Online payments are one of the easiest and most accessible ways for people to purchase things online. So, because of the advancements in eCommerce technology more people now than ever before are going online to buy stuff. With this rise in online eCommerce websites and greater options for online payments, there has had to be developments in security systems and integration in order for it to remain safe.

Online payments – The providers

There are many online payment providers on the market, and selecting the best and most suitable for your business is important for your eCommerce website. A bit of consumer market research beforehand, finding out what they like to use when making online purchases could be a great first step in your decision.

With options such as Visa, American Express, Mastercard and PayPal, customers now have an extensive choice in how they wish to pay for your product or service. This broadening of online payment methods has also led to increased security measures.

Customers are more shopping savvy than ever and therefore know what a reliable eCommerce website should and shouldn’t look like. There are steps a website can do to look more trustworthy in the eyes of the customer including having a modern-looking and user-friendly site.

Security Integration

An SSL certificate, which all websites should have, stands for secure sockets layer and is a standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This ensures that the data passed between the two remains private. This is especially important when conducting online transactions, as people will be providing you with sensitive personal information, such as payment card numbers and home addresses. Having an SSL certificate legitimises your business.

Unsecure transactions lack proper encryption. To combat this there are also security systems which can be integrated into existing platforms and systems to make sure the whole online payments process if fully secure and the data provided by the consumer will remain safe.

If you’re looking at developing a security system and would like to discuss a project with us or have a question about online payments and security in general, then please contact us or call 01772 393989.