“Shopping cart” is somewhat of an ambiguous term. Some people use “shopping cart” to refer to having eCommerce on your website and anything and everything that can go with it. Specifically, “shopping cart” can refer to an actual digital cart on a website that allows people to purchase more than one item and to view […]
A merchant processes a payment for you online when you sell something to a customer. A merchant is different than a payment gateway, but the same company might do both. Stripe and Paypal are examples of companies that are both a payment gateway and a merchant in one company.
A payment gateway allows you to take credit card payments on your website or online, but they do NOT actually process the payment, or the exchanging of money, unless they are also a “merchant“. Stripe and Paypal are examples of companies that are both a payment gateway and a merchant in one company.
An SSL certificate allows a website to have a secure page where any information submitted on that page will be encrypted. A common use of this is on checkout pages where people are putting their credit card information in to make a purchase. SSL prevents other users from stealing your credit card information when you […]