PayPal launches small business tool set ‘Business in a Box’

Paypal Business in a Box

PayPal launched a new collaboration toolset for small businesses they dubbed “Business in a Box.” The service developed in partnership with Xero and WooCommerce offers online retailers a collection of tools for running their stores. The idea of Business in a Box is to make it easier to start selling online. You must first sign up […]

Paypal enables more mobile payments in partnership with Google

Smartphone Android Pay with Paypal

Google and Paypal announced today they are extending their mobile payments partnership to include further integrate Paypal in Android Pay. Millions of people already use Paypal to pay for goods and services and send money to friends and family. Soon they can use their Paypal accounts within the Android Pay. Consumers in the U.S. may […]

Ant Financial tops offer for MoneyGram by 36%

MoneyGram Kiosk

Alibaba affiliate Ant Financial topped its offer to buy MoneyGram to around $1.2 billion. MoneyGram’s board approved the new offer overnight. Alibaba and Euronet have been in an intense competition to buy the U.S. payment firm. The company specializes in offline direct person to person payments. The battle included a high-stakes lobbying effort to U.S. […]

Meet Generation Z – They never played Snake on a Nokia

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Is Generation Z the next big buzz word in demographic marketing? If you are like us, you may find all these labels confusing. What age groups are Millennials? How many Baby Boomer groups were there? What happened to Gen X or Gen Y, are any of them the same…? There are not hard definitive dividing […]

BigCommerce adds Amazon Pay option for its retailers

Today, BigCommerce announced the availability of Amazon Pay for its 50,000+ eCommerce clients using its shopping cart platform. This partnership between Amazon Pay and BigCommerce allows Amazon Pay’s simple and secure checkout to be added to a BigCommerce site in only a few minutes. A major benefit of addition Amazon Pay is that with an […]

Australian Fintech start-up Afterpay extends reach with BigCommerce deal

Australian Fintech start-up Afterpay has reached a deal with BigCommerce to bring its buy now, pay later short term loan payment solution to BigCommerce customers. BigCommerce, which also was an Australian start-up, but now has its headquarters in Austin, TX, has over 5,000 active eSellers in Australia. This deal has all the markings of becoming […]

Gmail Android App now allows you to send and request money by email

Google announced today they have added the ability to send and request money via email using their Gmail app on Android. This expands a previous functionality already available from the web version of Gmail and is a definitive shot across the bow from Google over many of its rivals offering similar mobile P2P payment services […]

PayPal Enters Global Partnership with B2B Startup OroCommerce

Paypal announced today they have entered into a strategic global partnership with B2B eCommerce company Oro, which is developing an open source B2B platform called OroCommerce. OroCommerce is brand new eCommerce platform designed from the ground up to offer solutions for B2B customers without having to modify B2C solutions such as Magento. If you have […]

PayPal Changing Fees for U.S. Sellers

Effective March 29, 2017, Paypal has announced some fee changes. You should have received an email yesterday from Paypal explaining the changes. In a nutshell, Paypal is doing away with tiered merchant volume discounts which will impact many sellers that were doing more than $10,000 in sales per month. You may have been on 2.5% […]