As of July 1st 2010 merchants (website owners) and visa processors must ensure that they are PCI compliant. Many shopping carts (like Magento’s free open source version etc) aren’t PCI compliant. So if they don’t comply, you won’t be able to process online payments!
What does it mean to be PCI complaint or PCI DSS? PCI DSS protects cardholders and minimises the risk to your business.
If your shopping cart isn’t PCI complaint you have these options:
- find a shopping cart which is PCI compliant. Here is a list of PCI compliant shopping carts. If you can’t see your shopping cart listed it’s possible that your provider is currently working on PCI compliance of its product. But you should check as this process is costly, and some of the shopping carts providers could stay behind.
- use PayPal or Google Checkout for payment processing if you can’t afford to get a new shopping cart. When using PayPal or Google Checkout you are not required to have PCI complaint shopping cart as the transaction is being processed on their secure servers.
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