The move towards cashless society means more and more credit card use and added concerns around security. For Shopify store owners, this is all dealt with and in hand. Shopify stores are fully secure and use the same level of security as banks.
For firms that handle credit card information, the card issuers have developed whats know as 'The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)'.
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.
Every Shopify account contains the following payment facilities:
Accept credit cards with Shopify: With Shopify Payments, set up is instant, so you can accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express the minute you launch your shop. You'll get a low credit card rate, and no hidden fee
Over 70 payment gateways: With the Shopify website shopping cart you can either accept payments directly or integrate with numerous payment gateways to accept credit cards from all over the world.
Free SSL certificate: At no additional cost, your website's shopping cart includes an 128-bit SSL certificate to keep your information secure – the same level of encryption used by large banks around the world.
Certified PCI compliant: Shopify is certified Level 1 PCI DSS compliant, which means your shop can accept VISA, MasterCard, and other credit cards as payment. It’s easier than ever for customers to buy from your store!