E-commerce Web Design
E-commerce is a term for any type of business or commercial transaction that happens through the internet.
Your website can be built with e-commerce functionality, which gives your business flexibility to take sales around-the-clock and reach internationally without lifting a boot.
These business transactions occur either business-to-business, business-to-consumer, consumer-to-consumer or consumer-to-business.
E-commerce is conducted using a variety of applications such as; email, fax, online catalogs, shopping carts, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), and File Transfer Protocol (FTP), and a website can be built to include different payment options like Paypal, Skrill, and many others.
When taking credit cards directly your business needs to ensure security, privacy, and effectiveness of its E-commerce system, just as any reputable shop or department store would.
Businesses should authenticate transactions, restrict access of some webpages to registered or selected users, encrypt communications and implement security technologies such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).
Imagine a single digit of a credit card number multiplied by 255 and then randomized – at the most basic level, this is what an SSL Certificate does, and it helps protect both your business and the customers.
It is the law to enable an SSL on your website if you intend to ask your customers for payment information and government information like a Drivers License number or credit card number.