2Checkout

​2Checkout is a leading global payment platform that allows companies to accept online and mobile payments from buyers worldwide, with localized payment options. Capabilities include a pre-integrated payments gateway, merchant account, PCI compliance, international fraud prevention, and integration with more than 100 shopping carts.

In business since 2000, 2Checkout supports transactions in 197 countries through 8 payment methods, 87 currencies, and 15 languages, and is trusted by more than 50,000 merchants worldwide.


Articles by 2Checkout:

May 26, 2017

2Checkout Makes Important Security Updates

2Checkout will be making changes to our system’s security protocols to accommodate the latest data security standard (DSS) outlined by the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council (SSC), mandates all businesses move away from...

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April 3, 2017

Avangate Acquires 2Checkout to Expand Payment Flexibility

Big news for 2Checkout and Avangate! The two companies are joining forces to offer the industry’s most comprehensive product and service suite in the subscription billing and eCommerce space, linking payment model flexibility with advanced...

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February 10, 2017

Forbes recommends 2Checkout for the “truly international freelancer”

Forbes recently reviewed “10 Easy, Effective Payment Solutions for Freelancers” and recommended 2Checkout as a “great option for the truly international freelancer.” While there are many payment solutions to choose from, 2Checkout...

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November 10, 2016

How to leverage Shop Small® promotions ahead of this year’s Small Business Saturday

Want to make the most of the holidays? The Shop Small® campaign is an excellent way for merchants to grow their customer base and engage existing customers. 2Checkout strongly supports small and medium-sized businesses and local communities,...

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August 29, 2016

Ecommerce-Platforms.com names 2Checkout top PayPal alternative for international payments

Ecommerce-Platforms.com recently reviewed 11 alternatives to PayPal, reporting, “The reason PayPal is still so popular is because people are so used to it. However…you can actually find more reliable solutions for doing business in...

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August 22, 2016

“2Checkout Review: A Fantastic Payment Gateway for 2016” according to Ecommerce-Platforms.com

Ecommerce-Platforms.com reports, “The 2Checkout solution serves as a wonderful option, since it integrates well with tools like Shopify, Bigcommerce and more… It may just end up working wonders for your online business.”...

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August 2, 2016

2Checkout Partnership with JStore Offers Their Merchants Global Reach in over 200 Markets

When growing an online business, merchants want to reach as many prospective customers as possible. However, selling internationally has its own complex challenges. It is our goal to streamline the checkout process and allow online merchants to...

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July 14, 2016

2Checkout Pleased to Partner with Selz

All around the world, businesses are blooming online. From Brazil to Russia, the Philippines to South Africa, Selz has helped more than 100,000 merchants realize their online potential. 2Checkout’s mission is to ensure online businesses...

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March 11, 2016

VirtueMart and 2Checkout Announce a New Partnership

VirtueMart is excited to announce the release of two different versions, both versions include the addition of several notable new features. In addition, we are pleased to announce our new partnership with VirtueMart who helps online...

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November 5, 2015

2Checkout & Two-factor Authentication

​Security has always been a top priority for 2Checkout. We know that in today’s global economy, strong security features are absolutely essential for protecting businesses and their consumers from the fraud that runs rampant. Our merchants...

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February 10, 2015

2Checkout Europe opens new London Head Office

At 2Checkout, we strive to empower merchants to accept payments from anywhere in the world and grow a global business. A key part of accomplishing these goals is creating an international network of experts and support providers who can address...

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February 3, 2015

Pros and Cons of the Thirty Day Breach Notification Law

With the number of data breaches last year, everyone wants new legislation to help protect consumers. Obama’s 30 day data breach notification is a good first step, but every business will ultimately be affected by this. Andrew Zichek,...

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January 26, 2015

Virtual Terminal: Accept Credit Card Payments for In-Person Phone, Fax, or Mail Orders

At 2Checkout, our main goal is to enable our merchants to easily accept payments from around the globe. As part of our efforts to expand payment options, 2Checkout offers our merchants Virtual Terminal, a feature that allows 2Checkout accounts...

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January 15, 2015

Case Study: The Upstanding Desk

Sam Carmichael and Mikey Chen initially aimed to raise $10,000 on Kickstarter for the UpStanding Desk, a flat-pack desk that sits on top of an existing desk or table to transform it into a standing desk. In less than thirty days, the desk...

