"Starting a website and having it be a success is very challenging in and of itself. Trying to create a successful ecommerce store takes "challenging" to a whole other level. Creating the website is twice as much work (and naturally twice the cost) and you need to make yourself stand out from an ever increasingly crowded marketplace. Your success is literally quantified by your sales and profitability."
"We all know accepting credit cards is vital for any business hoping to be successful. More so for ecommerce websites. Unfortunately there is more information about shopping carts available then merchant accounts. So what is a business to do? Read the Merchant Accounts 101 article of course! Learn everything from how a merchant account works, to what rates are charged, all the way through how to establish an account."
"Ecommerce takes many forms including one item stores and full blown catalogs. An increasingly more prevalent form of ecommerce is subscription based websites. These sites charge their subscribers a regularly scheduled recurring fee in exchange for access to content and services not available to the general public."
"Authorize.Net® is unquestionably the most popular payment gateway in use today. In fact, it is synonymous with ecommerce and is often confused as a payment processor. Its vast popularity with shopping carts, it is integrated with every major and minor shopping cart available, make it a natural choice for merchants wishing to begin processing sales online."
"In the early stages of launching an online store a decision needs to be made: how will customers' payments be processed? This needs to be determined before the site is developed as different payment options may require radically different forms of implementation. But how do you choose?"
"Anyone reading the news will have noticed the increasing coverage privacy issues have garnered over the last few years. Amongst some of the more frequent incidents are large scale thefts of consumer data including their credit card information. To help prevent thefts of this sort, Visa has created a standard by which any merchant wishing to store merchant credit card data must abide."
"Building and running an online store entails much more then getting a shopping cart, throwing in some products, and telling your friends and family to come by and make a purchase. But there is so much more involved and it is these finer details that can make or break an online store before it even launches."
"One of the most important decisions you'll face is to choose a gateway to handle your credit card payments. The well-known Authorize.net may spring to mind, but is it really the best option for your business?"
"Payer Authentication is the newest and most powerful tool available to ecommerce merchants today. Payer Authentication provides merchants with the electronic equivalent of a signed sales receipt. Under the umbrella of Visa's 3-D Secure initiative, internet merchants can participate in Payer Authentication."
"Nobody goes into business to lose money. You work hard for every penny, and every penny counts. To have that taken away from you months after a sale was completed is not only bad for business but extremely frustrating. Too many chargebacks usually spells doom for an online merchant."