National Processing Inc. has begun processing on-line transactions for Best Buy Co., a Minneapolis-based electronics retailer that has set up a virtual storefront.

The NPC unit of National Processing, which is a subsidiary of Cleveland-based National City Corp., also provides credit card processing for purchases at Best Buy?s 288 retail locations in 32 states.

NPC plans to provide Internet credit card processing for a growing number of major merchants and companies using the Internet, to increase sales and made it easier for consumers to buy products,? said Bob Showalter, chief executive officer of NPC.

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