Today we release the ability for external SSL certificates for increased security in your shop.
Before I go ahead and tell you more about the benefits of this type of paper and how it works, I just want to point out that your web shop always been safe. Check out and the entire check-out process has always been protected with SSL (required to receive online payments). This means that any payment information, bank account details, and personal information have always been in safe hands.
But if everything has already been safe, why should I get an external SSL certificate?
It is common that the check-out process, ie the part that handles all sensitive information is encrypted according to SSL. It’s not as common to the entire webshop, no matter where in the web shop you are, is encrypted.However, this is something that is becoming more and more common, and also something that is demanded by many e-retailers. We want to give you, the customer, the ability to get all your data, each page, and all contents encrypted. This is to ensure security for you as a merchant and a security for your customers.
SSL creates confidence
With SSL encryption, you create a trust for those who visit your shop. They can see that the page is encrypted under SSL and therefore feel more inclined to actually share their private information to shop in your store.
One can see that a page is encrypted in two simple ways. One is the padlock in the URL (web address), the second is that the web address begins with https instead of the traditional HTTP.
SSL is good for search engine optimization
In the same way that SSL is good for building trust with your customers, it provides a similar effect on search engines such as Google. Since 2014, Google SSL as a ranking factor for placement in the search results. This means that by applying encryption on your side so you can get an increase in investments leading to increased traffic and sales.
What is SSL for something?
SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer and is an encryption protocol used for creating an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. Actually used the newer protocol TLS which stands for “Transport Layer Security” which is often the reason why they say the SSL / TLS. TLS is a further development of the initially called SSL and was taken in by SSL 3.0 (SSL TLS 1.0 = 3.1).
SSL certificate into your web shop will thus encrypt all activity that occurs so that no outsider can access this information but keep the information private. This concerns not only financial information but also when filling out a form or viewing a page.
Inform your customers
After you have equipped your store with an SSL certificate, your customers will see it in the browser address bar. If you want to inform your customers more than you can use the following text for it:
This site uses SSL encryption technology to ensure the security of your personal information. This technique ensures that the personal information you provide in our online store can not be viewed, intercepted or altered by any third party on the Internet.