Website & Server Monitoring, Uptime & Performance, Australian.
What is NodeSpot?
NodeSpot offers a hosted solution that allows you to monitor your website or applications performance and uptime. The service allows reporting and alerting via email, phone call and SMS the minute your website experiences difficulties.
NodeSpot helps minimise damages to your brand’s credibility by mitigating and preventing outages. This allows users to react to outages before customers notify you that they can’t buy your products.
This methodology has been proven to directly result in increased revenue, brand reputation and uptime for online brands and websites.
This service, commonly considered a necessity for transactional websites that do business online, can be fully managed from any location with an internet connection, without the need to install any additional software or make any configuration changes to your servers.
With NodeSpot’s redundant global network of monitoring nodes, you can count on rock solid monitoring to protect your brand’s online presence.
So if you are in the market for a monitoring solution that gets the job done, you should check out www.nodespot.com.au ASAP!
“With its fully-featured eCommerce engine, VirtueMart is perfect to sell your Goods online and drive your Business to new Heights. Despite being Open Source Software it powers large Online Shops providing the Performance, Usability and Security you expect from professional Software.
VirtueMart is the leading Online-Shop Solution for Joomla! (more than 2.5 Million Downloads so far).
And the Best: it’s free! You can download, use and modify it without any Restrictions (License: GNU/GPL) – just as Joomla!.” – VirtueMart
There is no better way to start this post than by thanking our merchants for their patience while we prepared this module. We are excited to offer our new PrestaShop module to the public and hope that the PrestaShop team will shortly have it listed in their addons shop for FREE.
“PrestaShop consists of 100 developers, designers, and professional e-commerce addicts. Headquartered in Paris and Miami, we are a leader in everything e-commerce and are committed to staying free and Open-source. As most developers know, inspiration begins with your customers. Each merchant and community member carries out projects large and small that contribute to not only their personal growth, but also the growth of PrestaShop. We continue to work hand-in-hand with the community and are passionate about creating features, modules, and templates according to their needs. The success of our software is thanks to countless hours by numerous contributors from around the world. We want to make sure every merchant is successful and in the process we ensure it is easy to sell online by providing over 275 features and an overall software that can be customized to each business’ needs.“ -PrestaShop
Why choose PrestaShop?
Winner of the 2011 Open-source Business Application award
Over 100,000 stores
300,000 active community members and growing!
#1 Open-source shopping cart
Available in 41 languages
Strong global presence with stores in over 150 countries
Once you have completed the installation of your PrestaShop cart adding the Merchant Warrior module to your installation is extremely simple. Unzip the contents of the zip file into the ‘modules’ directory of your PrestaShop directory and configure the options in your PrestaShop back office as seen in the screenshots below:
It is always a nice feeling to release a new payment solution to the public that we have had in beta for a few months. The MW Phone Payments will enable you to accept credit card payments from your customers via phone. It is as simple as placing a biller id and reference number (or invoice number) on a bill and/or letter accompanied by a telephone number that your customer should call to pay their bill.
Merchant Warrior grants you FREE access to 1300 321 PAY and 1800 321 PAY phone words or alternatively you can provide your own 13, 1300 or 1800 number.
As with many other IVR systems you will NOT be required to wait for an emailed report of all phone payments before updating your billing system. The MW Phone Payments platform issues real-time notifications when transactions are processed and in doing so will allow you to update your billing system the second a transaction is processed.
Accept Token Payments via IVR
The most exciting part of our announcement today is that our IVR platform also enables you to accept Token Payments from your customers. Your customers will have a choice of entering their credit card details or a Token ID to pay a phone bill. This feature significantly reduces the time that your customer has to spend keying in numbers into their phone and provides a PCI DSS compliant solution for accepting payments via telephone.
Phone Payment Advantages
Automate acceptance of customer over the phone (MOTO) payments
Receive notifications in real-time from MW when a transaction has been processed
Extra hardware and/or software is not required
Multiple routing options for enterprise clients (route to number, route to IP etc)
IVR prompts can be customized
Accept both credit card and token id’s from customers
How does it work?
It’s time for a demonstration!
You can trial a simple credit card phone payment by following the instructions below:
To trial the Phone Payments service from your phone please dial: (07) 3166 5439 (Australia) or +61 7 3166 5439 (International).
Thanks to the efforts of maxut, customers using the nopCommerce e-commerce solution can now accept payments with Merchant Warrior.
“nopCommerce is new but very popular open source e-commerce solution. nopCommerce is available for free. A solution with comprehensive features that is easy to use for new online businesses, yet powerful enough for the most demanding e-commerce expert. It’s a secure, scalable and extendable e-commerce platform.” – nopCommerce
nopCommerce boasts a mass number of features within an open source platform that is PCI DSS compliant.
