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InternetSecure Merchant Direct Gateway – Now Working

August 7th, 2012 Comments off

The InternetSecure Merchant Direct payment gateway never worked correctly with osCommerce, or any other osCommerce based stores.  We, along with the InternetSecure team have worked out the bugs and have a SOLID working integration based on their XML based API solution.

If you need to connect your store with a payment gateway please call us for a quote today!  (800) 961-7427



Google Trusted Stores Integration W/ osCommerce, Zen Cart, CRE Loaded and more!

July 19th, 2012 Comments off

Google has released their “Trusted Stores” program to help shopper confidence in stores across the web.  Stores that meet specific shipping and performance metrics are able to participate in this free program.  Once complete, stores receive a “Google Trusted Sites” Badge like above.

The Google Trusted Store Badge will give you a quick “Report Card” style listing of their shipping and Service ratings, wither or not they have Purchase Protection, all of their policies and more.

We are currently handling integration for all osCommerce, Zen Cart, CRE Loaded, ezOSC and more!

Call us today for a free integration quote!  (800) 961-7427

 

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One Page Checkout for osCommerce / Streamline Checkout

July 11th, 2012 Comments off

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We Provide a WORKING and FULLY TESTED One Page Checkout Solution for your ecommerce store!

Years of research shows that a one-page checkout can greatly improve your sales statistics by cutting down the chance that customers will abandon the checkout proccess.

Tired of all of the other supplier claiming their one-page checkout works great to find out that it is not compatible with your present cart system? Our one-page system can be up and running on your store today!

With ezOSC’s ONE-PAGE Checkout, your customers will be able to enter and edit their information in a short, organized, timely manner. If they are already a member of your site they will be able to login and complete the sale immediately, if not they will be able to complete the checkout right there on that page. No timely confirm buttons or seperation of information. It’s all right there!

Don’t Forget! ezOSC stands behind every piece of software we develop! We offer full customer support to get you up and running error free!

Compatible with All ezOSC versions as well as osCommerce

one page demo

(add a product into your cart then proceed to the checkout)

CALL NOW!  FREE PHONE CONSULT

 

increase sales

Most customers see an increase of up to 60% in sales. The also see a significant drop in abandoned carts.

reduce number of steps

Reducing the number of steps in a checkout process simplifies the process for your customers. Everything is on one page!

easy installation

We fully support as well as test every one page checkout system for compatibality. Sit back, relax, and let us do the heavy lifting.



Upcoming PayPal Outages

June 14th, 2012 Comments off

Even the largest companies in the world need scheduled maintenance windows and PayPal has a few coming up.

In case you missed their emails, here are the windows again:

Saturday June 16, 11:30 PM PDT – 11:40 PM PDT

Thursday June 21, 11:30 PM PDT – 11:32 PM PDT

Thursday, June 28, 11:30 PM PDT – 11:40 PM PDT



Easily import categories and products from an osCommerce store into a Magento website!

May 30th, 2012 Comments off

A tool that is designed for people who may have outgrown their current osCommerce platform or want to take the next step in e-commerce and move to an enterprise level platform. The osCommerce Categories / Products Migration tool allows you to easily export your products, images and product descriptions into a new Magento e-commerce store.  Within minutes you can have your Magento store populated with the products you probably spent hours inserting into your osCommerce store!

If you have more than a few hundred products in your store then you may be hesitant to try Magento because of the daunting task of importing your products. This simple to use extension solves that problem, is easy to set up and easy to use with little technical knowledge. Follow the instructions below to add your products into your new Magento store.

Features:

  • Step by Step procedure for importing your products
  • Supports Unlimited Categories
  • Supports an Unlimited amount of products
  • Works with osCommerce v2.3.1 based stores
  • Ability to

Installation instructions for the extension

We recommend creating a new category for your imported products first.

