Are you looking for a way to help protect your customers while they shop on your website? Here are 8 ways you can help them out.
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Keep Your Website Up To Date
This includes both content and software. By keeping your website up-to-date, you show that you are actively looking at your website and keeping up security.
Backup Your Website Regularly
Things can happen. Something can get deleted, a wrong code can cause your website to disappear, someone can hack into your website and change what you have worked so hard to create. By doing regular backups of your website, you are more likely to get it back up and running in a timely manner. That allows you to get back to making money instead of losing it.
Use a Valid SSL Certificate
Keep your SSL certificate up-to-date to validate that your website is the authentic one and also to show that you encrypt data as it flows to and from your website.
Use a Trusted Payment Processor
Using a payment processor that people know and trust, makes it easier for customers to complete purchases.
Send Customers a Detailed Receipt
Most e-commerce shops will allow you to send a detailed email to customers of what was ordered, how much it cost, how they paid for the products, and what the shipping is on the products. These emails also give customers a way to contact you in case they receive a charge that is unexpected.
Do Not Store Customer Card Data On Your Website
Storing customer credit card information on your website makes it vulnerable to hackers should your website become compromised.
Use a Web Application Firewall (WAF)
Your hosting providers should already be using a firewall on their servers. You can add additional protection to your website with a Web Application Firewall (WAF). This can often be installed as a plugin and give you regular reports of malicious attacks that have been blocked. THere are many WAFs available with different features such as malware scanners, geofencing, file change detection, login security, and more.
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