Blog Posts: October 2009

Friday October 30, 2009 at 11:35am
Paypal allows customers to pay or get paid quickly and easily without sharing any financial information. As Paypal don’t share any financial information with sellers or retailer’s customers are better protected against fraud. Also because you don’t have to type in your card details each time you pay, it makes the checkout process a lot faster. Paypal do take you to their own payment pages and therefore away from your website, however Paypal do have options to customise the pa....
Tuesday October 20, 2009 at 4:46pm
Imagine if your domain name suddenly stopped working - your website would be inaccessible and customers would not be able to buy from you and no emails would reach you.  It could cost you thousands of pounds in lost revenue and inconvenience very quickly. This happened to Ryanair this afternoon.  Nominet who oversee all .UK domain names suspended the Ryanair.co.uk domain name as they hadn't paid their renewal fee (see screen shot to right). If you typed in www.ryanair.co.uk to a....
Friday October 16, 2009 at 10:49am
Over the next few weeks we will be comparing 3 of the most popular payment processing services. We will look at the advantages and disadvantages of each from the merchant’s perspective. We’ll give you a breakdown of the fees, refund costs, charge back process, set up requirements and how long it takes to get an account set up. Finally we will give you a summary of all the services and which one we recommend. We will break this down into 4 sections, with a new section being released e....
Tuesday October 13, 2009 at 11:49am
Recently in the press have been reports of 30,000 names and passwords from Hotmail, Google and Yahoo web mail accounts being posted online on a forum. How these account details were found out appears to be from an industry wide phishing scam which is spreading further according to experts. Phishing is a diverse and sophisticated set of methods that trick people into parting with their personal data – login details, passwords, bank account details etc. Usually a phishing attempt will direct....
Wednesday October 7, 2009 at 3:34pm
Fraud committed in the UK using plastic cards has fallen by 23% in the first half of this year. Internet, phone and mail order fraud levels have all dropped for the first time and experts believe this is a result of fraudsters realising that they can be more successful if they target foreign-issued cards and especially those without chip-and-pin protection. Chip-and-pin cards were first introduced in the UK in 2004 and they instantly had an impact by reducing fraud levels in the two years that f....