(PRWEB UK) 6 September 2013
As tempted as many may be to regard a 'shopping cart' facility, ease of navigation through the various product or service categories or even engaging and informative product descriptions as the most important element of an e-commerce website wishing to boost sales, there are other fundamental steps often forgotten. These include the addition of a payment card facility and the associated PCI DSS accreditation - the latter offered by Jigowatt and Proxar IT Consulting as part of their new partnership.
Indeed, the addition of a payment card facility is in many ways, the true fundamental step in turning a mere catalogue site into a fully-fledged e-commerce one. Jigoshop Pro PCI compliant hosting and enterprise support is invaluable for merchants in a wide range of sectors with an interest in accepting payment cards online, enabling their site to be hosted on PCI DSS accredited infrastructure while benefiting from the combined expertise of Proxar and Jigowatt.
PCI DSS explained
PCI DSS stands for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, and if a business wishes to accept a card payment online, it needs to ensure the compliance of its e-commerce website with this standard. The security requirements, as were developed by the PCI Security Standards Council, were put in place to minimise the risk of data theft or fraud for businesses storing, transmitting or processing customer card data.
When any individual uses a debit or credit card online, they expect their data to be protected by the business or financial institution. Although there can never be an absolutely watertight safeguard against the occurrence of any data breach, with or without PCI DSS, the accreditation nonetheless has a vital role in encouraging businesses to carefully consider their exact manner of use of customer data.
Those merchants failing to comply with PCI DSS can face consequences ranging from potentially unlimited fines and reputational harm to the complete withdrawal of the ability of the e-commerce business to process card transactions. This only makes it all the more important for such firms to take advantage of the most state of the art hosting services backed with telephone and email support, as Proxar and Jigowatt can offer.
The best quality PCI DSS hosting for enterprise activities
As a leading web design and development company, the combination of Jigowatt's highly regarded Jigoshop WordPress e-commerce plugin with the PCI DSS hosting of Proxar - an established company with a strong reputation for designing, building and hosting websites that receive a high level of traffic - results in the very best package for merchants.
Indeed, the PCI DSS hosting solution of these two companies is one that the merchant will find to be highly secure, reliable and scalable - not to mention high-performing - at all times of the day and night, assisting the business considerably in its goal of boosting online revenue.
A range of packages are available at various price points, incorporating such features as regular load and security testing, external monitoring, offsite backups, the PCI DSS compliant platform and many more, making it the rightful first port of call for ambitious merchants looking to achieve PCI DSS accreditation and boost their fortunes online.