The World Wide Web is a seemingly unlimited space for opportunities. However, it can also be an avenue of opportunities for fraudulent users at the expense of others who are only trying to avail or even sell something online. It’s actually hard sometimes to tell which ones can really be trusted as buyers and as sellers.
In this article, you will find some of the easy ways to secure your online business inside and out. These tips are for the protection of both your potential customers and your own.
Be up-to-date on updates
If you have an eCommerce website, it is safe to always find time to take on all the necessary updates for your system. By consistently doing this, you will be able to evade the also upgrading tactics of hackers and online fraud schemes. Since web hosting builders are also making sure to safeguard their clients’ websites, better maximize those system updates so often.
Keep the SSL certificate
One of the latest marks of website security is the ssl certificate. Wise online users will look for the “https://” instead of “http://” in the site url to confirm this. So make sure that your website reflects the ssl certificate. You don’t know what difference the letter “s” could mean for you.
Utilize OTP before payment
OTP stands for One-Time Password. This is commonly a numerical passcode that is either sent to your mobile phone or acquired through a partner mobile app which is usually required to confirm payment. The advantage of having this is for both yours’ and your clients’ security – for the client to personally confirm payment transmission and for you to make sure that the buyer is a validated cardholder.
Validate accounts as often as possible
While allowing web visitors to shop from your eCommerce site may give you more customers and more chances to earn, requiring your potential clients to create profiles will provide more protection. Make sure as well to put an asterisk on the form on all necessary information that can validate users’ profiles effectively. If it is possible, check and validate these profiles as often as you possibly can.
Check your records manually
Regularly check your records and transactions manually. There is no better assurance than to see it all for yourself. Although innovative plugins can handle bulk orders from your website, it is still good to inspect your transactions manually at least every quarter or so. Keeping Excel files of these monthly or quarterly reports will help you keep tabs.
With the advancement of innovation, more and more fraudulent internet users are finding clever ways to victimize online buyers and even sellers. Unfortunately, a lot of online customers, brands and service providers still fall for these bad schemes online as the frauds become smarter than ever. But you have to outsmart them and make your potential clients experience the security that you and your ecommerce website offers them.