Anyone can tell you that accepting payments is vital for any business to survive.
And it used to be hard if you weren’t a recognized brand with proven trackrecord. Very hard.
Luckily we have seen some very interesting evolutions disrupting the entrenched payments market fuelled by every developer plunging into the SaaS pool, willing to pay a substantial amount to have this problem fixed for them. But more about these rising stars later.
I want to start you off with talking about my experience with looking for and implementing a payment solution for PieSync, we connect Highrise and Google Apps, during 2012. It started out very dark, but luckily it cleared up just in time.