Monday, 21 February 2011
Ecommerce is rapidly changing year on year, so its important to keep up with the latest legislation on security requirements and processing methods. PCI regulations should now be a key factor for all ecommerce web designers in 2011. The problem is, which level is appropriate for your business or your customers. At least now there are more documents available on what PCI actually is and how it should be taken into consideration prior to designing any ecommerce application. Thankfully there are many options available to smaller start up ecommerce businesses that can pass this compliance issue onto a third party and ensure ecommerce is still available to the masses within budget. If on the other hand you have a considerable ecommerce business then self compliance may be the most effective solution and will ensure your site flows and contains and stores all credit card details on your own servers etc. Unfortunately for most ecommerce entrepreneurs this is too costly, so introducing SAGE PAY / RELAX etc or an equivalent to process and store credit card information will be sufficient. If introduced to the site professionally then ecommerce applications can navigate consistently and most users wont even notice any difference.