Collecting Credit Cards on Invoices
Below are recommended instructions for businesses collecting credit card information directly on invoices.
Information You Should Collect
- Credit card number
- Expiry date - Billing address (for address verification)
- Signature of the Cardholder acknowledging receipts of goods (see sample below)
You cannot collect the 3-4 digit security code on the back of the credit card. Storing the CVV/CVC information in any way is strictly forbidden by the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS). If you wish to use it, you will need to request it from the customer by phone during the transaction.
Cardholder Agreement Sample
CARDHOLDER SIGNATURE: ____ The Cardholder acknowledges receipt of goods and/or services in the amount of the Total shown hereon and agrees to perform the obligations set forth in the Cardholder's agreement with the Issuer.