The Plastiq Papers

Big-picture perspectives and fresh takes from Plastiq.

Taming the Cash Conversion Cycle

In this white paper, Plastiq’s VP of Product, Aditya Mishra does a deep dive into the.. read

By Plastiq

The Basics of Mobile Payments – What It Is & How It Works

We live in a world where most things can be done via the mobile phone. Watching.. read

By Katie Brady

Business Financing: What It Is & How to Get Financing

There is at least one, undebatable truth when it comes to a business. Regardless of size.. read

By Katie Brady
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Your Guide to Accounts Payable Process Automation

If you own and operate a business today, you’re probably knee deep in the many, many.. read

By Katie Brady
Cash Conversion Cycle

NEW PLAYBOOK: Get More Working Capital to Fund Your Cash Conversion Cycle

We’re excited to bring you our latest playbook on how businesses can improve cash flow and.. read

By Shelby Ferrari

Managing Cash Flow: Strategies & Tips for Your Business

When it comes to running a successful business–regardless of the size–managing cash flow is of the.. read

By Katie Brady
Q2 2022 Spend Trends

Plastiq Reveals Q2 Retail & Consumer Spend Trends – Inventory +22% , Advertising Up 11% QoQ

Popular customer segments served by Plastiq are DTC brands, retailers, and wholesalers. These businesses leverage Plastiq.. read

By Shelby Ferrari

4 Cash Flow Tips for Manufacturers During Record Inflation [Infographic]

As the pandemic economy, impacted supply chains, and record inflation converge on the manufacturing sector, cash.. read

By Ashley Mo

Wire Transfers: Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

In today’s fast-paced world, businesses are very nearly overwhelmed by the barrage of tasks and responsibilities.. read

By Katie Brady

What is Friendly Fraud and How Does Plastiq Help Protect Your Business?

By: Tal Yeshanov – Director, Risk and Strategic Financial Operations By: Tal Yeshanov – Director, Risk.. read

By Plastiq

Managing Cash Flow in Turbulent Times

On his podcast The Small Business Edge, entrepreneur Brian Moran sat down with James Barood, a.. read

By Plastiq

Plastiq’s Top Tips to Help Optimize Your Cash Flow

Managing cash flow plays a pivotal role in every business’s ability to, frankly put, survive in.. read

By Lisette Aguilar
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How All-In-One Platforms Lower the Cost of SMB Payments

Stoyan Kenderov, Plastiq’s Chief Operating Officer, joined a recent PYMNTS panel to talk about how SMBs.. read

By Plastiq
Blog Staying ahead of the ecommerce curve by Brian Moran

Staying Ahead of the E-Commerce Curve

Small business entrepreneur, Brian Moran, brought author, speaker and e-commerce expert John Lawson on The Small.. read

By Plastiq
Plastiq Blog Introducing the Plastiq Mobile App
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Introducing: The Plastiq Mobile App

On-the-go bill pay evolved.  Plastiq is excited to announce our newest evolution in accounts payable processing:.. read

By Lisette Aguilar

2021: The year of acclimation

In 2020, small businesses scrambled to adapt to lockdowns and new remote work protocols. Businesses where.. read

By Stoyan Kenderov, Chief Product Officer
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Stop waiting for your money

No matter what industry you’re in, you’re in the business of making money.  But too often,.. read

By Plastiq
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Do more than manage your cash flow. Predict it.

In its 2021 State of Small Business Cash Flow, Intuit Quickbooks reported that 60% of small.. read

By Plastiq
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Make it simple to get paid on time

If you run a small business, it’s probably no surprise that 93% of businesses are paid.. read

By Plastiq
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Making in-person contactless payments fast, safe, and free for any business

During the pandemic, the demand for safe, no-touch, in-person payment methods has skyrocketed, and the popularity.. read

By Plastiq

2% of Your Profits are Going to Waste. Here’s How Payment Approval Workflow Can Save You Time

A recent McKinsey report showed that businesses waste 2% of their hard earned profits on just.. read

By Vishakha Gupta
Bright future for women owned businesses
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Women-Owned Businesses are Succeeding During the Pandemic. Here’s Why.

