PCI Compliance is vital to your business’ integrity when dealing with customers and payments. It can set you apart from your competitors and helps build trust with your clients. The more a customer trusts you, the more likely they will not only come to you when they need your products or services, but they’re also more likely to recommend you to their personal networks.
Wait, what’s PCI Compliance again?
First released in December of 2004, the Payment Card Industry Security Standards (PCI) were made to create an additional level of protection for card issuers by ensuring that merchants met required standards of security. This then evolved over the years into what is now known as PCI Compliance, which was designed to ensure secure card payments.
What does it do, and why is it important?
Simply put, PCI Compliance protects cardholder data by maintaining and constantly testing the security of a secure network. As you can imagine, this isn’t the cheapest thing in the world. That’s why SmartTrade App teamed up with Stripe.
Stripe allows individuals and businesses to take secure card payments over the internet, and are dedicated to security and fraud prevention. They are certified as a PCI Service Provider Level 1, the highest rating a business can receive and are one of the leaders in online payment software.
By partnering with Stripe, SmartTrade App is able to offer our customers one of the safest ways to process secure card payments, all of which are processed through Stripe’s safe and secure network, which ensures PCI compliance. Stripe have a proven track record of protecting clients and customers.
Protect yourself and your customers
By using SmartTrade App, you’re not only making your money tracking, invoicing, and payment collection easier, you’re also ensuring that both your business and your clients are protected by PCI Compliance. Your dedication to security will help build the trust that you want your customers to have with your business.