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The evolution of retail businesses from brick and mortar presence to online stores comes with a new set of challenges than you readily donít have to deal with if you own a physical store. Unlike physical stores, where you are able to stay in control in the management of your store, online stores come with peculiar challenges that might be outside your control. From Hosting to Slow storefront to security challenges and system reliability. Most e-commerce owners sometimes find themselves overridden by challenges they didnít donít envisage at the start of the business.
In this blog post, we would be discussing major e-commerce issues facing every business owner and how to go about it,


System Reliability
The cloud is the natural home for every online business, with its utility-based model that is well suited to the ebb and flow of trends across the global market.
According to Gartner, in 2019 more than 30% of new software investments will shift from cloud-first to cloud-only. However, research also indicates that those same businesses lack the expertise to manage the cloud migration process quickly, consistently leaving the customer to bridge the gaps.
In order to safely mitigate against this, it is wise to move your business hosting to a service provider with a secured Hosting provider that keeps all its operating systems and APIs updated, you need a service provider that cares about your application, your 3rd party integrations, looking at every aspect of your storefront to see where improvements can be made.

Security Flaws
Since financial transactions are the backbone of e-commerce, security plays a very crucial role in e-commerce if not the entire purpose of it, any hesitation on the part of the customer when it comes to making online payments could spoil the entire e-commerce transaction. Most people still hesitate to use their credit card for online payments. They tend to run away when prompted to their share bank details on a website.
One large issue relates to the problem of anyone being able to spring a security leak. It is not just about an e-commerce website getting hacked Ė the fire could start in any corner. Hacks can take place via the payment gateway, user-computers infected with malware, or a shopping cart software provider that is exporting vulnerability into your environment.
It has been reported that over 80 million attacks took place on e-commerce businesses in 2018, therefore it is very important to identify an attack quickly in order to prevent any significant damage, whether it be a loss of customer data or a complete site takeover. Being able to identify problematic behavior within a site, as well as through session analysis, leads to faster detection. The ability to quickly and easily create custom web security rules based on identifiers, such as attack behavior, location, IP address, and global threat intelligence, provides a more complete view of traffic and trusted users, and gives retailers a fighting chance to continually improve their web security and protect themselves.

Solution
If you want the highest securirty for your cart, you can make use of SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) or two-factor authentication are two large ways to help make the web a more secure place to create transactions.

Want the highest security for your cart system? Please go to our upgrade page below to:

https://www.vpasp.com/sales/upgrade.asp

 

Equip your site with SSL security certificate. Please go to SSL purchase page below:

https://www.vpasp.com/virtprog/instantssl1yr.htm

 

Do a PCI scanning using TrustGuard:

https://www.vpasp.com/virtprog/trustguard.htm




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