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NMI: A Better Shopping Cart Integration for Merchant Services

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nmiAs a merchant offering online credit card processing, the security of your customer data is of the utmost importance. However, in the modern age of online processing, there is so much pressure from the card issuers to comply with PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards) that it can become a job unto itself to […]

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How Should PSPs Deal With Operation Choke Point

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operation choke pointThere were a plethora of urgent issues discussed at the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) Transact 14 Conference in Las Vegas last week: Fraud, EMV and mobile payments among them. But a worthy topic which drew a full lecture room and lively discussion Thursday morning was the session entitled Understanding Operation Choke Point: The New Compliance […]

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EMV Chip Technology: Solution or Band Aid on A Gaping Wound?

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Credit cards close upBelieved to be the supposed answer to stopping credit card fraud, EMV chip technology certainly has it’s share of critics which was evident Wednesday at Transact 14 in Las Vegas. The hot point issue was discussed in several seminars on Wednesday and Thursday. Several Issues to Be Determined In Wednesday’s first seminar, entitled ‘Target Aftermath: […]

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Remote Technical Support Solutions at Instabill

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remote technical supportRemote technical support is a relatively new industry over the last 10 years that has become widely popular in the country of India. It is a highly profitable business model with very limited overhead, and therefore, merchants can enter the market with ease. Remote Technical Support Merchants Find Payment Problems It is difficult for a […]

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Instabill Reviews of the First Quarter: Off to Another Benchmark Year

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instabill reviewsFresh off a flourishing year in 2013, Instabill reviews of the first quarter indicate 2014 will be another benchmark year. Instabill Founder and CEO Jason Field virtually doubled the Instabill sales staff and added additional positions in IT, SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and the Instabill Partner Program. Within the first week of the 2014 calendar […]

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My Trip Across Europe and a Lesson on Hidden Fees

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hidden feesWhen I had the opportunity to spend a few months traveling around Europe last year, I wasn’t concerned about getting penalized with hidden fees. There is an airline operating out of Ireland called RyanAir, which offers flights for as low as $15! Crazy, right? I booked my flight from Salzburg, Austria to Dublin for the […]

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Instabill Employees Show Skills in Mid-Day Bowling Outing

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instabill employeesInstabill CEO Jason Field does not need to worry about losing any Instabill employees to the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Tour. The Tuesday, Apr. 1 mid-day outing to the Bowl-o-Rama Family Fun Center in Portsmouth, N.H., was as much a reward as it was a break in the action for Instabill employees, who recently wrapped […]

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An Industry Newbie’s Take on SEAA 2014

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SEAA 2014The mission of the SEAA 2014 is to provide a regional opportunity for training, education and networking for the acquiring community. And with a jam-packed meeting, exhibition and social agenda from the afternoon of Monday, Mar. 24 through the morning of Wednesday, Mar. 26, the Southeast Acquirers Association 2014 Conference did not disappoint. With roughly […]

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Instabill to Exhibit at ETA Transact 14 Conference

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ETA Transact 14Chief Executive Officer Jason Field and Partner Relations Manager Nyah Penney will represent Instabill at the ETA Transact 14 conference Apr. 8-10 in Las Vegas. The ETA Transact 14, billed as the world’s largest payments industry event, is a three-day showcase of innovation in payments and a platform of networking and sharing for 4,000 attendees […]

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SMI Helping Vets, a High Risk Merchant Account to Watch Over

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SMI Business SolutionsI am two months into my position here at Instabill, a credit card processor for e-commerce businesses around the world. As a merchant account representative, I came into the office this morning with an approval waiting for me on my desk – a great feeling knowing I can inform a client they will soon be […]

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Debt Collection Merchant Accounts Available at Instabill

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Past dueDebt collection merchant accounts are available at Instabill despite recent legislative changes to the industry. To suggest debt collection businesses have had a difficult year in 2013 would be the understatement of, well, the year. Finding reliable methods for collecting actual funds of past-due debts has been nearly impossible for some merchants. The industry leads […]

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Instabill Debuts Merchant Accounts 101

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merchant accounts 101Everything a budding entrepreneur could possibly need to know about e-commerce can be answered at MerchantAccounts 101. Whether you are an e-commerce startup looking to accept credit cards or a seasoned professional intent on protecting your merchant accounts, MerchantAccounts-101.com is the consummate resource. MerchantAccounts-101.com is Instabill’s online classroom and dedicated to the educational side of […]

