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Merchant Services 2012 Events

2012 is heating up and the payment processing industry is getting things moving. Today The Official Merchant Services Blog reports on a major event that…

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Visa, MasterCard Add New Fees

The Official Merchant Services Blog has just learned that Visa and MasterCard are planning to add new processing fees in the coming months — fees…

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Starting A Business in Tough Economic Times

You’ve been thinking about starting your own business for years. The opportunity to step out on your own and launch the business has finally come…

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Durbin Amendment Fallout

Today The Official Merchant Services Blog offers a really quick update on the fallout from The Durbin Amendment. You’ll recall Host Merchant Services offered a…

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The BBB and HMS

Today’s blog is coming to you straight from Host Merchant Services. We received in our mail today a brand spanking new copy of the 2012…

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1 Step Forward, 2 Steps Back

We’ve been covering Mobile Payments here at The Official Merchant Services Blog since the very beginning. In fact, the Article Archive at Host Merchant Services…

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Why Online Processing is Right For You

Today The Official Merchant Services Blog is turning its attention back to E-Commerce. Yesterday we delved into the topic of partial payment authorization, hopefully clearing…

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Partial Payments Reminder

Today The Official Merchant Services Blog is going to step off its SOPA soap box and return to a much more focused and specific topic…

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SOPA: Rebuttal of RIAA Opinion Pt. 2

This is part 2 of The Official Merchant Services Blog‘s rebuttal of this New York Times Op-Ed piece titled “What Wikipedia Won’t Tell You” written by Cary H. Sherman, chief…

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SOPA: Rebuttal of RIAA Opinion Pt. 1

The RIAA just won’t quit. They’re taken up the crusade to push for anti-piracy legislation once again, as seen in this New York Times Op-Ed…

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Payment Processing News Roundup

Today The Official Merchant Services Blog is going to give you a roundup of the latest news that is affecting merchants and payment processing. Our…

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Visa Kicks Open the Door for Chip Cards

Today The Official Merchant Services Blog discusses a fascinating new development by Visa in the realm of credit card processing, security, and hopefully Mobile Payment…

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Tips to Improve Your Business’ Website

Today The Official Merchant Services Blog is going to address an e-commerce issue that perhaps gets overlooked by a lot of merchants — effective design…

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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.