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Differences: Payment Facilitator, Payment Processor and Payment Aggregator
04October

Differences: Payment Facilitator, Payment Processor...

By Shannon LeDuff

Within the payment processing industry, you will find there are numerous terms and definitions for products and services. In many cases these terms are used interchangeably even though they actually...

Online Pharma Competition is Heating Up in the eCommerce Space
11October

Online Pharma Competition is Heating Up in the...

By John Hughes

By 2021, Americans will spend up to $610 billion dollars each year on prescription drugs, according to a report released by QuintilesIMS Holding in 2017. While the bulk of medicines are collected in...

Pros and Cons of Being labeled High Risk
03October

Pros and Cons of Being labeled High Risk

By John Hughes

In today's world, every company must be able to process electronic payments to remain viable. Some companies, though, whether due to credit concerns or industry-wide stigmas, can only gain access to processing as...

The Rapid Growth of Nutraceuticals and Why They Are Labeled High-Risk
03October

The Rapid Growth of Nutraceuticals and Why They Are...

By John Hughes

Nutraceuticals are beverages and food that contain a functional medicinal element. The industry is already huge, and growing rapidly; products like Powerbar, with annual sales of $130 million, and Balance nutrition...

eCommerce Topic: Customer Loyalty vs Fighting Chargebacks
03October

eCommerce Topic: Customer Loyalty vs Fighting...

By John Hughes

In retail, everyone knows that keeping an existing customer happy is far more cost-effective than recruiting new customers from scratch. However, many online retailers struggle to build their base of loyal customers...

The Future of ISVs, SaaS, and App Builders
03October

The Future of ISVs, SaaS, and App Builders

By Shannon LeDuff

The tech industry continues to boom as hardware has improved to the point where they can accomplish more with even less. As such, ISVs, SaaS providers, and app developers are all competing in the market space. While...

9 Key Merchant Services Industry Trends
03October

9 Key Merchant Services Industry Trends

By Crewe Dixon

The merchant payments industry is changing rapidly, due to ongoing technology innovations by companies like Amazon and Uber as well as the shift towards artificial intelligence and machine learning. For independent...

What is the Commission Rate Paid by the Top Independent Sales Organizations
01October

What is the Commission Rate Paid by the Top...

By Tonya Skinner

Independent sales agents ultimately work for themselves. They are running sales businesses. Those working in the merchant services market operate in partnership with independent sales organizations to sell payment...