How to Sell Exclusive or Premium Content on Your Website
Monday, September 22nd, 2014Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE By design the web is normally open to everyone, and any websites you find on the web usually have free content. In some cases, however, you may want to keep premium content reserved for your paying customers or members. This...
Sell Online Without Collecting Payment Info
Wednesday, August 27th, 2014Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE One of the security issues that might worry a new ecommerce startup is the idea of storing user information, especially credit card payment details, on their server. All it takes is one hack from a clever cyber criminal to expose...
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Mobile Compatibility is Crucial for Ecommerce
Friday, July 25th, 2014Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE The world has gone mobile. PC sales have dipped, and phone and tablet sales continue to rise. People expect to be able to access the online sources they want wherever they happen to be. Therefore, making sure your ecommerce online...
Should You Consider Web-Based Point-of-Sale?
Thursday, July 10th, 2014Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE Generally speaking, when you think of a point-of-sale (POS) application, a locally-installed, networked program comes to mind. For a long time, a web-based app seemed unnecessary. However, with the rise of mobile devices, even those capable of carrying out transactions,...
Shared SSL vs. Private SSL Certificates
Tuesday, March 11th, 2014Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE While shopping for an Ecommerce host, you might have stumbled upon the term “shared SSL” as an option in the lower-cost hosting plans. Because SSL is so important for ecommerce, it is imperative that you understand what shared SSL is...
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Getting Better Ecommerce Performance During Peak Times
Wednesday, February 26th, 2014Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE If there is one thing that is certain about ecommerce hosting it is that some periods of the week, month and year will be busier than others. Just as brick and mortar shops have peak hours, so too do online...
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5 Free and Open Source Invoicing Systems
Thursday, January 30th, 2014Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE Most ecommerce hosting plans offer free scripts for shopping carts and even full CRM systems, but many do not provide customers with good invoicing and billing systems. If your business does any type of work that requires invoicing, the following...
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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