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Old 2nd December 2008, 12:11 AM   #1

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Default Need Suggestions On Selecting A SSL Certificate Provider.

I am getting ready to set up my first e-Commerce project, and I need to do it economically. I want to install a SSL certificate on my website for secure communication. What should I look for while selecting a SSL certificate provider? Which cost effective options are available for my needs?

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Check with your web hosting company to see who they recommend -- at least in my case they had a company they worked with regularly.

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Old 4th December 2008, 10:45 AM   #3
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One suggestion: I know it's hard for an online store that's just starting out, but try not to look at it in terms of "the most economical" options. If you have quality products, and a decent website, then the make-or-break factor in your sale is going to be your SSL, and whether or not the consumer feels they can trust you. You don't need to go overboard with bells and whistles, of course, but there are a lot of options out there worth examining.

For example, one recent development is extended validation SSL, which is a little more costly but is universally regarded as more trustworthy (it's the one where the url bar turns green? maybe you've seen it on some sites). You'll have to go through a hearty review to get the cert, too, but it could wind up increasing your conversions quite a bit. So, try to look at it as an investment, the same way you look at graphic design or programming at this stage in development.

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Old 5th January 2009, 03:00 PM   #4
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I've done a lot of research on this topic and I've found GeoTrust to be the best value for upper-level security. You can also go the extra step and get their site seal.

I don't want to cross the TOS on the forum, but I know of a site where you can purchase GeoTrust True BusinessID® Certificates with seals for $114 a year. Send me a PM if you'd like the link.

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Old 6th September 2012, 11:01 AM   #5

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I've had excellent results with Comodo and their support is good, too.

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Old 11th November 2012, 01:56 AM   #6

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RapidSSL, GlobalSign & Verisign SSL all these SSL's are well known and preferred by many eCommerce users. There is absolutely no problem in using any one of these SSL providers.

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Old 28th May 2013, 04:25 PM   #7

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Default SSL Providers

You can get SSL certificates for a better price from some resellers. I got mine from cheapssls.com. They sell certs from comodo, verisign and geotrust and they are cheaper than buying them from the certificate authorities

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Old 30th May 2013, 12:12 AM   #8

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Selecting an SSL certificate is crucial part for any online vendor as there are number of CAs available online. You are having wide range of SSL product. In-fact same product from different CAs having huge difference in pricing.

Being a ecommerce marketing consultant, i always recommend EV SSL certificate to my clients. The main benefits of EV SSL is:
  • Offers extended validation - that means your business will also verified
  • Will have green bar in browser - more confidence
  • It hels to increase customer's trust that resutl in higher conversion
  • Other benefits like, warranty, authentication etc..

I also recommend you to choose Resellers for buying SSL products. Because they can offer best price on same SSL products. You can save more than 70% on same products.

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