Going into 2020, the 2019 American Express State of Women-Owned Businesses Report found the number of.. read

By Plastiq
Cash flow business accelerator
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Why Cash Flow Should be Your Primary Business Accelerant

When Guidant Financial and the Small Business Trend Alliance surveyed businesses at the end of last.. read

By Stoyan Kenderov, Chief Product Officer

Plastiq HackDay 2021

It’s no mystery that taking time off can be good for your mental health, but it.. read

By Rahul Bhatt

Interview Series: Lillian Liang, Senior Software Engineer

Lillian Liang started her time at Plastiq as a contract software engineer, but the fit was.. read

By Plastiq
Eric Normant of Plastiq

Interview series: Eric Normant, VP Engineering

Meet Plastiq’s own Eric Normant, VP, Engineering. A little over a year ago, Eric joined Plastiq,.. read

By Plastiq

When And How Fast Will The Economy Recover? Here Are Three Economic Metrics To Watch

The economy will recover from the pandemic. There’s no doubt about that. But there is a.. read

By Gene Marks
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These Three Fintech Trends Will Impact You, And Your Business In 2021

There’s a lot going on in the financial technology (or fintech) world—things that will impact not.. read

By Plastiq
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Plastiq Is A Critical Cash Flow Tool

I’ve been doing a lot of speaking—virtually of course—to industry groups made up of small- and.. read

By Gene Marks
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Five Major Tech Trends Impacting Businesses in 2020

There has been a major boost in business technology trends in the year of 2020. This.. read

By Plastiq
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Four Technologies That Four Technology Experts Say Will Increase Your Cash Flow

Maybe you saw the discussion I had with John Horner, Ivan Mehta and Tom Berdan. If.. read

By Gene Marks
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This Is How Much Cash Your Business Really Needs

If there’s anything the recent economic downturn has taught us it’s that maintaining a healthy cash.. read

By Gene Marks

Tax Tips 2020

With tax day just a few days away, here are some tips that we hope will.. read

By Plastiq
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Forget everything you know about accepting credit cards.

If your business only accepts cash, checks, or electronic bank transfers, and you feel like credit.. read

By Stoyan Kenderov, Chief Product Officer
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Plastiq Raises $75 Million in Series D Funding to Accelerate Rollout of Intelligent Payments Solution for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs)

Investment Will Be Used to Equip SMBs with Expanded Payment Options that Enable Them to Maximize.. read

By Plastiq

Pay Early, And Five Other Ways To Make Your Suppliers Love You

When you get an emergency call from a customer who needs something right away do you.. read

By Gene Marks
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How smart business owners can help their customers pay in times of cash-crunch

American entrepreneur Oded Wurman has a burgeoning small business. He provides software to emergency responders who.. read

By Stoyan Kenderov, Chief Product Officer
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The Biggest Error Small Businesses Make About Credit Card Fees

It amazes me how, in 2020, so many small business owners don’t take advantage of credit.. read

By Gene Marks

Getting Cash NOW From The Federal Government

Many businesses are struggling to navigate their way through the current Coronavirus pandemic. Some have been.. read

By Gene Marks

Plastiq Assists Opportunity Fund in Providing Immediate Help to Small Businesses

With shelter-in-place orders being enacted across the globe, small business owners everywhere are in crisis mode,.. read

By Sameer Gulati, Plastiq COO

Plastiq Recognized as 2020 Bay Area Best Places to Work

San Francisco, CA – April 24, 2020 – We’re proud to share that Plastiq has been.. read

By Amanda Goldman
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A Letter from our Co-Founder & CEO

Dear Customers, Friends, and Community, No doubt you have received many updates and messages from companies,.. read

By Eliot Buchanan, Plastiq CEO & Founder

Seven Things Business Owners are Doing in Response to Coronavirus

Published on March 13, 2020 At the time of publishing this post, the World Health Organization.. read

By Sameer Gulati, Plastiq COO

Five Biggest Potential Risks from Coronavirus Business Owners are Monitoring

Published on March 4, 2020 Like so many around the world, as we monitor the coronavirus.. read

By Sameer Gulati, Plastiq COO

3 Reasons to File Your Taxes Early

Many people wait to file their taxes close to the deadline, but there are good reasons.. read

By Amanda Goldman

3 Tax Write-Offs That Work Great with Plastiq

Common Cash-Only Write-Offs Which Can Be Paid With Plastiq This information is for educational purposes only… read

By Amanda Goldman

Travel More Without Spending More

Regardless of the season, there’s always somewhere in the world worth exploring. However, the desire to.. read

By Amanda Goldman
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Plastiq Named to Forbes 2020 Fintech 50 List

We’re excited to be named today to Forbes’ 2020 Fintech 50 list. The publication highlights the.. read

By Bobby Lee
Plastiq Named Among Most Innovative Fintech Companies in Forbes’ 2020 Fintech 50
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Plastiq Named Among Most Innovative Fintech Companies in Forbes’ 2020 Fintech 50

Prestigious Industry Award Recognizes Fintech Companies with Significant Company Growth SAN FRANCISCO – February 12, 2020.. read

By Plastiq

Should Your Amazon Business Stay Local or Go Global?

