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Should I use an open source shopping cart for my online business?

Should I use an open source shopping cart for my online business?

When looking for a shopping cart for your e-commerce business, you will undoubtedly come across shopping carts that are labeled “open source.” You’ve probably even had sales reps or IT consultants recommend a shopping cart for your business. But you may be asking yourself: What makes an open source shopping cart different? Are they affordable? Are they…

Declined? Make Sense of Your Declined Credit Card Transactions

Declined? Make Sense of Your Declined Credit Card Transactions

Finally! You’ve gotten approved for a merchant account, picked a shopping cart, and integrated your payment gateway. Now you’re eagerly anticipating approved transactions. But what if your first few transactions are returned with a more disappointing message: DECLINED. When an online credit card transaction is declined, you might assume there’s something wrong with the payment…

Safe and Secure with SSL Certificates

Safe and Secure with SSL Certificates

When you operate an online store, telling your customers that your website is secure just isn’t enough. You need to show your customers that you can safely handle their credit card information. One way to do this is by using an SSL (Secure Socket Layer) Certificate. SSL Certificates come in different shapes and sizes, and the…

Why Consider Free and Open-Source Solutions (FOSS)?

Why Consider Free and Open-Source Solutions (FOSS)?

If you’re an e-commerce merchant, you might have heard of “open source software.” Free and open source solutions are great for many online businesses–but sorting through the options can be confusing. If you are considering using an open source shopping cart or other open source software, this guide will help answer all your questions. What…