Must-Have Features For Accepting Online Payments
Accepting payments online has never been easier. Payment processors like PayPal, Google Wallet, and Amazon Payments provide online businesses with turnkey solutions for receiving payments for the goods or services they provide. Moreover, many third party platforms integrate directly into websites for seamless transactions and allow for a customization and flexibility. While these out-of-the-box payment processing solutions are convenient and fairly comprehensive, there are many features not that may not be provided by your payment processor that will protect your website and its visitors.
An SSL Certificate
When a visitor submits information to your website, this information is vulnerable to interception by programs implemented by hackers to capture and deliver this information to the hackers for their own use. By encrypting a website with SSL, you safeguard visitor information by allowing your visitors’ web browsers to form secure, binding connections to the web server, which in turn ensures that information will be delivered directly to your website by preventing interception. Additionally, having an SSL is now a factor in Google’s search and ranking algorithm, which means that there is an added perk in that having an SSL helps with your website’s SEO.
Logins And Authentication
Allowing your visitors to create website accounts provides convenience and traceability for online purchases. Before creating an account, however, your visitors need to know that their account information will be safe. To address this concern, several layers of verification should be implemented to recover user passwords, which may include answering multiple security questions or delivering recovery passwords to your visitors’ mobile devices or personal email addresses.
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