Best Website Hosting for Online Store [8 Hosts Compared]
Choosing the best eCommerce hosting site for your online store is not as hard as predicting when the COVID-19 pandemic will end. You’ll have to work at it for ages as there is a seemingly endless array of eCommerce hosting platforms to choose from, each providing an extensive lineup of services. However, when it comes to selling online, […]
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Guide to Ecommerce Website Security: Definition, Tips, and Tools to Implement in 2020
I’ve witnessed companies lose hundreds of thousands of dollars after failing to implement eCommerce website security features to safeguard their online stores from hackers and fraudsters. The internet is a dangerous place to conduct business. Over the next three years, online retailer fraud is projected to hit $130 billion. So without appropriate fraud protection tools, your sensitive customer […]
Mobile Commerce 101: Advantages, Disadvantages, Stats [+Examples]
Bringing online stores to the mobile world in the form of apps has turned the concept of shopping in a completely new direction. Buyers can easily browse through thousands of products, compare prices, share favorites with friends, and so much more — all straight from their mobiles. Online merchants also feel quite at home with […]
19 Tips to Beat eCommerce Fraud and Protect Your Site From Scammers
Accepting online payments, you may find out that your store is the place where the thief is trying to use the stolen card. It costs you money. Because the fraud losses are distributed across all merchants, we don't hear too much about them. But the truth is that the online merchants are losing way more than customers and banks together! So you should roll up the sleeves and protect your business from these expenses.
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 […]
Multiple PHP vulnerabilities, MD5 Hash End of Life and PHP 5.6 and 7.0 Discontinued: How It Affects Your X-Cart Store
This September, multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in all supported PHP versions. Some of them are classified as posing HIGH risk for small, medium, and enterprise eCommerce businesses. Rephrasing it: everyone is at risk. The PHP developers have urgently released the patched up versions and are strongly recommending every server administrator to update as soon as possible. […]
The Detailed Guide to WordPress Vulnerabilities and Exploits [+ How to Fix Them]
Since the early days of the internet, WordPress has served as one of the most reliable content platforms available to individuals and organizations. Whether being used for a personal blog or a corporate homepage, WordPress is a flexible and robust content management system (CMS). However, like any piece of software that integrates with the open […]
How to Prevent and Protect Your Business From Chargebacks [Definition + Examples]
As a consumer, one of the most frustrating experiences is not getting what you’ve paid for. A new pair of trainers that are never delivered, but that the merchant insists were. A magazine subscription that halts when the publication company goes under. An online grocery shop debited twice to your account. Such problems are often […]
GDPR: What Is It and How It May Impact Ecommerce Stores in EU and Outside
The GDPR with complicated requirements, expensive implementation and huge fines for non-compliance have thrown many eCommerce businesses into panic since it was announced. Check this post to see if it applies to your business and what you need to do to be compliant. We've got ready tools to help you set up your online store.