Vend E-commerce forces an SSL Certificate when visitors are viewing your Vend Ecommerce store. An SSL Certificate is a small piece of data that sits alongside your website to verify that you are who you say you are.
Regardless if you have an SSL certificate or not on your custom domain name, Vend will use your .vendecommerce.com domain when a customer goes to complete their purchases online. However, this is an SSL certificate on the store.vendecommerce.com URL and not on your custom domain name.
To put your custom domain name on, you would need to have your own SSL certificate for your domain.
Due to technical limitations, there is no way for you to install an SSL certificate that you purchase directly on to your Vend Ecommerce store. This is to keep the entire system secure for every retailer. Instead, our partners at Hello Digital can put an SSL certificate on your domain before the point where it reaches Vend. This is a win-win as it keeps things secure for both you and for Vend.