The SegPay team (Kristi, Teresa and Jeff) will be in Cartagena, Colombia July 10-12 for LALEXPO, one of the biggest trade shows in Latin America. This is our debut appearance at LALEXPO, where we will re-connect with old friends and make some new ones, while listening to what’s on the minds of the world’s leading Webcam content providers. We have an article coming in July, outlining ways that Cam programs can manage risk. So, while we’re very familiar with the space, we’re always learning and hope to come away from the show with some fresh insights on the state of the industry.
We made it all the way back home from XBiz Miami. Sure, we reside only 40 minutes from the show’s 2017 venue, the Mondrian Hotel on South Beach, but anyone who has ever driven that stretch of I-95 knows it’s only slightly less stressful than dealing with airports.
XBiz Miami is just a week away (May 30 – June 2) and SegPay will be there, Gold-Sponsoring our way through the festivities. We love having the opportunity to travel the world and visit with merchants, partners and friends – or, in this case, to do it in our own backyard, a brisk 40-mile drive down I-95 at the Mondrian Hotel, South Beach.
The SegPay team was in Arizona last week for the 2017 Phoenix Forum and we had a great time. Thank you to everyone who came to our Meet and Greet on Friday. It was great to catch up.
We had a lot of interesting conversations out in Phoenix, however one topic that seemed to dominate the festivities was Virtual Reality, and that, while many content providers are dabbling in these interactive technologies, there is still a healthy bit of skepticism about their eventual impact. That said, SegPay is working with a handful of merchants who have incorporated VR-based offerings and we can help you talk through strategies for driving more revenue through these programs.
A recurring topic of discussion, one that we touched on after attending XBiz and InterNext in January, was the need to periodically re-evaluate the billing solution that works best for you. In fact, we’ll be posting an article soon that discusses the three payment-processing scenarios that most high-risk merchants fall into – using a payment facilitator, a gateway or a combination of the two – and how to make the best decision for your business.
Thanks again to our hosts, and everyone who spent time with us in Phoenix. Looking forward to next year!
We’re heading to the desert. The annual Phoenix Forum is March 22-26 at the Tempe (Arizona) Mission Palms Hotel, and SegPay is a co-sponsor. That means we are hosting the “Meet and Greet” on Friday March 24th from 4p-6p in the hotel courtyard. We recently introduced a new gateway service and we’d love to talk with you about that, or whatever is on your mind.
Contact our sales team to schedule a private meeting, or look for us at the show and say hi. We’ll be giving away awesome travel mugs (while they last)!
Hope to see you in Arizona!
Better late than never to talk about two important industry events that we attended last month: XBiz (Los Angeles) and InterNext (Las Vegas). As always, it was great to get out and talk with clients, partners and friends about the state of our industry and what to expect in the coming year.
Among the hot topics discussed at both events: updated merchant location rules from Visa (we’ll post about this in more detail soon) and mandatory age verification in the UK. Here’s a recent story about this, but the rules – and strategies for compliance – are still developing. SegPay is following the discussions closely and we’re here to help if you have questions.
We also heard a lot of talk about the Payment Facilitator model versus individual merchant accounts, and the need to periodically re-evaluate which works best for you. SegPay, of course, accommodates both arrangements, and we are always ready to help you make that assessment at any time.
Thanks also to everyone who attended our brunch at InterNext! We enjoyed catching up with the more than 75 guests who were nice enough to stop by. You can find us next at the Phoenix Forum (http://www.thephoenixforum.com), March 23rd-26th. We are sponsoring the Meet Market this year, so please stop by and say hi!