-> Go to Magento Configuration

-> Go to osCommerce Import

  • Fill in your osCommerce store details (IP or Web Address, database name and password and URL of image folder). If you are doing this on a new server or hosting account you may need to enable a Remote mySQL connection for the Magento Store.
  • Select where you want your products to import to such as the Default store, Default Attribute Set and Category.
  •  Save your configuration
  • Navigate to the import tool which is on the front end of your Magento Website.
  • The URL will be www.your-magento-domain.com/oscommerceimport
  • You will then be presented with 6 easy to follow steps to import your products.

Please note that due variations in server configurations we have set the max Category import to 10 at a time and the max recommended products to import is 50 at a time to prevent issues with the osCommerce Category/ Products Migration tool from timing out.

If you make a mistake or have an error in the process it is an easy fix! You can delete the newly created categories and products, re-index your Magento store and then go back to step two on this page: www.your-magento-domain.com/oscommerceimport and delete the temporary tables. Then complete steps 3-6.

When you are done with your import you will need to re-index all of your categories and products by going to System:

  • Click Index Management
  • Click Re-Index Data on all required fields

If you would like more information, contact ezMAGE Customer Support at 1-800-961-7427 or support@ezmage.com.



PayPal Maintenance: Data center upgrade reminder – April 19, 2012

April 3rd, 2012 Comments off

 

 
Dear Customer,

To better serve our millions of customers, PayPal is upgrading our data center on April 19, 2012 from 10:00 p.m. PDT to approximately 11:00 p.m. PDT. Preparations for the migration will begin at 9:00 p.m. PDT which will have minimal external impact. We’re confident these changes will improve our services and help us meet the growing demands of our customers.

Impact to your business during the migration

During the time of this upgrade, there will be a system-wide interruption to PayPal, including but not limited to the following:

  • PayPal’s website, www.paypal.com will be unavailable and accountholders will not be able to log into their account.  In addition, most consumers will receive an error message when attempting to checkout using PayPal.

 

  • Most of the PayPal API calls attempted during the upgrade will fail with a 10001 (internal error) response. Some Authorizations and Sale transactions via Direct Payment API calls may successfully complete but merchants may also see result codes 104,102 and 1000 returned. When these result codes are returned, it is recommended that the merchant review their PayPal account prior to resubmitting the transaction. Any type of Referenced Transaction calls for all PayPal API calls (Delayed Capture, Refund, Reference Transaction and Void calls) will fail with a 10001 response.

 

  • Adaptive Payment API calls will not be supported during this upgrade and will fail with a 520002 (internal error) response.

 

  • Batch processing services will be unavailable during this upgrade. If batch requests are submitted when the service is unavailable, the processing will be delayed.

 

  • Transactions created prior to March 19 will not be available between 9:00 p.m. PDT and 11 p.m. PDT. This data will be missing from History in the PayPal account and cannot be accessed to process a delayed capture, void, refund or referenced transaction. Attempts to reference a transaction created prior to March 19th via an API call will result in a 10001 (internal error) response.

 

  • Merchant Reports for the Eastern & Pacific time zones for April 19 activity, which will be created on April 20, may have a delayed delivery. There is no significant delay expected for Settlement Withdrawal. Auto Sweep will be put on hold on April 19 and depending when batch services are resumed, it may be run early morning on April 20. The PayPal SFTP drop box will not be available during the upgrade.

 

To ensure you are up to date on the latest information about this system upgrade, please go to the blog post regarding this event found here on x.com. If you have any questions about this announcement, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

You are a valuable customer and we appreciate your patience as we work to upgrade our services to you.

Sincerely,

PayPal

 

© 2012 PayPal Inc. All rights reserved. PayPal is located at 2211 N. First St., San Jose, CA 95131.

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Items may soon fail to process due to missing Tax and Shipping or invalid Google Product Category values. View warnings under ‘x of x items inserted’

February 27th, 2012 Comments off

What is happening?

