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Cloudflare Service

February 2, 2016

On average, a website on CloudFlare loads twice as fast for its visitors, sees 65% fewer requests and saves 60% of bandwidth.

The basic Cloudflare service with StoreSecured is FREE and offers the following advantages:

  • Save bandwidth – Web traffic is routed through our intelligent global network. We automatically optimize the delivery of your web pages so your visitors get the fastest page load times and best performance. We also block threats and limit abusive bots and crawlers from wasting your bandwidth and server resources.
  • Minify HTML, CSS and Javascript – On-the-fly removal of unnecessary characters from HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
    Saves 20% of a file’s size and works without caching so it can support even fully dynamic pages.
  • World Wide CDN – CloudFlare operates out of 76 data centers around the world. Static files like images, css files etc are stored closer to your visitors for faster load times.
  • Super fast DNS – CloudFlare runs one of the largest authoritative DNS networks in the world. We’ve built DNS to be fast, powerful and secure.
  • Extra layer of security – CloudFlare’s technology automatically detects new attacks that arise against any website on its network. Once CloudFlare identifies that there is a new attack, CloudFlare starts to block the attack for both the particular website and the entire community.
  • Added SSL – CloudFlare add’s SSL ability to your custom domain name that works with most browsers

Or upgrade your Cloudflare service to Pro for an extra $20 a month and add:

  • Enhanced image optimization – automatically applies both “lossless” and “lossy” image optimization to remove unnecessary bytes from GIF, PNG and JPEG images. On average, image sizes are reduced by 35%.
  • Even faster mobile loading – ensures that images delivered to your visitors are the appropriate size and resolution for their device. Mirage detects screen size and connection speed to deliver the best image for the current browser window, mobile or desktop.
  • Enhanced security – additional protection against real-time attacks like SQL injection, cross-site scripting and comment spam with CloudFlare’s cloud-based web application firewall, which stops the malicious attack before it can cause damage to your website.
  • Enhanced SSL – Enhanced SSL certificate added to your custom domain name that works with all browsers.

Cloudflare sits on top of the existing site and enhances it, it does not change any functionality.

 

To learn more about Cloudflare please visit https://www.cloudflare.com

 

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Consider Super Bowl Sales

January 14, 2015

From our partners over at Web Cola Media. A reminder to use the Super Bowl to increase your sales.

Adwords Credits Gone

September 10, 2012

All of the Google Adwords credits that we were given have now been requested and sent off.  If we receive more in the future we will let everyone know.

Google Adwords $100 Credit

September 5, 2012

Google has recently sent us several codes for a $100 credit with Adwords.  These can only be used by new Google Adwords customers.  If you are interested in using one of these credits please send us a support request with the title Google Adwords Credit.  They will be available on a first come first served basis with only one available per store id.  Please note that the credits expire Sept 30th and we have only a limited number available.

Special Offer: 1.5% Ecommerce Merchant Account Rate

January 18, 2012

I would like to extend to all of our merchants a special offer that we’ve been working on for credit card rates.  This is a group deal for StoreSecured merchants through Jason Peek of Community Merchant Services and its really the best rates that I’ve ever seen in my 10 years of ecommerce.

 

Fees

$0 setup fee

$15 monthly minimum

$35 monthly fee (includes $5 statement fee, $10 gateway fee, $20 account fee)

 

Rates come in 4 tiers

.99% for normal bank cards (ie debit)

1.50% for regular credit cards

2.00% rewards cards

2.50% for non-qual cards (ie international etc)

 

1 year contract

 

The last two card types are only approximately 10% of cards and your current merchant account would include these as extra fees as well.  Most ecommerce merchant accounts do not even give a special debit card rate.

Avs and trans fee combined is .20 cents

 

This is honestly the best rate I’ve ever heard of for online processing.  Up until now we have recommend rates that are around 2% (most merchant accounts advertise the second rate above as that’s the most popular rate, ie regular credit cards).  So this is a full .5% lower rate and most online merchant accounts do not pass on the savings for debit cards at all so that is a great addition.

