SSL, or “secure sockets layer”, is security encryption technology used on lots of websites to prevent evildoers on the internet from stealing or intercepting info submitted via online forms.
In general, sites covered with SSL protection start with the prefix
https:// instead of simply
http://. You might also notice a lock icon in the address bar of your browser on SSL-protected sites.
https://yoursubdomain.bigcartel.com addresses* and checkouts are fully SSL encrypted using the strongest protections available, so your customers can trust that their personal details and payment info are safe and sound.
The Big Cartel admin (where you log in to your shop to make changes behind the scenes) is also under lock and key with SSL encryption. 🔒
*Since we don’t allow file uploads to our servers, there isn’t a way to install a third-party or custom domain SSL certificate in a Big Cartel shop. Adding full SSL support for custom domains is on our radar, but for now your checkout and all the pages located at
https://yoursubdomain.bigcartel.comURLs will always be covered automatically by SSL protection, and no sensitive data is ever transferred without that layer of security.