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When the checkout processThe process of gathering the payment and shipping information that is necessary to complete the purchase of items in the shopping cart. In the final step, the customer reviews and places the order. begins, the transaction shifts to a secure, encrypted channel. A padlock symbol appears in the address bar of the browser, and the URLUniform Resource Locator: The unique address of a page on the internet. changes from “http” to “https”.
From this point on, the goal is to gather the information necessary to complete the transaction. The Checkout page leads the customer through each step of the process. Customers who are logged into their accounts can complete checkout quickly, because much of the information is already in their accounts.
The first step of the checkout process is for the customer to complete the shipping address information, and to choose the shipping method.
During the second step of the checkout process, the customer chooses the payment method, and applies any coupons with promotional codes to the purchase.
The order confirmation appears after the order is placed. For registered customers, the page includes the order number with a link to the customer’s account, and a link to generate a receipt.