14 Aug: New 3D Security for Ecommerce Websites – What is Strong Customer Authentication, and what does it mean for your business?

New regulations for authenticating online payments are coming into force on 14th September 2019, as part of the EU’s Second Payments Services Directive (PSD2), known as Strong Customer Authentication (SCA). Strong Customer Authentication has been designed to boost security for ecommerce websites, making online payments more secure and reducing fraud. Once SCA comes into effect, […]

09 Nov: Enterprise Ireland – Online Retail Scheme

Are you a retailer who would like to trade online? Enterprise Ireland have launched a new initative to encourage retailers to trade online. You must have: More than 20 employees A retail outlet Have an existing online presence eg Social Media Funding is available of up to 50% of the project to a maximum grant […]

09 Nov: Google Maps Usage Change

If you have a website that usesg Google Maps to direct customers to your premises, it may be the case that it has now stopped working and you are seeing a message like this: This is a result of a change in Google usage policy. If you want to use Google maps on your website […]

08 Oct: Selling Online – A Quick Guide

A Quick Guide to Selling Online In a recent Global Cross Border Commerce Report conducted by IPSOS on behalf of PayPal, it was revealed that online spending is growing at around 20% year-on-year in Ireland. The survey also forecast that Irish consumers will spend €7.8bn online this year, rising to up to €10bn by 2020; […]

09 Mar: SEO in a Nutshell

Search Engine Optimisation (Search Engine Optimization) is the process of improving web rankings. When somebody searches for a business or service using Google or another search engine using specific keywords, if your site is effectively optimised, your website will appear towards the top of the results pages. Why Does My Business Need SEO? In an […]

21 Feb: Ecommerce training courses in Monaghan, Louth and Cavan

Aura Internet is hitting the road this spring to deliver a wide range of internet marketing courses.   Tackling all areas of ecommerce, from search engine optimisation (SEO) to social media, the training courses are designed to help small businesses get up to speed with all the latest tools and techniques necessary to grow an […]

02 Feb: Rural Broadband Crucial in Getting Ireland Trading Online

Rural online business owners were dealt a huge blow yesterday, as it was announced that Eir has withdrawn from the tendering process from the National Broadband Plan. Aura Internet director, Claire Cunningham, spoke with Mary Wilson on RTE Drivetime (Starts at 1.14) explaining how she had taken the decision to relocate her own business to a […]

16 Dec: New Online Store for The Hanger Company

We have designed a new ecommerce website for The Hanger Company. (thehangercompany.ie). They have over 20 years experience in the garment industry,  specialising in producing and supplying packaging solutions that add value to your products and enhance your branding. Based in Dundalk they offer a comprehensive range of packaging and display items.

15 Dec: Google Chrome SSL Warning

Over the last couple of years Google has been promoting the use of a SSL Certs (secure socket layer, https) in helping to promote the use of security on websites. Traditionally, SSL Certs were used in ecommerce websites to encrypt the sensitive information being passed. Since Google’s announcement more and more websites are getting SSL […]