Some merchants have an uneasy feeling that this thing they have been hearing about, PCI DSS, is going to encroach on their business and have an effect on their profits. They are right and 2010 is when it happens. July, 2010 to be exact. 800Cart makes PCI DSS compliance easy. The good news is that if you do not yet know about PCI compliance and you are using 800Cart, you are already compliant. However, if you are using a solution that stores an order database on your own database server (whether hosted for you or not) you are going to have expensive compliance issues before the first of the year that could include site visits, forensic audits and other expensive compliance measures. If you don't actively prove compliance, you could lose your privileges to accept credit cards, and that would put most online merchants out of business.
The author is a senior executive at 800Cart Shopping Cart/SEO an advanced ecommerce solution that combines cart, chackout and payment processing PLUS highly advanced, relevant SEO in one simple solution that takes only minutes to set up and copy/paste onto your web site (any web site).