If you operate an e-commerce website or have being looking to start one, you should already be aware of some of the requirements needed to properly secure your customers’ information. You want to be using technologies like SSL certificates to protect data passed to you from your customers and data encryption to lock up the data on your server after the sale is complete. Each day customers are becoming more aware of safe computing practices, like looking for HTTPS at the beginning of the address bar. The use of an Extended Validation (EV) SSL certificate will add some extra color in the browser to reassure your customers that they have a safe channel through which to pass their information.
The policy statements that you place on your website are another important area that you need to be sure to address. All of us have seen privacy links on websites before, but not everyone will take the time to read through the complete policy for each website they visit. We all know that policy pages are usually pretty dry and boring to read through for a customer, but their presence is critical.
A merchant who works with the sales team at Merchant Warehouse will be educated on the requirements we need to have met before that merchant will be approved for processing. All merchants who operate an online store are required to have a policy statement that covers privacy, shipping, refunds, and returns.