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by PingPong Payments You’ve found profitable products, mastered the.. read

By Bobby Lee

Why Did a Popular Local Business With Tons of Customers Fail?

One of the major reasons that small businesses fail is from a lack of working capital… read

By Plastiq

First Timer’s Guide to Amazon Seller Feedback

Obtaining great seller feedback on Amazon can play a vital role in how well your product.. read

By Bobby Lee

How to Drive External Traffic to Amazon Listings

One of the most sought after prizes in the e-commerce industry is to land a product.. read

By Bobby Lee
Seller's discretionary earnings
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Why ‘Seller’s Discretionary Earnings’ is Critical for E-Commerce Sellers to Know About

E-Commerce sellers have a lot to pay attention to, particularly when it comes to financial metrics.. read

By Bobby Lee
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Why a ‘Statement of Cash Flow’ is a Business Owner’s Best Friend

Fully understanding your cash flow can help your business grow exponentially. The first step is to.. read

By Bobby Lee
Plastiq Quickbooks integration
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Plastiq Announces First End-to-End Intuit QuickBooks Online Integration in the Payments Industry

Sophisticated, seamless integration saves time and money, ensuring businesses have an up-to-date, accurate record of all.. read

By Plastiq

Top 2020 Trends for Faster SMB Growth

3 emerging trends in customer behavior and how your business can adapt. Business trends come and.. read

By mark@plastiq.com

Two Events That E-Commerce Sellers Shouldn’t Miss in NYC

If you’re an e-commerce seller, you cannot miss two big conferences coming up next week in.. read

By mark@plastiq.com

The Sales Tax Collector is Coming. How Should E-Commerce Sellers Prepare?

Following the Supreme Court ruling on South Dakota v. Wayfair, enforcement of sales tax laws on.. read

By mark@plastiq.com
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Are Amazon Loans Worth It?

Selling products on Amazon is a great way to make a seven-figure income (or more).  But.. read

By mark@plastiq.com
|Amazon Sellers: Are Your Products at Risk of Being Delisted?
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Amazon Sellers: Are Your Products at Risk of Being Delisted?

Amazon Sellers: Are Your Products at Risk of  Being Delisted? By Plastiq Team Convenience, but With.. read

By mark@plastiq.com

Cash Flow is King: Edging Out the Competition as an E-Commerce Reseller

The Competition is Stiff E-commerce is booming, but with heavy-hitters like Amazon, Alibaba, and others dominating.. read

By mark@plastiq.com
Visa small business cardholders
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Plastiq Platform Available to US Visa Commercial Cardholders 

U.S. Bank is the Latest Financial Institution to Enable its SMB Visa Cardholders to Pay Vendors.. read

By Plastiq
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Plastiq Benefits Visa Small Business Cardholders

Plastiq’s benefits for Visa cardholders just keep getting better! Today, we are highlighting our commitment to.. read

By Bobby Lee
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Send International Payments in Your Supplier’s Local Currency

You may already be familiar with Plastiq’s international payment service, which enables your business to make.. read

By Jesse Wood
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A Money Transfer Service for You

Plastiq is just like a money transfer service for small businesses, but offers so much more… read

By Amanda Goldman
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Pay Tuition on your Credit Card with Plastiq

It’s that time of year when tuition payments are due! But maybe the pain of a.. read

By Plastiq
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Expedited Checks Delivery: Fast and Reliable

We’re extremely pleased to announce the expansion of Plastiq’s Accelerated Check Payments offering. Expedited check payments.. read

By Amanda Goldman
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How Plastiq Can Help Restaurant Owners

As a restaurateur in a highly competitive market, serving the customer means having enough food throughout.. read

By Amanda Goldman
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How General Contractors Can Use Plastiq

Tired of high interest loans and lines of credit? As a general contractor, you know all.. read

By Amanda Goldman
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Learn How Credit Cards Can Accelerate Cash Flow

Ever wondered how you can increase your cash flow? Using Plastiq’s new benefit calculator we can.. read

By Amanda Goldman
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Plastiq For Your Small Business

Plastiq is a modern payments company designed to unlock access to your existing credit, so you.. read

By Amanda Goldman

The Test & Delivery / Automation Pair Programming Interview

What to expect In the pair programming session, YOU will be the star and you will.. read

By Michel Lacle
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Pay Virtually Any Business, Anywhere in the World!

(Updated September 3, 2019: EU countries can now be paid as well.) (Updated August 6, 2019: Japan,.. read

By Jesse Wood