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November 3, 2014

2Checkout Offers Instant Underwriting for New U.S. Merchants

2Checkout has quicker underwriting process for new U.S. merchants We empathize with anyone who’s in a hurry. Especially online retailers who sell to a global audience. There’s just way too much to do: create a marketing campaig role out...

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August 24, 2014

2Checkout Partners with WooThemes

2Checkout is excited to announce a new partnership with WooThemes, the most popular e-commerce plugin for Wordpress. With this new integration we can now give WooCommerce merchants in nearly 200 countries the capability to accept payments online...

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August 8, 2014

Brazil: Revolutionizing Mobile Payments

The sun is shining, Luis Suarez is biting, and the vuvuzela’s are mercifully absent from the 2014 World Cup matches. While all eyes are drilled on Brazil as one of the biggest events in sports takes over the country, the nation is also...

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July 28, 2014

Automatically Update Credit Card Details with Account Updater

At 2Checkout, we’re devoted to providing you with the best payment tools so you can focus on growing your business. Today, we’re launching Account Updater to help you minimize avoidable lost recurring sales when your customers’...

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July 8, 2014

‘Tis the Season for Fraud Prevention

#SecurityThe last two months of the year are full of holidays around the world, many of which spur increased buying behavior from consumers worldwide. While the holiday season may be a major revenue generator for merchants, it also tends to...

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June 25, 2014

Increasing Conversions Through UX: Product Categories

So, you’ve mastered the art of driving traffic to your e-commerce website, but have yet to dominate conversions. Users come, they browse, and they leave. Why? It might be because your business has yet to differentiate itself (check out...

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June 24, 2014

How to Stand Apart From the Crowd: Differentiation in E-Commerce

E-commerce websites currently comprise 10-12% of the Internet; by the time this blog is posted, there will roughly be one billion of these websites aggregated on the Internet. That’s over 100 million e-tailers all over the world with whom...

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June 5, 2014

2Checkout Redesigns Banking Wizard

We’re excited to announce some new updates to our Banking Wizard, the system 2Checkout merchants use to set up their payment profile and dictate and how they are paid from their buyers. The product team completely modified the interface...

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June 3, 2014

4 Tips to Boost Your Ecommerce Site’s Trustworthiness Today

We’ve all been there: ready to make an online purchase, card in hand and search engine revving, and then we stumbled across a potential online store so inhospitable that a virus scan seemed necessary just to check out its wares....

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May 28, 2014

2Checkout Launches Quarterly Fraud Index Report To Monitor Global Online Payment Scams

Fraud and online security are two of the biggest concerns we hear about from our merchants on a consistent basis. What countries have the most fraudsters? What products are safer to trade in? What currencies are at risk for fraudulent activity?...

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May 26, 2014

Picking an Online Payment Processor: Security & Risk

With massive data breaches hitting such major corporations as Target and eBay, online security has become one of the most important facets of running an online business. After all, an online business can only succeed if it can make its...

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May 20, 2014

2Checkout Payment API Q&A with Senior Product Manager Joel Zimmerman

This week, 2Checkout released its latest platform: the Payment API. Whereas hosted checkouts give businesses the opportunity to seamlessly integrate 2Checkout’s technology with a few simple steps, the Payment API offers unlimited...

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May 5, 2014

Picking an Online Payment Processor: Integrations

The main goal for choosing an online payment processor is to not only find a service that fulfills a company’s payments needs, but will also seamlessly integrate into a company’s technology and website structure. For example, if...

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May 1, 2014

Shopify Now Integrates with 2Checkout

2Checkout is now partnering with Shopify! 2Checkout is ecstatic to announce a new partnership with Shopify, the e-commerce platform that provides online merchants with a professional online storefront. As of today, Shopify directly integrates...

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April 28, 2014

2Checkout Attracts $60 Million in Growth Capital

2Checkout receives $60 Million worth of funding2Checkout began as a startup in founder Alan Homewood’s basement before expanding into a premier international payment service provider, with offices located in the United States, Ireland, and...

