E-commerce

Top Ecommerce Trends for 2020

Top E-commerce Trends for 2020 E-commerce trends are making the shopping experience easier for the consumer. Moving in the direction of personalization and new customer experiences, the e-commerce industry is dynamically transforming every year, especially with the assistance of AI. Providing multiple avenues of payment and streamlining payment processes are only part of a merchant’s …

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Plenty of Cheer During the 2019 U.S. Holiday Shopping Season

The numbers are in for the 2019 holiday shopping season, the final one of the decade, and retailers were pleased to learn that overall sales increased by nearly 3.5% compared to last year. Starting on Black Friday and culminating with last-minute shopping on Christmas Eve, retailers were definitely in the black this season, and this …

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Top E-commerce Trends in 2019

Payment Methods – Credit Card Processing & Beyond Making the shopping experience easier for the consumer is the goal of new e-commerce tools. Every year, the e-commerce industry is dynamically transforming, moving in the direction of personalization and new sleeker customer experiences, especially with the increasing integration of AI. Streamlining payment processes and providing multiple …

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What is a Payment Gateway?

A payment gateway is a service that securely transmits card information from an e-commerce website to the card payment network for processing then returns transaction information from the network back to the e-commerce website. A payment gateway works like a bridge or middleman between your website and your customer and it’s necessary to accept debit …

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Tips for Online Merchants

While selling online has become easier over the last decade with fewer technical barriers and a greater number of options in terms of payment processing and hosting, there is no doubt that running an e-commerce business is still challenging. You must invest in building a user-friendly storefront, promoting your website, and combating issues like shopping …

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What Mobile-First Shopping Will Mean for the Retail Industry in 2018

When considering the trends that have been shaping the retail industry over the last few years, it is easy to infer that 2018 will be the year of mobile first shopping. Online retail giants such as Amazon have noticed that shoppers are not quite ready to completely abandon the brick-and-mortar model; however, they expect to …

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How to Get Payment Processing for Vape Products Online

How to Get Payment Processing for Vape Products Online If you’re planning to sell vapes online, one of the first hurdles you will need to overcome is finding merchant services that accept your business. The sale of electronic cigarettes, vape, and related products is considered high risk. This means many merchant account providers will turn …

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Avoid EMV Non-Compliance Fees

Some credit card processing companies are now charging “EMV non-compliance fees”.  For those who don’t know, the acronym EMV refers to the technology embedded in what are commonly called chip cards. Developed originally to increase security for customers when making a “card present” payment at a retailer, the date for merchants to install a chip-enabled credit …

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Five Reasons You Should Upgrade Your Point of Sale System Now

Point of sale systems have come a long way since they were introduced as advanced replacements for cash registers in the 20th century. Modern point of sale (POS) solutions offer more than just the ability to ring up purchases; they integrate multiple functions such as merchant services, inventory control, payment processing, scheduling employee shifts, collecting …

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