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MasterCard and Visa Halt Service to Russian Banks

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russian bankCredit card giants MasterCard and Visa halted service to several Russian banks as a part of U.S. sanctions regarding Russia’s conflict with Ukraine. Russia hastily annexed the southern Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea against the United Nations wishes, hence the U.S. sanctions. Both MasterCard and Visa’s statements on Russian banks, issued on Friday, cited compliance with […]

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Pet Supply Merchant Accounts Available at Instabill

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pet supply merchantsAmericans are spending a lot of money on their pets – to the tune of $55.7 billion in 2013 – and there appears to be no drought on the horizon. For budding pet supply merchants , $55.7 billion is the latest sum for an industry that has grown consistently through the years, on an average […]

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Instabill Accepting High Risk Domestic Merchant Accounts

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high risk domestic merchant accountsFinding high risk domestic merchant accounts for new and established business owners can be painstaking. If you currently own or are starting a new high-risk business in the United States and find yourself in need of a merchant account to process credit cards, Instabill is accepting applications. Instabill has had great success in finding the […]

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Instabill to Exhibit at Southeast Acquirers Association Conference

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Southeast Acquirers AssociationEvery year, payment professionals from around the nation come together to attend the Southeast Acquirers Association annual conference. This year, Instabill will be exhibiting at the show, Mar. 24-26, at the Omni CNN Center in Atlanta, Ga. The Southeast Acquirers Association conference is a two-day seminar and includes various networking opportunities with leading credit card […]

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E-Cigarette Processing is More Competitive Than Ever

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e-cigarette processingE-cigarette processing is getting really competitive and that is great news for merchants. There are more options and better pricing than ever before, which is really keeping us merchant account managers at Instabill on our toes. Instabill used to be one of the few companies in the industry to be able to offer merchant accounts […]

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Bitcoin Founder Satoshi Nakamoto Believed Identified

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bitcoin founderNewsweek announced this week that it believes it has located the elusive Bitcoin founder Satoshi Nakamoto, a retired engineer living modestly in Southern California. In an extensive story written by Leah McGrath Goodman, released to newsstands Friday, it alleges Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto of Temple City, Calif., is the face of Bitcoin, though the 64-year-old denies […]

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Despite Setbacks, Bitcoin is Showing Resilience

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Golden Bitcoins (new virtual money )Virtual currency Bitcoin has been beaten, battered and bruised in recent weeks, but has shown resilience in several forms since the Silk Road and Mt. Gox disasters. As of Feb. 24, Bitcoin value hovered around $480 per but has since risen as high as $680 on Tuesday, Mar. 4. On Thursday, Mar. 6 at midday, […]

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State Legalization of Marijuana Businesses Puts PSPs in Conundrum

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marijuana businessesWith some form of legalization in 22 states, marijuana businesses have put payment service providers such as Instabill on the defensive. With medical and recreational legalization across 22 states, marijuana dispensaries are popping up like the plant itself and are in need of merchant accounts. Instabill representatives are approached several times each month regarding merchant […]

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American Express Debuts EMV Chip Technology

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emv chip technologyWhen American Express introduces its ‘Every Day’ credit card Apr. 2, it will mark the first credit card in the U.S. to utilize EMV chip technology. Like the three other major U.S. credit card issuers, American Express detailed plans to convert to EMV chip technology in July 2012, but the conversion had been fast-tracked due […]

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Disqus Instabill Content: Your Opinion Matters

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disqusInstabill recently added a Disqus option to six of its websites in an effort to draw feedback from readers on blog posts and news items. Utilizing Disqus is the latest online engagement initiative from Instabill, which encourages readers to submit their opinions on the company’s latest blog topics and news items. Instabill’s use of Disqus […]

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Indonesia E-Commerce Market Will Rise

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indonesia e-commerceAs the fourth most populous nation on Earth, Indonesia’s e-commerce market has struggled to keep up among world leaders. However, new findings show that Indonesia e-commerce is about to have a meteoric rise, and will become a contender with the US and China. This new projection is a result of the growing number of internet […]

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EMV Chip Technology Among Hot Topics at 2014 MPE Conference

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EMV chip technologyEMV chip technology conversion in the U.S. was on the short list of the dominant subjects at the 2014 Merchant Payments Ecosystem conference in Berlin last week. Instabill, represented at the MPE conference by Founder and CEO Jason Field and Senior Copywriter Chris O’Donnell, was one of few American credit card processors in attendance and […]

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First Bitcoin Shop Opens in London

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bitcoin shopBitcoin continues to become more popular with Azteco, a new bitcoin shop in London. Azteco is the very first storefront location for bitcoin exchange, making it easier for consumers to purchase the digital currency without the use of online services or eWallets. With bitcoin ATMs opening worldwide, Azteco is just the latest innovation in bitcoin […]

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Twitter E-Commerce on the Rise?

