Category: BAMS Blog

What Is Magento or Adobe Commerce and Why Should You Use It In Your Business?
Featured Article What Is Magento or Adobe Commerce and Why Should You Use It In Your Business?

Magento was one of the oldest players in the ecommerce space, building a reputation as an extremely capable, reliable, and secure sales platform. Today, Magento has been rolled into Adobe Commerce, a one-stop ecommerce solution from the same company that powers creativity across countless industries. Adobe Commerce offers all the same benefits that made Magento […]

Reopening Your Small Business Reopening Your Small Business – The Importance of a Good Plan and a Good Partner
Read MoreReopening Your Small Business – The Importance of a Good Plan and a Good Partner

There is no telling when COVID-19 will recede for good, and there’s a very high chance that a second wave will occur, setting us all back significantly. But regardless of when the pandemic finally ends, the world is going to be a very different place, and some of the habits we’ve learned during these troubling […]

Merchant Account What Is a Merchant Account, Why Do I need One, and How Do I Sign Up?
Read MoreWhat Is a Merchant Account, Why Do I need One, and How Do I Sign Up?

The world is digital, and whether it’s an in-store purchase or an online order, consumers expect to be able to pay quickly and easily, and that means cards. Cash is almost obsolete at this point, meaning more and more merchants are looking for new ways to accept electronic payments with the lowest possible cost and […]

Generate More Website Traffic Simple (And FREE) Ways to Generate More Website Traffic
Read MoreSimple (And FREE) Ways to Generate More Website Traffic

Web Traffic is like the fuel that keeps the engine of eCommerce running. Keep the tank topped up, and your store will roar along happily – let things get dry, and you might find yourself coasting to a stop. But unlike gasoline, it’s entirely possible to obtain web traffic completely free – and with a […]

Help Hospitality Industry Survive 5 Solutions to Help Hospitality Industry Survive COVID-19
Read More5 Solutions to Help Hospitality Industry Survive COVID-19

COVID-19, during late 2019, a novel coronavirus emerged in Wuhan, China. The world watched with curiosity as the Chinese government locked down the city to contain the spread of the disease. In 2002/2004, the CCP managed to stop the spread of the first SARS coronavirus, with the virus taking less than a thousand lives.

How Delivery Apps Are Damaging Your Business and What You Should Do About It How Delivery Apps Are Damaging Your Business and What You Should Do About It
Read MoreHow Delivery Apps Are Damaging Your Business and What You Should Do About It

If you run a restaurant and use a delivery service then you NEED to read this.  Ask yourself the following questions: Do you still only accept deliveries by phone? Do you rely on a third-party delivery service like Grubhub or DoorDash?

Online Ordering How Online Ordering Can Help Keep Restaurants Afloat During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Read MoreHow Online Ordering Can Help Keep Restaurants Afloat During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As of late April, restaurants across the United States have seen a 72% drop in business. That’s a devastating number, especially in an industry with such a high failure rate to begin with. While many of the states that saw the biggest declines were among the hardest hit by the virus, all states saw major […]

COVID-19 Outbreak How COVID-19 is Impacting Online Shopping
Read MoreHow COVID-19 is Impacting Online Shopping

The outbreak of SARS-CoV-2, more commonly known as COVID-19, has cast the world into disarray in seemingly record time. From the gutting of financial markets to forced quarantines and social distancing rules, the impact the virus is having on the lives of people all over the world can’t be overstated. The high-contagion factor and rapid […]

Magento 1 Merchants What to do About Magento 1’s Upcoming End of Life
Read MoreWhat to do About Magento 1’s Upcoming End of Life

On June 30th, 2020, Magento 1 – one of the web’s oldest and most successful eCommerce platforms – will reach its end of life (EOL). The company’s new platform, Magento 2, offers improved architecture, faster loading times, better interfaces, and much more. As a result, many Magento merchants have already switched off of the old […]

WooCommerce over Shopify The Top WooCommerce Plugins for 2020 – How to Get the Most from Your WooCommerce Installation
Read MoreThe Top WooCommerce Plugins for 2020 – How to Get the Most from Your WooCommerce Installation

