While an overwhelming majority of consumer purchases are made in brick-and-mortar stores, we can’t deny the trend of increased online shopping. Running an ecommerce business is a viable option for many small businesses due to the low barrier to entry and shift to online purchases.
However, these businesses have the task of navigating the treacherous waters of data privacy. When consumers make a purchase online, they are entrusting their personal information, such as their home address and credit card number, to the business. A recent survey conducted by The Harris Poll proved that three out of four consumers will not buy products from a company that they don’t trust to protect their data.
What can businesses do to secure this data and, likewise, their customers? The Wikibuy team wanted to find out, and they put together the infographic below detailing 15 steps to securing an ecommerce website.
Securing Your Ecommerce Website
In the day and age where technology reigns king, businesses have to do more than simply provide a product or service: they have to secure private data. Just like a bad review or experience can spread among the public like wildfire, so can sensitive information leaked in a data breach.
It’s vital that you implement security best practices in order to proactively combat fraud. This can be done by updating your site to an HTTPS, using two-factor authentication, and integrating firewalls.
You should also choose a trusted hosting service that has the most updated features. Make sure the service has their own security software as well as Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protection. Naturally, the hosting plan should be compatible with current software, ensuring that your business gets the finest and safest service.
Continue to the fun and helpful visual below for everything you need to know about securing your ecommerce website.
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