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Recognizing Affiliate Fraud: Guide for Merchants and Affiliates

Affiliate marketing is a $16 billion industry that continues to grow with eCommerce. With that growth comes fraudulent methods to steal from businesses. Whether you offer affiliate marketing or are an affiliate, it’s understandably frustrating when criminals undermine your hard work.  There are multiple ways affiliate fraud can happen. This versatility makes it more challenging […]

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How Supply Chain Disruptions May Have Affected You

Multiple surveys showed that 75 to 88 percent of small and mid-size businesses were impacted by supply chain disruptions in the last year. The pandemic caused shortages, which in turn slowed many supply chains. This domino effect continues today, even as businesses are recovering. However, the pandemic is not the only way supply chains are […]

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High Risk Merchant Account Underwriting

Sailing through the underwriting process for high risk merchants is not easy. Merchant account underwriting goes through your business history, reputation, and any high risk issues. Credit card processors and banks utilize underwriting to determine if a company is fit to accept payments.  When banks evaluate your business for risk, they’re looking at your industry […]

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Mastercard is Moving On from Magnetic Stripes

MasterCard cardholders can expect that by 2033, their MasterCard cards will not have magnetic stripes. The strip on the back, also known as magstripe, turned out to be less secure than EMV chips. MasterCard is confident that their cardholders will see a significant decrease of fraud with this transition.  EMV Chip Europay, MasterCard, and Visa […]

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Recent Fraud Attack Trends Against Ecommerce Retailers – and Their Customers

Fraud is sneaky. Sneakier than you think. And both eCommerce merchants and consumers are vulnerable.  In 2020, the Federal Trade Commission received 2.1 million fraud reports. Some of the most commonly reported complaints were online shopping-related. 77% of U.S. businesses in 2019 have been victims of fraud. Nearly half of American consumers can say the […]

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What Are Ecommerce Integrations? A Guide for Merchants

Ecommerce integrations make running your eCommerce site possible. Integrations are used to connect your online business to third-party services. They give businesses the ability to take payments, manage shipping, track inventory, and more.  Choosing which integrations to implement can be overwhelming. Additionally, there are countless different integration brands. Then, you will need to plug them […]