Sell Products Online During Coronavirus Outbreak With E-Commerce

Sell Products Online During Coronavirus Outbreak With E-Commerce

Are you struggling to sell products during this coronavirus outbreak? Many small businesses have been forced to close their physical location, which has led to many problems. At the top of that list is a sharp decline in sales. It is hard to maintain a business without being able to sell a product. And if people cannot physically enter your building, then that only leaves selling online. Many of us are familiar with E-Commerce, but the idea of putting up your own online store might seem scary, difficult, daunting, and wildly expensive. But MSEDP is here to reassure you and tell you that that is not the case. We can help you do it and it won’t cost you a fortune!

Web Security Installing E-Commerce for your website is one way to help sell products during this coronavirus outbreak. With many people stuck in their homes, shopping online is the safest option. So it could be greatly beneficial for your business to have this ability. If you need a website upgrade, then turn to the pros at MSEDP! We can work with you to update your website and help you start selling online! By selling online, even if it is only a fraction of what you were doing before the pandemic, then at the very least it can help you get by over the next few months. And you will be better equipped to pick up where you left off when things return to normal. Whatever “normal” entails at that point.

E-Commerce Makes It Simple & Easy To Sell!

With the help of MSEDP, you can add a fully functional, custom-designed shopping cart and purchasing section to your website. This tool is simple and easy to use and makes buying online a cinch! Our E-Commerce websites allow our clients to easily add and edit product descriptions, photos, and prices to your product showroom. You can also include shipping information and payment options at a checkout counter. There is no limit to the number of products that can be added to our E-commerce websites. So no need to worry about limiting what you can and can’t put on the site to sell.

Our E-Commerce websites offer product display sections that give you the option to organize your online store. Create Product Categories and Sub Categories to divide your items up according to the product type. This sort of functionality allows for easier navigation through the website. And helps potential customers find what they are looking for!

With E-Commerce, you can sell many of your products online. Selling products online has become much more important during this coronavirus outbreak. For many, it is the only means to buy. We can help upgrade your website and provide you with an E-Commerce system that helps you sell your goods. So if your website does not have the capability, perhaps it is time for an upgrade! Because even if there was not a pandemic, it is still useful to be able to sell your products online. So this isn’t going to be a part of your website that is rendered useless once this outbreak subsides and life resumes as normal.

MSEDP Can Help You Work Remotely

MSEDP Can Help You Work Remotely

The coronavirus pandemic has changed how many companies and businesses have had to operate. MSEDP is no different. We are currently working remotely from home during this time of crisis. And we are here to help anyone that needs help setting up a remote workstation. Or perhaps improving your remote capabilities. Working remotely is not ideal for many businesses and provides some obstacles that may need hurdling. But there is no reason why you can’t be just as productive working remotely as opposed to being in the office. With the help of MSEDP, we can help set up remote workstations so your business doesn’t lose a step. We want to help you make the best of these difficult circumstances.

​Cybercriminals Are Making The Most of This Crisis

Unfortunately, due to these unusual circumstances, cybercriminals are taking advantage of companies. So it is best to be on alert and use caution. Employees unfamiliar with remote work are the target demo. Since the internet is abuzz with coronavirus, cybercriminals have used it as an opportunity to pounce on novices. Hackers selling other hackers COVID-19 scam “kits” that are complete with fraudulent email templates used to target workers at home.

“Hackers are trying to exploit this moment in a time when everyone’s forced online,” said Dave Baggett, CEO of cybersecurity firm INKY, which is using artificial intelligence to track a “massive explosion” in corporate email attacks. These attacks actually began in late February, but have skyrocketed this week. MSEDP is aware of these issues and can help you safely navigate these issues.

Be On The Lookout For Phishing Scams

Phishing scams are the most prevalent online attack during this epidemic. A phishing scam is when emails appear to be sent from an employer or another official organization, but is really an attempt to get recipients to click on a link and input credentials and personal information. Hackers then use that information to access the corporate network, an individual’s personal accounts, or download ransomware on a device requiring users or businesses to pay sometimes staggering amounts of ransom in order to regain access.

So it is important to be safe during this time. MSEDP is there for you any way you need it. Our cybersecurity services are of the highest quality and will ensure that you are working remotely in the safest manner possible.

WordPress Hosting & Maintenance Packages with MSEDP

WordPress Hosting & Maintenance Packages with MSEDP

WordPress may have started out as a blogging tool, but over the past number of years it has become much more. Today, it is a powerful website builder with a robust content management system. It has evolved into an easy-to-use tool for website builders. At MSEDP, we offer affordable hosting and maintenance packages for all WordPress sites. Rest assured that we can resolve all of your WordPress issues.

WordPress Hosting

Many great WordPress features exist, both free and paid for. This has led to wide use among web professionals as well as individuals with varying degrees of technical ability. But just like any other endeavor, the quality work is being produced by experienced WordPress professionals. Many novices who are unaware of the intricate details take a stab at building and maintaining their sites. But It is easy to wind up lost. Professional WordPress developers, like MSEDP, are available to pick up where most leave off.

