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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Considering a Replacement MacBook

I may purchase a used MacBook Pro that I will use for Sales activities, and maybe some development.

I want the display to be goof for presentations and like the 1T disk of this machine:


I need to port over data from my 500GB MacBook SSD, so how exactly do I do that? I back up my disk to four different external hard disks, so I presume I need to just restore from a current backup to the new machine. Is that the best way?

I also need to run Windows, which I do with Parallels, and sometimes may do some Windows development with Visual Studio. I presume this hardware cold do this reasonably?

Aside form this, are there any reasons you can suggest me getting a better machine? Can I upgrade the RAM to 16GB, for example?

Currently, I survive with a 13" MacBook from Mid-2012 and 8GB RAM, but it seems slow and often pops up the multi-colored wagon wheel icon as the processor can not keep up wth the request.

I have a Law firm client that wants to start accepting bitcoin payments in Australia.  DOes anyone out there have experience in this, and can perhaps recommend a suitable payments vendor.
I am a software engineer and my personal Linked In page has hundreds of links, mostly to recruiters. They send me requests and I accept them sometimes.

But I have a couple of new topics where the power of Linked In may come in handy.

I have a business that has services which save merchants many thousands of dollars, and for which I intend to create a "sales funnel."

Can this be a distinct Linked-In page? How is it linked to my personal? The less, the better, I think.

Also, I have a book to launch, and hope to use whatever experience I gain on building a "sales funnel" for my business, would also apply for my launching my book.

It seems like I need two new Linked-In Pages. Or Profile?

How do they connect?

I have no problem with a large division, since I prefer that my book does not get in the way of business.

I was once told that ending a sale on Sunday at 6PM PST was best for maximum prices on auctions. That meant it was 9PM EST and Sunday, the most people were browsing Ebay.

Is this true?

I find myself holding back a sale until that time each week, so I can end at the time, but this slows me down.

I have a laptop to sell, and wanted to hit the sweet spot on that.

So, I wanted to ask.

Can someone point me to some documentation or a good plug-in that will allow me to customize the woocommerce order checkout and follow email process? A lot of our customers are retired and older and still want to print their orders and pay with a check so I need to add a print button at the end of the order process.  I also need a way to make the emails our customers get have the same look as I site, same branding (colors, graphics etc.). Surely there is an easy way to do--I have looked at https://woocommerce.com/products/conversio/ and it seems like it may work but I would think such a popular ecommerce platform would allow basic email branding -- it seems with woocommerce all "standard" ecommerce needs require another $69 to $129 a year plug-in. Thank you.
Hi, we're starting a new ecommerce store. On the new domain, I have the Comodo Positve SSL certificate.

We'll be selling some fairly high-priced items, and accepting credit cards. I know the cert I have is compatible with TLS 1.2, so no problems there. Is there any security reason I should go to another SSL certificate?

There's EV certificates, but they don't provide extra security, just the green bar. I'd prefer just to stay with the SSL certificate I have, if nobody thinks it's a problem. Thanks in advance.
Hi, I’m sure many of you are probably sick of answering this question, so apologies in advance.

I’ve been following (not trading) BitCoin for the last year. A few friends have invested in it, and i'd like to know more about it.

I'm interested investing in Ethereum in I have two questions:

01 - What is the best site to buy Ethereum from?

02 - How hard is it to get your money back out if you wanted to sell?

Any other advice would be greatly appreciated.
Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

           I am wondering if digital products can be bought and resold.  

           Thank you

When I first got about 3,500 followers on Twitter, I got responses when I sent out something of interest. Today, I may get one Like.

It's politically charged...but I send out dud after dud, and it seems like wasted time.

I still have just as many followers.

What could it be?

Could Twitter have blocked my account? And be sending to a tiny fraction of my follower base?
I am trying hard to find a way to automate some calculations on a credit card merchant statement. But I must be 100% within the letter and the intent of the rules which define PCI compliance.

Writing a Java app to run on all platforms was a great suggestion to "pre-process" the data, redacting private data, before upload to my site for further processing. But, I wonder, why not do ALL the processing via a downloadable Java App?

Is that a guarantee that I am 100% PCI compliant?

The problem will be when it fails a user and they need it debugged...I would need that PDF file sent to me for debugging. BUT, isn't that a much safer route to take than putting it on a website?

I would certainly have a high security bar to maintain regarding how I handle my PC, and maybe the methodology I use when choosing a password for that email account. But NOT having a website where any Credit Card info resides seems like a smarter way to go.

So, I am now imaging a simple website, probably WordPress. I would post a current version of the Java App for download and explanation of what it does, etc.

Users could download it and privately process their merchant account report on their own PC's. In the LIKELY event they have an unsupported report format, they could email me their full report. (Redacting private data from a PDF itself seems like a pretty high bar for users to handle)

On receipt of the PDF, I would redact all private data for that statement, and delete all un-redacted…
I am converting my site into an affiliate marketing one.
I want t be able to share the revenue paid to us as publishers with the individual "readers/users" traffic that we send to the
Can anyone tell me how this is done?   And how can the payments be sent to the reader/user and by whom.

