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  • Payments Firm Swipely Raises $20M More As Its Processing Tally Crosses The $2B Mark

    Payments Firm Swipely Raises $20M More As Its Processing Tally Crosses The $2B Mark

    Swipely recently announced that its payment processing rate had doubled to $2 billion on an annual basis, but declined to tell TechCrunch if it was pursuing more capital. As it turns out, and as this publication presumed, it was in the process of nailing down its most recent raise, a Series C traunch totaling $20 million. Read More

  • Now Processing $2B Annually, Swipely Adds Support For Multi-Location Businesses

    Now Processing $2B Annually, Swipely Adds Support For Multi-Location Businesses

    Swipely, a company that helps physical merchants collect credit card payments and market to their customers, now processes $2 billion in annual sales for its customers, it told TechCrunch. The company released the figure in conjunction with new product features that will allow its product to be used by businesses that have multiple locations, harmonizing data, and allowing for partial access… Read More

  • Now Processing $1B Annually, Swipely Announces A Partner Network To Support Growth

    Now Processing $1B Annually, Swipely Announces A Partner Network To Support Growth

    Today Swipely announced that the flow of payments through its system has doubled since April, with the firm now processing charges at a yearly run rate of $1 billion. With a fresh capital injection this May of $12 million, Swipely is working to grow a network of vendors to pitch its service in addition to expanding its in-house sales team. Read More

  • Swipely Raises $12M To Plug Marketing Tools Into Retail Payment Systems

    Swipely Raises $12M To Plug Marketing Tools Into Retail Payment Systems

    “Payment marketing” startup Swipely is announcing that it has raised $12 million in Series B funding. Although founder and CEO Angus Davis (who founded TellMe, which was acquired by Microsoft) said that he’s focused on “looking forward to the future,” it’s worth noting that this is the first round that Swipely has raised since the company moved on from… Read More

  • Swipely Expands Its Credit Card-Based Loyalty System With Reputation Monitoring And Campaign Tracking

    Swipely Expands Its Credit Card-Based Loyalty System With Reputation Monitoring And Campaign Tracking

    Swipely, a startup that allows local businesses to manage customer loyalty programs using credit card purchase data, is announcing new features, so those businesses can measure the impact that their online efforts have on in-store sales. First, there’s a new capability called Campaign Insights. Founder and CEO Angus Davis said it’s built on the analytics capabilities that… Read More

  • The End Of Blippy As We Know It

    So it turns out that almost nobody wants people to check out their purchases. And also that just adding a social element to a feature isn’t enough to make it useful. The lessons of user adoption are sometimes learned the hard way. Thus is the story of the failure of Blippy, a product that launched in private beta in December of 2009 and that we breathlessly fawned over again, and again… Read More

  • Swipely Launches, Lets You Share Your Buying Habits Sans Prices

    Providence, Rhode Island-based Swipely, like a Blippy without the prices, has made its transaction tracking service available to the public today, officially leaving private beta. Swipely, which aggregates social purchasing data, does not reveal pricing on transactions as it wants the actual “swipes” themselves to be the focus of attention. “With Swipely, we’ve created… Read More

  • WeShop Blends Q&A With Purchase Data To Socialize Shopping History

    WeShop is hoping to shake up the online shopping space with its platform that allows consumers to share purchase information on a free and anonymous basis. In private beta, WeShop allows consumers to pool their purchasing information which is available to other WeShop members. WeShop then analyzes and sells this data for vendors. Here’s the catch-consumers have to give WeShop access to… Read More

  • Blippy Swipes Back At Swipely With API Announcement

    Today, a new service named Swipely launched with $8.5 million in funding to make everyday purchases more social. This, of course, is a direct competitor to Blippy, the controversial service which lets you share purchases (and purchase prices). This afternoon, Blippy is swiping back at Swipely with the launch of its API. Co-founder Philip Kaplan has just announced the feature today at the… Read More

  • You Could See Swipely's $7.5 Million Round On Blippy, But You Won't On Swipely

    While it’s easy to rag on Blippy for their controversial model (making credit card transactions social), and their security slip-ups (making credit card numbers social), it’s hard to deny that there is something compelling behind the idea. If there weren’t, no one would use the service. Enter Swipely, a service that also aims to make your purchases more social. But rather… Read More