border payment solutions provider. By acquiring AFEX, FLEETCOR will build upon its corporate payments line of business and strengthen its position as one of the largest business payments companies in […]