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.

Shopify meets all 6 categories of PCI standards

This compliance extends to all online stores powered by Shopify

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

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.