 

If you are interested in signing up or hearing more please use the contact information below.  They can work out special pricing based on your unique situation as well if needed.  Make sure to mention that you want the special offer for StoreSecured merchants or you won’t get this pricing.  You must signup before the end of January to get this special pricing, this is a slow time for merchant account rates so they are doing special promotions to get new sign-ups.

 

Contact Information

Jason Peek

Community Merchant Services

cell 714 488 0495

 

How much will this save me?

Note that if your current rate is 2% which is considered a pretty good rate for ecommerce merchant accounts and if you have $10,000 per month of credit card sales you could save $50 a month. If your sales are higher then $10,000 your savings would be increased substantially.  If you aren’t sure how much you will save they can do a comparison for you, ie review your current merchant account statements to see how much you will save, just ask.

 

Which gateway

The default gateway used is Cybersource however they can set you up with other gateways as well if you have a specific preference or one that you are familiar with.

 

Questions

Please contact Jason using the information below if you have any questions at all.

Why your privacy policy matters

May 4, 2010

Without an accurate and up-to-date privacy policy, you can be exposing your business to serious and unnecessary risks.  For a small business that can’t afford a lawyer or chief privacy officer, these risks are sometimes difficult to know and understand. TRUSTe offers solutions for businesses to demonstrate compliance to meet federal privacy laws and well as their commitment to the safety of their customers, which ultimately increases your sales and conversion.

You won’t find a better combination of pricing and quality for a privacy policy and seal than TRUSTe’s Small Business Solution:

  • Generated hosted online privacy policy: Quickly construct a transparent and easy-to-read TRUSTe-hosted privacy policy for your site with the privacy policy generator.
  • Hosted TRUSTe seal: A TRUSTe privacy seal on your site promotes business since consumers look for the TRUSTe seal to help them to click with confidence.
  • Third-party dispute resolution: TRUSTe’s online dispute resolution tool acts as an extension of your customer care team that specializes in handling privacy complaints.
  • Privacy Scanning: Added assurance that your data collection practices are aligned with your privacy policy
  • Seal inclusion on product listing in comparison shopping engines SafeShopping.com and Pricegrabbber.com: Verified merchants are able to display their trusted status, with TRUSTe’s seal of approval, in shopping listings so consumers can be reassured that they are doing their comparison shopping on trusted, secure Web sites.

StoreSecured has partnered with TRUSTe to offer their services at a significant discount to our merchants.  Click here to signup or learn more

Need products to sell?

March 31, 2010

StoreSecured has teamed up with Doba to offer merchants a limited free 14 day trial

Doba connects you to 300+ wholesale distributors, manufacturers, and craftsmen in one place. When you sign up, you gain full access to all the drop ship wholesalers and their wholesale product catalogs.

Find out more

PayPal Pro offer for Canadian Merchants

June 11, 2009

New in Canada!

PayPal has the pre-integrated all-in-one payment processing
solution you’ve been looking for.

Special Offer:
Pay NO MONTHLY FEES for 3 months*!
Offer ends September 18th 2009

Getting started is easy:

– Call 1-866-787-2693
– Learn more online

>> Learn more online
https://cms.paypal.com/ca/cgi-bin/marketingweb?cmd=_render-content&content_ID=marketing_ca/Website_Payments_Pro_CA

*Terms and Conditions

Receive a credit for your Website Payments Pro monthly fee
($35 CAD), each month for 3 months, when you open a new Canadian
PayPal account (“Offer”).  Offer applies when you open a new
Canadian PayPal account and integrate Website Payments Pro by
September 18th 2009.   The $35 CAD credit will be deposited into
your PayPal account at the end of each month following sign up
and integration of your Canadian Website Payments Pro account.

To be eligible for the Offer, you must: (1) receive an email
directly from PayPal inviting you to participate in the Offer,
(2) sign up for your new Canadian Website Payments Pro account and
integrate Website Payments Pro no later than September 18th 2009,
and (3) keep your account open and in good standing for the entire
3 months in which the Offer applies.

PayPal reserves the right to cancel, suspend or modify part or
this entire Offer at any time without notice, for any reason in
its sole discretion. This Offer cannot be resold, transferred or
combined with any other Offer.  If at any time during the
Promotional Period you fail to comply with these terms and
conditions then you will not receive the monthly credit.