With 2017 barreling in and 2016 a fading memory, we wanted to take one last look back at our year and share with our members some of the memories we have. We learned new ways to connect with you and celebrated our ten year anniversary, which coincided with our member appreciation week. We saw tremendous growth with our valued merchants and loyal members, and we finished the year strong thanks to our fantastic group of dedicated employees!
Our Facebook Christmas Contest was a great experience, and a great way to learn about some of our members. We connected with many of you, and were able to help out some great people along the way. We want to do more things like this in the future! Lets see what some of our winners had to say.
Wow ! What a pleasant surprise, and I can only say with a grateful heart that God is good all the time, and all the time God is good! Thank you SolidTrust Pay for your prompt and efficient service, and for your heart to help everyone in need. Thank you also for the prize!
Best wishes and God Bless,
Thank you very much, this is a really nice Christmas gift and a really good feeling to donate something to World Vision that will help a mother and a baby in need.Best regards, Marry Christmas and Happy New Year,
We gave $500 to 5 randomly chosen members who signed up for the contest, and then we gave them $500 to purchase donation packages from World Vision. With our added contribution, we were able to fully stock two medical clinics, build and properly install two latrines, and send much needed food, baby care and school supplies to communities affected by poverty and war. Click the World Vision logo if you’re able to help as well.
We Started Working With Transpay!
We made a significant decision to partner with Transpay to offer our members an option that’s cheaper than a traditional wire and faster than an ACH. We released an extensive guide with a video tutorial for this option so that everybody will be able to take advantage of this exciting new way to pay!
On June 15, 2016, SolidTrust Pay became ten years old! We celebrated with a contest similar to our Facebook contest, and had more great chances to connect with our members. This was during our Member Appreciation Week, and we’re excited to do it again this year!
SolidTrust Pay Growth in 2016
In the last quarter of 2016, we saw an explosion of payment button requests from merchants and entrepreneurs looking to find the best payment processor for 2017. With so many merchant service requests, we saw our daily user signups double in Q4! This is why we value our merchants so much; it’s also what keeps our customer support, payments and verification staff working so hard to stay on top of it all! That being said, it’s you, our members, who we owe everything to. Thank you all!
We Rode the Bitcoin Roller-Coaster
We continued to allow users to deposit from their bitcoin wallets into their STP wallets, having their BTC converted to USD automatically and then having the option to spend, exchange or withdraw it directly into their bank accounts. We also continued to offer our payment button services to merchants who want to accept bitcoin directly on their websites. All this, in spite of the volatility of BTC towards the end of 2016, made for some pretty trying times!
We look forward to growing with the blockchain over 2017 though. Many of our members love the option to buy, exchange and withdraw bitcoin, so it’s not going anywhere any time soon!
Looking Toward the Future and 2017
Looking back, we’re nothing but happy and grateful for the year that we had. Looking into the future, we want to make sure we continue to grow as a company, but also as a community. Many of our merchants bring entire communities to our doorstep, and we would be remiss if we did not take the opportunity to join those communities, and also to build our own. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @solidtrustpay to keep up with us!
In addition to major site updates to SolidtrustPay.com, we aim to reach out and connect more with both our existing members, and the industry at large. We have more chances to win cash prizes through Facebook and social media contests planned, updates to the site that will bring you closer to your digital wallet, and a few other surprises to that will keep SolidTrust Pay on the cutting edge of the online payment processing industry, and the preferred eWallet of millions of users worldwide!
We want to thank everybody who participated in our Christmas contest for 2016! We had a great response from our users and we are happy to announce the 5 winners of our draw! The winners will be contacted via email and tagged in a Facebook post. Winners are encouraged to respond to the email with their choices for which causes they would like to spend their donation money on. Once a response has been received, the winnings will be submitted into the SolidTrust Pay account of the winners! Thanks again to everybody who participated!
While we’re in the spirit of giving, we wanted to shine some light on the other side of our contest, and your chance to help someone in need! Please take a moment to read through the World Vision Gift Catalog and to think about which gifts you would give if you could. Even if you didn’t win this time, there are very moderately priced gifts to give that could help improve somebody’s life. Take a look at just a few of the options below and let us know in the comments which ones you feel are most important or valuable.
Hopefully by now, at least if you follow us on Facebook, you will be aware of our Christmas contest. In case you hadn’t heard, click here now to sign up! We’re giving away $500 to our members, and $500 to causes chosen by our members, and all you have to do is like/share our post on Facebook to enter. We’re really excited about this contest and we’re really happy with the reception it has gotten so far! We want to stress the importance of giving, not only around this time of year, but as often and as much as you can manage! Some of you may be familiar with our relief fund, which is where a lot of leftover funds end up when people close their accounts etc., and which you can donate to at any time by simply contacting us!
With that in mind, we wanted to shine some light on the other side of our contest, and your chance to help someone in need! Please take a moment to read through the World Vision Gift Catalog and to think about which gifts you would give if you could. If you win a cash prize, you will be given the equivalent amount to donate to one of these causes, so choose wisely! And even if you don’t win, there are very moderately priced gifts to give that could help improve somebody’s life. Take a look at just a few of the options below and let us know in the comments which ones you feel are most important or valuable.
Another year comes to a close with the very merry and joyous season of Christmas! This was a big year for us at SolidTrust Pay; we made a lot of progress with our members and added a ton of incredible new features, as well as new payment and withdrawal methods and most exciting of all, we celebrated our 10 year anniversary! We’re excited and optimistic about the future and we can’t wait to see what the new year brings us all!
However, many people’s favourite time of year, Christmas represents a busy time indeed for us in the online payments and eCommerce industry. While most people bought their gifts for others weeks ago, we still expect a major increase in online transactions after December 25th, since people will still be sending and spending money in the holiday spirit!
With that in mind, our customer support team aims to be available through most of the holidays to answer general questions and provide merchant support. Below we will list off the days that we will be unavailable on both live chat and social media; please note that you may submit a ticket at any time and we will always respond as soon as possible!
- December 24/25 (weekend)
- December 31/January 01 (weekend)
We’ll be back in full effect on January 3rd with our feasting regrets and our new year resolutions, but one more thing!
Have you entered into our contest on Facebook for your chance to win $150 this Christmas season? We’re doing a giveaway on Facebook and all you have to do is like, share, and leave your email to enter! We’ll be drawing names on December 28th, and there are 5 chances to win!
Each winner will receive a cash prize, but they will also be given the same amount of cash to donate to a cause that they feel is worthwhile, chosen from the World Vision Catalog. Sign up now for your chance to win, and follow our Facebook page for up-to-the-minute news, as well as weekly insight into the online payment processing & eCommerce industry plus more fun contests like this one!