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Join us the Internet Retailer 2010 Conference & Exhibition this June!
By Marketing
4/13/2010 9:08:00 AM  


Please join us at the Internet Retailer 2010 Conference & Exhibition held at McCormick Place West in Chicago from June 8-11.

Now in its sixth year, IRCE 2010 is the world's largest ecommerce conference, each year drawing more than 5,000 attendees. This year's show features 175 e-retailing experts on its speaker faculty, 91 conference sessions on all e-retailing topics, and five targeted workshops. It also features the largest exhibition of ecommerce solutions in the world—400 exhibitors in all, including the ShopVisible booth. Please visit us at Booth 685 so that we can show you what we can do to improve your online retail performance.

At the show, look out for ShopVisible client Susan Aplin, CEO of bambeco.com.  Susan will be speaking on Social Media: Closing the Loop – How Going Social Leads to Sales during the general conference session on June 10 at 11:45 AM.

We hope to see you at IRCE 2010!


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ShopVisible Powers Internet Retailer's Hot 100
By Marketing
12/7/2009 10:13:00 AM  

ShopVisible proudly announces that two of our ecommerce clients were honored in Internet Retailer Hot 100 Retail Websites 2010. This prestigious accolade is designed to showcase the best and brightest in the field of online retail. Internet Retailer sorts through an enormous amount of websites, submitted by readers, editors and industry experts each year to come up with the industry's best and brightest. In ShopVisible's case, we captured two of the highly coveted spots with Case-Mate and Bambeco, two progressively innovative pioneers online.

The Internet Retailer Hot 100 celebrates how "etailers responded to the recession with a burst of creativity" and identifies ten aspects of positive online commerce making ecommerce excel in spite of the economic downturn. ShopVisible clients Case-Mate and Bambeco are making waves online by:

 

  1. (1) Connecting with customers
  2. (2) Going mobile
  3. (3) Becoming expert sources for online retail
  4. (4) Making navigation more useful
  5. (5) Personalizing the online experience for shoppers
  6. (6) Making tough purchases easy
  7. (7) Selling themselves
  8. (8) Creating a sense of online urgency
  9. (9) Connecting the site and the store
  10. (10) Playing the value card

 

Case-Mate excels online for functionality, aesthetics and online selling prowess. Their inherent SEO driven platform provided by ShopVisible enables them to focus on driving sales, integrating into selling channels and thinking creatively as their ecommerce provider manages inventory, search and back-end business processes.

Bambeco is touching upon what is desirable in the market. Their eco-friendly online presence has helped them find a niche in the green retail and luxury home and decor spaces. Innovative and perceptive web marketing has helped enable Bambeco to sell creatively and with the help of ShopVisible, sell widely in an array of channels and online shopping marketplaces.

ShopVisible is so proud of our ecommerce family of clients, staff, developers and marketers. As we grow our brand we help push our etailing clients to the top of search positioning on the web. By being seen in all places online where shoppers are looking, vendors like Case-Mate and Bambeco can flourish.


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ShopVisible Launches PayLessDecor.com
By jvm
11/16/2009 9:09:00 AM  
Have you been looking for bamboo or faux wood blinds? Are you remodeling your home? Do you want to enhance your current window treatments with reasonably priced and aesthetically sound discount window fixtures?

Well look no further than ShopVisible's latest Ecommerce implementation, www.paylessdecor.com, a local expert in providing quality and affordable blinds, shades and curtains.

Payless Decor has long been selling their premium, designer and signature series window treatments but now, with the help of ShopVisible's Ecommerce solution, they are seeing better organic search results than ever before. Look at the below terms for which Payless Decor (seen recently in Ecommerce print and e-periodical, Internet Retailer) is showing up for in the realm of natural search; their free search positioning is stellar, with numerous page 1, position 1 results:

Keyword Pos
discount roller shades 1
discount bamboo shades 1
bamboo mini blinds 1
horizontal wood blinds 1
bamboo window covering 1
discounted window shades 1
discount roller shade 1
payless decor com 1
designer bamboo 1
window bamboo 1
1 2 premium 1
2.5 blinds 1


ShopVisible is proud to add another innovative addition to its Ecommerce family. Welcome Payless!

ShopVisible is a PCI compliant, Atlanta based Ecommerce and SEO technology firm, specializing in complex 3rd party shipping and accounting integrations.


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ShopVisible and Payless Décor Featured on InternetRetailer.com
By DannieB
10/30/2009 1:54:00 PM  
In Internet Retailer’s article “Order Up!” Paul Demery discusses the advantages of a turnkey ecommerce platform like ShopVisible’s.  Demery features Payless Décor as a retailer that has been able to increase ROI thanks to an integrated order and inventory management system with the ShopVisible platform.  The bottom line? “Matching orders with back-end inventory and financial applications pays off in better performance on the web and across retail channels."  We couldn’t agree more.  


ShopVisible is an SaaS ecommerce solution based in Atlanta, GA.


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PCI 2010 and Beyond: Ecommerce Security News
By JVM
9/9/2009 11:42:00 AM  
For many Ecommerce merchants processing orders and maintaining a website is an immense time-consuming step to growing a business. Grappling with PCI compliance and delving deeper into its origins, existence and proliferation are another daunting task to say the least.

Recently the NRF or National Retail Federation issued a merchant survey investigating PCI compliance and small online retailers. Out the polled group, 19% of non-compliant merchants said they had little to no understanding of this payment security process that is becoming increasingly imperative today in Ecommerce. Another 26% stated they lacked “the financial or technical resources to meet the standard, which covers a dozen broad areas from physical and network security to protecting” the CDE or cardholder data environment and maintaining commensurately structured security policies. Interestingly however, 86% of those polled claimed to feel somewhat familiar with PCI and its Ecommerce requirements.

A burgeoning problem for many merchants is that PCI standards evolve as do online threats and the emergence of security standards for making online transactions. New requirements are forced upon retailers in an effort to better protect cardholder spending money online. Analogously, PCI is implementing regulatory changes that will also affect payment processors and software providers. In summer 2010, new changes will occur that will dramatically affect both small online merchants and enterprise-size larger retailers alike.

-Pending PCI reqs.: any payment software handling cardholder data must comply with the PCI subset, Payment Application Data Security Standard…
-Pending PCI reqs.2: imposed by MasterCard, all merchants accepting credit cards online and in particular, those larger companies (level II merchants) must use 3rd party auditors to assess their PCI compliance

What does this mean? For starters, smaller merchants will be taking on increased spending in order to remain compliant. Further, larger merchants will have to be assessed by outside parties and done so in a more stringent manner than previous iterations of PCI compliance mandated.

So how can merchants, small or large, reduce the heightened cost of Ecommerce and PCI compliance? Internet Retailer and PCI KnowledgeBase advise not to store cardholder information if at all possible. Currently, under the PCI mandates, only “retailer systems, networks, servers, databases and software-that hold cardholder data fall under PCI.” Maintaining a strict and structured distance from the CDE will encourage PCI audit exclusion for Ecommerce merchants, small or large.


***Chart created from Internet Retailer, “Don’t Look Now.” Don Davis, Sept. 2009, p. 21***



PCI Level
Annual Transaction Volume
IR's no. of Merchants
Compliance Cost

1
6 million cc
362
$450,000-4,400,000

2
1-6 million cc
702
$77,500-470,000

3
20,000-1 million cc/Ecommerce payment
2634
$19,250-72,000

4
under 20,000 Ecommerce; under 1 million total
6 million
under $5000

Rates of Compliance:
1-93%
2-88%
3-57%
4-NA

ShopVisible is an Ecommerce solution based in Atlanta, GA.

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