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twitter e-commerceTwitter e-commerce could become a reality. New unconfirmed reports show that the social media giant, who just went public with a high profile IPO, could be trying to reach a merger agreement with Fancy, the social commerce website. By adding an e-commerce sector, Twitter’s status would grow among online giants such as Facebook, Amazon, and […]

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Marijuana Businesses Approved for Bank Accounts

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marijuana businesseseIn a surprising move, the US Treasury approved marijuana businesses for bank accounts in February. The sale and distribution of the drug is still illegal at the federal level, however, 20 states have legalized at least some use of the drug. This ranges from supplying medical marijuana for patients to the full-on legalization of the […]

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Rough Times for Bitcoin – Can it Bounce Back?

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bitcoin dropsBitcoin, the virtual currency that has dominated the news, has endured a difficult week after another cyber attack which caused its value to decrease. In January, bitcoin had been steady for several weeks at around $825 USD, but had dipped to roughly $670 per as of noon on Feb. 14. Experts believe the decrease is […]

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Instabill to Exhibit at Merchant Payments Ecosystem Conference

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Merchant Payments EcosystemAttending its fourth conference in six weeks, Instabill will exhibit at the 2014 Merchant Payments Ecosystem conference Feb. 17-20 in Berlin. Instabill CEO Jason Field will attend the conference with Senior Copywriter Chris O’Donnell in an effort to network and share ideas with their European colleagues. The Conference is the largest European show in the […]

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Russia Makes Bitcoin Illegal

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bitcoin illegalRussia’s central bank issued harsh warnings against the use of Bitcoin to its citizens last month, leaving many to wonder if this will affect the rise of the digital currency. Russia effectively pronounced Bitcoin illegal, stating that only the rouble is the official currency of Russia and that no other currency should be used. Why […]

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Instabill Received an A Rating

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card payment optionsInstabill received an A rating in a review of credit card processors from CardPaymentOptions.com. The review encompassed performance areas such as sales and marketing, for which it received an A-; as well as costs and contract terms, for which it received an ‘A.’ Additionally, Instabill received a grade of B+ for complaints and service and […]

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Chinese E-Commerce Giant Seeks IPO

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chinese e-commerceJD.com, one of China’s leading online retailers, is predicting they will raise $1.5 billion in a US initial public offering. The Chinese e-commerce leader filed a request with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and would be the largest in the US by a Chinese company. What is JD.com? Jingdong Mall, shortened to JD.com, is one […]

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Internet Gambling Merchant Services in South Africa Legal in 2014

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internet gambling merchant servicesInternet gambling merchant services in South Africa could be legal by the end of 2014 pending the outcome of a bill proposed by South African MP Geordin Hill-Lewis. Presently, the only permissible form of internet gambling merchant services in South Africa is on sporting events such as rugby, cricket and soccer. The new proposal, scheduled […]

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Instabill Reviews Offers Merchants a Unique Forum

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Instabill reviewsInstabillReviews.com is the latest resource offered by Instabill, your global merchant services provider, to offer the stories and feedback of Instabill merchants. Instabill Senior Web Administrator Saul Fontenot-Amedee crafted the website specifically for merchants to have a voice, to provide feedback and to see what other merchants are saying about Instabill. “Feedback from our merchants […]

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India E-Commerce to Grow Through 2019

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Indian e-commerceIndia is one of the largest and most densely populated countries in the world. Despite the large population, the India e-commerce market is lower than that of China or Russia, currently estimated at $3 billion. However, with e-commerce giants like eBay and Amazon working their way into the South Asia country, experts predict that the […]

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Travel Merchants Keeping an Eye on Google

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travel merchantTravel merchant account holders with Instabill are no doubt keeping a sharp eye on the latest rumblings emerging from Google. The search engine giant, as reported in Sunday’s Irish Independent, will partner with Ireland discount airliner Ryanair in an effort to launch what was termed as ‘new flight comparison technology,’ with which Ryanair is sharing […]

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2014 ICE Totally Gaming Conference Join Instabill CEO Jason Field

