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Magento Issues Important Security Update

Posted on the 23rd October 2015

The developers of Magento are currently investigating reports of sites which are being targeted by the Guruincsite Malware, specifically the Neutrino Exploit Kit, and they are working with both developers and community members, as well as hosting providers, to try to identify any possible new attack vectors.

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What the PCI Compliance Regulations Mean for You

Posted on the 20th October 2015

The new PCI Data Security Standards became a requirement in April 2015. The standards, entitled PCI DSS 3.1, require site owners to ensure that any payments that they process are handled in a secure fashion. There was considerable confusion regarding the new rules when the standard was announced and even today, several months after the rules came into effect, there are some webmasters who are unsure as to whether they need to be ‘PCI compliant’ and whether they are meeting the rules with their current set-up.

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How Stripe Will Revolutionise Mobile Payments

Posted on the 19th October 2015

Stripe is an established online payment processor that is becoming increasingly popular as an alternative to PayPal for those who wish to pay with their credit or debit cards online. What makes Stripe particularly interesting and useful is that users can save their details on Stripe’s servers for quick and easy payment.

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80% of Magento Stores Still Haven’t Patched Shoplift Bug

Posted on the 5th October 2015

Five months ago, Check Point security identified a critical vulnerability in the Magento ecommerce system. They called the vulnerability “Shoplift”, and publicised their findings. To their credit, eBay, the developers of Magento, patched the vulnerability extremely quickly and spent time improving the security of the software, releasing many more updates over the following months.

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Five Reasons to Choose Magento For Your Ecommerce Platform

Posted on the 9th September 2015

There are numerous ecommerce platforms on the market today. Some of the best-known include OS Commerce, WooCommerce, Prestashop and Magento. All of these power a huge number of websites, of all sizes. Choosing between them can be a difficult decision, especially if you are not already heavily invested in a particular technology ecosystem or platform.

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Magento Accelerating B2B Investment

Posted on the 2nd September 2015

eBay Enterprise-owned Magento has just launched a new B2B programme which will build upon its existing presence in this sector. Magento is a leading ecommerce provider which offers both B2C and B2B services and provides companies with a convenient and quick-to-market means by which to launch an ecommerce website.

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How Magento Community Edition 1.9.2. Is Helping Developers

Posted on the 27th August 2015

July saw the release of Magento Community Edition 1.9.2. This free and open source edition of Magento is designed to empower developers and give more people the chance to work with Magento at a deeper level, building upon the already rich functionality of the platform. We take a look at some of the most interesting elements of the update.

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Magento 2 Merchant Beta Released

Posted on the 6th August 2015

Last week saw the release of the Magento 2 Merchant Beta. This beta is a significant update to the Magento platform and is a major milestone in the development of Magento 2, which is scheduled for full release in Q4 this year.

Magento 2 is currently in pre-release and is being put through some rigorous QA testing both in-house, and by external testers. The Merchant Beta program allows those who are willing to be early adopters to test the software in real-world conditions before it is released to a wider audience.

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Magento Used By 2.8% of All Websites According to W3Techs

Posted on the 4th August 2015

According to data collected by W3Techs, the Magento ecommerce platform is used by 2.8 per cent of all websites from which they have been able to collect data; or 1.2 per cent of all websites, if websites for which the survey does not have CMS data are included.

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MagentoLive a Big Hit in London

Posted on the 12th July 2015

June saw the arrival of the MagentoLive UK conference in London. This event attracted merchants, designers, developers and systems integrators who came together for two days to talk about the latest eCommerce trends and the development of Magento.

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The latest on PCI Compliance … make it easier on yourself

Posted on the 24th June 2015

Do you know what level SAQ you need to pass to be PCI Compliant with the payment methods you currently accept on your eCommerce site? No? Don’t worry, you’re not alone.

Most payment gateways and merchant accounts can’t give you any specific advice, either. It’s a cloudy subject and no one wants to accept the liability for the wrong answer.

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Reliable Magento Hosting

Posted on the 19th August 2013

If you are running an online business, it is crucial that you have a good website for your customers to see and check the services and products that you offer.  Your website must look good to attract customers, must be easy to navigate and intuitive to use and buy from.
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Let’s look at the facts

Posted on the 24th November 2011

WE all know that ecommerce is growing and the Internet is becoming accessible by more and more people on a daily basis. But sometimes we should look at the actual figures to make sure that we have a clear overview of the picture.
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E-commerce on an upward ride

Posted on the 21st November 2011

E-commerce is the quickest budding trend in the world today. By spending numerous billion dollars every year, e-commerce has sustained its double-digit growth (something that no-one predicted). The present trends of ecommerce will decide on its development in the future. Nevertheless – here are some attention-grabbing facts about the growth and most recent trends of e-commerce.
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E-commerce is the way forward

Posted on the 14th November 2011

With the recession hammering high-street sales, a lot of retail businesses are looking more seriously at e-commerce as their foremost revenue producer. In fact, the Office for National Statistics in March 2011, reported that the weekly value of Internet retail sales in February 2011 was £474 million, approximately 9.0 % of the entire retail sales.
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