3D Secure or 3-D Secure? 3D Secure 1.0. or 3D Secure 2.0? 3DS or EMV 3DS? The alphabet soup of payment authentication protocols has been more visible in the press and general eCommerce and payments buzz lately. Why? Because the latest update of a decades-old card-not-present payment authentication protocol launched earlier this year. Plus, PSD2 […]
Everything was perfect. An artful balance of targeted ads and endorsements by a handful of key influencers. A centrally located pop-up showroom powered by the latest technologies to pull data collected from customers online to use in store. The impeccably timed 10% discount offer via an email marketing campaign that led to the conversion: the […]
A step-by-step walk through of a real order in our system, tracing how personal information first gets stolen, sold by middlemen and fraudsters, and used in a fraudulent online order.
Browsing and buying products on a mobile device is quick, easy, and on-demand — three words consumers often use to describe a positive shopping experience. That’s why mobile commerce, or mCommerce, is one of the most popular shopping channels for consumers. Last year, US shoppers alone spent $208.1billion via mobile, or 39.6% of total retail […]
In their attempts to compete with online-only merchants, many brick-and-mortar merchants focus on building their digital operations and offerings. They see it as the key to omnichannel success. While a robust online footprint is critical for competitiveness, it’s not a panacea. By concentrating solely on what they lack, these brick-and-mortar merchants are losing sight of […]
Fraudsters are constantly looking to exploit vulnerabilities in eCommerce. They try a number of different approaches (“attack vectors”), and if one is proven effective, they exploit it until it’s discovered and the vulnerability closed. Fraudsters are ever-evolving, and, in order to stay ahead of them, merchants must stay abreast of the latest forms of eCommerce […]
Millennials — the first generation of digitally native consumers, or those born between 1980 and 2000 — are now the most populous group of consumers in the world. Their purchasing power is estimated to exceed $13 trillion worldwide by 2020, according to the Brookings Institute. US millennials are expected to spend the most on holiday shopping […]
U.S. state and local governments now have the right to claim billions of dollars of your hard-earned revenue. On June 21, 2018 the Supreme Court decided to take away a decades-old shield that exempted online retailers from collecting sales tax in states where they have no physical presence. The exact nuts and bolts of enforcement […]