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2014 ICE totally gamingInstabill CEO Jason Field will attend the 2014 ICE Totally Gaming conference in his native London Feb. 4-6 at the ExCeL Center. Mr. Field will arrive in London on Feb. 2 and remain through the duration of the conference. The appearance marks the 14th consecutive year Mr. Field has represented Instabill at the ICE Totally […]

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Canadian E-Commerce Spikes as Temperatures Plummet

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Canadian e-commerceCanadian E-Commerce reached its peak as temperatures in many cities fell to extreme lows in the month of December. As Canada felt the chill of December, the e-commerce portion of all retail sales in the country reached an all-time high of 7.8 percent for the month, reported MasterCard Canada’s SpendingPulse, a publication which monitors purchasing […]

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E-Cigarette Ads Reach New Level

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e-cigarette adsThe latest push for acceptance by e-cigarette companies came with a new level of TV advertising from Njoy, the second-largest e-cig producer. The new commercial is orchestrated to tug at the viewers’ heartstrings, following a recent trend of emotionally-charged ads for consumer products. Njoy is the most recent company to produce widespread e-cigarette ads, as […]

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Instabill to Attend Adult Entertainment Expo 2014

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adult entertainment expo 2014The largest adult entertainment conference in the world is set to take place in Las Vegas this month. The Adult Entertainment Expo 2014 will feature dozens of speakers and hundreds of exhibits, with the goal of promoting business networking within the adult entertainment industry. As a high risk merchant account provider, Instabill will be at […]

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Instabill to Attend iDate 2014 Conference

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idate 2014The first in a series of iDate 2014 conferences is set to take place in Las Vegas in January. Attending the conference will be a number of speakers and members of the online dating industry. As a reliable payment processor for online dating companies, Instabill CEO Jason Field will be attending the conference to talk […]

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Opportunities for Pharmacy Merchant Accounts

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pharmacy merchant accountPharmacy merchant accounts are among the most sought out on search engines. Yet, payment processing with online pharmacies warrants precaution. That is why Instabill, a PCI-compliant provider of merchant services, processes pharmacy merchant accounts with a strict set of standards. Among them: ✓  Instabill will only process with banks that possess high-risk licensing from credit card […]

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Instabill to Attend 2014 Affiliate Summit West Next Week

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affiliate summit westA global leader in the merchant services industry, Instabill will attend the 2014 Affiliate Summit West conference next week with plenty of purpose. Held Sunday through Tuesday, Jan. 12-14, at Paris Las Vegas, the Affiliate Summit is a haven for networking and attracting new business. But the message that Instabill CEO Jason Field would like […]

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Near Field Communication an Attractive Option For E-Commerce

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near field communicationAs mobile e-commerce use surges, it reaches a new level of efficiency with near field communication (NFC). Near field communication can be described as short-range wireless communication and has three main functions: completing transactions, sharing and pairing. Earlier this week, Instabill blogged about the significant increase in mobile e-commerce, which accounted for 17 percent of […]

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Experts Say Mobile E-Commerce Will Increase

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e-commerceMany experts in the merchant services industry are forecasting a significant increase in the use of mobile phones for e-commerce purposes. Among the first 2014 holiday shopping reports released, IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark found that mobile e-commerce shopping – via the use of tablets and smartphones – accounted for 17 percent of all online shopping […]

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Instabill Merchant Services Prosperous in 2014

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instabill merchant servicesThe Instabill Corporation, a global leader in merchant services, enjoyed a flourishing year in 2013 and is prepared to persist in 2014. Throughout 2013, Instabill established partnerships with five new acquiring banks which generated the approvals of countless new merchant accounts. Instabill also announced and utilized two new payment processing solutions: Check 21, which enables […]

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NEAA Seminar Presents Educational Opportunity

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NEAA 2014For Instabill, a global provider of merchant services, the 2014 Northeast Acquirers Association (NEAA) Winter Seminar and Outing presents opportunities. Instabill staffers Nyah Penney, Partner Relationship Manager, and Jason Field, CEO, will attend the seminar from Jan. 28-30 in Mount Snow, Vt., with plenty of ambition. The importance of attending the NEAA Seminar and Outing […]

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Denmark Drafting Regulations Amidst Bitcoin

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Denmark bitcoinAs Instabill continues to grow its family of international merchant accounts, it is keeping a keen eye on the rise of the Bitcoin. While several countries – China and Norway among them – refuse to acknowledge the virtual currency’s legal tender, Denmark became the latest country to declare the opposite and is believed to be […]

