GDPR and the Importance of Compliance

What is the GDPR?

Implemented on May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an EU law designed to provide additional protection for personal data, regulate how companies use collected data, and users’ right to privacy. The[…]

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Starting Your eCommerce Store Using Shopify? Here are a few pointers.

Shopify is a complete eCommerce solution, enabling merchants to reach customers via an online store. Shopify is a cloud-based hosted solution, which means the platform is kept up-to-date, can be accessed from anywhere in the world, and doesn’t[…]

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25 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Digital Payments But Should

Thanks to technological advances and the ability to accept digital payments, merchants can offer multiple payment options to customers all over the world. However, the global payment processing landscape has become more complicated, involving[…]

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Direct Pay Online Group Becomes the First Payments Service Provider in Africa to Receive International Security Certification in 12 Countries

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4 Security Best Practices for eCommerce Sites

Retail ecommerce sales were valued at over $5 trillion in 2016, and projected to reach over $8 trillion in 2020, according to a 2016 Juniper Research study.  With the rise in ecommerce, however, comes an increase in fraud attempts.  Juniper found[…]

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How Your eCommerce Business Can Start Accepting Online Payments Easily

As we have mentioned in recent blog posts, online payments are a necessity for any business looking to grow. Online payments increase your customer base, as they allow you to accept a variety of payment methods and multiple currencies, enabling[…]

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Why You Should Move from Cash-On-Delivery to Online Payments

In the not-so-distant past, cash-on-delivery was the only viable payment option for e-commerce companies in Africa. But this payment method is far from ideal, and poses quite a few problems, hindering the growth and profitability of online[…]

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Direct Pay Online now the first company in East Africa to become PCI DSS LEVEL 1 compliant

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the first Certificate of Compliance PCI DSS Level 1, in East Africa.  The Certificate, which is vital for companies that accept credit card payments online and off line, represents a common[…]

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