Kavi® Commerce Help

Chapter 7. How Your Credit Card is Processed

Kavi Commerce: Kavi Membership's Invisible Workhorse

When you pay your membership bills online with a credit card, you interact with a series of applications that are all part of Kavi Membership.

  • Kavi Members , the component that manages your memberships

  • Kavi Billing, the component that manages bills, invoices and receipts

  • Kavi Commerce, the component that works with PayPal to manage your credit card transaction

You use Kavi Members tools when you apply for memberships online, and Kavi Billing tools when you view invoices or receipts, but Kavi Commerce has no Member Tools, and does all its work behind the scenes. The only time that anyone interacts directly with Kavi Commerce is when special circumstances arise and an administrator needs to view transaction details.

For a more detailed technical explanation, see How Kavi Commerce Works.

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Kavi Commerce Doesn't Store Your Credit Card

Kavi Commerce does not store your credit card number or security code. Instead, this information is input into the PayPal system through a secure, encrypted SSL connection, as described in the section on SSL (Secure Socket Layer) in the Concepts document How Kavi Commerce Works. Only the last four digits of your credit card number are stored in the transaction details, which allows this information to be printed on receipts for your convenience.

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Credit Card Processing through PayPal

Your credit card processing is handled by PayPal. As a leading provider of online credit card services, PayPal maintains one of the largest credit card systems in the world, and is on the forefront of internet and credit card security practices. For information on PayPal security procedures and tips on protecting your account, visit the PayPal Security Center on the PayPal website.


This link is to the U.S. English portion of their site. If you would like to see this information in another language, go to the PayPal home page and select your preferred language.

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