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.

PayPal: Pros and Cons

It’s one of the top online payment processing services, having pioneered the concept of paying for items on behalf of online buyers. This adds an element of protection to transactions, keeping buyers’ credit card information safe while allowing sellers to get their money quickly. But in the more than two decades since PayPal was introduced, […]

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How to Make Your Customers More Comfortable with Mobile Payments

Technology has enabled anyone to swipe credit cards using a reader attached to a mobile device. From beauty salons to garage sales, these readers are beginning to appear everywhere. Yet some customers are still reluctant to hand over a card for swiping through a smartphone or tablet, stating that they aren’t sure the card reader […]

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Going Global? Tips for Encouraging International Sales on Your Retail Site

The internet has removed geographic boundaries for retailers, allowing them to sell items to consumers around the globe. Many obstacles remain, including language differences and shipping costs. Still, many businesses continue anyway, finding that the extra income they can earn by selling to overseas customers offsets any additional cost. One of the first obstacles merchants […]

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How to Safely Set Up Online Transactions

At one time, setting up online payments was a complicated process, leading many businesses to either outsource the setup or redirect customers to a site like PayPal to handle things. With so many easy-to-use cloud solutions, today’s businesses can easily do things in house at an affordable rate. This has upped the ante for companies […]

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Differences between Gift Cards and Prepaid Cards

Gift cards have become integral to business operations, with customers and retailers benefiting from them. Consumers love having the perfect gift for the person who has everything, while retailers have found that often customers neglect to use the full balance of each card. In fact, a recent study found that since 2008, consumers have left […]

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How to Set Up Your Business for Online orders

Online stores are no longer the exclusive right of internet retailers. From small-town gift shops to specialty boutiques, even bricks-and-mortar stores are seeing the benefits of offering their wares online. Any business that doesn’t have a web presence is likely getting questions on a regular basis about doing so, with loyal customers interested in ordering […]

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Gift Cards vs. Prepaid Cards

Gift cards have become integral to business operations, with customers and retailers benefiting from them. Consumers love having the perfect gift for the person who has everything, while retailers have found that often customers neglect to use the full balance of each card. In fact, a recent study found that since 2008, consumers have left […]

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Hazards of Stolen Credit Cards and How to Protect Your Business

Identity thieves create chaos, clearing out victims’ bank accounts and damaging their credit for years. More than 15 million residents fall prey to identity thieves each year with losses costing consumers and businesses more than $50 billion annually. The person with the stolen identity isn’t the only one who suffers. When a thief pays for […]

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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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