All Posts by Christina Lavingia

3dcart Expands Features for PayJunction Integration

3dcart Expands Features for PayJunction Integration

Business owners turn to 3dcart for a comprehensive, easy-to-set-up e-commerce solution. They can set up their online stores in minutes and expand their sales online. The 3dcart software is fully hosted, packed with e-commerce features ranging from inventory control to shipping to customer service and marketing, and comes with 24/7 free tech support every day of the year. 3dcart’s built-in suite of SEO tools are the most complete in the industry, and a wide selection of mobile-friendly themes make it easy to build a beautiful and functional online storefront. Furthermore, 3dcart is integrated with payment providers who process…

How to Make Your Veterinary Checkout Process a Breeze

How to Make Your Veterinary Checkout Process a Breeze

Managing the front office of a veterinary clinic can quickly turn into a zoo (pun intended). You may have clients and patients waiting to check in, some waiting to be seen, and others wishing to check out after a checkup or procedure. You may not know the total bill for a visit until the end of the appointment, which means clients have to wait in line to pay when they really should be focusing on their pets. With old-school credit card terminals, it’s impossible to accept payments during check-in, requiring you to do it at the end of the…

Why You Should Avoid Annual Billing

Why You Should Avoid Annual Billing

If your business deals with recurring payments for prescriptions, memberships and subscriptions, you may be tempted to practice annual billing. This is when you charge your customer up front for a year’s worth of services or goods. It’s easy to be persuaded by the apparent benefits. For one, by charging your customer up front, you get paid faster. For another, the process of collecting payment once can be more efficient, especially if you have no automated way to collect on recurring payments. The monthly process of printing, mailing and waiting on invoices to be paid — and then chasing…

Experiencing TLS Issues? Here's Why

Experiencing TLS Issues? Here's Why

Right now, if you’re using the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) or Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 protocols, you’re at risk for a data breach. A number of vulnerabilities have been found in this early encryption protocol, causing the card brands to require a security upgrade in order for businesses to meet the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) moving forward. But first, what exactly is TLS? It’s a cryptographic protocol that helps establish secure communication between two systems. It authenticates the systems and protects the confidentiality of the information passing between them. This update…

The Evolution and Future of Credit Card Authorization

The Evolution and Future of Credit Card Authorization

We’re all familiar with paper receipts. They’re so ubiquitous that you likely have one in your pocket or in your purse as you read this. For customers, they constitute a proof of purchase in case they want a refund or wish to verify the transaction amount against their credit card statements. For businesses, they provide the only evidence that a credit card payment was authorized, which is why businesses are weighed down by paper receipt copies — sometimes up to seven years’ worth — that are filed, boxed and stored. Signatures have historically been important because there is an entire…