Can You Afford to Give Your Credit Card Processing to the Lowest Bidder?

Your Credit Card Processing? With 80% of online shoppers using credit cards, you can’t afford NOT to take credit cards. Did you know that merchants offering credit cards as a payment option increase their profitability by estimated 50%? With the inherent advantages involving credit card…

Ecommerce Sales Grow as Retail Stores Shrink?

Ecommerce Sales Grow Is Big    Forrester Research, an independent technology and market research company that provides advice about technology’s impact on business and consumers, recently released estimates on ecommerce growth over the few years. As we see and read about traditional sales dropping all…

Is One Shopping Cart Better Than Another?

Shopping Cart Features and Security When starting a new business, most merchants generally focus on the features of their shopping cart and how the website itself looks. We pick our colors and how much items cost. We look for how the customer will enter their…

More Crackdown on Post-Transaction Marketing

Crackdown on Post-Transaction Marketing Some recent news and government actions affecting online retailers enrolling consumers in membership clubs warrants a follow up to my blog a few months ago about post transaction marketing. In late January, NY Attorney General Cuomo made some strong moves in the battle…

New Avenues for E-Commerce

E-Commerce Offers New Avenues for Payment Acceptance 1-800-Flowers is paving the way, yet again, for retailers to reach consumers via E-Commerce. The company has jumped on the Facebook bandwagon and is taking advantage of the viral social networking phenomenon. In late July, they became the…

SET Technology is Back on Visa and MasterCards Plate

Secure Electronic Transactions Or (SET) Secure Electronic Transactions (SET) is an open protocol which has the potential to play a large role and dominate the market in providing secure electronic transactions. Jointly, Visa and MasterCard and vendors such as IBM have worked to create SET…