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More Durbin Amendment Follow Up

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Tiered Pricing vs. Interchange Plus

Today The Official Merchant Services Blog is going to delve into the murky world of hidden fees and tiered pricing plans. This is the first…

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Merchants are Slacking on Security

According to a study by Verizon, 79% of organizations were not fully compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) in their…

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Steve Jobs 1955-2011

Steve Jobs, Apple co-founder and former CEO of the company, passed away Wednesday October 5, 2011. Apple’s website posted this as a remembrance: “Apple has…

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What Does Google+ Mean For Small Businesses?

With the launch of Google+ this year, most of the media buzz about the topic has been the confrontational aspects of Google+ vs. Facebook. But…

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Why the Durbin Amendment Got it Right

The people in Washington aren’t exactly popular these days, and mostly for good reason.  Unemployment is high, the so-called economic recovery is weak, and small…

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Net Promoter Score

Net Promoter Score (NPS) was developed by Fred Reichheld in 2003 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Net_Promoter for the history of NPS).  NPS measures customer loyalty, but the power and…

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Durbin Amendment Is Here

Today is the day. October 1, 2011 the changes brought on by the Durbin Amendment take effect. The Official Host Merchant Services Blog has been…

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Durbin Amendment About To Be In Effect

On the last day of September, Durbin Amendment Eve if you will, The Official Merchant Services Blog is about ready to end its Countdown to…

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Durbin Amendment Almost Here

The Official Merchant Services Blog once again takes up the task of analyzing the media reports revolving around the Durbin Amendment and the changes it…

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Networking with Host Merchant Services

Host Merchant Services attended the 10th Annual Tabletop Networking Mixer last night hosted by the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce. The event was a blast….

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Durbin Amendment Ready To Go

The Official Merchant Services Blog continues to keep its finger on the pulse of the Durbin Amendment media buzz. The legislation that marks regulation that…

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