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February 11, 2015

Pros and Cons of the Thirty Day Breach Notification Law

Posted by Andrew Zichek

​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. I recently shared my thoughts with Ad Age about the pros and cons of the law.

 

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February 10, 2015

2Checkout Europe opens new London Head Office

Posted by Jenny Comisford

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 the unique global needs of each market. This is why we have established a new head office in Europe to address the region requirement of...

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January 26, 2015

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

Posted by Jenny Comisford

​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 to physically accept credit cards without having to purchase swipe machines.

Virtual Terminal

Virtual Terminal is a web-based feature accessed within merchants’ 2Checkout accounts that accepts...

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January 15, 2015

Case Study: The Upstanding Desk

Posted by Jenny Comisford

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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 attracted more than $105,000, soaring past its goal by 10X and demonstrating strong interest in the product and the...

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December 12, 2014

‘Tis the Season for Fraud Prevention

Posted by Janeesa Hollingshead Category Icon2Checkout Category IconConversions & UX

The 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 cause an increase in the number of fraud cases merchants must deal with. In fact, November sees more fraud involving card not present...

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November 18, 2014

Introducing: Account Updater

Posted by Janeesa Hollingshead Category Icon2Checkout Category IconNews & Trends

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’ credit card information changes. Account Updater automatically refreshes credit card data to reflect recent changes, including new...

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August 22, 2014

2Checkout Partners with WooThemes

Posted by Sean Edgar Category Icon2Checkout

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 in 26 currencies. This access helps e-commerce businesses tackle new global markets and convert more customers...

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June 30, 2014

Picking an Online Payment Processor: Integrations

Posted by Janeesa Hollingshead Category Icon2Checkout Category IconTechnology

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 the merchant plans on working with specific shopping cart software, it’s more important to choose an online payment processor that can...

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June 27, 2014

Brazil: Revolutionizing Mobile Payments

Posted by Frannie Jackson

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 stealing the spotlight in a far different market: m-commerce.

Brazil boasts 273 million active mobile lines amongst a population of...

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June 25, 2014

Increasing Conversions Through UX: Product Categories

Posted by Janeesa Hollingshead Category IconConversions & UX Category IconTechnology

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 this blog for tips on how to achieve differentiation in e-commerce). If that isn’t the issue, it’s time to take a look at...

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