Security is key when building customer relationships based on trust and integrity and we take it very seriously.

PushCommerce is protected with industry standard security, including encryption built into every shop. When customers share their payment details online they need to be 100% sure it’s safe to do so.

Here is our guide on how to keep your online shop secure with PushCommerce below.

  • Got a custom domain? Then your online shop should have its own SSL certificate.

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SSL stands for ‘Secure Sockets Layer’ and it’s the HTTPS bit in your browser bar.
It’s a standard security technology encrypting sensitive links between your online shop server and browsers in the means to create private and viable data connections with your customers. This link allows authentication, confidentiality, integrity and protection from phishing (stealing your data).

Consumers won’t share their information with a website unless they can see the closed padlock sign that says your online shop is protected by SSL. This is why our checkout process clearly shows secure icons and SSL badges to your customers.

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Every page on all PushCommerce shops automatically have an SSL certificate unless your website has a custom domain. In this case, you will need your own SSL certificate (we can help you get setup quickly and easily).

If you have a custom domain and don’t want to have an SSL certificate (you should really), don’t worry, we will use the PushCommerce https on checkout and your customer will be safe and secure.

  • Make your PushCommerce password hard to guess

You should also make your PushCommerce password hard to guess to keep your online shop safe.  Remember that a strong password is one of your first line of defence against intruders. You should choose a password that is a minimum of 12 to 14 characters in length and includes numbers, symbols. In addition, you should avoid using personal information, common words or substitutions (for example “passw0rd”).

  • PushCommerce is certified PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry) compliant.

So, what does that mean?

PCI compliance is adherence to specific security standards that were developed to protect card information during checkout. By default all PushCommerce shops are automatically compliant and makes your business appear professional, legitimate and safe to your customers.

The PCI Security Standards council was created by the big payment providers (Visa/MC etc..) in 2006 in order to help those who work – and are associated with – payment cards, including merchants of all sizes.

 

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