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What Online Store Owner Should Know:
"What's process involved for getting a SSL Certificate?"
- Fill out required information of name, address, phone number, etc.
- Certificates range from $39 to $1499. Typically $39 one will work fine.
- You will get a 'phone authentication' call recording your voice stating your name for security and asking you to enter a 4 digit code that would be provided for you.
- After that has been verified you can install SSL Certificate.
"What alternate ways are there to accept payments?"
- Check. But this way takes longer to achieve payment.
- COD Will you get payment after it's delivered?
- PayPal Secure, but viewed as unprofessional. (I still offer it as an alternative though)
If you have a business that you would like to move online you should get a merchant account or have your 'brick and mortar' merchant account upgraded to online by adding a gateway. If you have any questions at all on anything about merchant accounts talk to Corey Bryant. He has an enormous amount of information on merchant accounts and setting up your business online. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=Internet_Presence_sent_me. You can also find a wealth of information about SSL certificates at http://www.theinternetpresence.com/ssl.htm.
It is possible to have an unsecured transaction over internet, but by far it is MUCH SAFER than handing your credit card over to someone who can jot down number and verification code on back of card, or stating card number over phone for an order. I sincerely hope that I did not scare anyone off with this report, but gave them knowledge on how to protect themselves.
Until next article have a great day!
Copyright © Michael Rock
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Web development contractor (Web Design and Hosting)
Internet Presence was founded in 2003 from a desire to become independent. Less than 1 year later Internet Presence has had accounts in three different states ranging from a locally owned auto collision repair shop to a glass packaging industry that sells its product worldwide.