Announcing Our New Merchant Portal User Interface

We’re pretty excited to share an upcoming change that helps our partners and their merchants view WePay account balances and notifications. The new Merchant Portal provides better visibility into a user’s cash flow. 

For the past few months, we’ve been asking our partners how we can make it even easier for you to do your business. We learned that their merchants want to see:

  • pending payments
  • next scheduled withdrawals
  • current balance
  • amounts subject to reserves, disputes or chargebacks

Announcing WePay’s New VP of Customer Success: Mike LaGuardia

We’re so excited to announce the newest member of our leadership team, Mike LaGuardia. Michael joins us as Vice President of Customer Success overseeing our customer success team—and he couldn’t come at a more perfect time for WePay and our customers.

Over the past five years, we’ve been fortunate to process transactions for more than 250,000 customers, over 300 partners and millions of end-users. Our relationships with these customers and partners, and the experiences they share with us, continues to inform the evolution of our payment platform to be better, smarter, and more efficient at every turn.

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Osama Bedier Joins WePay’s Board of Directors!

Today we are thrilled to announce the addition of Osama Bedier to WePay’s board of directors. Considering his prior experience, Osama is the perfect fit to help us accelerate development of WePay’s API for platforms.

Osama has worked on a number of the past decade’s most successful payments products. He’s one of the few payments executives to have built category-defining products from scratch, including PayPal Checkout, PayPal’s Adaptive Payments, PayPal’s first mobile offerings, and Google Wallet.

WePay in 2014

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Today, we’re excited to share two major WePay milestones:

1. A $15 million Series C financing lead by Phil Purcell of Continental Investors, co-founder of the Discover Card and former CEO of Morgan Stanley.

2. Our API business has grown 600% over last year. As we double down on it, we will be discontinuing our direct-to-consumer business to allow us greater focus on our payments API for such platform businesses.

When we first started WePay, we wanted to make it easy for individuals to collect money. And over the last four years, we’ve realized that the largest opportunity to empower individuals to accept payments was through empowering platforms that those individuals use. And so, we’ve transitioned from a “group payments” company to a payment company for platform businesses.

Update - Creating and Managing Accounts

We’re excited to announce some changes that make handling your customers’ WePay accounts even more seamless. As of today, it will be easier to provision WePay accounts for your users without exposing them to any WePay interfaces. We’re also going to start communicating a new level of per-account detail.

Both of the changes outlined below require you to use the latest version of the API. You can implement them whenever you like, and not all changes have to be implemented simultaneously. For more information about WePay’s versioning process, please explore our documentation.