Passwords – Securing Your Store and Living with a Necessary Evil

Tweet Passwords, just the thought of dealing with them can make people groan. We know they are necessary, like eating right and exercising; but we all cheat when we can. The problem is cheating never leads to good things. While breaking into web sites via passwords is not the most common way of getting in, […]

Four Methods to Handle Taking Phone Orders in ShopSite

Tweet Depending on how your business operates, you may find yourself or your staff entering customer orders directly into ShopSite as part of your daily routine. If that’s the case then you may run across a notification message when entering orders that says: Ship to Zip/Postal Code has changed. Shipping rates need to be recalculated. […]

The Reports of the Magento Core Being Vulnerable are Greatly Exaggerated

Tweet To borrow from Mark Twain’s famous quote “Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated”… Sucuri, the security company, recently published a blog post, Magento Platform Targeted By Credit Card Scrapers. In this post, the author seemed to indicate that hacks were happening in the wild, and it was unknown how the hackers were […]

Latest PCI guidelines cause headaches all around

Tweet In April 2015, The PCI Security Standards Council released its latest PCI DSS 3.1 requirements. Included in this document is a small paragraph that has lots of major implications… Note: SSL and early TLS are not considered strong cryptography and cannot be used as a security control after June 30, 2016. Prior to this […]

ShopSite Tip – Quick Tips For Template Editing

Tweet Custom templates are very powerful and are easy to edit in ShopSite, but when you first get started with them it can be confusing to find what you need to edit and how to go about making those changes. In this blog post we’ll review the following: Where templates can be viewed/edited How to […]

USPS Rate Change Issues with Priority Mail International

Tweet On Sunday, May 31, 2015, the US Postal Service (USPS) released an update to their rates and services. One of the changes they made was: Origin ZIP Code required for Priority Mail International to Canada Sounds like a harmless change, but it has caused a few headaches with many ecommerce applications that offer USPS […]

Domain Transfers – The Elusive AuthInfo Code

Tweet It is the necessary evil of domain name ownership.  The official name is AuthInfo Code, but registrars use a variety of names: Auth Code Authorization Code EPP Authentication Code EPP Authorization Code EPP Code Transfer Key What Is It? No matter what name is used, its goal is the same – to protect you […]

Google Mobile Deadline – The Sky is Not Falling

Tweet April 21, 2015 is the day Google launched their new “Mobile Friendly” ranking algorithm. We wrote about it in a previous blog post. Google had many blog posts about it, even sending people emails through Webmaster Tools, and mentioning it in phone calls during AdWords support. Since Google has been harping on this topic […]

ShopSite Tip – Creating a “Special Order” Product

Tweet Do you ever need to charge an extra fee to your customer’s credit card, or someone needs to place a custom order for something that isn’t available on your site?  It’s easy to process that payment online through your store using ShopSite’s Variable Price feature.  In this post we’ll show an example of how […]

ShopSite Version 12 SP1 – A Must Have Upgrade

Tweet ShopSite recently released Version 12 Service Pack 1 (SP1) of its award-winning ecommerce software. The new version has a number of new features, many bug fixes, and improvements that make this a “must upgrade” version for any ShopSite store owner. A list of all the new features may be found on the ShopSite website. […]