The Official Merchant Services Blog

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Merchant Tips to Keep Business Booming

As a merchant, things should be off and running for you right now. Black Friday has come and gone. Small Business Saturday has burned brightly….

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E-Commerce: Cyber Monday

Today is Cyber Monday. And The Official Merchant Services Blog has been running a series on the Holiday Shopping Season that has basically been building…

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Merchant Services: Black Friday is Here

Let the shopping season begin! Black Friday is here, and the traditional marker for holiday shopping is off to an unusual start for 2011. The…

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Happy Thanksgiving from Host Merchant Services

Black Friday is just hours away. The big sales, and the huge discounts are all locked and loaded. But for now, The Official Merchant Services…

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Don’t Overlook Small Business Saturday

For the past couple of weeks The Official Merchant Services Blog has been preparing you for the Holiday Shopping Season. We’ve discussed a lot of…

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Merchant Services: Why Should You Offer Gift Cards?

Today The Official Merchant Services Blog continues its ongoing series to get you ready for the Holiday Shopping Season. A previous blog entry looked at…

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Superior Customer Service

As we close in on the Holiday Shopping Season, customer service becomes more and more important. That’s not to say customer service was unimportant prior…

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Merchant Services: Why You Need a Processor

The Official Merchant Services Blog functions on the logical premise that our readers are interested in the topics we cover, most notably merchant services. We…

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Merchant Services: Discover on Discover

A previous post by The Official Merchant Services Blog featured a story about what credit card companies are doing to make themselves the more alluring…

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Durbin Aftermath: Banks Go Ninja Style

The Official Merchant Services Blog continues its far reaching and ongoing coverage of the Durbin Amendment and the aftermath of what this legislation brings. Just…

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The Allure of Credit Cards for Holiday Shopping

With the Holiday Shopping Season fast approaching –– Black Friday is 11 days away, Cyber Monday is 14 days away –– the payment processing industry…

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Merchant Services: Defining Tech Talk

For merchants navigating their business through the e-commerce industry, there’s quite a lot of technical jargon to be aware of. It’s now more important than…

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Google+ is Here for Businesses

The Official Merchant Services Blog has been following Google+ and its beta for awhile now. We previously detailed the potential upside of Google+ for small…

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Merchant Services News Briefs

The Official Merchant Services Blog has two news items related to Host Merchant Services and the transaction processing industry to announce today. PCI Compliance Initiative…

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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.