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How to Change Setbacks into Success

Being in business since 2002 has allowed us to experience both ups & downs of running a small business.  We are constantly striving to provide the best customer service while looking for ways to continue to grow our customer base and product lines.  Sometimes we hit a home run, sometimes we swing & miss, but that’s all part of running a business.  We found this great article that epitomizes what we do when we encounter setbacks.  Three simple tips:

  1. When in Doubt, Pause
  2. Know You’re in Good Company
  3. Never Give Up!

We love to see our customers as well as our competition succeed!  We take pride in helping our customers meet our goals and love the challenge of seeing our competitors move forward as well.  Healthy competition keeps us on our toes and we love stepping up to the challenge to keep BCSE recognized as experts in ecommerce across the globe.  Contact us for more information on how we can help you or to request further information.


X-Cart Feed Manager is Back!

BCSE now has the source code and is supporting the former Firetank X-Cart Feed Manager Mod!  The updated mod works  through PHP 7 and X-Cart versions 4.7.x  Available as a bundle or purchase each feed separately.  Find out more details or purchase this terrific mod on our website.  We’re excited to offer this new mod coupled with our outstanding customer service for all of your support questions.

Integrate Payments with Accept.js

Are you looking for an easier way to integrate payments while reducing PCI DSS scope?  Look, no further! Accept.js is the perfect solution and will offer you control over the customer experience without sending PCI data through your merchants’ servers.  Accept.js replaces Direct Post Method (DPM) with a modern implementation that doesn’t require a post-back. It can be used just like any other payment type in the Authorize.Net API and is a breeze to implement.

Don’t have  Sign up now and feel confident in your PCI compliance! Contact Us with any questions or concerns that you have.

Critical Firefox Update Now Available


Firefox Update Information

We are encouraging all of our clients to update their Firefox to version 50.0.2 or greater to correct the vulnerability that was recently discovered. You can obtain this update by:

  • opening Firefox
  • clicking the box in the far right hand upper corner
  • clicking the “?”
  • clicking “About Firefox”
  • launching the update

For more information regarding this fix, please read this advisory or contact us with any questions that you may have.

Emergency Bulletin- Major Firefox Vulnerability


We’re publishing this as an emergency bulletin for our customers and the larger web community. A few hours ago a zero day vulnerability emerged in the Tor browser bundle and the Firefox web browser. Currently, it exploits Windows systems with a high success rate and affects Firefox versions 41 to 50 and the current version of the Tor Browser Bundle which contains Firefox 45  ESR.

We are urging our customers to follow the protocols provided in this Emergency Bulletin and cease use of Firefox until a patch has been released.  Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns that you may have regarding this announcement.

Limited Hours Over the Thanksgiving Holiday


We will have limited processing hours for orders starting on Thursday November 24 through Sunday, November 27 in observance of Thanksgiving. We will be processing orders at least once or twice during each day. The BCSE staff will be observing the holiday and spending time with family and friends. We will resume normal order processing hours on Monday, November 28. We will have limited staff available for emergencies on those days as well. Have a safe holiday weekend!

$5 Off Our Hourly Rate if Booked Now!


$5 off per hour on your deposit invoice!  This special applies to future custom projects  and must be booked and paid by 12.30.16. Contact us for more information.
Want to start a project after the holiday rush? Contact us now for a quote and we’ll adjust your deposit invoice to reflect this savings and schedule the work after the holidays.  Simply mention this ad to take advantage of this incredible offer.  Enjoy our holiday savings just for you!

New PayPal DPM Mod!


What’s New With PayPal DPM?

PayPal has recently changed how it posts to X-Cart resulting in sales actually going thru, but posting as failed transaction in X-Cart.  We revamped our PayPal DPM mod to make it more compatible with PayPal and the recent changes that they have implemented.  Our updated mod corrects this issue and allows for a better representation of sales vs failed transactions.  Contact us now for a free upgrade to the latest version if you are running version 4.6 or 4.7! We are strongly suggesting that you incur the install fee & allow us to install this mod for you due to the complexity of the mod install.  If you are running an earlier version, contact us to discuss how to get your site more current.

Why PayPal DPM?

PayPal Direct Post Method for X-cart payment module add-on works with your PayPal account to support you to be PCI Compliant including the  PA/DSS standard! Use this module and your customers will see no difference in checkout! The beauty is, in the background, all credit card handling is done directly through PayPal!

Contact us for more information today!

DNS Outage Impacting Several Major Websites

Due to a global Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attack against the DNS infrastructure of Dyn, Inc. (see press release), several major internet sites are suffering from varying degrees of outage this morning (Friday, October 21st, 2016). Affected sites suffering from the outage which may impact our clients’ businesses include:

  • PayPal
  • Shopify
  • Twitter
  • Spotify
  • … and many others.

This outage seems to be affecting customers primarily on the U.S. East Coast. Users accessing these sites might have more or less success depending on where they’re located, as some European and Asian users seem not to be encountering these issues.

DNS Outage Impacting Several Major Websites due to a massive DDoS attack against Dyn, Inc.

A DDoS attack occurs when computers flood targets systems with spurious requests. In this case, the attack is targeting the Domain Name System (DNS) of a major DNS provider. This system is responsible for converting friendly domain names such as into the IP addresses of the destination computers which host that sites services.

As of 9:15am EDT, Dyn, Inc. has announced that they have restored full DNS functionality.

Expect for some minor issues to continue throughout the morning as sites work to address follow-on issues related to the outage, however, we expect things will be back to normal relatively soon.

If you are experiencing issues with any X-Cart modules built by BCS Engineering, such as the PayPal DPM module, please contact via our support ticket system. While we expect any issues that you are experiencing will be resolved by PayPal shortly, we are happy to look into the issue for your further.

We are monitoring the situation and will update this post with further information as it becomes available.

The Future of X-Cart 4 and Your Site

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Is X-Cart 4 Still Supported?

Yes, X-Cart 4 is still supported and isn’t going away any time soon! We’ve been fielding a lot of questions from our clients about the future of this version & if they should upgrade now.  We want you to know:

  • X-Cart 4 continues to offer a fully featured & robust platform that supports large ecommerce sites.
  • BCS Engineering continues to fully support and offer our complete line of X-Cart 4 mods for the foreseeable future.

We understand completely how upgrading to a new version can be stressful and sometimes costly. Even thinking about changes or an upgrade can be overwhelming  when  you’re busy running your business.  That’s where we come in…we are here to support you no matter what X-Cart version you choose for your ecommerce site!

If you have questions about what X-Cart version or shopping cart is best for your business or changes or improvements that you would like to see to your site, contact us today! We’ve been solving problems and providing mods & customizations since 2002 and would love to help you!  It’s not too late to get those features you’ve been wanting just in time for the holiday rush!

Support Package Options

We’re so committed to this version of X-Cart that we’ve developed support packages that help take the worry off of you.  Sign up today! We’re here to keep your site updated & secure for your peace of mind.  Contact us with any questions that you may have!