PCI Compliant Payments for Online Forms

Formsite PCI compliant examples

One of Formsite’s most popular features includes the ability to collect payments. Popular uses include collecting registrations, product and service payments, and subscriptions. As more people turn to online transactions, protecting payment information becomes a priority. The protection of payment information requires PCI compliant online forms.

PCI Compliant

PCI DSS stands for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, or PCI for short. All transactions that collect payments with credit cards are subject to PCI rules. Among those rules is a rule that the data cannot appear in clear text or accessed directly.

Formsite provides payment integrations with the most popular processing services available. These services include PayPal, Authorize.net, and Stripe. All payment integrations use the services’ systems to collect the payment data instead of saving it with the result. Bypassing the forms’ results meets the PCI requirement and gives form visitors total security by default.

Other PCI rules include technical standards and best-practices for the administration of secure databases. Formsite performs regular tests to verify the system is PCI compliant for customers to collect payments.

How to Make a PCI Compliant Form

Formsite PCI compliant form editor

To create an order form and collect payments, start by creating the form and adding items from the Order Form Items area in the form editor. The Order Form items let the form answers build the order amount and include discounts and custom equations, too.

The Form Settings -> Payments page contains the payment processors where form owners enable the integration of their choice.

Transactions to one of the payment processors call back to Formsite with the transaction status and any message. Results marked ‘complete’ in the Payment column also contain a History link to locate the reference number. The reference number can help the form owner locate specific transactions in their account with the processor. They can log in and search the account for transaction notes or other communications if needed.

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