Shopify Stores Upgraded With Free SSL Encryption
Ecommerce platform Shopify has announced that all its stores now support SSL encryption, at no cost to store owners.
All pages, images and other data on over 200,000 stores powered by Shopify can now be accessed using SSL encryption. To acheive this, Shopify have issued and set up SSL certificates for every store they host, at no additional cost to existing or future Shopify merchants. Store owners will need to activate their SSL certificates in the Shopify control panel then all traffic will be redirected from HTTP to encrypted HTTPS.
HTTPS increases shoppers trust in the store, and is a factor in Google's search results ranking algorithm, says Shopify.
Shopify has always used SSL for the checkout process but other traffic to its websites used unsecured HTTP.