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Accepting card payments on board trains, planes and ferries is tricky, because online authorisation of cards can be difficult or impossible with patchy or non-existent communications. To make matters worse, the major card schemes now mandate online authorisation for more types of card transaction. Many card processing systems don’t support offline authorisation at all.

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Consumers are demanding an increased range of payment acceptance methods. They want more than just cash and Visa/Mastercard plastic card payment options. Retail merchants have recognised this customer need and realise that in the current extremely competitive market they have to respond.

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STS, the payments acceptance specialist, has announced the results of its survey into the importance of Alternative Payment Methods (APMs) to retail merchant businesses. APMs differ from traditional card based transactions in a number of ways: form factor, technology used, associated/verification methodology and transaction flow.

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PayOp uses a number of common, standardised mechanisms to ensure that it is scalable to many devices, payment applications and users, and to provide resilience to server or network failure. The use of standardised mechanisms mean that it can fit into existing frameworks and that it is easy to configure in completely greenfield environments.

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London, 16th May - A highly successful Cloud Payments Summit was held yesterday in London at Altitude, Millbank Tower. This event was sponsored by STS, the leading payments acceptance software specialist and attended by payment industry specialists, IT solution providers and STS customers from across the UK and Europe.

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London, 27 April 2018 STS, a payments acceptance software specialist, and Worldpay, a leader in global payments have today announced a new partnership that will deliver increased choice and capabilities for retailers, hospitality providers, travel merchants and service organisations looking to integrate payments at the point of sale.

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Airlines increasingly rely on ancillary revenue streams to meet their revenue and profitability targets. They look to upsell customers at any and every opportunity. This takes place before the departure date, at the airport and also whilst on-board.

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On the 15th May STS will be hosting a Cloud Payments Summit at Altitude, Millbank Tower, London. At this event attendees will hear from IBM, NCR, Armor, Capita, Vodat and STS about why Cloud deployments are becoming the norm in the IT industry.

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The way businesses authenticate their customers when goods and services are purchased is changing. Older authentication and verification methods no longer offer sufficient levels of security protection and are being targeted by criminals.

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Alternative Payment Methods (APMs) are being increasingly used worldwide. These differ from your usual card based transactions in a number of ways: form factor, technology used, associated/verification methodology and transaction flow.

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The annual Parliamentary Review is supported by the UK government and seen as an indispensable cross-sector industry guide. The various editions, focussing on individual policy areas, aim to raise standards by highlighting best practice. Leading companies are invited to describe their business and how they represent excellence in their chosen fields.

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London, 17 October 2017 STS, a leading payments acceptance software specialist, celebrates as it turns 20 today.

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Payment terminals are expensive but necessary assets, so merchants need to be making the most use of them. This product snippet looks at how G8 can be used to capture cardholder data.

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This product snippet is adapted from the comprehensive documentation that is available in the G8 SDK.