Ecommerce website is a challenging business. You don’t only have to deal with inventory, orders and clients, you will have to deal with technology, advertising and various ways of marketing and before all SECURITY. You have to give your customers a sense of security. They need to know that their credit card or checks information will be protected, that all their personal data stored in your website will be secure and you are taking all the needed precautions in consideration for this to happen. What can you do to give your clients and sense of security ? There are some simple steps you can do to ensure your customers you are doing everything in your power to protect their information.
Data encryption is key not to only prevent cyber attracts but also to give your clients a visual prove of your security efforts. It is important that all the data in and out of the site is encrypted. This can be done by installing a SSL certificate on your site. Once your SSL authentication is working you can be assures that through the SSL certificate no one can read the important data except the intended recipient. Using strong passwords will make it very difficult for cyber attackers to get away with your or your clients account information. You can implement password policies to your website that they will be forced to use strong password. A strong password should be a combination of symbols, numbers and letters. Make a little research online about the companies you decided to use and make sure there is no bad reviews about them. Make sure your site can be backed up in a regular manner and that you can download those backups to store then in multiple places. Make sure the permissions on your files and folders are set correctly as a per file matter. You should be aware of them and able to check and ask for those extra features in order to have ensure your ecommerce is safe and reliable.