An Action Plan For Keeping Merchant Data Safe

You may have read or heard about the Heartbleed bug that has recently been in the news. As your trusted payment processing provider, we wanted to share with you some of our action plan regarding events like this, to help reassure you that your data is safe and to relieve any apprehensions you may have regarding Heartbleed.
Our Information Security staff was fully aware of the Heartbleed issue upon its release and immediately began checking our infrastructure. Through these efforts, we have verified that we are not susceptible to this bug as we do not use the affected software. Furthermore, we have a number of additional safeguards in place to prevent any such attacks.
Should you have additional questions regarding this issue, feel free to contact our Support Team at 800-510-2859 if you are calling from the U.S. or Canada, or +855-588-3585 if calling from other locations.

THE PHOENIX FORUM STARTS TOMORROW!

Spring is here and that means CCBill’s annual tradeshow, The Phoenix Forum, is here and it starts tomorrow.
The show is designed to bring the industry together and promote business opportunities for every aspect of the market in a friendly and fun environment, and runs from March 27 – 29, 2014 in Tempe, Arizona.
This year, we are proud to announce The Dream Forum, which is designed around how to make your business and financial dreams come true. It is a mini-trade show event in which things like business partnership arrangements, affiliate business models, OneClick upgrades, cross-sell models, and other strategies to adapt and thrive in today’s market can be shared … across industries. By thinking and dreaming outside of the “norm”, new ideas, conversations, revenue, and sales opportunities can flourish.

Also a big part of The Phoenix Forum is The Gay Forum, which covers topics and offers events that appeal to gay business professionals. Including more diverse panels, The Phoenix Forum continues to be an all-inclusive Adult industry show.
With a jam-packed schedule, including educational sessions, fun networking opportunities, coordinated meetings and tailored gatherings, The Phoenix Forum has plenty to offer each professional within the Adult industry. 
Attendees will have the chance to:
  • Meet their peers within the Adult industry
  • Learn new business techniques
  • Discover where the Adult industry is headed
  • Get insider’s access to the latest news
  • Conduct business
  • Enjoy receptions and special events!
Of course, more information is available at www.thephoenixforum.com.

We hope to see you there!


CCBill Eliminates Free Trial Surcharge

CCBILL ELIMINATES FREE TRIAL SURCHARGE  

Effective Immediately – No Surcharge on Initial and Rebills on Free Trial Transactions for New and Current CCBill Merchants

Tempe, AZ (March 20, 2014) – As part of its ongoing expansion of options for merchants, global payment processor CCBill has moved to eliminate the surcharge for free trial initial and recurring transactions for all existing and new merchants.  The elimination of surcharges is a step to remove what has been a barrier to merchants in trying new ways to attract and grow their membership base.  The announcement is another step in the company’s ongoing efforts to adapt to the changing way consumers are buying and subscribing from websites across the globe.  
“We wanted to open up more opportunities for our merchants to attract new members, and free trials has always proven very successful in attracting members who might not have joined in the past,” said Gary Jackson, CCBill’s Managing V.P. of Sales, “But in the banking networks, no transaction is without costs. In this case, we are making that investment and covering the initial cost, allowing our merchants to try new marketing options without added surcharges. I like to call these Seriously Free Trials.”
Free trials are just one of hundreds of tools available to merchants in the CCBill subscription service, and merchants interested in implementing free trials can contact CCBill merchant support at clientsupport@ccbill.com or by calling 800-510-2859 to start the process.

