We use Shopify which provides a reliable, secure shopping cart solution for our online store. The shopping cart software allows us to accept credit cards, debit cards and other payments by integrating with Payfast.
Credit card and order data is encrypted and secure. Shopify is Level 1 PCI compliant and uses 256-bit SSL certificates to keep order details secure.
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is an information security standard for organizations that handle credit card and debit card information. Defined by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council, the standard was created to increase controls around credit card data to reduce credit card fraud via its exposure.
If you want to sell online and accept payments from Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover credit cards, your software and hosting needs to be PCI compliant.
Shopify PCI compliancy.
Shopify is certified Level 1 PCI DSS compliant. This compliance extends to all online stores powered by Shopify.
Shopify is very serious about securely hosting online stores and have invested significant time and money to certify their PCI compliant. From annual on-site assessments validating compliance to continuous risk management.
Shopify is certified PCI compliant in the following documents: