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A Different Kind of +1

The Official Merchant Services Blog takes a moment to look at a transition in marketing strategies that is extremely relevant to small business : Postage. The United States Postal Service...

Using Twitter for Business

Since Twitter was founded by Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams in March 2006, both consumers and businesses have been growing and learning together on how best to use...

Interchange Change For Charities

A really short entry in The Official Merchant Services Blog today. More of a news flash for merchants: Effective October 15, 2011, Visa introduces the Consumer Credit Card Charity Interchange...

More Durbin Amendment Follow Up [2023 Update]

The Official Merchant Services Blog continues its in-depth look at an interesting opinion article we found on Practical E-Commerce. We recently did a 2-part series on the differences between Tiered Pricing plans and Interchange Plus pricing plans. And...

Interchange Plus Follow-Up

The Official Merchant Services Blog looks at an interesting opinion article we found on Practical E-Commerce. We recently did a 2-part series on the differences between Tiered Pricing plans and...

Durbin Backlash: Bank of America

Today The Official Merchant Services Blog will take you through a quick roundup of the backlash over the Durbin Amendment. Host Merchant Services has kept  its finger on the pulse...

Tiered vs. Interchange Plus Part 2

The Official Merchant Services Blog continues it’s two-part series on Tiered Pricing vs. Interchange Plus. After yesterday’s blog defined what Three-Tier pricing looks like, we now take a closer look...

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The Official Merchant Services Blog

The Official Merchant Services blog is your definitive source for the latest happenings in the merchant services and credit card processing industry. This is an authoritative resource for merchants, small businesses, entrepreneurs, ISO's, merchant services agents, and payments professionals.  Get the latest merchant services news along with strategies, tips, and tricks for entrepreneurs to differentiate and excel.