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What is Headless E-Commerce?

“Headless e-commerce” may sound like a term that was invented by marketers who’ve been watching too many episodes of The Walking Dead. In reality, it describes a flexible strategy for separating two...

Rob Manser, Sr. Digital Marketing Manager
Rob Manser
Sr. Digital Marketing Manager
September 1, 2020

Cyber Monday is Coming. Is Your Business Ready?

In 2017, Cyber Monday sales reached an all-time high – and trends show that we may see another record-breaking year. Service Objects broke its own record last Cyber Monday with the most transactions in a...

Carolyn Healey, Director of Marketing
Carolyn Healey
Director of Marketing
October 23, 2018

Better Sales Tax Matches with New FastTax Improvements

Service Objects has been returning location-based tax rates in the DOTS FastTax API since 2001. Back then, we identified sales tax rates using only zip code. Since zip codes could cross multiple city and...

Jonas Shaefer, Director of Engineering
Jonas Shaefer
Director of Engineering
October 4, 2018

Protecting Your Business from Ecommerce Fraud

Most ecommerce merchants learn the hard way; orders and registrations from fraudulent sources cause financial, merchandise, and time losses. With the rise of mobile ecommerce and the proliferation of...

Rob Manser, Sr. Digital Marketing Manager
Rob Manser
Sr. Digital Marketing Manager
September 25, 2018

Power Up Your Ecommerce

Some things are just better together. Like milk and cookies. Or peanut butter and jelly. Or, if you do online sales and marketing, ecommerce platforms and data validation services.Integrating live,...

Rob Manser, Sr. Digital Marketing Manager
Rob Manser
Sr. Digital Marketing Manager
June 26, 2018

Online Fraud is Growing. What Can Your Business Do?

What is one of the biggest growth industries in the United States today? Hint: It isn’t something most of you would want your kids to major in at school, unless you want them to go to the state pen...

Carolyn Healey, Director of Marketing
Carolyn Healey
Director of Marketing
June 5, 2018

Your Business and The Holidays: A Christmas Carol

Christmas is, of course, a major religious holiday celebrated around the world. And also one of the busiest and most profitable times of year for your business. But do you know how it first got that way?...

Carolyn Healey, Director of Marketing
Carolyn Healey
Director of Marketing
December 12, 2017

Black Friday and Cyber Monday: Opportunity and Peril

Do you sell products online? If you do, you have a great opportunity in front of you. An opportunity to boost revenues, increase market share, and create visibility for your business. Or an equally great...

Carolyn Healey, Director of Marketing
Carolyn Healey
Director of Marketing
November 14, 2017

The Power of DOTS FastTax

What is DOTS FastTax? DOTS FastTax web service provides sales and use tax rate information for all US areas based on several different inputs. The operations that are offered within FastTax take input...

Aki Stankoski, Application Engineer
Aki Stankoski
Application Engineer
September 14, 2017

These New Sales Tax Laws Might Affect Your Business

Colorado is a very difficult state to accurately calculate sales tax in. We estimate there are thousands of tax rates that vary based on location. As with most states, sales tax rates in Colorado are a mix...

Jonas Shaefer, Director of Engineering
Jonas Shaefer
Director of Engineering
January 10, 2017

5 Tips To Save Time And Money On Shipping

If you're like most business owners, finding ways to save time and money is one of your top priorities. After all, a penny saved is a penny earned. One area you might not have paid too much attention to is...

Rob Manser, Sr. Digital Marketing Manager
Rob Manser
Sr. Digital Marketing Manager
August 20, 2015

Prepare Now for The Marketplace Fairness Act

Since May 2013, there has been a lot of talk and discontent about the Senate approving the Marketplace Fairness Act. This Act will grant states the right to require online and catalog retailers, regardless...

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Service Objects
July 2, 2013

E-Commerce: Calculating the Right Sales Tax

"Tax complexity itself is a kind of tax." ~Max Baucus Since the beginning of the year, 25 different cities or counties in the state of Arkansas have had changes in their sales & use tax rates. In...

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Service Objects
April 27, 2011

The New Face of Business

Not too long ago, Sears and Roebuck revolutionized American retail with mail order catalogs. Retail has come a long way since then, with the Internet paving the way for e-commerce and eliminating the...

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Service Objects
October 15, 2008