This month, Wendy from Orange Grove luxury candles and bath products based in New Zealand is in our Customer Spotlight. Orange Grove was born in a real orange grove in Kerikeri, Northland, NZ about six years ago and we’re now located in another happy orange grove in Christchurch. Two years ago – when Covid and chronic arthritic pain made running my photography business impossible – I did a pivot and turned my previous hobby of soap and candle making into a small business. Soon after, I opened an online shop. I produce luxury candles, natural skin and bath products, all
How eco-friendly is your business?
It seems like everyone is talking about sustainability these days; whether it be world leaders debating how to tackle climate change, supermarkets making paper bags more readily available or even schoolkids learning how to grow their own veggies. One thing is for sure, if your business is eco-conscious it is guaranteed to look good to your customers. Stripe recently announced a partnership with car manufacturer Toyota, who are working to help local repair shops reuse specialised equipment needed to service vehicles. Toyota partnered with Stripe Connect to help make business transactions of these high-value items simple and easy, and enabling
Keep your business ‘appy
Whether you’re a small independent business, a franchise or a side-hustler, it’s likely that you’re using apps and other digital methods to keep that cash flow coming. It could be anything from updating Instagram, creating invoices in Xero or sending out an e-newsletter to your thousands of adoring subscribers through Mailchimp. Gone are the days when you’d have to sit at your desk and work from a laptop; modern business is much more about utilising the multitude and diversity of apps that are available to do business on-the-go anywhere, at any time. That means you need access to everything as
Create instant payment links
We’ve been hard at work developing a new feature for our PayNowlink app. If you haven’t come across PayNowlink, this is PayNow’s sister app that allows you to send anyone, anywhere, an online link to process a payment. Once your customer clicks it and enters in their payment details, the job is done. In a world where the pandemic has taken so many sales and transactions online, this is the ideal way to safely process payments without worrying about in-person meet-ups. Previously this link expired after 24 hours but now this this limit is no longer the case. The link can now be
The team at PayNow are continuing to develop easy and affordable payment solutions for all of our customers. We are pleased to announce our latest app PayNowlink which allows you to send your customer a link to pay online for anything, in a single tap! This is a global payment solution accepting visa, mastercard, amex, applepay, googlepay and more, in 135 currencies and in 14 languages. How does it work? Download PayNowlink to your device. Then connect the app to your new or existing Stripe account. The app allows you to generate a link in one tap then email, text or message it to your customer. Your customer then pays online and the transaction
Strong Customer Authentication
You may have heard that European payment rules are changing as at September 14, 2019. In order to reduce fraud, the Payment Services Directive (known as PSD2) regulation will require Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) to apply to many online transactions conducted by European customers. This means extra layers of authentication are being built into the online card payment system unless transaction-specific exemptions apply. If you’re using PayNow then it will be business as usual for you. The team at PayNow are making sure your transactions are compliant with SCA and there will be no action required on your behalf. If you
PayNow Adds Fingerprint Login
At PayNow we are constantly looking for ways to make our mobile payments app more convenient, efficient and secure. Today, we are pleased to announce the release of fingerprint login into the PayNow app. What is Fingerprint ID? Many of the latest smartphones and devices enable Fingerprint ID which involves placing a finger or thumb on a camera sensor which registers the fingerprint on the device to allow access. This type of technology was created to protect sensitive data as is considered more robust than the traditional code access. Now when you use the PayNow app you can use Fingerprint
Why We Changed Our Pricing Model
Our pricing is changing It’s no secret that the PayNow team are big fans of Stripe! We launched our app two years ago because we needed a way to process mobile payments, and thought that others might too. Today, many thousands of merchants use our application on a daily basis. We are thrilled that so many customers are choosing to use PayNow, however, our team spends many hours each day helping our customers get the most out of their Stripe payment processing. Due to the increasing workload, we’re announcing a pricing change today that will enable us to continue to
PayNow mentioned by Mike Gingerich
PayNow was mentioned in a couple of articles by Mike Gingerich when discussing options for Taking stripe payments in person and the fact that Stripe turns cell phones into cash registers. We’re grateful that our app is being noticed and highlighted as a recommended option for Stripe users. Thanks Mike!
PayNow featured by Inside Small Business
The team at Inside Small Business have featured us in a recent article within their technology category. Feel free to check out the article here: Globally popular mobile payments app developed by accident
NFC on the Apple iPhone
NFC on the Apple iPhone An explanation for Mobile POS app users iPhone models from iPhone 6 forward have NFC technology built in. However, Apple’s NFC technology currently only works one way – you can SEND payments (ie Apple Pay) but you cannot RECEIVE payments (nor READ any sort of NFC tag). There’s also no current access for developers to the NFC technology on iOS. As with all things Apple, there’s plenty of debate about whether Apple will open up access to the NFC controller within the iPhone or indeed whether the iPhone 6 is even capable of reading NFC tags
PayNow app arrives to iOS!
I am pleased to announce that PayNow for Stripe is now available for iOS! Click here to grab PayNow app on the App Store. The PayNow app has met with amazing success and great feedback from our loyal and enthusiastic Android users. I’m excited that we can now offer the app to iOS users, and I look forward to seeing how it performs on the i-side! As a developer I’m always keen to hear real-world feedback from users so if you have any suggestions, questions or comments please feel free to drop me a line. I really hope you like the app and
PayNow App featured in WA Business News
We are thrilled to be featured by WA Business News as app/tech startup of the week. PayNow for Stripe launched in July 2016 and is ranked #3 in BNiQ Startups list. You can read the full article here.
Android Update v1.4
Today we released a minor update to PayNow app for Android. Users are encouraged to upgrade to take advantage of the enhancements. New users or existing users connecting new devices to the service will find the Connect flow on Settings screen greatly improved. What’s New in 1.4 Stripe Connect flow has been improved to avoid manual API keys Email and description fields are now optional Added EULA Bug fix: no internet available notification
PayNow App in Your Language
Until now, PayNow app has only been available in English. But we have embarked on the task of translation to more languages. If you are able to help us with translation please visit this link. You can help by fixing any issues with a translation, or add a translation for your language. You don’t have to know any code, and it’s a fantastic way to contribute to the project. A huge thank you to all the translators who have helped us out so far.