Shopify, founded in 2006, is a commerce platform that allows anyone to easily sell online, at their retail location, and everywhere in between. Shopify offers a professional online storefront, a payment solution to accept credit cards (such as Authorize.net and PayPal), and the Shopify POS application to power retail sales. Shopify currently powers over 60,000 retailers in 100 different countries, including: Tesla Motors, Gatorade, Forbes, Amnesty International, Encyclopedia Britannica, CrossFit, and many more. Features (compared vs Magento) The Shopify platform includes a content management system that allows users to manage inventory, edit HTML and CSS code, create coupon and discount codes, and accept online payments online with Paypal and major credit cards. Shopify Magento Proprietary Free and Open Source Relatively easy to set up with excellent customer support Requires skilled and experienced developer Minimal Customization Extremely customizable App Store with about 400 apps Huge community of developers and extension companies Better for smaller businesses with limited sales Ideal for larger online sellers with lots of room to grow Pricing starting at $14/month Free Hosted Managed Solution Requires dedicated server specializing in Magento hosting One storefront on one platform Multiple storefronts / languages / currencies on one platform Configure apps within third party admin Integrate extensions into Magento Admin Products…
The best method to protecting eCommerce user data is to simply use a 3rd party service for the hosting of customer data. PayPal has excellent security, so use them (or another service such as Authorize.net).
Use an SSL to securely send sensitive data.
Encrypt passwords (Magento MD5).
Educate your customers to store transactional emails and sensitive information in a safe place.
- What are best practices for protecting eCommerce user data?
- Use a 3rd party service for hosting of customer data. PayPal has excellent security, so use them (or another service). Use an SSL to securely send sensitive data. Encrypt passwords (Magento MD5). Educate your customers to store transactional emails and information in a safe place.
- Never store sensitive data onsite (CC or payment info) and for the data that is stored, ensure that information is encrypted where available and correct server security measures are in place to prevent access to this information.