The nopCommerce module for Merchant Warrior is available here. The author mentions that only AUD and NZD are supported, however, if specified during your application process we can enable multiple currencies at your request.
Let’s face it. Developers make the Internet go round and round. We know it, you know it and developers really know it. Over the past couple of months our development team has been working on a number of new features that we will be introducing to our merchants shortly.
Due to the rapid influx of new merchants choosing Merchant Warrior as their Payment Gateway we have had an overwhelming increase in the number of integrations that we are currently performing. We are currently integrating with numerous shopping cart systems, CMS systems, custom billing systems and mobile solutions.
Our plan is to be integrated with EVERY possible system that is available to merchants and this is where we would like to call on DEVELOPERS!
Help us, Help You!
All Developers receive a FREE test facility for testing integrations.
We are now offering any Developer that can provide us with a module or integration to a system (shopping cart, billing, CMS – you name it!) that we are not already integrated with a 50% discount on our annual fee for the first year of processing.
We have always and will always be a Developer friendly Payment Gateway. We work with Developers globally and it is with their advice and requests that we have been able to provide our merchants with a Developer friendly Payment Gateway that is easily integrated into any billing system.
We know that without the continued assistance and support of our global platform of Developers we will not reach our goal of being integrated with every (and yes we mean EVERY) billing system available to merchants.
All of our development documentation is available via our Developer Zone.
Developers should contact us if they would like more information about our Developer benefits program.
It has definitely been a long time coming and an integration that has been requested by so many Australian merchants. Cart66 is an eCommerce plugin for the popular blogging software wordpress that enables merchants to “sell electronics, digital downloads, videos, music, web hosting, legal services, collect membership fees, and more.” – Cart66
Over the past few months we have had an overwhelming number of requests to have the Merchant Warrior Payment Gateway integrated with the Cart66 plugin. The lack of support for an Australian payment processing option made the extremely flexible and popular Cart66 plugin unusable for many Australian merchants.
Thanks to the efforts of Dante an Australian payment option finally exists for the Cart66 plugin! The plugin can be found at the Merchant Warrior Developer Zone or by clicking here.
We will be contacting the great team at Cart66 to have the plugin available with the professional version of the plugin. We understand they are extremely busy but do hope we manage to get this merged into their development cycle in time for their next release.
“CS-Cart is the best shopping cart solution for building an ecommerce website of any size: from a small web store to a virtual shopping mall. A ready storefront, support for many payment and shipping options, full inventory control, unlimited products, promotional tools, and other ecommerce software features out-of-the-box.” – CS-Cart
We have had a number of merchants request the integration of our Payment Gateway with CS-Cart and we are happy that CS-Cart has decided to include us in their latest release.
A full list of feature changes that are available in CS-Cart v2.2.1 are available here and here.
The Merchant Warrior payment module is available to developers free of charge from the LemonStand market place which is a new addition to the LemonStand website that allows developers to contribute addons which can enable additional functionality to the base LemonStand shopping cart.
Direct link to Merchant Warrior Payment Module for LemonStand can be found by clicking here.
What is LemonStand?
The LemonStand shopping cart is best described by a phrase which can be found on the LemonStand website:
The LemonStand shopping cart boasts a beautiful interface and flexible system which enables developers to easily implement custom shopping cart requirements.
Safe and Secure
There are several blog posts which could be written to describe the numerous features that the LemonStand shopping cart supports – please see LemonStand Feature List
Whether you are currently searching the market for the best shopping cart for your website or looking for a new shopping cart due to the lack of features in your current online store, LemonStand is an eCommerce platform that you will most definitely want to add to the list of products that you evaluate.
We know that it has been a long time coming but we have finally got there. Our merchants have been asking us for an integration module into the one of the world’s most popular open source eCommerce stores – Magento and finally they have it.
What is Magento?
“Magento is a feature-rich, professional open-source eCommerce solution that offers merchants complete flexibility and control over the look, content, and functionality of their online store. Magento’s intuitive administration interface contains powerful marketing, merchandising and content management tools to give merchants the power to create sites that are tailored to their unique business needs. Completely scalable and backed by an extensive support network, Magento offers companies the ultimate eCommerce solution.” – Magento
Magento & MW – How?
As those of you who have integrated with Merchant Warrior in the past will already know – we like to keep it simple. The Merchant Warrior Developer Zone has been updated to include a Magento 1.5+ module that includes instructions on how to install the module and enable your Magento shopping cart to accept online payments via the Merchant Warrior Payment Gateway.
Merchant Warrior & Magento are a powerful combination that merchants should consider, whether they be searching the market for the right shopping cart or looking to take their current eCommerce platform to the next level.