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    ShopSite September 2012 Newsletter
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    In this Month’s Newsletter…

    * Gift Certificate Creation Module
    * PayPal Express in Favor of PayPal Standard
    * From the Blog…**Multi add to cart, Captcha, PCI in 2012, Top Posts and Articles…

    The latest version of ShopSite is: 11 SP2r3

    Gift Certificate Creation Module


    We’re excited to announce our latest module, the Gift Certificate Creation Module.

    This module allows merchants to quickly and easily create any number of unique gift certificates. You can choose from email based or paper based gift certificates. Email certificates are sent to the recipient via email upon creation.

    You can upload a file containing email addresses, and optionally unique data for fields such as amount, who it’s from, and the message. Or you can choose global values and only upload email addresses.

    More details can be found on our website at:

    Gift Certificate Creation Module
    http://www.lexiconn.com/ecommerce/shopsite/gift-certificate-module.html

    PayPal Express in Favor of PayPal Standard


    Two weeks ago PayPal made a change to their system that broke PayPal Standard for ShopSite merchants. ShopSite was quick to issue a patch, which we applied right away, and this corrected the problem with the Instant Payment Notifications (IPNs) failing.

    (We’ve also patched all ShopSite v11 stores using PayPal Express to stop the warning emails from PayPal about IPN issues.)

    The issue brought to light the problems with using PayPal Standard instead of the newer and more stable PayPal Express payment method. We’ve written a blog post that explains the issue, how to switch, and two *gotchas* (billing phone number and layout of PayPal login screen) to avoid when enabling PayPal Express:

    Why You Should Drop PayPal Standard for Express Checkout
    http://www.lexiconn.com/blog/2012/09/drop-paypal-standard/

    Although PayPal Standard is currently working, and should continue to work in the near future, migrating to PayPal Express is highly recommended and should provide a more stable payment method going forward.

    From the Blog…


    Lots of good ShopSite / ecommerce tips from The LexiConn Blog:

    ShopSite Tip – Multi add to cart
    http://www.lexiconn.com/blog/2012/08/shopsite-tip-multi-add-to-cart/ -
    Setting up a multi add to cart page…

    Captcha on Checkout – Is it a Good Idea?
    http://www.lexiconn.com/blog/2012/09/captcha-on-checkout-is-it-a-good-idea/
    - Things to think about before turning it on…

    State of the PCI Union in 2012
    http://www.lexiconn.com/blog/2012/09/state-of-the-pci-union-in-2012/ -
    Have PCI scanning companies gotten better this year?

    Top Ecommerce Blog Posts and Articles For August
    http://www.lexiconn.com/blog/2012/09/top-ecommerce-blog-posts-and-articles-for-august-2012/

    As always, feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. Complete contact and support options can be found at:
    http://www.lexiconn.com/support.html

    Sincerely,
    - The LexiConn Team

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