Trending … Social Gifting

Trending … Social Gifting

  • On May 8, 2012
The Official Merchant Services Blog keeps its finger on the pulse of e-commerce, and today we’re giving you the scoop on the latest hot trend … Social Gifting. What is Social Gifting? Social Gifting is the activity where consumers on social media channels like Facebook can individually, or in groups, purchase gifts for their friends. Virtual […]
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Debit, Merchants and Durbin

Debit, Merchants and Durbin

  • On May 7, 2012
Today The Official Merchant Services Blog jumps feet first into an update on everyone’s favorite payment processing industry-focused legislation, the Durbin Amendment. We’ve covered the topic extensively since the blog began. You can read the Host Merchant Services in-depth and official analysis of the legislations itself by CLICKING HERE. The legislation took effect October 1, 2011. […]
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Visa’s Ups and Downs

Visa’s Ups and Downs

  • On May 4, 2012
The Official Merchant Services Blog takes a look at Visa’s wild ride between May 2 and May 3. In the midst of a very active first quarter of 2012, Visa’s earnings report came in. The San Francisco based credit card giant then took a ride on a roller coaster in the span of two days […]
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Data Breach News: Update

Data Breach News: Update

  • On May 3, 2012
Today The Official Merchant Services Blog is updating its coverage of the Global Payments Data Breach. The news of this breach hit on Friday, March 30. At first there reports of a mere 50,000 cards were compromised. Then at the height of the frenzy it was reported that the number might be closer to 10 […]
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Internet Security

Internet Security

  • On May 2, 2012
Security is one of the defining internet issues of this decade.  While there is not one distinct body of law that governs a company’s rights and responsibilities, there are methods to prioritize compliance efforts.  This issue is relatively unique to the internet space since the laws and regulations that apply come from many different areas.  […]
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Industry Terms: Chargeback

Industry Terms: Chargeback

  • On May 1, 2012
This is the latest installment in The Official Merchant Services Blog’s Knowledge Base effort. Well we want to make the payment processing industry’s terms and buzzwords clear. We want to remove any and all confusion merchants might have about how the industry works. Host Merchant Services promises: the company delivers personal service and clarity. So we’re going […]
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VexxHost Partnership

VexxHost Partnership

  • On April 30, 2012
One constant struggle that we’ve seen with our customers is the ability to perform credit card transactions on their website.  While there are plenty of credit card processing companies in the market, it always seems like you need a degree in finance in order to understand all the fees involved, not to mention the plethora of documentation to go through. […]
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Protection from Fraud

Protection from Fraud

  • On April 27, 2012
How to Protect Your Business from Merchant Account Fraud In order to protect your business from high risk merchant account fraud, you will find yourself in the position of having to be as smart and as clever as the crooks themselves. In a way, this amounts to a technological dance, with fraud detection solutions evolving […]
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