Category Archives: ECommerce

Latest article about credit card processing for ecommerce websites. Information and advice about processing payments online. News about online credit card processing are also on this list.

American Express, Walmart Team Up to Offer Pre-Paid Debit Card

Walmart has teamed up with American Express to offer a new prepaid debit card, Bluebird, which they claim is “loaded with features, not fees.” The move comes in the midst of ongoing tensions between consumers and banks, promulgated through arbitrary fees and the slow dissolution g of free checking. Americans considered “under-banked” has been on […]

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Isis Project Seeks Cohesion in Mobile Payments Industry

Isis, a joint venture announced in November 2010 between telecommunication powerhouses Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile, was created to build a mobile payments network for secure, point-of-sale, purchases through mobile devices. Visa, the largest U.S. payment network generating local revenue of $5.135 billion in 2011, along with processing giants MasterCard, American Express, and Discover, are joining […]

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Ticketing Credit Card Processing Dongle

An increasing number of companies are joining the credit card processing industry, with small credit card readers that work with smartphones and iPad’s. There are several of these instant and mobile readers on the market, including the Square, PayPal Here, and now, the “At the Door” reader offered from ticketing company, Eventbrite. The At the […]

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Use Constant Contact? Consider BluePay for Credit Card Processing

For three years in a row, Chicago merchant account provider, BluePay, has been recognized as an All Star by Constant Contact, for excellence in marketing. All Star companies are ranked according to the frequency of use in Constant Contact campaigns and events; survey completion rates, social feature use and click-through rates among other criteria.  To […]

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SnapTags: The New Player in Mobile Payment Processing

As QR Codes slowly gain traction in North America, their reach is being threatened by a new sleek and sexy form of image codes known as SnapTags. These new displays allow for companies to create scannable images with their logos prominently featured that facilitate communication between advertisers and consumers, and as of last month, even […]

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Online Credit Card Usage on the Rise

According to Javelin Strategy & Research’s Nov. 2011 report entitled “Online Retail Payments Forecast,” ecommerce credit card usage is on the rise, up 16 percent in 2011 to $309 billion and projected to rise to $444 billion by 2016. Many consumers are taking advantage of various rewards programs that credit card issuers are using to […]

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Dwolla to End Credit Card Processing Services? Maybe Not!

Credit card processing companies and third party providers, like PayPal, all allow consumers to pay for their purchases with credit cards.  Merchants pay somewhat hefty fees for the ability to accept credit card payments, but it’s generally seen as a required business expense.  People just don’t carry much cash around anymore, and any merchant who […]

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Merchants to File New 1099-K to Help Close the “Tax Gap”

The days of unchecked internet transactions have entered their gloaming as the IRS introduces a new tax form, the 1099-K, as a way to track debit, credit and even gift card transactions. Merchants that conduct transactions exceeding $20,000 or 200 transactions a year will be required to fill out the form for 2011 come April […]

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Merchants Prepare to Pay More to Accept Debit Cards from Customers

If you accept debit cards as payment from your customers, you typically pay about 8 cents to the card networks of Visa and MasterCard for each $2 item your customer buys.  As of October 1st, Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc. are intending to increase that from 8 cents to 23 cents, according to Thomas McCrohan, […]

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