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PCI Compliance – Small Businesses Facing Increased Scrutiny

PCI Compliance – Small Businesses Facing Increased Scrutiny

Should you be worried about Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards? If you accept any type of payment card—debit, credit, and even prepaid cards—then, yes, shopowners must take PCI Compliance (as it is informally known)very seriously. Businesses found to be out of compliance with these rules face, at the very least, serious fines from their

Convert Abandoned Shopping Carts Into Sales

It happens all the time in retail shops—a customer picks up an item, wanders around, returns the item to the store shelf, and leaves the store without purchasing a thing. In the world of online retailing, a whole “cart” of merchandise is regularly left behind, more often than a sale is actually made. That’s right,

Adding e-Commerce to Your Site

Starting an online business or adding e-commerce to your existing website can be a great asset to your business; however, it also requires dedication, persistence, and quite a bit of time and energy. Existing Options or New Software? When you’re ready to add e-commerce to your website, there are a couple of ways to tackle

How the EU Value-Added Tax Affects Online Sellers

The new EU Value-Added Tax (VAT) changes, effective January 1, 2015, have a major influence on online merchants selling digital goods. It’s important for e-tailers to understand what these changes mean. Our team at Ecwid has put together the below to make it easy for merchants to accommodate the new policies. The New EU VAT

3 Holiday E-Commerce Policies For A Merry Q4

You may not think of your shipping or return policies as part of marketing’s purview, but contributor David Rekuc argues they can be as influential as ads or promotions this time of year. Well, it’s here. Halloween has officially passed and Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away. At this point, retailers should be well

Five Tips for Maximizing Your SEO

I’m here to tell you that SEO is not rocket science.  It is relatively easy to understand the basics and get started immediately improving your search rankings.  More so, I am a strong believer in the philosophy, Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and

Oliver + S Named Best New Ecommerce Website

Oliver + S has been named the winner of the 2013 Blades Ecommerce Award for Best New Website Feature. Oliverands.com received this recognition at the Blades Ecommerce Awards, on March 7, 2013. Oliver + S was honored for the sleek, innovative responsive design framework powering its website. The framework allows for a seamless shopping experience

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