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2016 E-Commerce Up, but Ground Delivery Lags Behind

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Americans shopped more online last year than ever. As a result, this holiday season saw record numbers of home deliveries. This caused drastic delays for the nation’s delivery services. Although U.S. retail sales jumped 7.9 percent, online sales surged by 20 percent from 2014 to 2015 during the holidays. Sarah Quinlan, Sr. VP of market insights for MasterCard Advisors, notes that this trend is a good indicator that consumers now have a preference for e-commerce. Data shows that online activity was heavy up until a few days before Christmas. Despite severe backlogs, many retailers were still guaranteeing next-day delivery all […]

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E-Commerce Sales Indicate Growth

U.S. online and mobile e-commerce transactions were on the rise again in February. Revenue from e-commerce transactions during February were up 10 percent over the same month in 2013. Transactions during the same period rose 12 percent year-over-year. Growth in mobile e-commerce continues to be strong. The share of online commerce performed on mobile phones in February rose from 14 percent in 2013 to 19.5 percent this year, a 45 percent increase. This shows that the economy is getting back on tracks, as well as that mobile payment systems are becoming very popular. One of the main benefits of shopping […]

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The benefits of opening a High Risk Merchant Account

Having a merchant account is such a great advantage to a merchant. Knowing that the market has the ability to take care of the high risk businesses makes it all the more comforting. It just seems fair that all kinds should have the ability to process their debit and credit cards, thereby growing exponentially and feeling the American dream in their hands. There are so many advantages to having a high risk merchant account. Here are a few: • Credit card scam protection • Fraud protection • Access to worldwide market •SSL Encrypted Servers • Virtual Terminals • Online Reporting […]

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How To Get a Payment Processing Account for Electronic Cigarette Sales

The electronic cigarettes are plagued with so many things. One being; a huge amount of sales, and two; the requirements that they must meet. Don’t be shy about finding a merchant account servicer and opening up your market exponentially. Getting an electronic cigarette merchant account will do many things for your business. First and foremost it will open your online sales to a twenty four hour store. Your customers can be purchasing when you have your head on the pillow and your favorite snore going on. Wouldn’t it be nice to wake up with sales from the night before? Of […]

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Your Merchant Chargeback Rights

  Getting a merchant account plays a vital role for ecommerce businesses in adding a professional image, convenience and an ability to earn more revenue. For new ecommerce businesses, online credit card processing may look confusing but with knowledge and experience, business owners can find the ways to keep the flow of online cash without any hitch. One of the most important aspects to learn about as an online merchant is chargeback and what to do when you see it come in. What is a Chargeback? It is simple. If a customer files a complaint at issuing back about the […]

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Merchant Account Alternatives for E-commerce Businesses

If you’re a small e-commerce business, you don’t have much of a choice if you’re looking for financial services to keep your finances from your website flowing to your bank account. The best possible option is a merchant account from a renowned company but if you are looking for other alternates, the only other options is to go with a third-party payment processing service. P2P Payment Services Most of these third-party payment processing services are P2P or Person to Person payment services that enable buyers and sellers to keep track of the financial transactions between the two but only if […]

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Starting an e-commerce site with bad credit

When you get the idea that you want to better yourself, having a business is a wonderful way to break free and begin again. Having a store online with multiple products is a great way to begin. But what if you have bad credit haunting you? How will you ever get a merchant account with bad credit, also known as a bad credit merchant account? You may get turned down and you may never get your dream off the runway. Don’t despair When the economy tanked and everyone suffered in one form or another, businesses in the merchant account arena, […]

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