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Say Pay down again! I’m moving!

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sagepaySage Pay is a payment processor (basically a company that take payments on an ecommerce website) which have approximately 30% of the payment processor market, by far the biggest player. However, their large market share is not due to Sage, they bought out Protx. Protx build a great reputation for reliability, secure systems and good customer service.

However, it seems the good work is being undone by Sage Pay as they have had numerous periods of live transactions being down, meaning if an ecommerce website relies on one payment method then they are screwed and none of their customers can buy anything on their website.

Sage Pay was down this morning resulting in numerous failed transactions, this is the 3rd period of being down since early December 2010. I’m now looking into other possibilities for a payment processor.

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Other alternatives are:

Any other payment processor providers I have missed out? Any other Sage Pay customers with their experiences, leave a comment!

Written by Darrell Freeman

March 17th, 2011 at 11:34 am

Posted in Ecommerce

Using Templates for WordPress

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studiopress-logo-150x120Never been that big on using templates for a website. Most the templates are quite poor visually and never seemed appropiate for a professional website. Always been a fan of using a pro graphic designer.

However been introduced to Studiopress templates for the WordPress CMS and I have to say I have been very impressed by them! The great thing about Studiopress is that it comes with a framework which makes the on-page SEO super easy. Quickly knocked together an example laser eye surgery website, not bad for a template, but would probably still have to use a graphic designer for parts of the design (custom logo etc…)

Would love to see some great templates produced for Magento!

Written by Darrell Freeman

March 17th, 2011 at 11:14 am

Posted in Web Design