Shopify includes a PCI compliant shopping
cart and hosting for online stores.

What is PCI DSS Compliance?

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.

There are six categories of PCI standards that must be met in order for a merchant to be deemed compliant:

  • Maintain a Secure Network
  • Protect Cardholder Data
  • Maintain a Vulnerability Management Program
  • Implement Strong Access Control Measures
  • Regularly Monitor and Test Networks
  • Maintain an Information Security Policy

Is Shopify PCI Compliant?

Yes, Shopify is certified Level 1 PCI DSS compliant. This compliance extends to all online stores powered by Shopify.

We are very serious about securely hosting your online store and have invested significant time and money to certify our solution PCI compliant. From annual on-site assessments validating compliance to continuous risk management, we work really hard to ensure our shopping cart software and ecommerce hosting is secure.

Shopify is certified PCI compliant in the following documents:

Find us on Visa's list Find us on MasterCard's list

How Do I Become PCI Compliant?

All Shopify online stores are automatically PCI compliant. When you choose Shopify to power your online store, you can rest easy knowing that we invested significant time and money to obtain our Level 1 PCI certification and that our certification covers your online store, its shopping cart and web hosting.

More on PCI Compliance

For additional information on PCI Compliance, visit the PCI Compliance Guide website.

More Information on Shopify

Shopify offers a complete ecommerce solution that allows you to set up and run your own online store. Stores powered by Shopify include a professionally designed storefront, PCI compliant web hosting, a PCI compliant shopping cart, a customizable domain name, and more.

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