On ecommerce websites, security should be the most important feature. An additional security layer called SSL encryption should be used to add security by encrypting the data transferred between the customers and the ecommerce sites. Installing SSL on an ecommerce site not only adds more security to the site but also improves the conversion rate (by building trust) and seo rankings on google (because secure sites get more benefit).
Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) stands for encrypted standard for ecommerce site and customer interaction. For sending the info as HTTPS, the data is encrypted using an encryption system called Secure Socket Layer. A very simple example of this is of a security guard outside a building in which the building is the ecommerce website that the customer is trying to access, security guard is the HHTPS and the SSL is the ID of the customer who is trying to enter the building.
To get SSL installed on an ecommerce site the website owner must purchase an SSL certificate from a SSL seller in the website’s name. The process involves providing and authenticating details of the website and the owner. Usually SSL’s are sold only for a fixed period of time such as an year. Your ecommerce website development company would be able to help you with this.
SSL is not only recommended for ecommerce sites but also other sites where the website users are required to share their personal records such as their medical records, date of birth, drivers license number, social security number etc.,