Friday, August 22, 2014

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Database Migration

We have migrated a large chunk of our archived data from the original SQL-based database to MongoDB, one of the most popular NoSQL database platform in the market today.  MongoDB offers higher scalability and availability through replication and auto-sharding.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Is it Time to be Bullish on E-Commerce in the Philippines?

Dragonpay mentioned in Huffington Post article:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jonha-revesencio/is-it-time-to-be-bullish-_b_5574361.html

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

How to use the Dragonpay Generic Biller Platform

Merchants who do not need full API integration can make use of Dragonpay's simple email link payment (aka. Generic Biller Platform).  The simplest format is:

https://gw.dragonpay.ph/GenPay.aspx?merchantid=XXXXXX

where "XXXXXX" is the id assigned to the merchant and has been configured to accept Generic Biller request from Dragonpay's side.  The url may be embedded on a website or in an email.  When clicked by the end-user, the Dragonpay generic bills payment page will take over and prompt the user for additional payment data.

If merchant wishes to pre-fill the bills payment page, they can optionally include the ff. variables:

  • invoiceno
  • name
  • email
  • amount
  • remarks

It is up to the merchant to decide which of the optional parameters to include.  For example, if merchant wishes to pre-fill the amount:

https://gw.dragonpay.ph/GenPay.aspx?merchantid=XXXXXX&amount=1000

Or if merchant wants to indicate an invoice no and the name:

https://gw.dragonpay.ph/GenPay.aspx?merchantid=XXXXXX&invoiceno=1234&name=John+Smith&amount=1000

Url formatting convention has to be strictly followed.  Special characters like whitespaces have to be url-encoded (replaced with a "+" symbol).  For other symbols you may refer to the HTML URL Encoding Reference guide.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

BusinessMirror News Articles

http://www.businessmirror.com.ph/index.php/en/business/entrepreneur/30922-the-pros-and-cons-of-a-digital-store

http://businessmirror.com.ph/index.php/en/business/companies/30886-business-start-ups-urged-address-ethical-educational-concerns

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Heartbleed Bug

Several merchants and customers have expressed their concerns if the data they are entering in Dragonpay is safe against the recently discovered OpenSSL bug called Heartbleed which is reported to have affected at least 2/3-rds of the web servers in the Internet.  Rest assured that we have already tested our SSL-enabled servers using the tools from Qualys SSL Labs and have found them to be safe and unaffected by this exploit.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

PayPal Platinum Partner

Its official -- Dragonpay has been bestowed the highest level of partnership with PayPal: the Platinum status!  This is a recognition from PayPal that Dragonpay, as a channel partner in the Philippines, has helped bring in the highest sales level.  We are now most probably the only Platinum Partner locally.

If you want to know more about how to increase your online sales through PayPal, contact us!  Dragonpay's API has full support for PayPal.  Best of all, we do not charge extra for PayPal integration.