Follow-up: Senate Getting Ready to Hit “Send” on Online Sales Tax

Part of reporting financial, economic and practical news that helps your business, and illuminates the climate your business operates in, is to make sure we follow up on the “developing” trends and stories posted here. We wrote recently of the proposed online sales tax in Congress, where it seems after years of refusing to allow states to carry out such taxation in the “early days” of online commerce, it appears that the confluence of online retail being robust, mostly thriving, and clearly here-to-stay, along with the chronic budget woes of states, have combined to make a green light for such taxes likelier than ever before.

First Data Shows Upticks in Card Use — of all kinds

One the one hand, we like to tout February as a “second season” to attract shoppers, after the holidays — what with Super Bowl weekend followed by Valentine’s Day. And then there’s Presidents’ Day weekend, with its traveling and “get away” plans. Add it all up, and tends to mean active customers for a wide array of businesses.

Card Merchant Service: Four Signs You Should Consult With One

Credit card processing is a necessity of merchandizing, something that some merchants discover too late. If your business has trouble…

Which Merchant Card Processing Terminal is Right for Your Business?

To be successful, almost every merchant must process credit payments, however, finding the best way to accept card payments can…

Merchant Account Terminology: Understanding Key Words and Concepts

For new businesses that need merchant services, the terminology that describes Independent Selling Organizations (ISO) and their services can seem…