E-Commerce Basics

E-commerce, short for “electronic commerce”, is the selling of products or services over the Internet. E-commerce can be as simple as displaying a product on a Web page and asking visitors to send you money through the mail. Or it can be much more complicated, utilizing shopping carts for order tracking, payment gateways to process […]

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Using ShopSite

ShopSite includes tools for site creation and management, sales and traffic statistics, secure encrypted transactions, and online order fulfillment. pair Networks is a Certified Hosting Partner for ShopSite Starter, ShopSite Manager, and ShopSite Pro. Common Questions What is the URL of my “back office?” The URL to access your administrative “back office” (used to handle […]

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Merchant Accounts and Payment Gateways

pair Networks offers prepackaged shopping cart systems as well as options for creating custom commerce solutions. In order to accept credit card payments you will need your own credit card merchant account. If you already have a merchant account and a method to run charges, you are welcome to continue to use that account or method with the […]

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Using SSL

This article answers common questions about the use of SSL on accounts here at pair Networks. Topics Enabling SSL Accessing Files Securely Obtaining a Secure Certificate pairSSL Third-Party Certificate Authority Self-Signed Certificates Using SSL with pairsite.com Enabling SSL SSL access is included with most hosting packages at pair Networks, and is available as an add-on […]

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osCommerce Basics

osCommerce is an Open Source shopping cart solution that you can use to create your own online store. Here are the answers to some of the common questions about using osCommerce at pair Networks: How much does osCommerce cost? Because osCommerce is an Open Source application, there is no cost associated with installing and using […]

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E-Commerce – PCI Compliance

What is PCI DSS? PCI DSS stands for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. PCI DSS is the global data security standard adopted by the payment card brands for all entities that process, store, or transmit cardholder data. Who is required to be PCI Compliant? All merchants, regardless of size, that accept payment cards are […]

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