Shopify announced on Tuesday that it is now ensuring that all pages on all of its over 200,000 online stores can be accessed using SSL encryption.
The company says that this will make sure that no data can be intercepted and that it will help merchants build trust.
"To make this possible, we’ve issued and set up SSL certificates for every Shopify store," says Shopify's David Cornu. "And because we feel this is important, we did it at no additional cost to existing or future Shopify merchants. You can now easily encrypt your online store by clicking 'Activate SSL certificates' in your Shopify account. Once activated, all your traffic will be redirected from HTTP to encrypted HTTPS."
"When a shopper visits your store for the first time, they look for cues that tell them it’s safe to buy from you," he adds. "The most powerful indicator that they can trust you is the padlock icon that appears when your online store is fully encrypted, and they look for it whether they’re on your checkout or not."
Shopify also notes the SEO benefits of encryption, referring to in December, when Google announced it was adjusting its indexing system to look for more HTTPS pages.
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