Fresh off the launch of Segpay Merchant Services, Cathy took to the pages of XBIZ.com to help businesses understand the differences between two merchant account types and make an informed decision about which one makes the most sense.
Getting “back to business” after a long holiday break can be rough. You downshift from full speed to a time for relaxing, reflecting and recharging, and then have to rev it all up again, sometimes turning on a dime. Not surprisingly, that abrupt transition can stress people out. This year the Segpay team tried to change things up a bit to soften the landing from holiday mode back to the “real world.”
The Segpay team is making its annual pilgrimage out west. Our first stop is in Los Angeles, for XBIZ 2019, January 14-18 at the Andaz Hotel. We hit one more stop along the way, namely the Las Vegas Hard Rock, for InterNEXT January 22-25.
If you plan to be at one, or both shows, please join us for some partying, giveaways and, of course, discussion about your plans for 2019 and how we can help.
Please check out Cathy’s latest XBIZ piece, The Rocky Road of Regulations in 2018, in which she recaps the litany of new rules and other challenges our industry had to navigate during the past year. The good news: we’re all stronger for having gone through the process of dealing with everything that came at us in 2018.
We hope everyone who celebrates Thanksgiving here in the US, or abroad, had a fantastic holiday. Earlier this month, Cathy shared some thoughts about why she (and we) are feeling thankful for the adult industry, a source of many Segpay clients, partners and friends.
Account Exec of the Year: Kristi Greer
Chief Exec of the Year: Cathy Beardsley
WIA Woman of the Year: Teresa Van Eps
Congratulations to Segpay Sales Director Teresa Van Eps, who was the subject of XBIZ’s Women in Adult profile for October! Please check out the great piece that XBIZ wrote about Teresa. They discuss Teresa’s background, along with her responsibilities and approach to work here at Segpay. This is quite the step up from our own profile of Teresa, posted on this blog last year.
When it comes to the content on our merchants’ websites, we are extremely open minded. However, the credit card brands – Visa and Mastercard in particular – have pretty specific guidelines about what is allowed and what isn’t. A big part of Segpay’s role is in making sure our merchants are staying in compliance with these guidelines. Cathy’s latest piece on XBIZ.com, Taming the World ‘Wild’ Web, discusses what you need to know about content guidelines to avoid fines.
One of our responsibilities as a biller is to scrutinize content on the websites where we process, because inappropriate content can lead to serious consequences with the card brands. Even not having enough content can be a problem – not because it leads to fines, but because it can be a predictor of chargebacks.