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Overstock.com will Accept Bitcoin Payments

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overstock accepts bitcoinsOverstock.com recently announced that they plan to be the first major retailer to accept peer-to-peer digital currency in 2014. This move by the e-commerce website comes as bitcoin popularity continues to grow and move into the mainstream. Experts predict that this recent announcement will spark a trend that will urge more online retailers to accept […]

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London’s TfL and International Merchant Accounts

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tfl londonInstabill has monitored the use of contactless payment cards by Transport for London (TfL), and views it a potential boon to the e-commerce industry and international merchant accounts. TfL recently announced the one-year anniversary of the use of contactless payment cards on each of the capital city’s 8,500 buses. It was cause for celebration for […]

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E-Cigarette Ban in New York Stirs Controversy

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e-cigarette banNew York City officials extended their city-wide smoking ban to include e-cigarettes, effectively limiting its citizens’ ability to use the popular devices in public places. The recent e-cigarette ban comes as the ongoing debate over the safety of the nicotine devices continues around the world. Despite the setback that the ban has caused, many e-cigarette […]

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Instabill Merchant Services See Success in 2013

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Forward to 2013As we prepare to bring 2013 to an end and get ready for 2014, the team at Instabill looks back on another successful year in providing merchant services. 2013 proved to be one of the most productive for Instabill, as we welcomed many new banking partners and merchants from around the world and continued to […]

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What Affects E-Commerce Sales

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e-commerce salesMany e-commerce salesmerchants wonder about the factors that affect their sales numbers. SEO and marketing is a big part of it, so is great prices and great products. But what many merchants may not realize is that the mere appearance of their website has a direct impact on how many customers purchase their goods or […]

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New Walmart CEO to Improve E-Commerce

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improve e-commerceAs the nation’s largest retailer, Walmart has commanded the respect of American consumers with its claim of everyday low prices. However, the huge corporation has drawn large amounts of criticism lately—from complaints of low-quality products to alleged international bribery claims. Despite having 11,000 locations around the world, Walmart is lacking in a major arena: e-commerce. […]

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Tobacco Merchant Accounts Now Available

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Tobacco Merchant AccountsReliable high risk payment processing solutions are hard to come by. Some industries are considered so high risk that most banks will not even offer merchant accounts to hard-working, legitimate businesses. Acquiring banks consider the tobacco industry to be one of the most high risk due to strict age restrictions as well as health concerns. […]

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Virgin Galactic will Accept Bitcoins for Space Trip

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accept bitcoinsBillionaire Sir Richard Branson announced that he will now offer flights to space in exchange for bitcoins. This news comes as [http://blog.instabill.com/bitcoin-value-falls-after-silk-road-shutdown/]|bitcoin value| continues to rise, and as consumers around the world are beginning to accept bitcoins as a legitimate payment method. Virgin Galactic, Branson’s space flight project, is scheduled to begin flying consumers to […]

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E-Cigarette Merchant Accounts from Instabill

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e-cigarette merchant accountsWith the e-cigarette industry growing at a rapid rate, new businesses everywhere are looking to take action with their own devices and rake in the profits. However, the e-cigarette industry is considered high risk, and many merchants are faced with challenges when trying to find a reliable credit card processing solution. Instabill provides high-quality e-cigarette […]

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Government Embraces Bitcoin without Regulations

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bitcoinsThe news just keeps getting better and better for bitcoin supporters. Since the controversial Silk Road shutdown in October, the digital currency bitcoin has almost quadrupled its value. As bitcoin value surges past $600 to $700, the US federal authorities announced that they are not seeking bitcoin regulations or restrictions, despite the past use of […]

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Protect Your Privacy: E-Commerce Protection Tips

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protect your privacyWith so many ways for hackers to exploit your personal and financial information, taking the appropriate measures to protect yourself is paramount. In order to run a successful business, you will need to have constant peace of mind when putting your business information online and accepting payment information from customers. By following the steps below, […]

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Russian E-Commerce Predicted to Grow

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Russian e-commerceWith the United States and China being the biggest e-commerce markets in the world, experts are looking for the next nation that will embrace the e-commerce boom. With major e-retailers such as Amazon, eBay, and China’s Alibaba expanding their efforts in Russia, it seems that Russian e-commerce growth could rise substantially in the coming years. […]

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Accept American Express Payments with Instabill

