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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...

How does affiliate marketing work?

Online marketing basics: affiliate marketing

Commission-based business transactions are familiar to most readers when it comes to the real estate or insurance industries: If a broker manages to successfully sell a flat or insurance to a customer, he or she receives a commission. The same principle applies for the classic discipline of online marketing: affiliate marketing. The players here are registered merchants and affiliates, who...

Live chat: the best software solutions

Live chat support software – the best solutions

Live chats are being used more frequently as additional communication channels in an array of different web projects. The real-time solution of contacting customers is especially useful in e-commerce. Unlike traditional support possibilities, website operators and service workers seize the opportunity, using live chats to help potential customers overcome any doubts or problems. Before this, you...

Gender marketing: definition and implementation

Gender marketing

What makes men and women tick? As we know, it’s not always the same thing. Advertisers have long been aware of this fact, and over the years, gender marketing has become a central aspect of the image of many businesses. But how should we understand the term, ‘gender marketing’ and how does it work in practice? In this guide, we demonstrate how entrepreneurs and advertisers can benefit from using...

Tips for legal certainty for your online store

How to make your online store legally watertight

In recent years, many online shops received warnings due to not properly adhering to website legalities. Given the growing number of online businesses, it’s not surprising that companies are now springing up specialising in identifying legal violations who then fine the operator. If you want to start up your own online store, you need to make it and the products on offer legally watertight. If you...

Tips for Google AdWords campaigns

5 tips for your first Google AdWords campaign

Starting your first online marketing campaign is a serious challenge. Alongside e-mail marketing and search engine optimisation (SEO), display advertising is a key component of any good online marketing plan. When it comes to running your first Google AdWords campaign, you’ll need a great strategy, sensible planning, and expert know-how to give yourself the best possible chance of success. Here’s...

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 shops 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 minimises the administrative effort needed for interactive websites. We present the most common types of...

E-commerce in the UK: flourish online

How e-commerce conquered England

With online shopping becoming ever more popular and convenient, more and more industries are flourishing in the world of e-commerce. This is partly due to the fact that it’s easier than ever before to build and run a professional web store. But what are most important things to remember when getting into e-commerce? And how can you be successful with little or no experience?

Canvas fingerprinting – online tracking without cookies

Canvas fingerprinting: the cookie successor

For decades now, cookies have been the principle tool used by web analysts to collect user data. These cookies are used to monitor the performance of websites or ads and to optimise pages for customers. But many users have since caught on to this questionable method of data collection and analysis, now deciding to block these investigative text snippets. But a new method of online tracking is on...


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