Mobile Commerce

Online payment gateways: PayPal alternatives

Payment gateways that you should know about

Just a few years ago, the prospect of paying for goods and services online was unimaginable. But in many industries today internet shopping has overtaken high street retail. As a result, online payment services like PayPal have become very popular, with many customers considering them a decisive factor when shopping online. So how do these payment gateways actually function? We’ll explain this...

Creating a PayPal account

PayPal accounts – the advantages of the digital payment service

The payment methods offered by an online shop say a lot about its legitimacy, and can be decisive for many internet shoppers. Alongside debit card, credit card, and bank transfer payments, e-commerce has seen the rise of another online payment method in recent years: PayPal. But what is PayPal? Why is it so popular? And how does PayPal work exactly? We’ll take you through the basics for setting up...

KPIs in online marketing

Key performance indicators (KPIs) in online marketing

In the world of online business there are various performance indicators which are used to measure the success or failure of a business. In the e-commerce and publishing sector, analytical tools enable you to develop various optimization measures based on KPIs as well as allowing you to get the most out of individual pages and campaigns. The tools can be used to uncover any weaknesses and show...

Mobile app design | Designing an Android or iOs app

Mobile app design: create your own app – part 3

Designing an application isn’t just a question of shapes and colors – mobile app design covers the positioning of app content and app usability, too – and these factors are vital in helping create a successful app. The more time and effort you invest at this stage, the higher the chance of creating an app that people will want to use and keep on their device.

Tips for usability in your mobile web store

10 tips for usability in mobile commerce

The world of mobile commerce revolves around the concept of usability. This means ensuring that mobile sites are simple and intuitive in order to give tablet and smartphone users the best possible user experience. As m-commerce revenue continues to grow, web store operators who fail to notice the trend and optimize their site accordingly can lose out on many potential customers, and therefore, a...

Online marketing basics

Online marketing basics: what you should know

Most beginnings get off to a tricky start – this might sound clichéd, but it is definitely true when taking the first steps in online marketing. If you’re searching for an SEO manual or the master plan for a suitable online marketing mix, you might be left disappointed. Each company has to find its own mix of campaigns and channels that works for them. If you know the most important online...

Magento: an introduction to the open source software

What is Magento

Many contemporary content management systems such as WordPress and TYPO3 can be used to design and program web stores with the help of plugins. But depending on the CMS, plugins can be pretty inconvenient to manage, making them a poor choice for larger projects. Some content management systems like Magento, however, are specially tailored for e-commerce, and therefore present a considerably more...

Captcha | codes and images for spam protection

Captcha: codes, images and puzzles for spam protection

For years, the captcha has been a necessary evil for securing interactive web applications (e.g. online forms) against spam. The fully-automatic public Turing test distinguishes between computers and humans. The test exposes which automatic queries are performed by spam robots, which then minimizes the administrative effort needed for interactive websites. We present the most common types of...

Tips for successful Facebook marketing

8 tips for success with Facebook marketing

Among some of the new vocabulary that has entered our lexicon over the past few years are words like ‘likes’, ‘followers’, and ‘to google’. For those working in marketing, these terms have become a new type of virtual currency, and they are minted, traded, and evaluated on the world’s largest social media platform, Facebook. But there’s more to success in Facebook marketing than merely collecting...

Multichannel marketing

Everything you need to know about multichannel marketing

Multichannel, crosschannel, omnichannel – there are many terms for the multi-track form of marketing, but they all mean the same thing to a limited extent. This is why the first concept can be described as the evolutionary precursor of the other two. The “multi” in “multichannel strategy” doesn’t include all channels like omnichannel marketing does. These are not necessarily linked, as is the case...