Electronic commerce (e-commerce) is the trading in products or services using computer networks, such as the Internet. E-commerce draws on technologies such as mobile commerce, electronic funds transfer (EFT), supply chain management, online transaction processing, electronic data interchange (EDI), inventory management systems, and automated data collection systems. Use this topic to discuss online shopping carts, online marketplaces, and e-commerce platforms.

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I am about to launch a WordPress/WooCommerce site but worry about around the clock support for my site since my developer's in India, Monday thru Friday.

That's about 25% of the week! That being said, I would expect the bulk of sales to be on Eastern Standard Time, 8AM to Midnight, which means his coverage percentage is higher that 25%.

Are there are support models you can think of which would be me paying some small retainer for a WP developer to be on call and getting notified if there is a hiccup or site outage? Then, if there is real work that's needed, I'd pay on an hourly basis?


Do I need to be worried at all about the site have problems which could cause it to be unavailable to process further orders?

I am not worried there may be a one in a hundred error rate which I can resolve when the email comes in, but instead, having a site outage causing orders to stop.
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we are in the process of introducing the bank card payment via primary ERP application and settle the bill via ERP . In that way we can keep the card numbers in our ERP  ?  to fast the authorization process  ?  i hope we can do the first option if our erp pos can handle that
I'm going to build a web portal for customers to log in and make payments.  I want to be able to accept bank transfers and credit cards.  I'm looking for an API where I can use my form, and hand off the payment details to a service that does the processing.  I would prefer that I don't have to store the payment info locally in order to offer the customer the option to "save" the payment info.  I would prefer that the service stores the payment information (credit card or bank details) on their end and has some method for me to tell them to just use the payment info they have on file.
This is for a small business, so no luxury priced options, please.

Also, please tell me the main positives and negatives you've faced when working with this API.
I want to check my order status of my moto Mobile my brother was paying online credit for this product so please contact me
How can I determine which domain registration company a particular domain is registered with?
Let's say I have abcd.com. I know who's hosting it but I don't remember who I registered that domain with.
I need to credit sort code 07-04-36 account number 12397924

I live in Chad , I want to buy things from USA.But the shipping  cost from DHL and fedex are too expensive.
Is there any angent could offer me the lower price for shipping ?
I am just thinking about this very cliched phrase that is so often used by corporate executives. And this dawned upon me when my friend asked me what is my USP when I decided to setup a store on an online marketplace.

I am thinking of this from 2 angles:
  1. From a business angle
  2. From a product angle

What really differentiate Supermarket A from Supermarket B,C, or D?

  • They will likely be selling the similar range of brands at likely the similar prices.
  • They will likely have the similar facilities like parking, children friendly facilities, etc
  • The level of service will likely be the same

So how can a business as such really differentiate themselves? And even if they do, how can prevent it from being duplicated.

And at the end, if they really came with something unique .. is it really a uniqueness that matter to the consumers?
i am facing this issue but really dont know how to solve it. please tell me the solution even if its really simple for you as i am having a hard time solving it. whenever a customer sign ups to my website magento confirmation email have some code file in attachment .is there anyone to stop that code file in attachments

I'm building a basic marketplace at the moment, however there are 3 parties involved in every product / sale.

When a customer purchases a product, let's say for $100 I need to split the $100 three ways on the fly:

- party 1: 70%
- party 2: 20%
- party 3: 10%

I was hoping to use Stripe so that each party could connect to the platform using Stripe Connect but Stripe have said that they do not allow payments to be split like this unless the platform owner is keeping the majority of the funds. I do not want to handle any of the payments... I want them split on the fly.

Can anyone recommend a payment processor that will support this? Thank you in advance for your help.
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I have a Dewo XT-7100 Omnidirectional Barcode Scanner, when testing with Notepad all barcodes are being shown as XXXXXXXXXXXXX

I have tried many different settings provided in the manual but nothing seems to change this and I have not been able to find further information online.
Hi there, I recently bought a ticket to a concert on viagogo. (A website which has a lot of comments about many unsolved issues I've found after I'd purchased the ticket.)
I did received the mail which provides a link to download the e-ticket.
However, the ticket looks like nothing but a receipt. It only shows the time of the concert and where it will be held at, without any barcode or QR code on it to scan.
I am afraid that it might become an invalid ticket while trying to get into the concert.
Wanted to know is that how a normal e-ticket looks like or not.
Thank you so much for answering.
Some online stores only accept credit card issued in their own country. Are there any virtual credit card or prepaid card services that offer virtual cards issued in particular country? Thanks.

Question, I have a site built with wordpress and its using the woocommerce application for ecommerce. I would like to know if theres a plugin that I can use to import mass amounts of product information. This is via csv or excel files if possible.
My hosting provider upraded the server where one of my client's site was hosting using magento.  Since the upgrade, I am getting this message whenever anybody tries to checkout.
Fatal error: Class 'Mage_Checkout_Model_Type_Onepage' not found in /home/nicolas/public_html/app/code/local/Amasty/Customerattr/Model/Rewrite/Checkout/Type/Onepage.php on line 3

Not sure what to do.
I need to get my IPN of mercadopago (Mexico) working.. The IPN url keeps saying response is not 200 or 201 as required I ahve tried with http and https wih an empry url and nothing seems to work.  It is in asp
Hello ,

I really need your help ASAP, I downloaded SQL server 2014 and the AdventureWorks sample database 2014 and every thing is great so far. Now I need an End-to-End sample application that is already built on top of AdventureWorks database ( for my education purposes), and I found that Storefront e-commerce is what I'm looking for. However, StoreFront seems to be available for SQL server 2008, and I couldn't find it in for 2014 release. The 2008 release is found on the following link

Can you please Help with this?
By the way I'm working on windows 10.