I'm trying to create a proposal ecommerce site for a small business. I created a permalinks structure that you can see in the image.

Please go to savannahthinktank.com and click on the links - the link structure is working, but the posts are giving me a 404 error.

Second question - I guess I still need to create a 404 page for this site, inside wordpress, and link to it from Apache?

Dear experts,

We have a project planned to accept online payments on our website.

Our website uses Kentico EMS and is hosted in local AWS zone (Sydney region) with all website traffic behind SSL. We are currently using an AWS dedicated host, however we would like to move to an AWS shared host to reduce costs.  

We will use a PCI-compliant third-party payment gateway provider for the transactions. We are not looking at storing customer's credit card information on our servers. I want to understand the process to ensure we are PCI compliant in Australia.

I would appreciate any comment on below:

1. Does our web server need to be on a dedicated server/host? i.e, not on a shared host?
2. Since the payment will be processed by the payment gateway provider, do we need to take further measures on our current infrastructure (as described above) to become compliant?
3. Anything else I should look into?

Cheers all!
I have a client who's selling tangible goods (ie: food products) online using WordPress & Woocommerce and who's based out of New Hampshire in the US, .. where there's no sales tax.  

Should I be setting up any kinds of special tax tables to ensure that customers are paying sales tax based on whatever US state they're having the merchandise shipped to? In other words, .. if someone from AZ purchases something from the NH business owner and has it shipped to them in AZ .. does the extra 8.1% sales tax apply in this situation?  Or not?

If the extra state specific sales tax DOES apply .. then what's the most efficient way for me to set that up within WooCommerce?

- Yvan
The currency is changing or reshaping rapidly with the passage of time and we need to know to about this. Should we invest or where to buy from the BTC and other coins.
I know a merchant who would like to offer ApplePay, but really does not like the high fees he pays already for Visa and MasterCard.

What does it cost him to offer ApplePay? Is it a percent of the purchase price? That is the way it works for credit cards.

So a friend was bragging to me about his "bitcoin balance" and showed me a screenshot

Before I tell him "that's not bitcoin" i'd like to know what it is.. I don't recognize the symbol

he has 8M of whatever this is, and math says it's valued at $0.01 each - what's the deal?

it doesn't look like a bitcoin wallet either

the screenshot was from 5 November 2017 if it helps trace it by coin value
I'm a Cyber Security major and I met a small business that wants an ecommerce site. I've wanted to learn Magneto, so I'm going to postpone my current projects and I wanted to learn Magneto to build the sites. I make $200 a week and I pay my rent, so I was going to build the site for $300 so I can put it on my resume.


I read the above link and it said a college student or a PHP Developer cannot create a Magneto website.

Is it unrealistic to think I could learn Magneto to create a site for a small business in 2018?

As far as hosting, I was going to recommend a $5 1GB Linode. I manage servers for my current job, so I will apply updates and manage the server for them for free, then when I need to update to a new version of GNU/Linux I will charge them a fee to do so.

I really want to learn Magneto. If this is possible can you link some good sites to learn Magneto?

If not I guess I will check out Wordpress.
I have just "published" my book on IngramSpark. I am the publisher, but use IngramSpark as a print-on-demand service and to distribute the book.

They also offer ebook publishing, but I think I need to make that ebook.

Please give me an idea what options I have? What the effort is for each option? What feature my ebook would gain with various methods?

credit card processing hardware that attaches to an android cell phone.

I am the customer and I usually just give cash after watching merchant trying to use hardware/software

why doesn't it work
I just bought a montior stand and I'm trying to figure out exactly what kind of screws I need, and whether both of my monitors use the same screws.

I have an LG 34UM58 monitor, and a Samsung P245OH as well.
I also have a samsung LU28E510DS/ZA, so I need a dual monitor stand that supports both of my large monitors.

I currently have this stand, but it' won't work.

Any idea's what type of screws I would need to mount these monitors?
looking for a good performance tesing tool to load test with 5000 concurrent user a b2c ecommerce site
I am getting this error when I try to upgrade to  PS 1.6.  
Unable to check MD5 files

Open in new window


What do I need to do for this message to complete and I be able to upgrade my store?
J have an e-commerce website and I don't use cookies, however, I know that Woo-Commerce does use cookies throughout the checkout process and I'm pretty sure that Google Analytics uses cookies.  Is there a good Privacy Policy Template out there that addresses Cookies even though my site pages don't use them but my Woo-Commerce Checkout does?

I want to place something on my site Privacy Policy but don't know what.

If someone wants to lead team(s) of software engineering in large scale ecommerce companies or social network companies or Software as Service then what all things they should be familiar with especially in the space of software engineering and distributed systems.

What are some of the good books they should have read or blogs they should have internalized that they can help their teams succeed



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.