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Boom time for e-commerce in India; but customers face heightened risk of fraud

Boom time for e-commerce in India; but customers face heightened risk of fraud
NEW DELHI: As more Indians step up to make online payments, there is a proliferation of payment gateways and mobile wallets, many of which are facing the risk of being misused by unscrupulous merchants. Payment service providers like Citrus Pay and …
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Digital River and Klarna form online payments alliance
As part of another agreement, Klarna is using the Digital River World Payments solution to process consumers' credit card and online bank transfer payments through Digital River's international payment gateway. In 2013, Digital River processed more …
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Japanese Exchange BitFlyer Raises 6k in Growth Funding
As well as allowing people to buy and sell bitcoin, bitFlyer partnered with GMO Payment Gateway to provide a bitcoin payment option to 48,000 online merchants in late September. Earlier the same month, the firm launched Japan's first bitcoin …
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TOP 10 SAAS eCommerce Platforms in India

TOP 10 SAAS eCommerce Platforms in India
Features: Store Customization, DIY Store, SEO and Online Marketing, Social Network Integration, Courier Tracking In-Platform, Support all Major Payment Gateways -Pay U, Direct Pay, CCAvenue, Gharpay, Citrus and EBS. Offers free payment gateway, No …
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5th Dimension Logistics Launches Partnership with Cornerstone Merchant
Today 5th Dimension Logistics (5thDL), a payment gateway provider recognized as a technology leader in the payment processing industry, announced a new partnership with Cornerstone Merchant Services Inc in Las Vegas, Nevada . Together the partners …
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Securing Stored Cardholder Data — Another Layer To The EMV Puzzle
With P2PE, cardholder data is secured via encryption when the card is inserted and can only be decrypted by the bank, processor, or payment gateway. This means that sensitive data can be transmitted or even stored by the merchant without worrying about …
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e-commerce merchant account shopping cart question?

Question by lindsay g: e-commerce merchant account shopping cart question?
If i set up a merchant account, will I get software to put a shopping cart in my site? i built my site with dreamweaver, and they have a shoppingcart, and i use hostmonster.com for a host and THEY have a shopping cart/merchant account package… but i also have a friend that sells merchant accounts.. what should i do>???

Best answer:

Answer by drachma
This is a complicated question —
It depends on the merchant account package.
Sometimes the merchant account gives you access to eCommerce packages i.e. Miva Merchant or open source osCommerce. You get full functionality but will not have the ability to customize it fully – but some you might.

Some times merchant accounts only provide SSL and ability to install shopping carts easier…through 1 click button as opposed to your own installation.

My advice is get to know eCommerce packages if you’re going that route. Any web host can add SSL and you yourself can install packages like Miva/osCommerce/XCart/ZenCart etc…

Get a Merchant account only if they take care of software installs, upgrades, etc. Or better – go with an e cart solution like goecart.com for example.

Hope that helps.

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