Common Types of CNP Fraud to Watch Out For

Fraudulent activity for card-not-present (CNP) transactions has been sharply increasing. According to an article from pymnts.com, credit card fraud is expected to more than double by 2018, reaching $6.4 billion. The enhanced security of EMV chip cards have influenced fraudsters to focus on “easier” CNP transactions. Plus, with the US markets finally adopting EMV technology, cross-border credit card fraud is expected to increase as well.  More...

Maintaining a Positive Image in Ecommerce

In ecommerce, consumers can’t assess the quality of the store, interact with sales personnel, or handle products – like they would in a brick-and-mortar setting. As such, consumers rely heavily on user reviews and overall brand reputation when deciding whether or not to do business with an ecommerce site. To ensure your customers are having satisfactory experiences with your ecommerce site, prioritize the following. More...

Preparing for the Holiday Rush

The holiday season may seem like it’s still far off, but now is the time to prepare for it by making sure your ecommerce site is ready capitalize on the increased business flow. Much of that increased traffic may come from new customers, so use these tips to ensure that your website and sales process makes a good impression and encourages those customers to return. More...

Ways to Make your Packaging Environmentally-Friendly

“Going green” has become a classic selling point for businesses, and the ecommerce sector is no exception. According to a recent packaging study by Dotcom Distribution, 57% of shoppers said that green packaging is important to them. In the same study, 61% of consumers said that they have considered green packaging when deciding where to shop. Ecommerce businesses can stand to benefit from emphasizing environmentally friendly business practices, and changing your packaging is a great way to start. It’s relatively easy to do and it drives home your eco-friendly messaging with every single delivery. Follow these tips to make your transition to sustainable packaging more successful. More...

PSO: Supply Chain Risks and Impacts

The supply chain is the lifeblood of a business - without it, there are no products, and no customers. Yet, most companies don’t take steps to identify or mitigate risks to their supply chains. In fact, a study published in Risk and Insurance magazine found that just 25% of a typical company’s supply chain is assessed in any way for risks like quality and safety challenges, supply shortages, legal issues, security problems, regulatory compliance, and environmental hazards.
According to UPS, about 52 shipping containers are lost or damaged at sea every week. Also, cargo moving by truck accounts for 43% of supply chain incidents, with the most likely causes of damage including theft, rough handling, and environmental conditions. More...