Why Invalid SSL Certificates Hurt Business
Monday, November 11th, 2013Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE SSL or Secure Sockets Layer is an encryption technology that can make sure a user’s connection to a website is secure. When a website is secure, it will use the HTTPS protocol rather than HTTP, and the user’s browser will...
5 Tips for E-Commerce Fraud Prevention
Thursday, October 3rd, 2013Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE Preventing fraud is something that both the user and service provider can work to accomplish through due diligence and proper education. As an e-commerce business, you want as many real orders and as few fradulent ones as possible making their...
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5 Features Good Ecommerce Hosts Should Offer
Wednesday, September 11th, 2013Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE Online businesses are very important customers for web hosting providers. Almost every web host will tell you they are good for ecommerce, but you will need to do a little investigating to find out which ones offer the features you...
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How to Sell Downloadable Content from Your Website
Monday, July 29th, 2013Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE Often times when we discuss ecommerce on this website, we are referring to the online sale of physical commodities, tangible goods that are shipped to customers. There is, however, another type of ecommerce that has gained significant popularity over the...
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Open Source ERP Web Applications
Thursday, July 11th, 2013Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software has almost become a necessity for enterprises. Some vendors sell nothing else but ERP software and make quite a bit doing so. It is often so expensive that some companies have made headlines with their...
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What Do You Really Need for Retail Ecommerce?
Thursday, March 21st, 2013Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE Ask for advice about retail ecommerce and you are likely to get a plethora of responses, most of which are acronyms that may perplex you. People will tell you that you need ERP, CRM, BI, POS and more just to...
Protecting Your Customers’ Identity and Privacy
Monday, February 25th, 2013Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE The way we do business has changed. Many retail companies now have some sort of online presence. Some even do their business exclusively online. From a technical perspective, it is not hard to do. Even an individual can setup an...
Should You Consider Open Source Software for Online Retail?
Friday, January 18th, 2013Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE As we approach the tax season, some retail companies may be in the process of searching for new ecommerce software. Most of them will probably choose expensive proprietary software from a commercial vendor, but some will look to free and...
End of Year Ecommerce Renewals You Should Remember
Monday, December 31st, 2012Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE Another year has come and gone, and your Ecommerce site survived through what was undoubtedly a difficult economic year. Now that you have time to reflect and analyze your business successes and failures, it is also a great time to...
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How to Optimize Magento for Faster Ecommerce
Friday, December 14th, 2012Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE Magento is a very power and flexible open source ecommerce solution. As you may know, however, with great power comes great responsibility. Magento can be a lot for a server to handle if you have an active online business, but...
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