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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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...
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