E-Commerce Website and Shopping Cart features
- Is your Business Ready?
- Security & PCI Compliance
- Shopping Cart Software
- Merchant Accounts & Gateways
- SSL Certificates
- Real-time Shipping
E-Commerce Sales Continue to Boom!
Can your Business handle the increased demand?
U.S. consumers will spend $327 billion online in 2016, Forrester Research says. The report states that much of the growth in U.S. e-commerce sales comes from online retailers improving their web sites and services. One of the reasons stated for the continued increase is that many consumers prefer the web to bricks-and-mortar retailers in large part because of online deals.
Don’t get left behind! Contact Curvve Media today and find out how we can help you setup your online shop!
Security & PCI Compliance
E-commerce has become the new target for organized crime.
Securing web applications should be a top priority for any web site owner, no matter how big or small. With E-Commerce websites, PCI Compliance is critical in terms of protecting consumers from identity theft. That’s why all of Curvve’s E-Commerce solutions are designed from the ground-up using PCI DSS security standards.
What is PCI DSS?
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) was developed by payment brands such as American Express, MasterCard and Visa. It defines a set of 12 requirements for enhancing payment account data security to include the policies, tools, and controls needed to protect cardholder data.
Some frightening security and cyber crime statistics
In their annual 2013 Global Security Report, Trustwave reported that 45% of all online attacks for 2013 targeted retail and e-commerce shops, 96% of all attacks targeted customer records, and 48% of all targeted assets were E-commerce websites.
Compliance with the PCI DSS is not optional, nor are small companies exempt.
Any company that processes or stores credit card data is required to comply with these requirements. Even a small business who process only one credit card sale a year must implement set of security mandates in order to ensure the safety of cardholder information.
Shopping Cart Software
Custom or Open shopping cart solutions, tailored to your business.
Curvve Media can leverage the right Shopping Cart software to help bring your business online, with secure e-commerce payment gateways and services that make accepting electronic payments quick, easy and safe.
Our E-commerce solutions will always integrate directly with your content management systems (CMS) and blogs, allowing you to easily link your products throughout your website.
Curvve Media has helped its clients take donations, sell physical products, provide digital download delivery, paid site access, and custom basket solutions. We have experiene working with the following shopping cart solutions:
- PDG Cart & PDG Commerce
- Virtumart (Joomla)
- WP e-Commerce (WordPress)
- Woo Commerce (WordPress)
Merchant Account & Payment Gateways
Your bank account for e-commerce transactions.
What is a Merchant Account?
A merchant account is an account that allows you to accept payments by debit or credit cards. To establish a merchant account, there is an agreement between the business and a merchant bank responsible for handling the settlement of all transactions.
What is a Payment Gateway?
A payment gateway is an e-commerce service that handles the payment authorization for your business. The payment gateway is responsible for processing the transaction, and ensuring the security of information passed between the customer and the merchant.
Curvve Media will guide you through the process of choosing the right merchant account for your business, and incorporating a payment gateway into you shopping cart solution.
Several common payment gateways include:
- …and many more!
Don’t leave your confidential data to chance.
If your website transmits sensitive information such as credit card numbers, or personally identifiable information, you need to secure that the transmission is encrypted with SSL. SSL (Secure Socket Layer) certificates are used to confirm the genuineness and identity of a website or a web server. SSL encrypts data during transmission, while an SSL certificate ensures the integrity of the data being transmitted.
According to Gartner Research, nearly 70 percent of online shoppers have terminated an online order because they did not “trust” the transaction. In those cases, 64 percent indicated that the presence of a trust mark would have likely prevented the termination. An SSL certificate and a site seal could stop people from abandoning your website and that means more money for you.
Real-time shipping rates, direct from UPS, USPS, and FedEX.
Curvve’s E-commerce solutions can ensure that your customers are able to take advantage of real-time shipping using UPS, USPS and FedEx. This means that each order will have a real-time shipping price based on destination, size, and weight.
Once a customer adds your products to their shopping cart, they will be presented with a variety of shipping methods from your selected carrier.