WCAG 2.1 a Welcome Update to Web Access

In the spring of 2009, I composed a 4-part series online Content Accessibility Guidelines, version 2.0, which had just been printed. Those guidelines were a significant update to the international standards for web site accessibility. After almost 10 years, the…

Magento 1.9: Going, going, gone?

Time is running out to the tens of thousands of merchants still using Magento 1.9 or older. Support for Magento 1.9 is expected to expire by June 2020 at the latest. However, more importantly, support for PHP 5.6 has expired.…

4 Safeguards to Prevent Credit Card Fraud

Ecommerce merchants continue to rely on credit card payments for orders. Credit cards are convenient and quick, but they also include risk. Merchants in america lose approximately $190 billion annually to credit card fraud. In this post, I will describe…

10 Tips for Successful Cross-border Ecommerce

The majority of my recommendations in”10 Low-Budget Ways to Sell Internationally,” a 2012 article, apply now, in 2019. But, cross-border ecommerce sales have greatly increased since 2012. The industry is jointly learning dos and don’ts for entering international markets. In…

New Indian Investment Rules Limit Amazon, Walmart

The Indian authorities will soon implement regulations which will severely hamper the Amazon and Flipkart marketplaces from doing business in India. Four decades back, India opened its economy to foreign direct investment, changing decades of severe limitations. Ecommerce platforms were…