With just a click of the mouse, you can buy nearly any product online. The world of electronic commerce allows you to shop at thousands of online stores and pay for your purchases without leaving the comfort of your home. For many, the Internet has taken the place of window shopping at the shopping centre. Consumers expect to make payments for purchases in a simple and secure process.
The Christmas Warehouse website is a secure site for online shopping
How can you tell if our website is secure for making payments online? Our site uses encryption technology to transfer information from your computer to our online merchant's computer. An online merchant is the intermediary between you and us – it is similar to a bank. When you enter your credit card information it is encrypted for transmission over the internet. Encryption scrambles the information you send, such as your credit card number, in order to prevent computer hackers from obtaining it en route. This technology is called SSL (secure sockets layering) and is the industry standard for secure online transactions and to ensure your absolute privacy. The only people who can unscramble the code are those with legitimate access privileges, such as our online merchant (we do not even have access to this information as it is encrypted). Because we use SSL technology, placing an order online on our website is more safe than giving your credit card number over the phone.
On the internet, you can tell when you are dealing with a secure website in several ways
When you confirm your order and enter your credit card details:
- If you look at the top of your screen where the website address is displayed, you should see https://. The "s" that is displayed after "http" indicates that website is secure. On our website you will see https:// when you click on the button to confirm your order and at the time you have to enter your credit card details.
- Another way to determine if a website is secure is to look for a closed padlock displayed on your screen. If that lock is open, you should assume it is not a secure site.
The Christmas Warehouse is a real business
The Christmas Warehouse is a registered business in Australia. Our ABN is 81 055 737 098. Our business has been operating since 1985 with our online shopping business operating since 2000. Our head office is located at 284 Wyndham Street, Alexandria, Sydney and we have Christmas Warehouse Megastores located throughout Sydney and surrounding areas. For any additional information you may require, please click on the link about us or contact us.
So you can rest assured with the knowledge that shopping with The Christmas Warehouse online will be a secure and safe experience.
If you would like to further research secure online shopping, please click on the links below – these are the companies we use to secure our online shopping facilities.