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accept American ExpressInstabill has long provided merchant services to retail and e-commerce businesses worldwide. With our high risk merchant accounts, we have provided a reliable credit card processing solution for merchants wishing to accept online payments. Now, Instabill is excited to announce that we can now provide more options for our merchants. In addition to Visa, MasterCard, […]

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MasterCard and Visa: Credit Card Success in Europe

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MasterCard and VisaConsumer spending in Europe has recently been rising, leaving many wondering about the preferred method of payment among credit card owners. MasterCard and Visa have long been competing as the world’s largest credit card brands, and recent reports show that European consumers greatly prefer MasterCard over Visa. This recent information indicates a trend that will […]

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Preparing for the 2013 E-Commerce Holiday Season

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e-commerce holiday seasonThe holiday season is the busiest time of year for most e-commerce businesses. Large and small online businesses alike see a large increase in sales during the months of November and December, which causes many e-commerce merchants to make improvements to their websites and increase marketing efforts. The tips in this article will help prepare […]

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E-Commerce Marketing Tips: The Shipping Box

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e-commerce marketingAttracting customers and closing sales are the most important business goals for e-commerce merchants. However, all merchants must take the extra steps to get those customers to return to their website and make future purchases. Creating and maintaining a solid customer base will allow you to market your products more effectively and drive higher sales. […]

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Secure Payment Pages on Your Website

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secure payment pageMassive credit card fraud operations are causing trouble for millions of cardholders and e-commerce merchants worldwide. With credit card fraud a constant threat, it is more important than ever to make sure your e-commerce site is 100% secure. The first and most important step to protect you and your customers is making sure you offer […]

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Mobile E-Commerce Trend is Growing

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mobile e-commerceWith the holiday shopping season being one of the shortest ever, consumers are looking for quicker and more efficient ways to shop online. The e-commerce market is predicted to jump by at least 15% during the holiday season. This news comes during an unprecedented trend in mobile technology—mobile e-commerce. The number of smartphone and tablet […]

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New Jersey Online Gambling Prepares to Launch

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New Jersey online gamblingThe online gambling industry has faced serious scrutiny and regulations from state lawmakers over the years. When Nevada became the first state in the US to legalize it in February, New Jersey soon followed. Five popular Atlantic City casinos have already obtained permits to take their games online starting November 26th. With New Jersey online […]

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Pinterest Marketing Tips for E-Commerce Merchants

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pinterest marketingPinterest is quickly becoming one of the most popular social media sites on the web. With its rising popularity, businesses of all kinds are creating accounts and beginning to market their products on the site. However, users share information differently on Pinterest than Facebook and Twitter. Because of this, merchants must develop new Pinterest marketing […]

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Google Checkout Account Owners Need Alternative

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Google Checkout AccountGoogle recently announced this year that they will be ending Google Checkout, their payment processing service. The announcement has left many merchants wondering why their Google Checkout account was being closed and where they can turn to accept credit card payments. With November 20th, 2013 as the deadline for all transactions on Google Checkout, the […]

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Merchant Account Application Checklist

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merchant application checklistIt is an exciting time. You have just started your own business, and customer interest is rising. You cannot wait to start selling your product and accepting payments, so you have decided to look for merchant accounts. Although the merchant account application process can seem simple, there are several things that merchants need to know […]

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Merchant Account Fees and Pricing

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Merchant Account FeesLooking for a merchant account may be challenging at times. You need to find a merchant services provider that can offer the right solutions for your business at an affordable rate. However, there are many providers out there that charge high merchant account fees in return for subpar service which can be damaging to your […]

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PayPal Merchant Services Review

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Paypal MerchantIt is important for all merchants to remember that certain merchant services may not be a good fit for your business needs. As an e-commerce merchant, you have many options when looking for a merchant account provider to accept online credit card payments. With PayPal merchant services being among the most popular options, there are […]

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Chip and PIN Technology to Enter US Market

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chip and pinAs worldwide credit card fraud rises every year, credit card companies around the world are introducing new methods to protect consumers and merchants alike. Chip and PIN technology is more secure than traditional magnetic strip credit cards, making it harder for hackers to access vital information. Despite the success of the technology, chip and PIN […]

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High Risk Merchant Services – TMF and MATCH List

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high risk merchant servicesIf an acquiring bank finds your business in the Terminated Merchant File (TMF) or MATCH list, odds are they will not approve your merchant account application. However, there are solutions to this problem, as some merchant account providers still offer high risk merchant services to TMF and MATCH list merchants and help them to earn […]

