Online Businesses

Three Tips To Increase Customer Retention

Many companies are looking for ways to increase customer retention and keep their customers coming back, and unless you are running a monopoly, then practically the only way to do that is by increasing customer loyalty. Customer loyalty translates into repeat business, and the increase of opportunities through word of mouth. Let’s take a look…

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How Credit Card Processing Can Increase Online Sales

Should you accept credit card payments online? If you’ve just started a small business, you are probably considering the various avenues to generate income, one of which is the Internet. However, most people nowadays use credit cards to make payments online, and this means that you have to open up a merchant account, and add…

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How do Online Payments Actually Work?

Your business can’t afford not to accept online credit card payments. To be successful, businesses need to incorporate streamlined online payment processing. And to do that, it helps to have a basic knowledge of how online payments work. There are three main players in any single credit card transaction. You, the merchant, your customer, and a…

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Best Merchant Account for an Online Art Supply Business

Suppose you own an online art supply business.  What is the right credit card processing system for your needs? Art is a broad term that covers everything from weekend hobbies to classroom sessions. Your range of merchandise may include brushes, paint, canvas, notebooks, easels, and much more. Since your business is based online, you probably…

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How to Increase Sales With a Virtual Terminal

A virtual terminal is a great solution for businesses that have a merchant account, and would like to accept credit card payments by email, fax, mail order, or over the phone. It is good both on its own, and as part of a multitude of payment channels, for both Business to Consumer (B2C) and Business…

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Brick-and-mortar stores love Black Friday, because it’s the biggest shopping day of the year in the US. However, immediately following the weekend after Black Friday, customers go online in droves to purchase some more. This is a phenomenon that happens regularly, and which has consequently become known as Cyber Monday. Cyber Monday is a great…

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How Your Business Can Prepare For ‘Buying Holidays’

We’re all familiar Black Friday, the first and perhaps the most infamous ‘buying holiday’. Nowadays though, you also have Cyber Monday and Small Business Saturday to take into account. If you own a small business, preparing for these buying holidays can be a great way to improve your sales during the holiday season. But how…

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How To Sell More With a Global Mobile Checkout Page

As mobile devices spread around the world, the market for online retailers grows more and more. This can put a burden on your checkout page, because you want to make sure that you convert as many visitors to your website as possible. How do you build a checkout page that can convert people from China,…

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