This article only applies to the Cratejoy Storefront Plan. Not sure if you have a storefront? Check here.
SSL is an internet protocol that is used to secure the communication between two different computers. You can tell a web session is secured if the web address is https:// not http:// and you see the padlock icon in your web browser.
Cratejoy automatically protects all pages that are hosted on any Cratejoy subdomain, that includes anything that can be reached via your Cratejoy store URL.
What does SSL do?
In general, information exchanged over the web is sent in readable text, so if someone is sitting in the middle they can "listen" to a web conversation and see the data that flows back and forth. SSL encrypts the data so that the person in the middle will no longer be able understand it. Any private information that is entered on your site must be encrypted with SSL for the protection of your customers and yourself.
What about my custom domain?
If you are using a custom domain, pages accessed through the custom domain, by default, will not be protected via SSL. However, as soon as your customer proceeds to checkout, your web address will switch to the Cratejoy store URL and the SSL protection will kick in. This will ensure that all your customers' personal data will be protected.