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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 want to remove any and all confusion merchants might have about how the industry works. Host Merchant Services promises: the company delivers personal service and clarity. So we’re going to take some…

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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. We want to remove any and all confusion merchants might have about how the industry works. Host Merchant Services promises: the company delivers personal service and clarity. So we’re going to take…

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Print Media’s Death Knell

Today The Official Merchant Services Blog is going to get a bit personal, for me at least. I’m going to take a moment to talk about print media, and its withering industry. Or, think of it this way: I’ll be talking about the rise to power of E-Commerce — the industry that has helped deliver…

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E-Commerce: Review and Preview

The Official Merchant Services Blog begins our second year of blogging with a look at one of our favorite topics: E-Commerce. 2011 saw huge gains for online shopping. As reported in The Official Merchant Services Blog on Cyber Monday, online shopping was strong on Black Friday. IBM research unit Coremetrics stated that 20% more consumers shopped online Black Friday…

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