Fresh Tips for Creating an E-commerce Site with WordPress

Introduction Looking to build an online store? Starting an online store can be daunting and overwhelming. There many components that are needed to start a basic e-commerce website. WordPress can help make it happen as it is scalable, powerful, and absolutely free....

PayPal Payouts vs. Parallel Payments for Marketplaces

Introduction A fast growing trend these days is to build an online marketplace, where other people sell their products / services through your channel.  Site owners typically keep a commission for the sales. This means the site needs to process payments from buyers,...
How to Avoid PayPal Fees

How to Avoid PayPal Fees

Introduction People are always trying to figure out how to avoid PayPal fees, which made up $19.918 billion of PayPal’s $21.45 billion in 2020 revenue.  Hey, that includes me.  I get it.  We all want to pay as little fees as possible and maximize our own...
PayPal Policy and User Agreement Updates for July, 2020

PayPal Policy and User Agreement Updates for July, 2020

Introduction PayPal recently began sending out a notice to users informing them of changes to the user agreement and general PayPal policies and procedures. I am offering general info and my feedback here based on the details for U.S. account holders.  This should be...
Enable PayPal Billing Agreements for Reference Transactions

Enable PayPal Billing Agreements for Reference Transactions

Introduction Reference Transactions (otherwise known as token payments) allow you to process payments for a customer using the billing information from a previous transaction. These types of payments are secure because you do not save any sensitive card / payment data...
Braintree Payments SDK SSL Provider Update

Braintree Payments SDK SSL Provider Update

IMPORTANT The Braintree Payments SDK / API will be updated their root SSL provider for API requests to align with current security standards related to HTTPS protocols.  Starting May 1, 2020, if you have not updated your integration based on these standards, your...