About CCBill:
Much more than a payment processor, CCBill is an e-commerce platform that can provide expert support and empowerment to your expanding relationships. Whether it's through consistent on-time payouts, distinctive affiliate tools, or the comprehensive and proprietary set of account management options, CCBill understands online business like few others and has been offering industry-leading solutions since 1998. Processing for more than 30,000 websites worldwide, CCBill has the reliable problem-solving techniques, phenomenal consumer support, and innovative solutions to support all markets it serves. As an industry pioneer CCBill received the XBIZ 2014 Progressive Web Company of the Year award. For more information, visit www.ccbill.com.
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6 Interns' CCBill Experience - Story #6

The Intern Series: 6 Individuals' CCBill Experience

Three years ago we launched our Code Cadet campaign offering summer internships to university students, as well as offering them full-time positions upon successful completion of their internships and graduation from university. The reasons for the success of this campaign are threefold. 
  1. It gives students the ability to link academia to industry by putting into practice what they’ve learned.
  2. Benefits us by hiring talent early on.
  3. Provides the opportunity for team members to mentor the newbies.
Andy Mangion
Software Engineer

“Joining CCBill after my second year at University as an intern, I had the opportunity to work alongside a team of relatively young yet experienced software engineers who were always ready to share their knowledge but who also valued my opinion. Working constantly with cutting edge technology, this experience served me to grow as a developer allowing me to approach the remainder of my studies in a more mature way. Two years down the line, I can say that my internship helped to make my shift to a full-time software engineer much easier. Since then, I have established myself in the company and am always working on interesting projects.”




6 Interns' CCBill Experience - Story #5

The Intern Series: 6 Individuals' CCBill Experience

Three years ago we launched our Code Cadet campaign offering summer internships to university students, as well as offering them full-time positions upon successful completion of their internships and graduation from university. The reasons for the success of this campaign are threefold. 
  1. It gives students the ability to link academia to industry by putting into practice what they’ve learned.
  2. Benefits us by hiring talent early on.
  3. Provides the opportunity for team members to mentor the newbies.
Kurt Portelli
Software Engineer

“I have been working at CCBill for the past year. During my experience here I learned loads of new skills and have been exposed to modern technologies. One of the main reasons I like working at CCBill is the working environment since it is very professional while at the same time friendly.”





6 Interns' CCBill Experience - Story #4

The Intern Series: 6 Individuals' CCBill Experience

Three years ago we launched our Code Cadet campaign offering summer internships to university students, as well as offering them full-time positions upon successful completion of their internships and graduation from university. The reasons for the success of this campaign are threefold. 

  1. It gives students the ability to link academia to industry by putting into practice what they’ve learned.
  2. Benefits us by hiring talent early on.
  3. Provides the opportunity for team members to mentor the newbies.
Mandy Zammit
Software Engineer

“Two years ago I was given the opportunity to intern at CCBill whilst pursuing my Master’s degree in Computer Science. Given that I had just completed my third and final year of the bachelor’s degree, this internship allowed me to get accustomed to working in the industry whilst furthering my studies at University. During this time I was exposed to new and exciting technologies where I was assigned on projects used internally by the company. This experience as an intern was pleasant, where I met fun to work with colleges who were happy to mentor me during my work. Two years on, having completed my studies and engaged on a full time bases with the company, I am grateful for this experience which has served as a superb induction to my full time post.”




As an Arizona-Based Business, CCBill Joins The Chorus Of Business Leaders Calling For The Veto Of SB 1062

During our 15+ years in business, we have watched legislation around the world impact individual civil rights – both online and in the real world, and when we see legislative attempts in our own backyard which damage civil rights progress, as well as have a potential impact on our business, we have to speak up.

We have respectfully joined other business leaders asking the Governor of Arizona, the honorable Jan Brewer, to veto the Senate Bill 1062, and to make a clear and definitive public statement that Arizona values all of its citizens and warmly welcomes all of its visitors.

As a global online business, CCBill relies on objectivity, as well as policies which support open business in order to thrive. Already, mass and social media have spread the message that Arizona’s legislature sanctions business discrimination against certain individual and groups. This is contradictory to the Arizona we know and love, and contradictory to what we see as a requirement of fairness and equality to do business in a global and local market.

As CCBill has matured as a business, we take pride is our business culture and belief in working with any business or any customer without regard to race, religion, ability or sexual orientation.  We support the right to the free exercise of religion, but that right must not encroach on the dignity and well-being of others as they seek participation in open commerce and in open society.

We stand in wait for our governor to make the right decision.

CCBill