Month: December 2011

Discover’s Strong Fourth Quarter

The Official Merchant Services Blog shines its spotlight today on Discover –– notably Discover Financial’s strong fourth quarter earnings predictions that are making news. On December 13, Business Week reported that a strong holiday shopping season would spark a boost in Discover Financial’s fourth quarter earnings. As the article portended: “The Riverwoods, Ill.-based credit card …

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E-Commerce: News Briefs

The Official Merchant Services Blog continues to follow some of the top trending stories in the e-commerce industry. E-commerce is an essential growth element in most retail businesses. This has been building for years, as online shopping becomes more and more a convenient and commonplace fact of life for the everyday consumer. E-Commerce Sets Record Highs …

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Customized E-Commerce

The Official Merchant Services Blog switches its focus today back to e-commerce. After the boom in mobile phone usage this past weekend from Black Friday on through Cyber Monday, it’s becoming increasingly clear that smartphones and mobile internet users are becoming very important parts of the  e-commerce industry. As such, businesses that utilize e-commerce need …

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