“E-Commerce” Posts

7 Critical Security Practices for E-Commerce Sites in 2019

7 Critical Security Practices for E-Commerce Sites in 2019

For most online shoppers today, the internet has become the go-to destination for everything from clothes to groceries. But while online retail has become commonplace, it remains an intricate technology operation that is vulnerable to attack. Cybercriminals often target e-commerce websites because they know how much sensitive information, including credit card numbers, flow through them on a daily basis. If you’re running an e-commerce store, it's pivotal to make security a top priority in all technology decisions. This article dives into seven specific best practices that you should follow in order to ensure that your customers and their data…

What Is Online Credit Card Processing?

What Is Online Credit Card Processing?

Online credit card processing refers to card-not-present payments that are completed on an e-commerce website via a Payment Gateway. The gateway is either provided by or integrated with a Merchant Service Provider. To be successful in online credit card processing, there are certain services and tools that are required, while others are nice to have. Learn about the providers involved, requirements and how you can simplify back-end e-commerce operations. Online Credit Card Processing Setup Before you can start online credit card processing, you need to set up the following: Website Hosting: The technology and services needed for your website to…

2 Hidden Truths [and 1 Myth] of The Payment Gateway Process

2 Hidden Truths [and 1 Myth] of The Payment Gateway Process

From the outside, it might seem that processing an e-commerce transaction only requires three things: A debit or credit card; The credit card issuing bank, which approves or declines the transaction, and later releases the funds; The Payment Processor, used by the business’s bank, which receives the funds after a transaction has cleared and deposits the money into the business’s account. However, there’s a crucial – but silent – party that is the key to all of the communications that result in a successful transaction: a Payment Gateway. A Payment Gateway acts as a middleman, transferring cardholder data to…

Grow Your Business By Offering an Ecommerce Credit Card Processor

Grow Your Business By Offering an Ecommerce Credit Card Processor

As a business owner, you’ve probably lost count of how many times you’ve heard that e-commerce is the way of the future. At the same time, with in-store spending at brick and mortar locations predicted to make up nearly 90 percent of all retail sales in the United States in 2019, you might also be wondering whether e-commerce is overhyped. The short answer is it’s not. Though online sales, whether from desktop or mobile devices, might only represent a small percentage of business right now, here are six key reasons why offering an ecommerce credit card processor…