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

Shopify features and hardware

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 is 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.

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