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Accepting Online Payments!

Online shoppers in the United States will spend $327 billion in 2016, up 45% from $226 billion in 2012, according to a projection released by Forrester Research Inc. in their report, “U.S. Online Retail Forecast, 2011 to 2016”. An ever-increasing percentage of consumers are shopping online - merchants that support a successful online retail website stand to gain a larger share of the available online retail revenue.

Merchants need effective solutions to be competitive in today’s multi-channel marketplace. Additionally, it is imperative to have online payment tools that fit their business needs - a broader set of processing capabilities, a more intuitive user-interface and greater reporting capabilities. Here’s the proof: 94% of consumers research products online before buying. And 3-in-5 people use search engines as a go-to shopping resource.* Clearly, companies that accept online payments and have online marketing can reap the rewards of connecting with more shoppers. Online marketing often costs less than offline efforts and can produce great results. Launching new campaigns online can be lightning fast. Changes and updates can be made instantly, usually at minimal cost. Measurement tools quickly show what’s working and what’s not.* An online payment solution that can effectively support the growing demand for online shopping and purchases can help a merchant with customer loyalty and achieve an increased revenue stream. First Data Global Gateway e4SM, built on the latest technology, offers a secure and reliable solution for online transactions with the ability to expand payment acceptance globally. Whether a merchant is just starting a new business, looking for a more PCI-compliant website solution or planning to seamlessly integrate online payment processing into their existing website, the Global Gateway e4 offers three interface options that fit individual requirements, so merchants can process a wide range of payment transactions in-store, online or through mobile devices – anytime, anywhere. Backed by an extensive set of online support tools, as well as a dedicated support team, the Global Gateway e4 solution removes the complexity of accepting online payments quickly and easily, so that merchants are able to spend more time and energy on growing their business.

- First Data Thought Leadership

Express Merchant Processing Solutions (EMPS) — powered by First Data guarantees low merchant processing rates and a $200 credit when you open a new merchant processing account!** For more information about merchant processing or to sign up today, please call 866-232-5319 or visit!

*Google. The Small Business Marketing Guide.

**New merchant account required and subject to credit approval. FedEx customers are eligible when they open and activate a merchant payment processing account by 12/31/13 with First Data. The $200 account credit will be issued within 60 days after activation. Some restrictions and limitations may apply. First Data equipment and/or software may not be compatible with another processor’s systems. Offer subject to change without notice. Other terms and conditions may apply. © 2013 First Data Corporation. All rights reserved. All trademarks, service marks and trade names referenced in this material are the property of their respective owners. EMPS is a registered ISO/MSP of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Walnut Creek, CA.