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April 24, 2014

Q&A with 2Checkout’s New CEO, Shawn Budde

Shawn BuddeToday, 2Checkout is proud to announce Shawn Budde as its new CEO. Budde brings a wealth of expertise and management cultivated over 25 years in the finance and banking industries. Mr. Budde has held executive roles at Citibank and...

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April 1, 2014

2Checkout Announces ‘Inline Checkout’

#InlineAt 2Checkout, we’re devoted to empowering merchants with a universal solution to accept online payments on a global scale, without sacrificing the unique user experience built into an online business. With our Inline Checkout, we...

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March 5, 2014

Understanding Russian Social Media: VKontakte & Odnoklassniki

More than just a random ingredient in any online marketing campaign social media are just as important to international endeavors as well, with a huge emphasis on localization. In light of the recent Winter Olympics, 2Checkout provided a...

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March 3, 2014

2Checkout Podcast #4: Bitcoin & Cryptocurrencies with Adam Draper

For today 2Checkout’s podcast, Adam Draper will be joining us as our guest lecture Despite being in-insurable, decentralized, and unregulated, Adam Draper has had no qualms about embracing the cryptocurrency known as Bitcoin. Draper’s Bay...

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February 24, 2014

Introducing the 2Checkout Payment API BETA

It’s a universal truth, business never stands still, and when it comes to online business, it can be a perpetual sprint. The rules of e-commerce change constantly, driven by breakneck technology development and evolving customer demands....

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February 17, 2014

2Checkout Podcast #3: Turnaround Strategy with Shirley Tan

Shirley Ta author of Ecom Hell will be joining us today at 2Checkout PodcastIn the latest 2Checkout Guest Lecture Podcast, Shirley Ta author of Ecom Hell: How to Make Money in Ecommerce Without Getting Burned, gives essential advice for emergent...

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January 28, 2014

2 Ways to Improve Customer Service Response Time

I was shopping online for the PERFECT dress that just so happened to be offered on two competing sites. However, I was concerned that the dresses wouldn’t arrive on time for a particular engagement. I needed assurance. One site had a...

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January 16, 2014

Access 2Checkout’s New White Paper, “The Payments System Simplified”

The latest White Paper in 2Checkout’s E-Commerce Academy continues industry expert Tom Kossler’s in-depth analysis of digital payments and their journey from a customer’s pocket to a merchant’s bank account. Whereas The...

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January 16, 2014

Bitcoin 101: The Invisible, Uninsurable Currency of the Internet Is Still Kicking

Despite the mass amount of criticism, condescension and sheer confusion that the crypton currency known as Bitcoin has withdrawn since its release in 2009, it has persisted swiftly both in headlines and the accounts of those who have bravely...

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January 14, 2014

Brink’s and 2Checkout Partner to Launch Brink’s Checkout

2Checkout has recently banded together with the security gurus at Brink’s to launch Brink’s Checkout, a new payment processing service that guarantees a safe way for online merchants to sell worldwide. The collaboration uses the...

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December 24, 2013

5 Mistakes of a Twitter Novice

Twitter officially went public yesterday and has been doing very, very well for itself. Now with over 200 millions users, the social media platform is a marketing necessity more than ever. In fact, some consider Twitter a B2B and e-commerce...

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December 18, 2013

4 Ways to Beat Shiny Object Syndrome

We’ve all experienced it, the allure of the latest model phone glistening at the in-store kiosk, or the adorable puppy pawing at the glass as we walk by the pet store window. It’s what makes us test drive the muscle car at the...

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December 17, 2013

Email Marketing 101

Refinery 29, a website dedicated to all things pop culture, is my arch nemesis when it comes to work productivity. I am a 30-year-old woman who works in tech, but give me a juicy email about Jennifer Lawrence’s new hair cut or Amanda...

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December 4, 2013

From Black Friday to Cyber Monday: E-commerce Sales Soar

For 2013, the holiday shopping season kicked off with the e-commerce sector netting more than $2 billion. Online sales on Black Friday just missed the mark at $1.93 billion while Cyber Monday blew past it at $2.29 billion. From Thanksgiving Day...