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Merchant Services for Travel Agencies

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merchant services for travel agenciesFinding a reliable merchant services provider for any industry can be challenging. While some providers have impossibly high payment processing standards, others can offer poor customer service or freeze your funds at any time. Although the process of finding a merchant services provider can be difficult, Instabill is an industry-leading provider that has the solution […]

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Bitcoin Value Falls after Silk Road Shutdown

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bitcoin valueBitcoin value has dropped significantly since the FBI shut down the controversial Silk Road website on October 1st. The recent seizure of $3.6 million in bitcoins has investors worried about the future of the digital currency, as the value dropped from $140 to $110. Bitcoins have a history of being used in trades for illegal […]

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Credit Card Fraud Operation Biggest in US History

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credit card fraudUS authorities charged six Russian and Ukrainian men with conducting the single largest credit card fraud operation in US history. The men hacked into the systems of major companies and stole more than 160 million credit card numbers over the course of seven years. This latest case of fraud comes on the arrival of impressive […]

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Social Commerce Helps Start-Up Businesses

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Social CommerceThe newest way for e-commerce businesses to market their product is taking the business world by storm. Social commerce is a method of marketing that involves combining the commerce world with social media, creating a one-stop solution for consumers to find and buy different products. As the trend is quickly picking up steam, sites everywhere […]

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Yahoo E-Commerce Acquires New App

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yahoo e-commerceWith e-commerce becoming the preferred method for small and mid-sized business owners to sell their product, web applications and software are constantly being developed and released to facilitate the growing trend. To compete with Google Wallet, Yahoo E-commerce has acquired the popular app Lexity, and re-branded it as Commerce Central. Now merchants everywhere have another […]

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Nutraceutical Merchant Services from Instabill

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Nutraceutical merchant servicesSelling your nutraceutical products online may be the best way to increase sales. Whether you are selling supplements designed to assist weight loss, enhance virility, increase energy, or improve the health and well-being of your customers, Instabill offers merchant services that are suited to your business needs. High Risk Merchant Accounts with Instabill If you […]

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Online Dating Scams Reach New Level

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Online Dating ScamLate last month, The Register reported that two women were arrested on money laundering charges for scamming members of internet dating sites. This is just the latest in a trend of online dating scams happening across the globe that have users worried about their money. Online Dating Scams Draw Huge Money The mother and daughter […]

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E-Commerce Holiday Season Predictions

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E-Commerce Holiday SeasonEach year, the holiday season proves to be a busy time for merchants and consumers alike. As shoppers stock up on gifts for loved ones, sales in retail stores across the nation tend to increase. However, this year’s ShopperTrak 2013 holiday season predictions are bleak, showing retail sales will not rise nearly as much as […]

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PayPal Merchant Account Holders See Freeze

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PayPal Merchant AccountIn September, news broke that PayPal froze crowd-contributed funding for several small businesses around the world. Owners of PayPal merchant accounts are now wondering if the merchant services provider will release their funds on time as promised. As a result, PayPal is now revising several company policies, including its stance on crowdfunding. PayPal Merchant Account […]

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Domestic Merchant Account Solutions for Canada

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Canada flagFor over a decade, Instabill has provided quality merchant services to U.S. and international e-commerce businesses around the world. We are happy to announce that we can now offer even lower rates and expert services to Canadian e-commerce merchants. With a Canadian domestic merchant account solution from Instabill, you may have access to many exclusive […]

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The Government Shutdown and the Payments Industry

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Government Shutdown Statue of LibertyOn Tuesday, October 1st 2013, the federal government executed a partial shutdown as a result of the federal funding debate in Congress. While many people are wondering what the government shutdown means for them, there is speculation on how it will affect the payments industry and e-commerce and retail merchants who do their business in […]

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E-Commerce Growth in China Could Surpass US by 2015

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e-commerce growthWith the second-largest economy in the world, the Chinese e-commerce market is growing rapidly. Experts have said that the e-commerce growth in China has never been higher. It even has the possibility of surpassing the United States e-commerce market by 2015. As the retail presence in China weakens, more merchants and consumers alike are turning […]

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Free Merchant Account Risks

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free merchant accountLooking for a merchant account provider for your business can be a challenge. There are many resources and advertisements on the web that try to get your attention by featuring a free merchant account. Although the offer may seem tempting, you should beware of this manipulative selling tactic. These merchant account providers often feature zero […]

