Meet consumer demands with a new way to pay online

One area of ecommerce that is currently undergoing rapid transformation is financial technology and specifically the world of online payments. In this guest article from our partner Skrill you can find out more about that.

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Let’s explore: Skrill

When ‘digital payments’ are mentioned, many people tend to think it means online banking. It is in fact so much more and there is a lot happening with payments services in this fast-moving digital economy.

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Defining your shipping strategy: what to consider?

Shipping options and speed of delivery are two crucial aspects for conversion in your online store. There is nothing that customers like more than free delivery. However, what’s good for them does not mean it will be good for you as the merchant. It’s important to clearly inform your costumers about your shipping terms. This information should be displayed in a way that your visitors cannot miss it: perhaps in the header with a link to a separate page or in an info box. Read on to learn more about delivery, logistics and order processing.

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Make the checkout easy with a range of payment options

The payment options you present to your customers are part of your offer. Displaying them on your home page and product pages is simple to do and very powerful, especially for first time customers. This means: if your customers, either existing or potential, do not find the proper payment methods to checkout, it is very likely that they will abandon your shop without purchasing.

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Selecting the right delivery methods

Your shop software enables you to offer your customers a very wide range of delivery methods. But how do you make the right selection? And what else should you think about when it comes to delivering your products? In our interview, e-commerce expert Dietmar Hölscher of MCC Shop and Gourmetstern.de offers some invaluable tips.

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Successful online shop: Making money

Online shopping is extremely popular. But customers react particularly sensitively on their way to the checkout if their preferred payment method is not available.

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Use of ClickandBuy expires in ePages online shops at the end of 2013

ueber_epagesAfter the 31st of December 2013, the ClickandBuy payment method will no longer be available in the ePages software. Below we will explain who is affected by this change and what will need to be done.

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Important Information for Merchants Who Use PayPal

Simple setup and adaption of ePages online storesIf you use PayPal as a payment method in your shop, you may have been experiencing some problems lately. To find out how you can solve them, read our article below. Read more

Expanding to other European countries requires more than patience and proper language translations

Chase Paymentech Europe has announced results from a national survey exploring the challenges faced by UK firms in ‘Customer Not Present’ (CNP) payments. Western European online retail sales are projected to grow 11 percent to reach £153 billion by 2014. On a regional level, several key European countries have seen record growth above the UK’s growth of 160 percent over the past few years: examples include Spain at 199 percent and both France and Italy at 181 percent. Martijn Werdler, Commercial Director at Docdata Payments takes a look at the impact on payments for cross border e-commerce. Read more

Fit for Christmas Part 3 – The home straight

The last critical phase of the holiday shopping season has begun. For online merchants, it is now or never to reach all those who haven’t decided yet and steel need a last minute gift for a their loved ones. So what’s for you to do in the last week before the Christmas holidays? The ePages blog gives answers. Read more

Setting up your shop for deferred payments

In challenging economic times, every last euro counts. A lot of customers hesitate to make purchases. So why not boost your sales by allowing customers to pay by instalments. Let us show you how.

 

 

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Free shipping using exemption limits – Increasing the value of shopping baskets

Customers like to save money on shipping costs and are often prepared to purchase additional items to qualify for free shipping. But it is important that they are well informed about when those costs for shipping no longer apply. To do this, use the delivery method "Exemption limit" which is available to you in your ePages shop as of version 6.08.

 

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