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November 18, 2013

2Checkout Podcast #2: Brand & Visual Identity with Steff Geissbuhler

In 2Checkout’s second podcast, brand identity legend Steff Geissbuhler steps in for a guest lecture on how e-commerce merchants can design memorable and lasting visual identities that fully represent their core values. Steff’s...

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November 18, 2013

Welcome to 2Checkout’s Redesigned Vendor Area

If clothes make the ma then clarity, code, and a bottomless pit of espresso make an user interface. And our Vendor Area (VA) was in dire need of a makeover. It’s 2Checkout’s absolute pleasure to present our redesigned VA, the back-end...

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November 5, 2013

5 Tricks for SEO Success

As a highly-publicized UPS survey pointed out last June, e-commerce isn’t just an alternative to brick and mortar, but the new status quo of retail. Where previously shoppers might have consulted the yellow pages, today people are hitting...

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November 4, 2013

2Checkout Podcast #1: Welcome to 2Checkout

In 2Checkout’s very first podcast, CEO Tom Dailey and Product Manager Bob Zabloudil sit down with Content Wrangler Sean Edgar to introduce new listeners to what online payment partner 2Checkout has been up to and some of the new paths...

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November 1, 2013

4 Best Practices for Shipping 2.0

Shipping, it can be mundane, routine, and even boring if you’re not a fan of operations and logistics. However, when you have little to no physical contact with customers, which is the predicament of many e-commerce sites, it can also be a...

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October 31, 2013

4 of the Best Ways to Design a Persistent Shopping Cart

According to Baymard.com, more than 60 percent of online shoppers fill their shopping cart full of “wish list” items, only to abscond. The e-commerce world refers to this as Abandoned Cart Syndrome (ACS), and it’s bad for...

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October 30, 2013

4 SEO Lessons From Google’s Hummingbird Update

You may have heard about Hummingbird, Google’s latest release of its search algorithm announced on September 27. Hummingbird, which was announced on Google’s 15th birthday, represents the biggest change to the way the Silicon Valley...

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October 29, 2013

5 Tips to Convert Buyers Through Trust

While a hilarious advertisement or flashy product might bring people to your site, inspiring faith in the strength and reliability of your brand is what will spur those visitors to invest their hard-earned money in what you’re offering,...

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October 16, 2013

5 Ways to Capture Attention and Convert a Multitasker

E-commerce customers are, by nature, multitaskers. Like many of us, they need to clean run to the grocery store, finish up multiple projects at work, go to PTA meetings, and find a house warming gift. Apply that same distraction to a website,...

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October 20, 2011

Do the new 1099-K reporting requirements apply to me?

Recently, the United States Government has enacted a law (Internal Revenue Code Section 6050W) which requires payment processors to send an IRS Form 1099-K to all US Sellers who process at least $20,000 and 200 transactions in a given year,...

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February 10, 2011

Customer Acquisition – Referrals and SEO

If you’re like me, you spend a good part of your day trying to figure out where your next customer is going to come from and how you can drum up new business. New customers are the lifeline of any business, new or old, and they are hard to...

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July 10, 2010

Images Dazzle, but Words Sell

What a mess! I wanted to test conversions using an introductory video clip on the sales page for my copywriting course, so I went to a professional company to create it. When I got the video back, it looked great! The editing was professional,...

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June 30, 2010

Vendor Administration – Now in Spanish

Yesterday, we added a Spanish language version of our Vendor Administration area. You can switch between English and Spanish pages by clicking the language you want to the right of the “We want your Feedback” link. There is no difference in...

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June 29, 2010

Boosting the Bottom Line in Real-Time

The Internet is a fast-paced environment with people potentially communicating all day and all night about your industry, your competition, and hopefully about you. In this hyper-connected word we are now living in, being able to quickly respond...

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June 24, 2010

2Checkout Supplier Featured in 37Signals Article

37Signals is running an article series called “Bootstrapped, Profitable, and Proud” featuring businesses that are profitable and did not take any venture capital. Recently they had an interesting article featuring WooThemes, a fellow...

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June 21, 2010

Yet Another Perl Conference – June 21-23

June 21-23, some representatives of 2Checkout will be attending Yet Another Perl Conference (YAPC) at the Ohio State University: “The Yet Another Perl Conference is a high-quality, inexpensive technical conference with its roots in the Perl...

