Based in the San Francisco Bay area, EIGHT25MEDIA likes to extract the power of open source technology that's been developed locally. Having an office near Silicon Valley is very helpful in terms of getting first-hand access to the latest web solutions. For example, this web design firm prefers to import applications that have been released by Google, which is arguably the most widely used search engine in the world. Google Wallet is an excellent app for any merchant who wants to sell items to online shoppers. Similarly, Apple Pay could be fully integrated into an e-commerce website that's optimized for the mobile market. In addition to using open source solutions to develop online stores, EIGHT25MEDIA often relies on premium services that come with fees. First Data and Authorize.net are secure payment gateways that work well on e-commerce websites. These portals can safely accept payments via credit cards and debit cards.