How Does PayPal Work? [Step-by-Step Guide For Sellers]
PayPal is an all-in-one payment solution that makes it easy for online sellers to reach millions of shoppers worldwide. It has been on the market for 20 years already and it doesn’t seem to be leaving any time soon. Whether you are looking for an easy way to sell your products online and get paid, […]
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X-Cart Introduces PayPal Checkout: Upgrade Your User Experience to Convert More
When you are first setting up your eCommerce business, there will be a lot of decisions to make. One of the most important decisions (after selecting your brand name, product, logo, etc.) will be defining the user experience at checkout. Many new business owners assume checkouts are more or less the same, and that choosing […]
Use Apple Pay for Your Business and Boost Your Conversion Rates
In the digital era, mobile devices are becoming more popular than desktops. eCommerce is probably one of the first areas that adopted mobile technology, and there are reasons for it. Once you try a mobile experience in an online store, you find that it’s as convenient as using your browser to shop, only you have […]
Online Payment Methods for a Fast and Secure Checkout Process
With so many different ways to pay online (or in-store for that matter), simply accepting credit cards is unlikely to cut it. It’s a great starting point if your brand or store is new, but shoppers are now looking for more. We’re here to help you offer the fastest and reliable checkout options. Start with these three online payment solutions that we recommend for all eCommerce stores.
Small or Medium-Sized Business? Jump These International Hurdles to Gain Cross-Border Commerce Revenue.
A company no longer needs a massive customer base to be global. There are an estimated 30 million small and medium-sized enterprises in the United States. All it takes to become a global company is to sell products to an international customer base. This type of global reach is what cross-border eCommerce is all about, […]
Top 27 Payment Processing Companies 
Payment processing companies are virtually everywhere. If you own an eCommerce store, you know that your website needs a payment processor in order to become a fully-functioning, money-making machine. But how, exactly, do you decide what service to use? Which ones are the most secure, reliable, and better-performing? In order to help you decide, we’ve […]
ACH Payment Processing for eCommerce
For the fourth consecutive year, ACH payment processing volume has increased by over 1 billion dollars! Get in on the action and see how ACH acceptance can help boost your online business. According to the 2016 Annual Billing Household Survey, consumers use 3 to 4 different payment methods each month. Credit card payments and debit […]
PCI-DSS Compliance Checklist [Definition + 13 Steps]
Day-to-day business is complicated enough for new e-commerce site owners, but if you accept debit or credit card transactions, one crucial part of your remit is to be completely compliant with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) standards. This can feel overwhelming as the PCI DSS compliance checklist is long, can seem complicated, and more often […]
Online Privacy in eCommerce: 6 Key Takeaways and Shocking Stats You Didn’t Know About
The eCommerce landscape has changed much since the early days of Amazon.com. Technological innovation fueling this industry has allowed the explosive growth of cross-border trade. It is expected that by 2021, retail eCommerce sales will reach almost $4.9 trillion. Yet this massive industry has grown beyond the major eCommerce companies, and new competitors are entering […]
Strong Customer Authentication (SCA): What It Is and What Merchants Should Expect in 2020
Let’s face it — the internet is not the safest place to be. Even though online security has become more sophisticated over the years, the Web is still fertile ground for all sorts of scams. To illustrate, online merchants worldwide lose over 7.5% of their annual revenue due to fraud. Imagine someone stealing your December salary every […]
Merchant Accounts for High-Risk Businesses [+Why You Might Need It]
Trying to pick the best credit card processing company can be overwhelming. This is particularly true when you are a new small business owner who has never even heard of a “merchant account” prior to setting up everything you need to get your business running. The reality is that even the most seasoned CEOs can get dizzy […]