Frequently Asked Questions
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What is an SSL certificate?
Simplified heavily, an SSL certificate is a small piece of data that sits alongside your website and certifies that you and your business are exactly who you say you are. One piece of the certificate sits on the website and the other is used by the browser of your visitors. When a visitor loads your website the certificate “authenticates” to your visitor that they are actually visiting your website, and not the website of a scammer or hacker.
Why do I need an SSL certificate?
Without an SSL certificate, it is harder for visitors and search engines to build trust with your business. Some visitors may see a warning that their connection is “insecure”, and others may not be able to load the website at all. Additionally, SSL provides a layer of encryption to protect the data of your visitors.
Starting July 2018 Google will begin showing an “insecure content” warning for Chrome users on any website that is not using an SSL certificate. This includes Vend Ecommerce websites. Given that Chrome accounts for approximately 60% of all web traffic, this is a huge risk for any Ecommerce store that isn’t already using SSL.
Why can't I just do this all in Vend? Why do I need Hello Digital and this course?
Vend Ecommerce does not support the ability for you to upload an SSL certificate of your own. Instead, you need to set up a server already has an SSL certificate and then redirects your web traffic to your Vend Ecommerce website. This is costly and time consuming for the average business owner and requires technical expertise. Rather than doing any of that, this course will show you how you can get set up for free without any of the hassles of running your own server.
What if I need extra help with Vend E-commerce?
If you require extra help with setting up an SSL certificate or any other query related to Vend E-commerce, please let me know! I am always open to feedback and questions, and especially with Vend announcing that their E-commerce platform is "no longer available for use" it is especially important to plan for the future of your website.