Archive for the ‘Tips and tricks’ Category

PayJunction Experts: How to Keep Your E-Commerce Payments Secure

By Yan Kulakov, Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 in Articles, Guest posts, Tips and tricks

Christina Lavingia Christina Lavingia is the content marketing manager at PayJunction, which integrates with CS-Cart. As PCI Level 1 Merchant Account Provider and Payment Gateway, PayJunction eliminates one of your bills and secures your e-commerce payments through tokenization, remote signature capture, AVS and CVV. PayJunction is a pioneer in paperless payment processing and provides its customers with one free EMV-ready terminal to accept secure transactions in-person and online.

If you’re a responsible business owner, you likely take precautionary measures to protect your business. These may include locking up your retail location at the end of the day, restricting cash register access to certain employees, and responsibly managing all paper files and documents.

It can be easy to overlook (especially as a new business), but securing your customers’ payment information should be at the top of your priority list. After all, even one data breach could cost you enough business to shut down operations. This is true for in-store and e-commerce payments.

If you run an e-commerce store, there are numerous security protocols and best practices you can follow to ensure you’re operating a safe cardholder environment and protecting your customers. Here are four tips to do just that:


How to Easily Recover Debts from Vendors in CS-Cart Multi-Vendor

By Yan Kulakov, Friday, March 2nd, 2018 in Inside CS-Cart, News and announcements, Tips and tricks


In CS-Cart Multi-Vendor, our eCommerce marketplace builder, each vendor has their money balance. From this balance, they can pay for the vendor plans. Vendor plans are a convenient tool offering vendors different features at different pricing. Admins use them to automatically withdraw money from vendor balance on a regular basis.

But if a vendor sales are not very good, the vendor can’t keep a positive balance paying for a vendor plan regularly. And the vendor becomes your debtor. For now, you have to manually root out debtors and convince them to pay you. In Multi-Vendor 4.8.1, this won’t be a problem—a new Vendor Debt Payout feature will block a debtor’s vendor panel automatically and let them pay the debt through the marketplace checkout.

In this video, we’re explaining, how Vendor Debt Payout works and what problems it solves:

You are welcome to discuss Vendor Debt Payout in the comments here or on YouTube: share your opinion and ideas on how to improve this function.

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E-commerce Design Trends in 2018

By Yan Kulakov, Thursday, March 1st, 2018 in Articles, Guest posts, Tips and tricks

Alexandra North Alexandra North is the Content Editor at, a comparison and review platform for webhosting.

Each year, eCommerce claims a larger percentage of worldwide retail transactions. By some projections, that percentage will be as high as 17% by 2022. But in such a competitive online market where dozens of other similar businesses are competing for consumer attention, how is an eCommerce business supposed to distinguish themselves? Alongside thoughtful, customer-focused additions like custom packaging and instant checkout, standing out in the world of eCommerce can often come down to the effectiveness of your site’s design.


Simple and Effective Ways to Reduce Cart Abandonment

By Yan Kulakov, Thursday, February 1st, 2018 in Guest posts, Tips and tricks

Jason Chow Jason Chow is an Outreach Manager and marketer for, where we provide content and marketing for startups and online businesses.

Don’t you just hate it when you see a customer adds items to the shopping cart, only to just abandon it right before checkout? Shopping cart abandonment is a serious issue that online businesses often face and unfortunately, it’s impossible to eliminate it completely.


How Chatbots are Shaping the Ecommerce Industry

By Yan Kulakov, Thursday, January 25th, 2018 in Articles, Guest posts, Tips and tricks

Alex Levin Alex Levine is a Digital Strategist for a Top SEO Agency in Canada. He takes an in-depth, hands-on approach to startup social business strategy. He has experience in digital marketing, social media, content strategy, and marketing communications.

Chatbot is a subset of artificial intelligence that can conduct conversations. Chatbots are also called by many different names like talkbots, interactive agents, artificial conversational entity, IM bots, and chatterbots among others. Chatbots have been causing a stir in the ecommerce industry as more and ecommerce sites integrate chatbots into their systems.

So, what’s causing the commotion? What can chatbots really do for e-commerce businesses? Are chatbots really that good? Should chatbots be integrated on my ecommerce site? Let’s try to have all these questions answered.