“E-Commerce” Posts

What Is a Payment Gateway?

What Is a Payment Gateway?

Did you make an online purchase this week? Then you used a Payment Gateway without even knowing it. A Payment Gateway provides a safe method of transferring cardholder data from a website to a payment network for processing. It communicates the confirmation of sufficient funds and the transaction approval back to the website. It’s the technical glue that connects the point of sale to the payment network and is unique to card-not-present, online payments. Now, if you’re looking to accept online payments, you may be wondering how a Payment Gateway fits into the process. After all, there are…

How to Tailor Your Online Store for the Holiday Season

How to Tailor Your Online Store for the Holiday Season

Whether you’re solely running an e-commerce website, or you run an online store that supplements your brick-and-mortar locations, it’s important to tailor your website when the holidays come around. Trends show that U.S. holiday e-commerce sales are only increasing every year, so why wouldn’t you make sure your online store is set up for success during this busy shopping season? We asked eight e-commerce experts to share their tips and tricks for tailoring online stores for this buying-intensive time of year. Consider these options as you prepare your own online store for the upcoming holiday season.…

What Are E-Commerce Payment Systems?

What Are E-Commerce Payment Systems?

E-commerce payment systems are softwares that facilitate the authorization of online payments. These systems are typically comprised of a shopping cart provider, a Payment Gateway and a Merchant Service Provider that work together to provide a fully functioning e-commerce platform. E-Commerce Payment Systems Defined Shopping Cart Shopping cart software is as its name suggests, a place for customers to add items to purchase, but it’s also so much more as an e-commerce payment system. Your shopping cart software will display your products and make it easy and intuitive to make an online purchase. Think of it as a virtual…

What Is MOTO Credit Card Processing?

What Is MOTO Credit Card Processing?

MOTO stands for Mail Order/Telephone Order and is a credit card processing pricing setup on a Tiered plan. MOTO credit card processing is best suited for businesses that primarily accept card-not-present transactions: Examples include e-commerce and delivery-based businesses. In contrast, Retail pricing is appropriate when the majority of transactions occur in-person. It’s important to establish the correct setup, which depends on the type of business you run. Failing to do so could result in higher rates, incorrect risk assessments and lost savings opportunities. How Tiered Pricing Works With Tiered pricing, transactions are bundled into one of three buckets:…

Streamline Online Payment Forms With JotForm and PayJunction

Streamline Online Payment Forms With JotForm and PayJunction

Businesses routinely make use of digital forms to tackle numerous organizational and transactional tasks. With a user base of 2.5 million worldwide, JotForm is at the forefront of easy online form creation, enabling businesses to build custom forms with simple drag-and-drop tools. No coding background is required. PayJunction, a PCI Level 1 Merchant Account Provider and Payment Gateway, received a call from JotForm about a potential payments integration. With a shared belief in paperless technology, the partnership was an obvious fit, and JotForm’s team integrated with PayJunction for its online payment forms in a matter of weeks. The…