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Gary Stevens
Gary Stevens
a front-end developer

The Detailed Guide to WordPress Vulnerabilities and Exploits [+ How to Fix Them]

eCommerce Tips

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 […]

Helen Golubeva
Helen Golubeva
Storyteller at X‑Cart

How to Start an Online Store That Actually Grows [2019 Edition]

eCommerce Tips

A few years ago starting an online business seemed mind-blowingly complex for medium and small businesses. You had to code your fingers to the bone to make your first sale. Luckily, everything is different now. Indeed, it’s never been easier to start an online store from scratch within just a short space of time. No […]

Ollie Claxton
Ollie Claxton
Marketing Content Writer at Secure Trading

How to Prevent and Protect Your Business From Chargebacks [Definition + Examples]

eCommerce Tips

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 […]

Ken Lynch
Ken Lynch
Founder & CEO at Reciprocity

How to Make Your Online Store PCI-DSS Compliant [Definition + Checklist]

eCommerce Tips

Getting PCI Compliance Right Day-to-day business is complicated enough for new e-commerce site owners, but if you accept credit or debit cards as payment one important 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 document is long, can […]

Rob Hart
Rob Hart
Partners Account Executive at eWAY

Why Investing In Cyber Security Is So Important To Your Online Business

eCommerce Tips

While it’s now easier than ever to start up an online business, connect with a global audience and network with some of the industry’s best, the digital era also brings with it the convenience of personal information or being readily available. This leaves your business, your clients and yourself vulnerable to the possibility of cyber-attack. […]

Anna Shvetsova
Anna Shvetsova
Marketing Manager at X‑Cart

GDPR: What Is It and How It May Impact Ecommerce Stores in EU and Outside

Addons

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.

Helen Golubeva
Helen Golubeva
Storyteller at X‑Cart

19 Tips to Beat eCommerce Fraud and Protect Your Site From Scammers

eCommerce Tips

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.

Anton Pachkine
Anton Pachkine
General manager at finestshops.com

Full HTTPS Store Is Not Optional Anymore – Will It Kill Your Store’s Conversion Rate?

eCommerce Tips

If you recently received a troubling message from Google Webmaster saying "Nonsecure Collection of Passwords will trigger warnings in Chrome 56", you are not alone. Thousands of online stores ignored all the warnings and now their visitors see a message in the browser: "Connection is not secure. Logins entered on this page could be compromised".

Helen Golubeva
Helen Golubeva
Storyteller at X‑Cart

What Is HTTPS and SSL, and Why Your eCommerce Website Badly Needs Them Both

eCommerce Tips

SSL, HTTPS, HTTP, TLS, HSTS… These terms appear to be nothing more than just a meaningless sequence of letters for the better part of online users. But not for you. Even if you are not an IT geek or server administrator guru, you are likely to have at least a general idea of what these […]

Alex Dyachkov
Alex Dyachkov
Head of Tech support and Hosting Departments at X‑Cart

X-Cart Security and Performance Optimization, PHP 7 Patches & Dirty Cow [Webinar Recording + PDF]

eCommerce Tips

Here's the webinar recording tailored specifically for those who missed both our September Meetup and the webinar two weeks ago. The tools and tips I shared in this video should significantly improve the security level of your server and speed up your web store. It's really worth watching!

Anna Shvetsova
Anna Shvetsova
Marketing Manager at X‑Cart

PA-DSS validation for X-Payments 2 expired. Upgrade to X-Payments 3.

X-Payments

PA-DSS validation for X-Payments 2.x has expired and hence it cannot be used for new deployments. It's X-Payments 3.x that should be used for all new installations.