Effective ways to secure your online business

by Swati Bucha on 21/09/2017
Businesses today, are either online or going online and with this comes the added concern of cybersecurity, which can be most confusing for those who aren’t familiar with IT issues. Protecting your online business doesn’t have to be as complicated as it sounds though. Here are some quick and simple steps you can take to make your business more secure.

Keep your credentials secured: In order to keep your credentials secured, you are advised to not disclose password and other bank details with anyone. If you have employees working for you, it is advisable that you give them partial access. Sellers on Amazon have the option in Seller Central where they can create secondary users, and give them partial access. However, also consider changing your username once in a while. Without the correct username and password no one can access your information – at least not directly – and this is one of the easiest ways to remain protected.

Use Amazon seller central: It is advisable that you use Amazon Seller Central portal to process orders. If you are using third-party panels, make sure you use the secured ones only. To prevent your information from such fraudsters, you can log into your seller central account and follow the below steps:

Your Account › Login & Security › Advanced Security Settings › Two-Step Verification

Keep business information secure: Business information is something to keep an eye on. You should maintain proper records of all your orders for legal and tax purposes. Sharing any kind of business detail or financial information with strangers makes your confidential information vulnerable to online fraudsters.

Report suspicious orders: If a certain order seems suspicious, raise an alarm! It is possible that you might get orders from fraudulent customers because of the tempting offers that are offered by the online platforms. But, you need not worry! You can easily identify a suspicious order on the basis of the volume or velocity of orders placed, customer details, etc. At times, you may get a high volume of orders because of a typo you have committed while adding volume or pricing of the product. In order to ensure that this doesn’t happen, keep checking the prices and quantity of your products regularly. You can reach out to our Seller support team to help you cancel such orders.

Securing your online business is one of the key points to achieve success. Doing this, you eliminate the risk of fraudulent activities that might take place. We hope you already have all these things in place so that your business is secured. However, if you have not yet started your online journey, start it today. If you need more information about how to start your online business, visit the Start Selling Guide.

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