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Magento 1 End of Life (EOL) - eCommerce Payment Concerns for Merchants

By Brian Nunes on Jul 1, 2020 1:05:42 PM

Per the official Magento End of Life announcement, all versions of Magento 1 will no longer be supported after June 30, 2020.  Given this news, Magento 1 eCommerce sites and webstores will no longer be fully PCI Compliant with VISA guidelines starting July 1st. 

Visa recently released the “Acquirer Advisory” from Visa - and then shortly thereafter, a follow up statement by PayPal, put many merchants into a state of uncertainty and anxiety for their businesses. After all, when a megalith such as PayPal demands “urgent actions” from any remaining Magento 1 merchants before its planned “End of Life” (EOL) this month, merchants on all versions of Magento take note.

Fortunately for these merchants, payments expert, Jeff Kohl, SVP, Sales at APS Payments and eCommerce expert ,TJ Gamble, CEO at Jamersan, spoke at length on the eCommerceAholic livestream about what this means for Magento 1 (M1) merchants and for the Magento community as a whole.  We have provided video clip highlights from the livestream below.  

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New B2B Payments Integrations for eCommerce by APS Payments

By Brian Nunes on Jun 1, 2020 2:31:14 PM

Many companies are facing new demands by customers in the wake of the COVID-19 virus.  Businesses are facing the new normal: remote work, 100% digital, and paperless.  eCommerce plays an important role in helping businesses with the new normal.

In a recent PYMNTS survey, 66% of SMBs will rely more on eCommerce sales after this pandemic. Businesses without an eCommerce option today need to find the right solution that will enable customers to engage with them online.  Selecting the right eCommerce solution is only part of the equation, as selecting a right payment solution for an optimal checkout experience can be just as important.  

APS Payment is launching multiple new eCommerce shopping cart integrations to offer customers even more omni-channel options for B2B Payments, expanding our footprint for eCommerce businesses to adapt to the new normal.

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Magento Imagine Live Event Canceled - APS Payments Outlines Online Learning Opportunities

By Brian Nunes on Mar 12, 2020 1:52:21 PM

The entire Magento community was excited to learn, network, and get inspired together for Adobe Summit and Magento Imagine 2020 in Las Vegas. Unfortunately, after evaluating the situation around COVID-19, aka “the coronavirus”, the conference organizers have decided to move this year’s summit online and cancel the live event. In addition to the now online Summit event, there are still MANY ways to engage with the Magento ecosystem and community outside of the Summit.

Firstly, if you have questions specifically related to the Summit, head over to the FAQ page at Adobe for more information.

Second, if you want to know how to get engaged in the online event, read here.

In this blog, we will provide you with three ways to maximize your ROI within the Magento ecosystem even though you can’t attend Adobe Summit in-person this year:

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Understanding Fraud in the eCommerce Payment Chain

By Brian Nunes on Sep 19, 2019 1:17:31 PM

 
Guest Post by Rafael Lourenco, EVP, ClearSale

Many merchants are so focused on winning a sale — getting a customer to click “Buy” — that they don’t realize a transaction is not over when a browser has converted into a buyer. Not only are there multiple steps going on behind the scenes to successfully process a customer’s payment, but a sale is never truly won until the chargeback window has closed and the customer is satisfied with their purchase.

The more educated eCommerce retailers are about the payment process, the better prepared they will be to make sure every fraudulent order gets declined and every legitimate order gets approved. When this goes wrong, fraudulent orders turn into chargebacks, and legitimate orders can be falsely declined – both of which hurt the retailer’s revenue and aggravate the good customers.

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APS Payments Silver Sponsor at Meet Magento NYC

By Brian Nunes on Aug 30, 2019 11:52:54 AM

APS Payments is a Magento Technology Partner with a flexible and robust Magento eCommerce card processing integration.  We will be a Silver Sponsor at Meet Magento New York 2019.  The event will take place September 5th-6th at the Edison Hotel in New York City.   We will have a $500 giveaway co-sponsored with our friends at Trustpilot. Make sure to schedule time to stop by APS Payments booth #6 to learn how to enter, and learn more about the best integrated payment solutions for your eCommerce business. 

APS Payments is seamlessly integrated with Magento to lower your transaction costs and increase your security.  The Magento eCommerce credit card integration is simple and free with the APS Payments Extension for Magento 2.  Merchants who install this extension will have the ability to enable the APS Payment Gateway as a payment method. This payment method can be used on Magento’s front-end checkout page as well as within the Magento 2 Customer Profile screen to accept administration level payments.  Schedule a meeting with our team in NYC to learn more, if you will be at the event:

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APS Payments is a Guest Speaker on TJ Gamble’s eCommerceAholic Livestream

By Brian Nunes on Jun 27, 2019 9:11:30 AM

Coming soon to a screen near you: watch the live stream on B2C and B2B eCommerce payments with Jeff Kohl from APS Payments this Friday, June 28th at 3pm EST

Opening an eCommerce business or online store is exciting; even more exciting is accepting the very first payment. The world of eCommerce credit card processing can be difficult for new merchants to navigate and even eCommerce experts can use a refresher on the best payment processing for their needs. 

Luckily, expert eCommerce advice with TJ Gamble just got even better! Coming up later this week, the eCommerceaholic himself and master of how to “get more from your eCommerce store” will be cohosting a livestream on ecommerce website payment options, best practices, and the best online payment methods for businesses of all sizes. 

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Savings and Security with Magento B2B eCommerce Integrated Payments

By Brian Nunes on May 9, 2019 1:58:15 PM

APS Payments is a Magento Technology Partner and we recently launched our Magento eCommerce card processing integration.  We will be a Silver Sponsor at Magento Imagine, on May 13-15, 2019.  Schedule time to learn more at the event, or stop by APS Payments booth #101 when you are in Las Vegas!    

The APS Payments solution is seamlessly integrated with Magento to lower your transaction costs and increase your security.  The Magento eCommerce credit card integration is simple and free with the APS Payments Extension for Magento 2.  Merchants who install this extension will have the ability to enable the APS Payment Gateway as a payment method. This payment method can be used on Magento’s front-end checkout page as well as within the Magento 2 Customer Profile screen to accept administration level payments.

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Why B2B Payments Should be a Priority for Your Business

By Liz Anderson on Apr 25, 2019 1:41:11 PM

Historically, business-to-business (B2B) orders have been made over the phone or in person, and a paper invoice would be issued for payment.  Payment would typically not be captured until a month or so later.  Once payment was finally received via the mail, it would usually take a few more days to process and apply it.  This whole process from start to finish could take anywhere from one to three months.  Today, B2B customers expect real-time transactions and ease of placing orders like they do in the B2C world.  Forrester Research said 93 percent of wholesales buyers prefer to buy online.  As a business, you should want to make B2B payments a priority as well, so you can increase your customer satisfaction, and have the added benefits of increasing your cash flow. 

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