PaymentFacilitator’s News Roundup is a curated mix of the past week’s news and articles from around the web, including company announcements, global payments news, and other coverage and analysis of topics relevant to payment facilitators.
Square is introducing on-demand alcohol delivery through Square Online. Sellers using the company’s online store offering can enable customers to purchase alcohol on their site. The order is then delivered through Square’s delivery partner DoorDash. The new capability allows businesses to add alcohol delivery as a new revenue stream without building out a delivery fleet or hiring additional staff. From Square.
HoneyBook, a business management platform for service-based small businesses and freelancers, has raised $155 million. The company’s Series D round was led by Durable Capital Partners LP. HoneyBook offers its customers tools like billing and payments, contracts and client communication through its platform. From TechCrunch.
Ecommerce startup Afrikrea is launching a SaaS platform called ANKA to provide services for micro retailers in Africa. The platform is intended to enable small businesses to sell products and services globally through online storefronts, shipping services and payments acceptance. From VentureBurn.
PCI Security Standards Council: PCI Security Standards Council Publishes Version 1.1 of Secure Software Standard and Program
Juniper Research: Digital Commerce Spend to Exceed $11.6 Trillion in 2021
Electronic Transactions Association: Survey Shows SMBs Relied on Digital Payments to Survive 2020