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June 11, 2010

IMPORTANT! June 12 Maintenance Window

Starting at 11:00pm (EST) on June 12, our payment processing partner has scheduled some maintenance that should only last approximately 45 minutes. During this time, we will be unable to process any foreign currency transactions. This...

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June 9, 2010

Why Serve a Niche Market?

Niche Marketing, selling to a specialized market in which a limited and clearly defined range of products is sold to a specific group of customers is increasingly becoming a popular strategy in e-commerce. Looking over our 2Checkout suppliers,...

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June 2, 2010

The 5 Biggest Landing Page Mistakes that Cost You Sales

It seems to be the newest catch phrase. “Landing page” is now used to describe everything from an ordinary Home page to any other page of your website. And, truthfully, it could be… with one exception. If you ask me, a landing page is...

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May 25, 2010

Father’s Day

On June 20 this year, we celebrate our fathers and other important father figures in our lives. But when did Father’s Day start? In 1909, Mrs. John B. Dodd proposed the idea of a day to honor fathers. Her own father, William Smart was a...

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May 21, 2010

2Checkout Adds PayPal to Recurring Billing Options

Recurring billing services is one of the most popular features 2Checkout offers. Customers, however, were limited to only paying with their credit cards. That limitation is now a thing of the past! We listened to your suggestions and are happy...

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May 18, 2010

Earning Social Currency

Ben Paynter has an article at Fast Company about the difference between having a popular brand, and having fans of your brand. Does having a large number of Facebook or Twitter followers mean you are using social media in a way that encourages...

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May 11, 2010

Wedding Help from 2Checkout Suppliers

June is a popular month for weddings. We can trace this popularity back to the Roman goddess of marriage and wives, Juno. To honor the wife of Jupiter, many Romans held their wedding during the month that bears her name. While weddings are...

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May 4, 2010

Testing & Tweaking Headlines for Maximum Results

Writing headlines can be a traumatic experience for some people. Even those with a good amount of expertise with writing copy can struggle with this all-important element. It only makes sense that – once the headline has been decided on –...

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April 27, 2010

Simple Ways to Increase Conversion Rate.

Getting potential customers to visit your site is just the beginning. What do you do once you have someone’s attention? Is your site doing all it can to convert visitors into buyers? Karon Thackston recently wrote an article that talked about...

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April 26, 2010

New 2Checkout Purchase Page Design

Back in February, we told you how conversion rates rose 4%, thanks to A/B testing. After three waves of testing, we have seen a steady increase in completed sales. As of the most recent test results, our conversion rate has increased another...

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April 20, 2010

Happy Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is not only for you to show your appreciation to your own Mother, but to convey your best wishes to your friends, sisters, grandmothers, aunts, or any other mothers with whom you share a warm relationship. Reach out to the special...

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April 16, 2010

Double-Digit Growth For Online Retail

Forrester Research recently released the findings of two studies. The results were very optimistic for the continued growth of Internet retail sales. Over the next five years, Forrester’s research shows a sustained growth as more people become...

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April 13, 2010

Corporate Entities

New business owners are often a little confused about “corporate entities”. More specifically, many businesses are not quite sure how they should register or if their current classification is the best one given their size and structure....

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April 11, 2010

Scheduled Phone Maintenance

We will be performing maintenance on our phone system in preparation for a capacity upgrade. The maintenance window is on 4/12/2010 between 12:00AM and 3:00AM EST. During this time, phone support will be unavailable for up to 60 minutes....

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April 7, 2010

Using Conversion Rates to Troubleshoot Your Website

What do you think of when you hear the term “conversion rate?” Most people envision a single figure that represents the percentage of site visitors who convert from lookers into paying customers. But that’s only one type. Simply put, a...

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March 30, 2010

PIN Debit and Signature Debit Payments

More and more people are using debit cards to help them maintain their budgets. Unlike a credit card, a debit card accesses the available funds in an existing bank account. This gives the security and convenience of having a credit card without...

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March 25, 2010

New Site Design

You have probably noticed that things look a little different today. Well, we did a little redecorating, moved some things around, and spruced the place up a bit. The Vendor Area and the 2Checkout site should be a little easier to navigate now....

