What do you consider to be low volume, or "lite level" transactions?
Posted by J.T. Smith on 27 August 2008 11:26 PM
If you have a low volume website and you decide that your customer's confidence is not affected at all by the brand behind the SSL Certificate; or the volume of customers that would have an issue are insignificant in number... then RapidSSL is the perfect answer.
It is all about customer confidence. Whilst RapidSSL technology is production grade, only you can really determine whether your customers confidence will improve significantly if you purchase an established brand like GeoTrust or Comodo.
As a guide, typical customer transaction value is sub 50 USD, and volumes of transactions are less than 50 per week.
Note: The 50 per week example figure is simply a commercial guide and not a technical restriction. Technically the RapidSSL certificate will not be restricted from conducting more transactions than 50 - they are still industry standard 128 / 256 Bit SSL Certificates. However it is our opinion that sites conducting more than 50 transactions will require a Professional Level SSL Certificate due to the increased likelihood that the website's customers will expect SSL from a highly credible and established SSL provider and well known internationally accepted SSL brand.