What is a secure payment page?
A secure payment page means that the webpage where credit card numbers are entered is secured via Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) 128 bit encryption. In a nutshell – your customers need to be able to see that your website is protecting their sensitive details! If you’re working directly with a web developer or shopping card provider, they will likely help you take care of this aspect of the website inspection.
You can check to see if your paypage is secure by right-clicking anywhere on the payment page, selecting “properties” and choosing “details.” The details will list the encryption/security, and you’re looking to see if “SSL” is listed as the security type. If you’re using a “Buy-it-Now” button from Authorize.net, then you’re already covered. That’s because your gateway provider is handling the security of the payment page on your behalf. Another way to check is to see if the URL of your paypage starts with “HTTPS” – if so, you have a secure site! If you don’t have a secure site, you can purchase an SSL certificate from companies like RapidSSL. We recommend looping your web developer into this process as it can be a bit technical.