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March 5, 2010

Limited Telephone Support Outage

Update March 18, 2010 This issue has been resolved. Please note, this number (0871 284 4844) will only connect if the call is made from within the UK or Northern Ireland. 2Checkout’s UK and Northern Ireland telephone support number (0871 284...

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March 3, 2010

META Tags are Dead, Right? So Why Do I Need Them?

One of the first, and most basic, elements of search engine optimization (SEO) is META tags. Almost everyone quickly discovers the title, description and keyword tag located in the HTML coding of each web page. However, there are many...

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February 23, 2010

Haitian Relief

As you know, last month the nation of Haiti was devastated by a series of earthquakes. This has profoundly impacted the lives of the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. In a effort to help the people who have lost everything, we...

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February 4, 2010

Important Notice for Indian Suppliers

Updated February 5, 2010 If you are a supplier with an Indian bank account, you may receive the following message from 2Checkout: 2Checkout.com has received notification the IFSC code is required for all payments sent to India. In an effort to...

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February 3, 2010

10 Year Anniversary

Today is a landmark day for 2CO. I feel it is very important to celebrate your successes in life and today 2Checkout is very proud to have survived and thrived for 10 years. Although today is an occasion to reflect back a little it is also a...

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February 3, 2010

Easy Steps for Testing Your Website Copy

One of the biggest mistakes any website owner can make is putting up a site and walking away. Websites are not static. That’s because, even if you’ve gotten good results from your existing copy, there are always gains to be had. “But...

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January 29, 2010

2009 2CO Company Charitable Donations

2Checkout takes an active role in helping our employees support their favorite charities and non-profit organizations. We also actively support many local, national, and international groups through direct financial and volunteer contributions....

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January 22, 2010

Setting Yourself Apart

Having a quality product, quick shipping, an attractive website, and an effective marketing strategy are some of the ingredients to a successful online business. Having these will get you attention and sales, but will it create the trust that...

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January 20, 2010

2009 Employee Charitable Contributions

Every year 2CO makes a charitable donation to an organization on behalf of each employee. This allows us to individually support causes and organizations that we feel are important. The list of organizations we supported last year is long one....

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January 15, 2010

Back Office Admin API

If you remember my last post in 2009, you may recall a little tease at the end saying that we had some big plans for this year. Well, I’m happy to post that our first announcement this year is the release of our back office API to help you...

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January 8, 2010

Clearing the Mystery of PCI Compliance – Final Thoughts

In previous weeks we have been looking at how to become PCI compliant. I will confess, that starting on this article series I knew next to nothing about PCI DSS. Research for this series was, for me, very educational. The first thing I realized...

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January 5, 2010

Blogging in 2010

Like I said in my previous message, many of our projects have been the direct result of your feedback and requests. This is also true for the content of this blog. As we begin 2010, I would like to officially give you an opportunity to directly...

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January 1, 2010

Reviewing 2009 and Looking Forward to 2010

It’s that time again, time to remember the passing year and make plans for the next. Looking back on the year I am happy that our first improvement was the addition of 14 languages to our purchase page. Making purchasing products easier for...

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December 23, 2009

New 2Checkout Employee of the Year

I’m pleased to announce that this year’s 2Checkout Employee of the Year is Mike Robinson. Some of you will know Mike from his work in Customer Care. His knowledge, dedication, and general helpfulness has been an asset to the company for the...

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December 18, 2009

Clearing the Mystery of PCI Compliance (Part7)

This is it. We have reached the end of the tunnel and find ourselves at the last step in becoming PCI compliant. So let’s take a look at what we need to meet the final PCI DSS standard… Requirement 12: Maintain a policy that addresses...

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December 16, 2009

Social Media – The New Word-of-Mouth

Get Elastic has an article about how consumers use Social Media. This prompted me to think about how businesses and customers communicate with each other. The article and the study it cites brings some insightful statistics showing how important...

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December 11, 2009

Clearing the Mystery of PCI Compliance (Part6)

This week, we move on from creating our secure network and start to develop a system to monitor the network, alert us if there is any suspicious activity, and regularly test our security procedures. We have moved on to two parts of PCI...

