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Hi there,

What is the importance of SSL for an ecommerce website?

My question is in the context of SEO as well as development.

Thanks in anticipation
 

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It's important.
It warns the customer that your site is not secure which will bring down conversions + no reason to not have ssl since you can get it for free.
 

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SSL is especially important (required) for e-commerce sites because you are dealing with sensitive customer information.

Also, don't use a free one. If you can, invest in an EV SSL for an e-commerce site.
 
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:) put in this way > you can't have an ecommerce site with customer registration/checkout forms today without SSL.

just do it :)
 

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Put yourself in the shoes of your customers and just imagine for a moment that you are on an e-commerce website and you are about to purchase something and BOOM!, a message telling you that the site isn't secured....would you put your card details...NO

That is the benefit of SSL...
You want to protect your customers? Use SSL
You want your site visitors to trust you? Use SSL
You want your website protected? Use SSL

Can a site protected by SSL be hacked? Possibly YES

Is it worth Using SSL still? YES.
 

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SSL is important in two ways.
The security and the SEO.
SSL is free nowadays and ANY site should use it, specially eCommerce sites.
 

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People use SSL for the dumbest things like a simple one article website because Google made us to so people don't get stupid alerts. But when talking about ecom, online transactions, people personal information.. SSL is a must to encrypt all transferred data.. so do it, it's free nowadays anyhow. Use cloudflare if you don't have the Let's Encrypt option in your hosting panel.
 

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If you have a payment gateway such as Stripe, you will need the SSL otherwise the checkout function wont work.
 

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SSL is even more important on an ecommerce site than on any other kind of website because of security of transaction. Your customers payment details will be at risk without SSL
 

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SSL is especially important (required) for e-commerce sites because you are dealing with sensitive customer information.

Also, don't use a free one. If you can, invest in an EV SSL for an e-commerce site.
Why using free one is not good?
 

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SSL basically prevents data exchange between user and the server in plain text. It helps build trust in the mind of the user. Without SSL your ecommerce site just looks unprofessional.
 

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For security and to increase the user test SSL is a must. Nowadays even people who have simple blogs are using SSL because Google gives more importance to SSL sites then without SSL certificate blogs.
 

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What is the importance of SSL for an ecommerce website?

It's important for encryption. End user to server when a request is being made.

My question is in the context of SEO as well as development.

Yes, it is important. Over the past few years SEs (Search Engines) have been placing more emphasis to secure sites (sites with SSL Certificates) in their effort to secure the web. Do note that having a secure site is just one of the hundreds/thousands of variables SEs look at.

Aside from that, it's beneficial to have because a lot of default browser functionality these days will warn a visitor if a site is not secure.
 
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