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Waste not, want not

The future is looking a little greener these days, with multiple businesses – big and small – taking time to focus on how they can be more sustainable. Regardless of the industry you’re in, this article by Stripe explains how marketplaces are starting to power the circular economy and focus on how waste products from one company […]

‘Restricted’ Stripe accounts

PayNow has recently become aware that some of our awesome customers are getting this message after signing up and using our app once: ‘This account cannot currently make live charge. If you are customer trying to make a purchase, please contact the owner of this site. Your transaction has not been processed.’ If this is […]

Fraud Prevention with Stripe

As you may be aware your PayNow App allows you to accept payments using Stripe, a worldwide payment processing company. Stripe is one of the biggest platforms for card payment processing in the world and is used by millions of companies including large corporates like Amazon and Google. Stripe launched in 2011 and is headquatered […]

Taking Card Payments over the Phone with PayNow

Let’s face it, doing business over the phone is convenient for both the customer and you as the business owner. It’s a quick and easy way to exchange card information and complete the transaction. The easier you make it for customers to pay, the more sales you can complete and the more successful your business […]

Reducing Disputes and Fraud with PayNow

The best way to reduce the risk of disputed and fraudulent online payments in your business is to take steps to prevent them from happening at all. There are a number of effective dispute and fraud prevention strategies built into the PayNow app and the Stripe processing platform however you can also take action to […]

Creating Goals for your Business this Financial Year

Most small business owners would agree that goal setting is integral to business success, however in reality, not many have concrete goals written down to help guide their business from year to year. At any stage of the business lifecycle goals are needed to keep your business moving forward and growing, sustaining motivation through achievement […]

Australian End of Financial Year Checklist

With less than a month to go before the end of the 2017/18 Financial Year it’s time to get your business in order. At this time of year many small businesses finalise their bookkeeping, prepare for their tax returns and start planning for the financial year ahead. We’ve put together an End of Financial Year […]

Let Your Customers Know You Take Card Payments

With customers expecting more diverse payment options, we wanted to make sure that we provided a way for you to let your customers know that you accept card payments. We’re aware that our users use our app across a diverse range of segments. We looked into the idea of providing plaques or hard-signage, but realised […]

Optimise your Mothers Day market stall

Mothers Day was officially declared to be the second Sunday in May in the United States in 1914 after long campaigning from a peace activist named Ann Jarvis who cared for wounded soldiers during the American Civil War. It was not until 1924 that the first Mother’s Day was held in Australia. From the early […]