WordPress continues to dominate web publishing, and, as a result, WooCommerce now owns well over a quarter of the eCommerce space. With so many web stores running on WooCommerce, a sea of third-party applications have been developed to help those merchants get the most out of their online efforts. The following are four of the […]

Reduce Cart Abandonment Three Simple Ways to Reduce Cart Abandonment
Read MoreThree Simple Ways to Reduce Cart Abandonment

Online cart abandonment is one of the biggest problems plaguing eCommerce merchants, with up to 80% of all carts ditched by users before payment can be processed. The amount of money lost to cart abandonment each year is staggering, so it isn’t surprising that most merchants are constantly looking for ways to see their customers […]

Clover POS Best Clover Apps for 2020 – Take Your Clover POS to the Next Level with these Plugins
Read MoreBest Clover Apps for 2020 – Take Your Clover POS to the Next Level with these Plugins

Clover is a popular POS system that provides both software and hardware solutions to merchants in industries like retail, service, and dining. In addition to their leading POS application and sleek hardware options like the Clover Mini and Clover Flex, the company also has an app store offering a huge variety of native and third-party […]

How can BAMS technology help you win more disputes? How can BAMS technology help you win more disputes?
Read MoreHow can BAMS technology help you win more disputes?

BAMS has pioneered a new dispute management tool that is included for all merchant clients and bundled into the already award-winning reporting system, IRIS.  BAMS Dispute Manager Assistant will make your life easier, and help you win disputes, by targeting four areas: Instant dispute notification Exportable reason code data Document uploads Notification of status changes

Best Pricing Is Tiered Pricing as Good as Interchange Plus Pricing?
Read MoreIs Tiered Pricing as Good as Interchange Plus Pricing?

Partnering with the right payment processor can be the difference between a healthy profit and financial struggle for merchants in a wide variety of industries. While the features offered by merchant services companies are important, low transaction fees are understandably the primary concern of most businesses, and an important step in securing the lowest fees […]

Top Ecommerce Fraud Prevention Tools Five Top Ecommerce Fraud Prevention Tools for 2020
Read MoreFive Top Ecommerce Fraud Prevention Tools for 2020

With each passing year, bad actors find newer and more creative ways to scam eCommerce stores, costing merchants and payment processors billions of dollars annually. With that in mind, it’s extremely important that online businesses take the necessary steps to minimize the chances of falling victim to online fraud, including all-too-common chargeback fraud. The following […]

ALAN PENDERGRASS ROBES Alan Pendergrass Robes – BAMS Success Stories
Read MoreAlan Pendergrass Robes – BAMS Success Stories

At BAMS we are proud to help your business grow, and that’s why we want to introduce one of our clients’ success stories. Alan Pendergrass Robes was founded 13 years ago in Chaffee, MO. Its founder Alan Pendergrass used to run his family business for many years before leaving and starting his own business (without […]

The Top Seven BigCommerce Integrations for 2020 The Top Seven BigCommerce Integrations for 2020
Read MoreThe Top Seven BigCommerce Integrations for 2020

BigCommerce is one of the most popular and most functional eCommerce platforms currently available, and one of the reasons the company enjoys the success it does is their commitment to working with 3rd party app developers. Those developers bring a constant stream of new applications and functionality to the core BigCommerce platform, ensuring store owners […]

New Legislation Open All POS Systems to 3rd Party Integrations Could This New Legislation Open All POS Systems to 3rd Party Integrations?
Read MoreCould This New Legislation Open All POS Systems to 3rd Party Integrations?

In late 2019, a bipartisan bill was introduced to the United States Senate designed to seize back control over valuable user data from tech giants and return it to the users themselves by boosting portability. The Augmenting Compatibility and Competition by Enabling Service Switching Act, or ACCESS for short, aims to stop tech companies from […]

Alternatives to Shopify What Shopify’s Elimination of Transaction Credits on Refunds Fees Means for You
Read MoreWhat Shopify’s Elimination of Transaction Credits on Refunds Fees Means for You

Refund fees are a reality of doing business. No matter how perfectly you hold up your end of a transaction, there will always be cases in which your buyers change their minds. As a merchant, it’s in your best interest to make that process as transparent and as straightforward for your buyers as possible, as […]