Credit Card Merchant Services works with Stanford’s Schools, Centers, and Departments to enable them to accept credit card payments for products and services.
These "Stanford Merchants" are required to accept credit cards in a safe, secure manner that is in compliance with the Payment Card Industry’s (PCI) requirements for safeguarding cardholder account numbers and other sensitive data, as well as applicable University policies and California state law.
Departments interested in accepting credit cards for goods/services should start by reviewing the information in the Becoming a Merchant section of this website. Departments that require a solution specific to facilitating online payments for event registrations should review the information under Event Registration.
Online Training: Now in STARS-Introduction to Credit Card Acceptance & Processing. This free online course provides an overview of Stanford’s payment card transaction process and prepares you to accept credit cards for the payment of Stanford goods and services. This course is required for all Stanford personnel that accept and process credit card payments for the purchase of Stanford goods and services.
A New Payment Gateway: To lower costs and risk while simplifying PCI compliance CCMS has migrated eCommerce merchant webstores to the Wells Fargo/CyberSource payment gateway. This new gateway provides improved features and functionality as well as an improved user experience for Store Owners, Store Customers, and Store support staff.