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Crimson Agility Receives Two Nominations from Magento

Crimson Agility Receives Two Nominations from Magento
Most Innovative Commerce Experience and Best B2B Buyer Experience
Crimson Agility, a full-service e-commerce consulting and development firm, has
been honored with two nominations from 230+ entries, for the 2019 Imagine
Excellence Awards by Magento, an Adobe Company. Crimson and its clients,
Amped Innovation and Performance Health, snagged highly-coveted nominations
for the Most Innovative Commerce Experience Award and the Best B2B Buyer Experience Award, respectively.
The winners will be announced at the Imagine 2019 event in Las Vegas.
Amped Innovation sells much needed solar appliances in Africa. The problem was
affordability. More than 80% of Amped customers earn less than $2.50 per day.
“By working with Crimson to incorporate micro-payments into the Magento
platform, we tapped into emerging markets in Africa and Asia making our solar
products accessible to the poorest customers,” said Andi Kleissner, Co-Founder
and CEO of Amped Innovation. “Our customers can now buy previously
unattainable products on a payment plan they can afford.”
“The collaboration enabled Amped to achieve triple-digit growth, while introducing a
life-changing line of products in previously untapped markets,” added Kleissner.
Performance Health is a leader in consumer healthcare and the largest global
manufacturer and distributor of products to the rehabilitation and sports medicine
markets.
Crimson’s nomination alongside Performance Health for the Best B2B Buyer
Experience Award stemmed from the positive results of the features and capabilities
Crimson added to Performance Health’s e-commerce sites.
“With multiple, highly-complex e-commerce sites, we’ve put Crimson and Magento
through the ringer, testing their knowledge and capabilities beyond what we ever
imagined,” said Kristin Greenwell, E-Commerce Director at Performance Health. “They
have exceeded our expectations since day one.”
These capabilities provide a user experience that rivals the performance of the best-
designed B2B websites. The e-commerce sites accommodate power users who
manage thousands of ship-to addresses, many requisition lists, negotiated pricing, and
hundreds of employees buying online for the company. “Crimson’s knowledge of Magento and e-commerce is unmatched. We have been so impressed with their accountability and determination to make our website look, feel and most importantly, PERFORM how we and our customers expect,” added Greenwell.
“We are proud to stand with both our clients as finalists for these two prestigious
awards. We credit our success to a shared vision, collaboration, and hard work”, says
David Baier, Managing Partner at Crimson Agility

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Magento Authorize.net Direct Post End-Of-Life Demystified

Authorize.Net alerted customers recently that it was phasing out MD5 based hashes. These are used for transaction response verification from Magento’s Direct Post payment method. Magento has announced a patch to address this issue. The first step is currently in effect, merchants are no longer able to configure or update their MD5 Hash settings in the Merchant Interface. On June 28, 2019, Authorize.Net will stop populating the MD5 Hash Value altogether. This will in effect make it impossible to process payments for merchants who use Authorize.Net Direct Post method in Magento.

For all Magento versions prior to Magento 2.3.1 (including Magento 1.9 and 1.14 and below) Authorize.net Direct Post was a native payment application within Magento’s platform. This payment method will no longer be valid after June 28, 2019. This could result in lost revenue and downtime for merchants.

In order to continue processing these payments, Magento has provided a solution in the form of patches which can be applied for both Magento 1.X and Magento 2.X.  These patches for Magento must be applied within the code base and deployed to the merchant’s production server before June 28th to ensure continuity of service. Additionally, the merchant must generate a signature key within their authorize.net portal, and insert this into the admin configuration.

If any of this sounds technical, its because it is. The patch provided requires updating your Magento code. After the patch is applied, it is important to verify that any customizations dependent on the Authorize.net module are not impacted by the patch and appropriate configurations within the payment portal are properly tested.

Crimson Agility is well-versed in this process and has already completed the necessary changes for all their clients. If you are concerned your site might be at risk, please contact us for Magento Support through our contact form or call us directly for assistance.

For more information on this issue see the following: