With Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday just a week away are you sure your site is ready to handle the holiday rush? With all the added traffic there will be more hackers on the prowl to gain your customers valuable information. Every holiday season we hear on the news about protecting yourself from identity theft, but are you protecting your customers?
Announcements about Apple Pay have been everywhere this past week. Since its reveal at Apple’s iPhone event, we’ve gotten emails from our banks, credit cards and payment gateway providers touting support for the new system. With it comes the promise of contactless near-field communication (NFC) payments, eliminating insecure physical cards and a fast, secure way to make payments from within iOS applications.
In the United States, eCommerce sales are expected to reach over $434 billion by the end of the year. That’s a lot of dough, and this doesn’t even take into account the rest of the world.
When it comes to creating an eCommerce website, there may be some challenges regarding the design and usability of the site. Sites that do sell products online need a website that promotes their products and is easy for everyone to use. If you are just starting out, don’t worry, follow these tips for creating an superb eCommerce website. Don’t expect to become rich overnight, as long as you implement these tips and be patient, you should eventually see profits coming in.
The article, “Accepting Credit Cards and PayPal on Your eCommerce Site” by entrepreneur.com writer Rich Mintzer provides a good understanding for someone starting an online business focused on eCommerce sales. The article suggests that in order to set up a credit card account on your website, the most commonly used methods of accepting these credit card payments is by either using your own merchant account, or by using a payment gateway account (third party merchant).
We recently designed and implemented a custom eCommerce website for a Minneapolis retailer, that included a custom gift registry.