How to Handle Deleted or Discontinued Products

Here are some quick tips in response to a question that comes up often from e-commerce store owners: "What do you do with deleted or discontinued products?" First, let's get on the same page about what problems, if any, result from having products on your store that aren't for sale, and then we'll talk about solutions. We'll use examples from some real online stores. Many store owners resort to one of two courses of action when dealing with a discontinued product. They either delete it or … [Read more...]

How to: Be on the Lookout for Credit Card Testing

Stolen credit card data is regularly sold in bulk to people looking to score expensive purchases at your expense. After purchasing this data, fraudsters will look for ways to test their cards to see which ones actually work. Very few of the stolen cards will work, but that's okay because fraudsters only need one or two working cards to start their shopping spree. Two Types of Ecommerce Credit Card Fraud the big, big purchase Any e-commerce store can be a target stolen card use. If you … [Read more...]

Our E-commerce Interview With Cart2Cart

I recently had the opportunity to do some Q&A in an interview with Marichka Baluk covering some industry basics, best practices, 3D Cart, and Cart2Cart, the e-commerce platform migration service developed by MagneticOne. You can read the commentary and original article on the Cart2Cart blog, or catch our repost below. 1) Dean, you’ve been working in e-commerce for quite a long time now. Please tell us a little about your experience. What platforms have you tried out and how did you end up … [Read more...]

Become a Bandwidth Master with Your Own Subdomain CDN

Back when my company was paying out three times our monthly plan allowance in bandwidth overage fees to Volusion, I wrote a guide to offloading content to Amazon's Cloudfront CDN. While this method has saved e-commerce store owners a ton of money, there is still more to be done to cut costs and give your site a truly professional touch. Let's break free and make our very own subdomain CDN! Note about HTTPS Before we start, you should know that CloudFront doesn't support CNAMEs with HTTPS. More … [Read more...]