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The Future of PCI and Data Security

Today The Official Merchant Services Blog marks the triumphant return to the timely topic of PCI DSS and cardholder data security. This tantalizing topic has…

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Discover Teams Up with PayPal

The Official Merchant Services Blog continues to shine its spotlight of educational information directly on the Mobile Payments Industry. This bristling business sector keeps creating…

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Industry Terms: Merchant Cash Advance

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…

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Mega Retailers Jump into Mobile Wallets

Today the Official Merchant Services Blog will continue with our Mobile Commerce theme. A group of 14 Major U.S. Retailers recently announced that they have decided…

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What Brand is Your Wallet?

Today The Official Merchant Services Blog keeps examining the rapidly growing payment processing sector of Mobile Payments. With an never ending stream of deals being…

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Olympic Payments: Cash Takes Gold

Today the Official Merchant Services Blog will take a look at the role Mobile Payments played in the 2012 London Olympic Games. Visa, the official…

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Industry Terms: Discount Rate

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…

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Industry Terms: Payment Gateway

This is the latest installment in The Official Merchant Services Blog’s Knowledge Base effort. We want to make the payment processing industry’s terms and buzzwords…

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E-Commerce: Robust and Full of Life

Today The Official Merchant Services Blog keeps on rolling along with the topic of E-Commerce. We’ve recently been looking at some of the interesting individual…

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Industry Terms: CVV

This is the latest installment in The Official Merchant Services Blog’s Knowledge Base effort.  We want to make the payment processing industry’s terms and buzzwords clear. …

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Social Media Commerce: Tweet, Like, Buy

Today’s installment of the Official Merchant Services Blog is on the rise of E-commerce in social media. Last week, we covered the E-commerce offerings of the video…

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Industry Terms: Debit Cards

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….

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E-Commerce and Video Games

Today I’d like to take a moment to venture somewhat further afield than I usually do — and then bring it all back home to…

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Ending Sales Tax Discrimination

Today The Official Merchant Services Blog is taking a look at a bill being debated on the U.S. Senate floor this week.  Senate Bill 1832,…

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Facebook Accused of Click Fraud

Today The Official Merchant Services Blog delves into the intricate and fascinating world of social media marketing and the pitfalls of Click Fraud. Our interest…

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