Items that don’t include Tax and Shipping information or contain incorrect Google Product Category attribute values may soon fail to process for inclusion in Google Product Search. Please click on X of X items inserted under the Data feeds tab to see whether your products are affected. This requirement does not affect the visibility of your Product Ads.

Important: Tax information is only required for items submitted to Target Country US. For all other Target Countries, please make sure that both your item price and shipping price are VAT inclusive.

What should I do if I am affected?

To avoid disruption to traffic on Product Search, please begin submitting tax and shipping for all affected items and/or update your Google Product Category attribute values to match the exact values in our Google Taxonomy as soon as possible if you haven’t done so already.

How can I check that I am submitting the right values now?

Once you’ve updated your items, we recommend creating a New Test Data Feed prior to submitting your actual feed. This not only allows you to check for errors without actually affecting live items in Google Product search results, but gives you the option to download a full error report of all affected items. Once your test feed processes correctly, you can submit your actual feed as you normally would.

Please view our help resources below for additional information:

Categorizing your items
Feed Specification

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Do I need to provide Google product category for all my items?
No. The google product category attribute is only required for products that fall into the following seven categories and only if the feed targets the US, UK, Germany, Japan and/or France:

Apparel & Accessories > Clothing
Apparel & Accessories > Shoes
Apparel & Accessories (Note that submitting this value for clothing and shoes is not acceptable)
Media > Books
Media > DVDs & Videos
Media > Music
Software > Video Game Software

2. Do I have to provide the most granular category for my item?
No. While you have to include the exact category value provided in the taxonomy, the first two levels suffice. We do recommend to provide the most granular level of categorization, which will help improve your data quality and in turn ensures that offers are presented in the right category. Depending on your file type, you would select between the .txt or .xml values we provide.

For example, for running shoes, you have to provide the first two levels:
“Apparel & Accessories > Shoes”

If you wish, you can be more precise and provide more granular values:
“Apparel & Accessories > Shoes > Athletic Shoes > Running Shoes”

3. I am already submitting Google Product Category values. Why are they not accepted?
The google product category attribute is different from the product type attribute. While you can provide your own values in the product type attribute, you need to use Google’s predefined values for the google product category attribute using our taxonomy.

4. Do I have to submit Tax and Shipping in the account settings as well as in my feed?
No. You can choose either of the options. We do recommend using both settings: create a default shipping method at the account level and add the item-level shipping attribute for products with more detailed information.

5. I don’t charge Tax, does this requirement still apply to me?
Yes. You can opt to not charge tax in the account level settings or include a value of 0.00 in the tax attribute. Note: If you are submitting to a target country other than US, please include VAT in your item price instead.

6. What should I do if I am unable to provide accurate Tax and Shipping information?
We accept estimated values. For example, you can provide tax as well as shipping cost for each product and region/zipcode individually by using the tax and shipping attributes. Please estimate tax and shipping costs such that the total cost in Product Search results is either correct or overestimated for the majority of users.

7. How much time do I have to update my items?
We have already begun surfacing new item warnings and errors for items missing Tax and Shipping information and/or incorrect Google Product Category attribute values under the Data Feeds tab. Soon, items that don’t include Tax and Shipping information or contain incorrect google product category attribute values may start failing to process. We strongly recommend that you update your items as soon as possible.



Exhibitor Product Training: Building a successful online auto parts store

October 17th, 2011 Comments off

Come see us at the SEMA show! Booth #11951 in the North Hall. We will be there all week. And will be giving an in-depth look at building a successful online auto parts store. November 2, 2011 – 1:30pm – 2:00pm (LVCC, N259)

Visit the SEMA website for more info: http://www.semashow.com/event/2011/11/02/exhibitor-product-training-atwoodz-building-a-successful-online-auto-parts-store

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PayPal Making Upgrades Through Holiday Season

September 20th, 2011 Comments off

Just received another PayPal email warning of some possible outages during the fall/winter holiday season. Text from them below.

