Preparing Your Ecommerce Site for Christmas 2012

It’s that time of the year everyone! It’s time to start thinking about the holiday season. The holidays are just a few short months away and you don’t want to be caught unprepared. Last year, holiday sales for ecommerce reached $35.3 billon! That is a 15 percent increase compared to the same time in 2010.…

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Is the Visa FANF Legal?

Many of you have probably noticed the new Visa fee (Fixed Acquirer Network Fee “FANF”) on your monthly statement.  Some of you are probably thinking, “How can Visa charge another fee??  Haven’t they already found every way to nickel and dime me!?!?”  Unfortunately not…  However, the Merchant Payments Coalition has raised the red flag on…

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Tips to Prevent Chargebacks on Your Ecommerce Site

Chargebacks can be pretty annoying for an ecommerce business and there are many ways to help reduce the number that you receive. Most of these solutions are based off of communication. You must communicate with your customers; they need to know exactly what they are purchasing and how they will receive it. Although, there is…

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Integrating Twitter with Your Ecommerce Site

Twitter is a great marketing tool used by many different ecommerce businesses. If you currently have a twitter account, it may be beneficial to pull in a twitter feed to your site. Lucky for you, twitter provides you a couple easy solutions to do just that. I know you’re asking yourself, “But Chris, how do…

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Types of Website Seals for your Ecommerce Site

Today’s online shopping is better than it has ever been. It’s continually getting safer and safer through security protocols. There are many third party authentication services out there to help give credibility to your online business, because as an online shopper you want your personal information sent securely. So what types of seals are out…

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PCI Scanning and Approved Scanning Vendors

As a merchant, you often times have to deal with Payment Card Industry standards and regulations to maintain your compliance in order to keep your customers and the payment card brands happy.  One of the few things that you need to do to be compliant is to make arrangements with an Approved Scanning Vendor to…

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SSLs for your Ecommerce Site

As an online business owner you most likely have heard of SSLs and how important they are to have for your business. But, what exactly is an SSL and what purpose does it serve your business and your customers? In this edition of the Cart32 Blog: SSLs Uncovered. Stay tuned!   What is an SSL?SSL…

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Cutting your Ecommerce Costs

Cost of entry for Ecommerce is lower than most, but are you looking for a way to lower some of the costs of your business? Well in this article, I will show you a few ways to cut some costs that you may not have thought of before. These are simple steps which you may…

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Google Tools for your Ecommerce Site Part 2

We’ve talked about it before; Google is one of the leading service companies out there. What’s better is that they offer most of these services for free. This makes their tools not only powerful, but economical as well. What better way to increase your site traffic through SEO than by using free SEO tools from…

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