So you want to take payments on your website? But you don’t want to hand over payment collection to PayPal or Stripe? You really want the responsibility of handling people’s credit card details? I’d strongly advise against it, but if you really must, read on… PCI Compliance All people handling card payments mus be PCI compliant. The full term is Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). PCI DSS is an information security standard for organizations that handle branded credit cards.