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July 25, 2022

Keeping Your Sales Team Engaged and Motivated

A happy and engaged sales team is the key to a successful business. Try these 6 proven leadership strategies to keep your team motivated and working hard.

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July 11, 2022

Cash Discount Programs - What You Should Know.

A cash discount program can help reduce the cost of your credit card processing fees. Discover the benefits and how to find the best program for your business.

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June 14, 2022

What is e-Invoicing, and Why Should Your Business Use It?

E-invoicing has revolutionized the invoice process by making it more efficient and cost-effective. Find out why your business should make the switch!

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June 3, 2022

How to Handle Failed Recurring Payments

In today's economy, the subscription-based business model is a popular way of ensuring steady cash flow for your business. In fact, 70% of business leaders believe that subscriptions are the key to their future success.

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May 26, 2022

Why do I need an Automatic Account Updater for My Business

An Automatic Account Updater reduces missed customer payments due to expired or canceled credit cards. Learn more about the benefits of an Account Updater.

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May 15, 2022

Fluid Pay, LLC. Add support for HAS/FSA and IVR.

Franklin, TN – May 15th, 2022 - Fluid Pay, LLC. has launched support on TSYS for Health Savings Accounts (HSA), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), and Interactive Voice Response (IVR). Fluid Pay also is currently the only gateway to support HSA – Card Not Present.

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April 11, 2022

Relocating your business 101

Moving your established business can be daunting. However, if you take an organized, methodical approach you can alleviate much of the pain. I recently moved our Fluid Pay LLC headquarters from a Chicago suburb to Franklin, Tenn.

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March 28, 2022

Cloud-based innovators, rainmakers and partners

Fluid Pay began in a West Chicago airplane hangar in 2017, then headed skyward to the cloud. After searching for fast, secure and efficient payment technology, co-founders Jeff Rooney and Nick Cucci, who is quoted throughout this profile, decided to build their own gateway. The resulting journey has been rewarding for the company and its partners, Cucci stated.

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December 13, 2021

Combating fraud post COVID, 2021 and beyond

As digital transformation accelerates at an unprecedented rate, the ROI for credit card fraud increases in tandem. Fraudsters decide where to spend their time and resources the same way normal people evaluate the cost versus value of large, important purchases. As digital currencies and cashless societies spread around the globe, it's imperative to know the risks associated with new technologies that can directly impact your finances. Online payments have been booming for the past 10 years. COVID further accelerated this ecommerce/cashless boom.

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June 14, 2021

Fluid Pay, LLC. Adds Google Pay to Cloud-Based Payment Gateway Offering

Franklin, TN – June 14th, 2021 – Fluid Pay, LLC. the first and only full cloud-based level 1 PCI compliant payment gateway has launched support for Google Pay...

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May 16, 2021

Fluid Pay, LLC. Mourns the Loss of Darcie Ragona

On Saturday, May 15th Fluid Pay suffered a tremendous loss when Darcie Ragona lost her battle with cancer...

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June 22, 2020

Affiliate marketing 101

Simply put, affiliate marketing is when you are promoting products from one or more companies and making commissions off the sales. As a "partner" you're essentially a sales representative for the company. You make a sale; the company rewards you. One of the attractions of affiliate marketing is how scalable it is. You can promote the products of one company or many companies in a bundle when necessary.

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March 9, 2020

Return of the Skimmer

Credit card skimming has made a resurgence and is hitting media outlets like crazy. With increased usage of credit cards it's inevitable for fraudsters to keep trying old methods that were somewhat successful. The worst part of credit card skimming is the cardholder is blindsided, particularly when their credit card has never left their possession.

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January 13, 2020

New Year, New Inspirations

I'll begin my first article of 2020 with a mini history lesson on Black Friday: Late 19th century, President Lincoln made Thanksgiving an official holiday; 1905, Canadian store (Eaton's) hosted the first Thanksgiving parade; 1924, Macy's launched its Thanksgiving Day parade; 1950s; people started calling in sick the day after Thanksgiving to shop; 1966, Black Friday term first used in print ads.

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November 25, 2019

Credit Cards Surging in 2019 – Fraud Too!

Let's state the obvious. The economy is booming and people are spending more money. Here's a crazy statistic from The Washington Post: only 5 percent of individuals use no credit or debit cards in 2019.

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November 15, 2019

Kevin J. Calabrese Promoted To Executive Vice President At Fluid Pay, LLC

Fluid Pay, LLC. has promoted Kevin J. Calabrese to lead the Gateway Processing Division both domestic and internationally as Fluid Pay's Executive Vice President...

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November 12, 2019

Fluid Pay, LLC. Announces Compliant Cash Discount & Surcharging Products

Fluid Pay LLC, the first fully cloud based Level 1 PCI compliant industry leading payment gateway has launched two compliant programs for Cash Discount and Surcharging...

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July 8, 2019

What Exactly Is 'The Cloud' Or 'Cloud Computing'?

Our industry, which is part of the tech industry, is no different than any other. We like to use buzzwords or terms that sometimes don't clearly convey to consumers what they actually mean. For example, "the cloud." What does it mean when you say your data is stored in the cloud? And what are the benefits or lack thereof?...

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April 8, 2019

More Mobile Payments, More Mobile Fraud

This won't come as a surprise, but mobile devices are now the preferred way to access the Internet and make payments. Nearly 80 percent of people in the United States own a smartphone, according to Forbes magazine...

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March 5, 2019

Nicholas Cucci, C.F.E. Named To ETA's Forty Under 40: Gamechangers In Payments Technology

The Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) selected Nicholas Cucci, C.F.E. of Fluid Pay, LLC.for the 2019 Forty Under 40 class, highlighting the gamechangers at the intersection of payments and technology.The roster includes individuals whose actions and leadership are driving the payments technology industry forward and represent payments – from start to FinTech...

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February 11, 2019

Keeping Your Sales Training Current

When people envision a salesperson they tend to think of a smooth talker and possibly even a yes man. The truth is the most effective salesperson is a superb listener. Instead of those who are always trying to be inline...

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January 14, 2019

Breaching Into The New Year

Data breaches were rampant in 2018. I've identified four as particularly notable. Back in 2011, phishing was a major, developing issue. Now it is a streamlined staple of criminals attacking our financial networks...

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November 12, 2018

Payments Industry Marketing 101

I'm in marketing. The dreaded statement anyone who is actually in marketing despises hearing. I'm sure you've come across different terms and titles by now: B2B, content marketing, digital marketing, marketing management...

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October 2, 2018

Former Co-Founder Of Network Merchants Inc. (NMI) Joins Fluid Pay LLC.'s Executive Team

Fluid pay, LLC. announced today that it has appointed accomplished technology executive Theodore L. Cucci as Chief Executive Officer and board member to lead the company through its next phases while maintaining exponential growth...

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August 12, 2018

PCI Complaince Simplified

You'd think a titan like Capital One would be PCI compliant, but a misconfigured firewall was reportedly behind the recent theft of data related to approximately 100 million businesses and individuals that applied for Capital One credit cards. If true, Capital One failed the requirement set forth in the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS): Install and maintain a firewall configuration to protect cardholder data. Unfortunately, Capital One is not alone.

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