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Kooomo Updates: SIA Payments, Bruteforce Recaptcha and improved features

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Our team of developers have just wrapped up another sprint, which means a fresh batch of updates to our platform. Let’s dive in as we’ve added more payment methods to the platform, increased security measures and improved functionalities for our merchants…

SIA Payments

SIA Payments is the latest payment method to be activated on the Kooomo platform. Unlike our other payment methods, this is a hosted payment page, meaning the user is redirected to an external page to complete the transaction. From Kooomo, we read the status of the payment and change the status of the order accordingly. SIA is a European leader in the design, creation and management of technology infrastructures and services for Financial Institutions, Central Banks, Corporates and the Public Sector, in the areas of payments, cards, network services and capital markets.

Bruteforce Recaptcha

Bruteforce Recaptcha has been introduced on our platform to block attacking bots that scan websites for vulnerabilities. This has been done to provide robust protection for our clients. The tools we have used for this are intended to maintain the user experience as genuine customers can be identified as such and therefore, only bots will ever be challenged. Search engines such as Google will also be added to the “allow list” and won’t be affected by this protection. No configuration needed by the merchant, we are rolling this out across all clients to ensure their security.

Search by barcode (for merchants)

We have now made it possible to search for a product by barcode number in the sales order panel. Merchants can simply key in the barcode and search, revealing all products related to this barcode. This will save time for merchants by minimizing the probability of mistakes being made within orders.

Duplicate customer orders

Merchants now can duplicate an existing order from another customer in the admin panel. They need only search by the email address attached to the order in the back end, select the desired order, ensure the quantities are right and proceed to “create an order from this one”. This will be particularly helpful for B2B merchants but can be rolled out across B2C clients also.

Manage payments – calculating payment fees

Now you can configure payment fees for every payment method available on Kooomo. This can be done as a set amount or percentage in the backend and will appear to the customer on the front end upon checking out. It’s important to note that this is an optional feature, payment method charges are not a requirement across all of our clients.

Cybercrime blocking feeds

There are certain feeds that are solicited by known cybercrime IP addresses – We have installed this list into our firewall, which is updated hourly so that we and our clients are protected against cybercrime.


Want to find out more about any of these specific platform updates, or about the Kooomo platform in general?  We’d be delighted to help – Simply get in touch with the team here.

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