holiday shopping

The Death of E-Commerce?

I just sat down at my desk and took a few moments to read Antonio Regalado’s fascinating column on E-Commerce from MIT Technology Review. I recommend it to anyone who runs a business, or really anyone who plans to buy something in the next month or two — you know, during the Holiday Shopping Season. …

The Death of E-Commerce? Read More »

Discover “On Us” Program

Today The Official Merchant Services Blog  will focus on an exclusive deal offered to merchants by Host Merchant Services, a second year of the Discover “On Us” plan, formerly the Add Discover On Discover promotion. This plan comes at just the right time for merchants as holiday shopping will increase their traffic and sales. This offer from Discover, through …

Discover “On Us” Program Read More »

E-Commerce: News Briefs

The Official Merchant Services Blog continues to follow some of the top trending stories in the e-commerce industry. E-commerce is an essential growth element in most retail businesses. This has been building for years, as online shopping becomes more and more a convenient and commonplace fact of life for the everyday consumer. E-Commerce Sets Record Highs …

E-Commerce: News Briefs Read More »

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 up to today. Previous blog posts predicted that Online Shopping was beginning to really bit into Black Friday sales and that a general shift in consumer shopping habits was taking …

E-Commerce: Cyber Monday Read More »

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 to now; it’s just that most businesses –– e-commerce ventures as well as brick and mortar stores –– see a large increase in consumer activity during the Holiday Shopping Season. …

Superior Customer Service Read More »

Use Analytics to Maximize E-Commerce

The E-Commerce process needs to be streamlined and strong. Your customers need to be able to find your page when they search, find your products when they get there and buy your products with no hassles. Click, click, purchase. Web Analytics helps you figure out if that process is working.

E-Commerce SEO Tips for Merchants

The Official Merchant Services Blog once again picks up its thread about the impact 2011’s holiday shopping season is going to have on e-commerce. Previously we gave merchants tips on improving their e-commerce experience for customers. These tips were primarily focused on things merchants can do with their website and their online shopping cart. Today …

E-Commerce SEO Tips for Merchants Read More »