If you are among the many who are struggling to keep your website updated and looking good, the experts at MSEDP have you covered! Maximize your website’s potential by allowing MSEDP’s team to manage your website. Our WordPress maintenance package is available for a low, monthly fee. This includes all of the recurring maintenance services you would expect.

Affordable WordPress Hosting & Maintenance Packages Available

All of our WordPress maintenance packages include: WordPress updates, theme installs/updates, plugin updates, website backups, security scans, uptime monitoring, email/phone support and local support.

You have the option of selecting 2, 4, or 6 additional hours of assistance for site development, design, and revision for your WordPress site. Changing your hosting for your WordPress site is not required for any of these packages. However, most clients are so thrilled with our support they eventually ask us to migrate their site and handle the hosting services as well. Our goal is to help you utilize all of the features a WordPress site provides. Our WordPress experts know the tricks of the trade and are happy to implement them on your behalf.

So please reach out to learn more about our WordPress services. With over 20 years in the website business, our team is ready and able to support all your needs.

Avoid Email Scams With MSEDP’s Email Security

Avoid Email Scams With MSEDP’s Email Security

Elaborate email scams are nothing new. Barbara Corcoran, a judge on the TV “Shark Tank,” recently lost nearly $400,000 in an email scam that tricked her staff. Showing, once again, the importance of email security.

You might ask, how could this happen? Well, according to Corcoran, someone simply acted as her assistant and sent an invoice to her bookkeeper for a renovation payment. Corcoran invests in numerous real estate properties. So, her bookkeeper had no reason to be suspicious about the sum and wired it to the address.

However, the money was never wired to Corcoran’s assistant. It was wired to the scammer, who imitated the assistant’s email address, except for the misspelling of one letter. This tiny mistake went unnoticed until the bookkeeper emailed the assistant’s correct email address for a follow-up. And of course, this was the first time Corcoran’s assistant had heard of this, which then rang the alarm bells for a problem.

Web Security

Unfortunately, the scammer disappeared and Corcoran is out exactly $388,700.

Scams like this are very common. In 2019, nearly 30,000 people reported being a victim of that sort of scam. In total, a whopping $50 million in losses were reported.

Phishing attacks, in general, are common methods of stealing usernames, passwords and money. The hackers pretend to be a trustworthy source, like an assistant in Corcoran’s case, and convince someone to share some personal data. But it is important to check the sender’s email address, because there could be a clue as to the authenticity of it. So be sure to check everything before clicking on a link.

Email Security With MSEDP

Google has rolled out security protections that warn users of potentially unsafe emails. But you can never be too safe. Here at MSEDP, we offer email solutions and security to help our clients avoid email scams. We are a trusted cloud email provider and can help you manage every aspect of your emails. Our premium filtering keeps your inbox virtually free of spam and viruses. And of course, we will never read, sell, or scan your email content for advertising purposes.

You can reach out to the IT experts at MSEDP for more information about all of the email security options we offer. We have years of experience helping clients with these issues. For more information about email security and what you need to do to be safe, please contact us today. When you reach out. one of our account managers will provide you with all the necessary details. The number for our office is 631-761-7600. Call us any time!

Website ADA and WCAG Compliance

Website ADA and WCAG Compliance

In 1990, the federal government passed the Americans with Disabilities Act. A landmark act that protected people who require physical accommodations. Popular examples of this would be adding elevators and ramps that are wheelchair accessible. It also prevents discrimination.

Which brings us to websites. Due to a recent Supreme Court decision, ADA compliance has extended to websites now. Although not physical in the sense of elevators and ramps, but rather physical in the sense that people with different disabilities may not be able to use your website. This is due to the fact that many websites are not using the appropriate colors, fonts and file types. Hard-to-distinguish colors and fonts are being used without taking into consideration those who have these visual impairments. And these sites might be using certain file types that do not allow screen readers to read text out loud.

How ADA Compliance Has Affected Websites

ADA Websites​The ADA regulations do not explicitly mention websites, but the U.S. Department of Justice has frequently cited recommendations to improve ADA accessibility. And this recommendation has led to court rulings that commercial websites are bound by ADA regulations. In a nutshell, the ADA calls for auxiliary aids in communication. All that essentially means is that websites should have online video captioning and website accessibility.

Back in 2017, there was a landmark first-of-its-kind case that ruled against Winn-Dixie. This case determined that the company failed to make its website accessible to people with low or impaired vision. And this opened the floodgates. Because in 2018 there were around 1,000 lawsuits against websites that were related to the accessibility of the website. E-commerce stores, restaurants, and consumer goods companies were the most drastically affected. And giant corporations like Hershey’s, Burger King and Nike were not immune to lawsuits, either.

So, if you have a website, you might not be ADA compliant and at risk of lawsuits. It is essential that companies comply with ADA standards. Otherwise, they leave themselves at risk of costly litigation and some negative press. You can read more about ADA compliance and what it means on their website.

MSEDP Helps With ADA Compliance!

You can also reach out to the web experts at MSEDP. We have become familiar with this issue and offer ADA compliance services to those in need. For more information about ADA compliance and what you need to do, please contact us today. When you reach out. one of our account managers will provide you with all the necessary details.