In this chapter, we will deal with e-commerce. Which are the most popular and secure ecommerce platforms? What is needed to secure them?
E-commerce is selling and buying goods and services from the internet and paying through this medium. This transaction happens between clients to business, B2B, client to client. As in between all this, there are money transactions which we should be cautious when using, or setting up e-commerce websites.
Some of the top e-commerce platforms which are secure as well are listed below along with a detailed explanation about them.
The website link is – https://magento.com. This platform is one of the best and is developed by eBay. Magento can be easily integrated with the PayPal gateway. It has two versions– Free Version and Pay Version. The vulnerabilities are patched too fast .It has a vast variety of plugins and customization. It has SaaS solutions, which means Elastic scalability, high resilience and availability, PCI compliance, global availability and automated patching, while still maintaining flexibility in software customization that our merchants require.
The website link is – https://www.shopify.com, so if you are trying to design the checkout page to be exactly how you want, Shopify is probably not for you. In fact, none of the hosted solutions will offer customizable checkout process, so you can jump the Self-Hosted section right away. Shopify has many apps that you can download and install on your store, which extend the default features or introduce new functionalities.
The website link is – https://wordpress.org/plugins/woocommerce/. WooCommerce is a free e-commerce plugin that allows you to sell anything very practically. Built to integrate seamlessly with WordPress, WooCommerce is the world’s favorite e-commerce solution. It gives you both store owners and developers complete control that use WordPress templates.
With endless flexibility and access to hundreds of free and premium WordPress extensions, WooCommerce now powers 30% of all online stores, more than any other platform.
The website link is - https://www.bigcommerce.com. It has over 115 e-commerce templates, unlimited product uploads, mobile view, it is perfectly integrated with amazon and eBay. It also can be integrated with most of the payment gateways. From security perspective, it is PCI compliant.