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Smoking Ban Possible in Australia

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smoking banMany believe that e-cigarettes offer a safe alternative to smoking conventional tobacco products. However, the Australian government may be imposing a smoking ban on the devices pending further research. Before making a final decision, the government will conduct in-depth studies of e-cigarettes and the industry will continue to thrive. E-Cigarettes Leading the Way to a […]

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Swipe Fees Lawsuit Awaits Court Ruling

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swipe feesA group of the nation’s most popular retailers has rejected the $7.2 billion settlement proposed by Visa and MasterCard last summer and now await a court decision to resolve the issue once and for all. The debate over swipe fees has lasted for eight years as retailers such as Walmart and Target accuse Visa and […]

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Payment Gateway Access With Merchant Panel

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payment gatewayWhen accepting credit card payments online, it is important to know exactly what is happening with your customers’ payments so you can successfully run your business. With an Instabill merchant account, accessing your payment gateway is easy and reliable. Through the user-friendly merchant panel interface, you will be able to view important aspects of your […]

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Quit Smoking with E-Cigarettes

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quit smokingThe recent success of e-cigarettes in the United States and Europe has sparked a new trend in the smoking community. As vaping quickly becomes widely accepted as a smoking alternative, many vapers are making use of e-cigarettes in different ways. While some enjoy the healthier, tar-free e-cigarette to supply their nicotine fix, others use the […]

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Virtual Terminal Payment Processing

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virtual terminalDo you need to accept credit card payments through a card-not-present merchant account? If so, then you may qualify for Instabill’s free virtual terminal. When you apply for MOTO merchant account and payment gateway services, qualifying merchants will receive access to our virtual terminal at no extra cost. With Instabill, you can make virtual terminal […]

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International Acquiring Forum Begins in London

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international acquiring forumThe International Acquiring Forum began in London this Tuesday. The event is bringing together chief executive officers, senior executives, and industry leaders from around the world to discuss the importance of today’s complex payments industry. CFO of China UnionPay and Chairperson of UnionPay Merchant Services RongLi Guo will discuss the Chinese payments market and its […]

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Four Adult Film Industry Stars Test Positive for HIV

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adult film industryIn November 1988, the US Congress began requiring adult film industry producers to obtain and record proof of age for every model they shot. In January 2009, the government in the United Kingdom deemed it a criminal offense to possess extreme pornography. Last year, Los Angeles County in California passed a law that required all […]

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Will the FDA Ban E-Cigarette Sales Online?

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ban e-cigarette salesThe e-cigarette industry has been a hot topic in the news lately. Some consider it poison while others consider it a safer form of smoking. In the United Kingdom, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) determined that e-cigarettes currently on the market do not meet appropriate safety standards. Now the e-cig industry in […]

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E-Cigarettes Growing Rapidly in Popularity

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e-cigarettesAs e-cigarettes become a popular alternative to traditional cigarettes, worldwide sales of e-cigs are growing rapidly. According to Wikipedia, “The earliest electronic cigarette can be traced to Herbert A. Gilbert, who in 1963 patented a device described as ‘a smokeless non-tobacco cigarette’ that involved ‘replacing burning tobacco and paper with heated, moist, flavored air.’” However, […]

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ACH Processing Services for US Checks

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ach processingThose who are familiar with Instabill know they can rely on our credit card processing services. They know we offer speedy merchant account approvals and affordable rates. However, what many of you do not know is that we also provide dependable ACH processing services for US checks. Through our domestic acquiring partners, merchants worldwide can […]

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High Risk Merchant Account Services for Smoke Shops

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high risk merchant accountWhen you operate an online smoke shop, you may feel it is nearly impossible to find a merchant services provider willing to work with your company. Instabill makes opening a high risk merchant account easy with expert account managers and a large network of banking partners. In the blog post below, you will learn about […]

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Take Advantage of Your Thank You Page

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thank you pageIf a customer is viewing your Thank You page, then it means they trust in your website and business so much that they made a purchase. Not only should you take this opportunity to send a complementary confirmation email—thanking your customer again as well as providing helpful transaction information—but you should also provide opportunities to […]

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Fast Approvals for US Merchant Accounts

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us merchant accountsAre you looking for merchant services in the United States? Do you want to start processing credit cards in as little time as possible to avoid lost profit? Instabill provides business owners residing in the United States with fast and efficient US merchant accounts. Though the underwriting process is still thorough, we can deliver you […]

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