Founded in 1979 by a trio of Southern California siblings, Z Gallerie grew to become a lifestyle retailer selling furniture, lighting, art and more in 55 stores across 18 states. By 2007, the online store was the company's biggest sales channel, and Steven Kartstein, the head of Z Gallerie's online operation, was worried that that security concerns were affecting visitors—and sales.
Steven realized that visitors had no way of knowing if the website was safe, so when he heard about McAfee SECURE certification in 2008, he was intrigued. He tested it out, running an A/B where 50% of zgallerie.com's visitors would see the McAfee SECURE trustmark. When he got the results back, Steven was stunned that the service increased online sales by 12.9%.