Now that it's a requirement, online store owners are finally starting to get the term PA-DSS drilled into their heads. I've spoken about this for some time, but it seems far too few merchant account providers took time to notify companies early and often. Some companies are already being charged … [Read more...] about What is PA-DSS and Why Should I Care?
PayPal. It is, by far, the most common method of sending and receiving money without ever having to deal with actual credit card numbers. This alone has been an appealing aspect to online shoppers. With mobile commerce, accepting PayPal will become even more important. … [Read more...] about Accepting PayPal is Essential for Small Business Mobile Commerce
There's great debate about the future of mobile commerce. Much of it takes place amongst store owners themselves, wondering if it's worth investing in mobile versions of online stores, or applications for smartphones. With consumers upgrading from regular cell phones to mobile devices running off … [Read more...] about Is the Future of eCommerce in the Palm of Our Hands?
It’s an online store's job to educate consumers about the products it sells. We tell visitors how products work and why they need (or should want) to buy them. We do all this with the goal of making money. When it comes to Social Media, however, most ecommerce sites make the assumption that their … [Read more...] about PeC: Are Your Visitors Anti-Social?
Whether you're a store owner, developer or designer, shopability matters! And a new group on the professional LinkedIn network is the place to learn, meet and discuss the issues of site and store usability and functionality. Join the Shopability Matters group on LinkedIn … [Read more...] about Shopability Matters: New LinkedIn Group
I spend a great deal of time reading ecommerce news, trends, artibles, blog posts and whatnot. I share many of them via Twitter and Facebook. And some, like this one, deserve a permanent spot at my site. And so starts a new section: Must Read Articles. First up: Dan Pallotta's "When Your Goal is … [Read more...] about Must Read: When Your Goal is the Impossible