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December 10, 2009

Maintenance Notification

One of our partners will be performing routine maintenance this evening for 15 to 20 minutes beginning at 7:00 P.M. EST US, December 10, 2009. During this time, currency transactions may be impacted, however sales will not be affected. Our...

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December 9, 2009

Innovation Awards Semi-Finalist

We have received news that 2Checkout has made the list of semi-finalists in Tech Columbus’ annual Innovation Awards held on Feb 4, 2010. We are very pleased to be among this year’s semi-finalists in the Outstanding Service (more than 50...

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December 4, 2009

Clearing the Mystery of PCI Compliance (Part5)

Over the past four weeks we have been taking a look at becoming PCI compliant. We have set up our network, we are encrypting customer’s data, Our anti-virus program is installed and updated, and we are taking steps to make sure our network and...

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November 26, 2009

Clearing the Mystery of PCI Compliance (Part 4)

Last week we looked at Anti-Virus(AV) software. This provides us with a reasonable level of protection so that we can protect our customers’ information. However, new threats are always being released and we need to make sure we keep updated...

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November 25, 2009

Thank You All

This Thursday, in the US, we celebrate Thanksgiving Day. Most cultures have a day where we give thanks for our good fortune and acknowledge the many people who make our lives better. It is a day of reflection and gratitude, sharing and feasting,...

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November 20, 2009

Clearing the Mystery of PCI Compliance (Part 3)

We are at the half-way mark in becoming PCI Compliant. We took a little break for Fraud Awareness Week and now we are ready to “Maintain a Vulnerability Management System”. Our previous efforts have been focused on Building and Maintaining a...

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November 17, 2009

Dating the Trysumer

by Cidnee Stephen Marketing to a prospect is like dating, especially if your prospect is a ”trysumer.” For those of you who are experiencing marital bliss let me remind you of this age-old, sometimes confusing, but always entertaining...

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November 4, 2009

Increasing Online Sales

Smashing Magazine has an article that shows common website usability problems and ways to avoid or fix them. “The goal of user interface design is to make a website easier for visitors to use. For online stores, fixing problems brings in more...

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November 3, 2009

Lead or Stand Aside

I don’t mean to get carried away with the title of this post, but since reading John Maxwell’s book, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, I’m convinced that one of the key success factors to being a successful business owner is...

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October 30, 2009

Clearing the Mystery of PCI Compliance (Part 2)

Last week I wrote an article detailing how to comply with the first two PCI DSS Standards. In this article, I will show what is involved in complying with the two requirements in the “Protect Cardholder Data” standard. Requirement 3:...

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October 29, 2009

2Checkout API Beta

2Checkout’s development staff has been diligently working to create a back office application programming interface (API). This API will help vendors automate both the account and order management process through either their own custom...

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October 28, 2009

Some Recent Updates

The past few months we have made improvements, fixed a few bugs, and added some new features. Below are some of the projects our Development Team has been busy working on. I want to take a moment to thank our developers for all the hard work...

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October 23, 2009

Clearing the Mystery of PCI Compliance (Part 1)

This is the first is a twelve-part series detailing what is involved with PCI compliance. Earlier, Warner gave a very good overview of PCI DSS compliance. “PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) is a security standard that...

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August 14, 2009

Rainy Saturday? Let’s Play Ball!

Mud Volleyball that is. The Epilepsy Foundation of Central Ohio had it’s 24th annual Mud Volleyball Tournament July 25 and 2Checkout was there once again. While we didn’t win, but we did help raise some much-needed money for a very worthy...

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July 31, 2009

The 2Checkout reloadable MasterCard® by Payoneer

Now a faster, easier way to get paid – the 2Checkout reloadable MasterCard®. Have your future payments loaded to your 2Checkout reloadable MasterCard®. Why wait for a check to come by mail, and then wait again for it to clear a bank?...

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July 8, 2009

Improvements to the Recurring Billing Process

*UPDATE* As of September 23, 2009, the improvements to our recurring billing processes have been implemented. 2Checkout is happy to announce some upcoming changes in our recurring billing processes. These changes include a better way to handle...

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December 22, 2008

The Verification Process

New accounts and accounts that have a drastic increase in sales will go through the Verifications process, to have some of the orders verified by our team. Typically, we verify orders through voice contact with the customer or end user. This is...

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