With the Internet becoming the center of our lives, our daily habits have undergone an inevitable change. We started to buy everything we need on the internet because it is easy, fast, and advantageous in many ways. This digitalization has succeeded in bringing the concept of online shopping to one of the most important points of our lives. After all, it was no reason not to take this great opportunity when we could only scramble a few pages and even buy directly, with food, clothes, daily necessities, cleaning supplies, technology tools, and thousands of items that we couldn't finish counting.
Nothing has changed. Still shopping online is very advantageous compared to all other shopping systems. So is it safe? Is there a risk of the theft of our credit cards, which play the role of money transfer in the huge shopping system? Are malicious hackers a great danger to the end-user? What is our responsibility, what can we do? Without a clear answer to all these questions, we cannot rely on our credit cards or websites. Let's examine together what we should pay attention to.
Things to Consider When Shopping with Credit Cards
If users and everyone who owns an e-commerce site take the necessary precautions, shopping with credit cards is very safe and offers us attractive advantages. However, if these measures are not taken and controls are not carried out, it is highly likely that we will encounter great difficulties.
You Should Not Trust Unconditionally
As in any business relationship, certain trust and guarantee conditions should be sought to shop online with credit cards. In this sense, no customer should unconditionally enter their credit card information on the e-commerce site that they come across in search engines or through an advertisement. First of all, you should be cautious, and "why should I trust this website?" The question must be answered. It should not be forgotten that you do not have to shop from a website that does not give you confidence.
Are Your Security Measures Sufficient For Your Device?
Before sharing your card information, you should evaluate whether the device you are using is secure. For example, you should not share your sensitive information such as credit card information using the computers of public internet cafes or enter this information in any part of the screen. Again, you can take precautions against virus programs that follow the movements of your keyboard on your computer and use the on-screen keyboard to you can enter your information. If you have add-ons such as ad blocker in your browser, you can use your incognito tab and stop the network resource modifier add-ons such as VPN from working for a while. Thus, you can secure your data by protecting it on a device basis.
Getting to know the website you will shop
After accessing the above information, you can take a look at the customer comments made about the site, and review the negative comments and complaints made about them. You can decide whether the site is safe or not with the data you obtain as a result of all your research. Although it is easy to build an e-commerce site, it is very difficult to do it professionally, just like the service provided by our company, without software vulnerabilities. Particular attention should be paid to websites that implement a ready-made site concept. The reliability of the company from which they receive the service should also be measured.
SSL Certificate and Payment Infrastructure Control
SSL certificate is a certificate that ensures that the relationship established by the parties in data sharing is not seen by third parties or obtained encrypted even if it is seen. The beginning of the connection part of the websites with this certificate appears as "green". For example, if an e-commerce site uses an SSL certificate, the first part of the domain name will not appear as "https" and it will appear as "https" with a "Secure" sign next to it. In this sense, it will be very useful to follow this method to protect your credit card information. Likewise, you can control the payment infrastructure from the section in the "footer" section of the site. Also, attention should be paid to the provision of the 3D Secure service when making the payment.
With all this information, you will be able to take precautions and provide the necessary protection. Thus, you will have no obstacle to shopping online with credit cards. Especially to ensure credit card security, it would also be a very logical solution to create a virtual card whose limit will be determined by you. We can state that you can always contact our company, which offers professional services for anyone looking for a quality and safe infrastructure to set up an e-commerce site. We wish you safe shopping.