In collaberation with our business partner Sage Pay, iCommerce is 100% tier 1 compliant with the PCI DSS standard. This level of security ensures that your customers sensitive information remains safe and secure at all times.

What is PCI DSS Compliance?
PCI DSS is a set of security standards that help reduce the risk of your customers' card data getting into the wrong hands. Becoming PCI compliant is mandatory for all businesses accepting card payments online.

PCI DSS Compliance helps to:
  • Make shopping on the internet safer by reducing online fraud
  • Prevent theft and the unauthorised use of credit and debit cards
  • Protect both consumers and businesses from fraudulent activity
  • Ensure merchants are securely storing, processing and transmitting card data
  • Avoid the reputational damage and financial costs associated with a breach in data security
Getting started with PCI DSS Complaince
Becoming PCI DSS compliant is often a condition for obtaining your merchant bank account.

There are four levels of PCI DSS compliance, and the level you require is dependent on two main factors: 1. Your transaction volume 2. How you process transaction information.
  The PCI Security Standards Council recognises Qualified Security Assessors (QSAs) who can carry out your PCI DSS certification. Your merchant bank may also have a recommended QSA.

Becoming PCI DSS compliant can be a costly and time-consuming process. However, there are some simple ways to reduce the cost and burden of compliance, and of course your risk of a data breach.

One of those ways is to avoid handling card data. The more your business is involved with handling card data, the more open to abuse it us. Consider shifting the responsibility for card data to a third party. For example, have your payment pages hosted by your Level 1 PCI DSS compliant payment service provider. It won't necessarily cost you more and shouldn't hinder the customisation of payment pages or compromise your customers' checkout experience.

More about PCI Compliance
Visit the PCI Security Standards Council website for more information.

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