We’ve let you know many times over the past few months that we have been making upgrades to our system to help improve the performance and availability of our services.  We have scheduled a few more activities which will help make our services more scalable and ensure that they’re continuously available to our growing customer base, particularly as we near the holiday shopping season.

Please be sure to share this notification with your technical resources because network configuration changes may be necessary to avoid a disruption in service.  Please note that there is also information regarding a short service interruption for Payflow on October 1st.

 

Date

 

Impact Description

 

 

Customers and Products Impacted

 

IMPORTANT – Action Required

9/29

 

IP Address Expansion

 

 

PayPal Notification:

https://www.x.com/content/ip-address-expansion-paypal-services

 

IPN Customers who have their IPN Listener script behind their firewall with hard-coding of IP Addresses or use of Access Control List management of IP addresses

 

To avoid an interruption in IPN support, customer must either:

Continue to post back to https://www.paypal.com and update access control list to allow outbound access to ANY IP address for the servers that host our IPN script.

OR

Modify the IPN script to post back IPNs to the newly created URL https://ipnpb.paypal.com using HTTPS (port 443) and update firewall access control list rules to allow outbound access to the ipnpb.paypal.com IP ranges

10/1 Server upgrade that requires 3 minutes of downtime starting between 11 PM PDT – 11:05 PM PDT for Payflow Gateway customers

 

PayPal Notification:

https://www.x.com/developers/paypal/documentation-tools/site-status/notification-planned-downtime-during-oct-01-maintenance-pf-live-2263

Customers using Payflow Pro, Payflow Link, V2 Payflow, Websites Payments Pro (3.0) using Gateway credentials and Website Payments Pro Payflow Edition (2.0) For impacted transactions that are not reattempted due to the connection being unavailable, the API calls would need to be resubmitted for processing.
11/15 IP Address Expansion

 

PayPal Notification:

https://www.x.com/content/ip-address-expansion-paypal-services

 

API Customers, including Express Checkout, Websites Payments Pro (3.0) and Website Payments Pro Payflow Edition (2.0), who either hard code outbound IP addresses or use an Access Control List. You must either point to DNS or update access control list with newly added IP addresses to avoid an interruption in service.  While these changes must be made by early March, 2012, we strongly encourage you to make any necessary updates by November 15th 2011 as this will help minimize any potential disruptions during the holiday season.

If you experience communication or transaction processing issues outside of the scheduled maintenance times above, you can file a ticket via www.PayPal.com/mts.  For your reference, there’s information about all of our maintenance activities and system updates at www.x.com, then go to: PayPal Developers àDocumentation & Tools à Site Status.

We appreciate your patience as we continue to improve our services and apologize in advance for any inconvenience.  If you have any questions, please click “Contact Us” at the bottom of any PayPal page.

Sincerely,

PayPal

 

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Google Product Search: Important Changes to Feeds Specification and Program Policies

July 13th, 2011 Comments off

Hello,

Thank you for participating in Google Product Search. We are reaching out to you to inform you about important changes we’re making to our Product Search required attributes and Program Policies. All merchants will be affected by these changes.

We are now requiring a new set of basic required attributes, as well as attributes which are required for certain product categories and target countries. Please read the new Feeds Specification carefully to determine how your data feed will need to change at http://www.google.com/support/merchants/bin/answer.py?answer=188494

You can find a summary of the new requirements in table form at http://www.google.com/support/merchants/bin/answer.py?answer=1344057

Starting September 22, accounts that do not comply with the new requirements will be suspended. For more information about how we will enforce the new policies, visit this Help Center article http://www.google.com/support/merchants/bin/answer.py?answer=188484

Please update your account settings or data feeds as soon as possible to ensure that you are complying with these new requirements by the dates specified above. For more information about these changes, please visit our Google Merchant blog at http://googlemerchantblog.blogspot.com/2011/07/important-changes-to-google-product.html.

Sincerely,

The Google Product Search Team

© 2011 Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043

You have received this mandatory email service announcement to update you about important changes to your Google Merchant Center product or account.