Best Regards
I have a Classic ASP e-commerce site that has been stable for quite sometime. Now, for some reason, I am getting an msxml.dll 800c0005 error when I try to access the PayPal credit card test site. The problem seemed to first occur after I installed the March 15 'Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1', which contained a security update for the Microsoft XML Core Services (MS17-022), although that may be coincidental.

As I indicated, the code is stable and has not been modified in quite some time. Further, it runs just fine on any of several other machines. My current environment is 64-bit Windows 7 SP1 running as both a web server (IIS 7.5) and a database server (SQL 2008 R2).

I have attached the segment of the web page where the error occurs (I have taken the liberty of extracting the code from the larger credit card data entry page); the error occurs at the 'objXMLHTTP.send xmlList' statement near the bottom. (Please note it was necessary to convert the file to a '.txt' file instead of an '.asp' file to get it to upload.)

I have a simple test program that I have stolen from a 4guysfromrolla.com article that downloads data from a remote site using XML and it works just fine. I also attempted to uninstall the MS update, but unfortunately it's one of those that can't be uninstalled. The version of msxml3.dll that I have installed is 'msxml3.dll SP11 Ver 8.110.7601.223648'.

Any ideas of where to go from here would be greatly …
I am trying to add an attribute programmatically in Magento 2 but getting error. Please I need urgent help.
Thanks in advance. Details are as below:

I followed the instructions on https://www.atwix.com/magento/adding-attribute-programatically-magento2/ and tried to add attribute.
I have windows 7,xampp with php 7.0, magento 2.1 and mysql.
in path variable I set following for php commands:

When I run
C:\xampp\htdocs\maglocal1>php bin/magento setup:upgrade
I get following error at the end

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected 'use' (T_USE) in C:\xampp\htdocs\maglocal1
\app\code\Atwix\TestAttribute\Setup\InstallData.php on line 5

My data in \app\code\Atwix\TestAttribute\Setup\InstallData.php is

namespace Atwix\TestAttribute\Setup;

use Magento\Eav\Setup\EavSetup;
use Magento\Eav\Setup\EavSetupFactory;
use Magento\Framework\Setup\InstallDataInterface;
use Magento\Framework\Setup\ModuleContextInterface;
use Magento\Framework\Setup\ModuleDataSetupInterface;
 * @codeCoverageIgnore
class InstallData implements InstallDataInterface
     * EAV setup factory
     * @var EavSetupFactory
    private $eavSetupFactory;
     * Init
     * @param EavSetupFactory $eavSetupFactory
    public function __construct(EavSetupFactory $eavSetupFactory)
        $this->eavSetupFactory = $eavSetupFactory;
     * …
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While trying to register a customer via a magento 2 extension, I always get We Can't save customer. I have tracked the filed responsible for it but couldn't resolve it.

I have attached the file for further inspection
I have an established online store AND a brick and mortar store.  I use WooCommerce (with WordPress) for both channels (using WooCommerce POS Pro in the store), however I don't want to charge the same prices for my products IN THE STORE that I charge online.  There's not a single pricing rule that I could apply that would solve this problem so I need to come up with a way to enter one price for one location and then a default price for everywhere else.  

I hope that's clear enough, but if not please let me know and I'll try to explain better.  Thanks!
I am somewhat new to using WordPress and I am looking to add a grid format to a product screen and need a recommendation.  I have tried some of the free ones but nothing seems to work well.  I need to show tools with links to other pages when clicked on.  I set up a page using HTML but it would look so much more professional to have a grid layout in framed boxes like the E-commerce sites have.  Any ideas on what I should try?
Hai ,
I am working now sagepay payment in magneto 1.9. I have a module also there.I have a sagepay account also there and that details below,
url :https://applications.sagepay.com/
mail:(PM me for details)
pwd:(PM me for details)

But where is my vendor name.Kindly check and help me.
thank you

When I go to System -> Web Setup Wizard

Magento takes me to blank page with the following information:

Welcome to Magento Admin, your online store headquarters.
To use the Magento setup wizard sign into your Admin account and navigate to System => Tools => Web Setup Wizard

with a URL ending /setup/index.php/session/unlogin

Knowing that I'm logged in as Administrator already.
I'm using Magento 2.1.2

I can't reinstall anything as this is a production server.

Please help me.
Is it legal to add this language (or something similar) to our purchase agreement?:


Purchaser further acknowledges that Company is accepting their credit card as payment for its Product as a convenience to Purchaser.  Should the Purchaser desire to not enter into this waiver, Company is willing to accept personal and business checks, wire transfers and cash as alternate forms of payments (wire instructions are listed below).

Purchaser also understands that a key asset of Company is its relationship with its Credit Card Processors such as MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover Card. Furthermore, Purchaser realizes that the disruption of that relationship by Purchaser filing a credit card dispute related to their Product purchase with the Credit Card Processor will cause irreparable damage to Company in an amount greater than $10,000 (Liquidated Damages).

Therefore those who purchase via credit card agree as a fair and equitable alternative, to elect any conflict of payment as it relates to goods purchased via credit will be  subject to binding arbitration, irrevocably, without exception and without recourse, by a professional 3rd party arbitrator.

If presented with a chargeback, Company reserves the right to pursue a collection action against the Purchaser for the Liquidated Damages amount defined herein.


Electronic commerce (e-commerce) is the trading in products or services using computer networks, such as the Internet. E-commerce draws on technologies such as mobile commerce, electronic funds transfer (EFT), supply chain management, online transaction processing, electronic data interchange (EDI), inventory management systems, and automated data collection systems. Use this topic to discuss online shopping carts, online marketplaces, and e-commerce platforms.