[ic] Re: Paypal

Mike Heins mheins@redhat.com
Thu, 22 Mar 2001 19:27:41 -0500

Quoting Matthew Schick (mschick@brightredproductions.com):
> On 22 Mar 2001 15:15:34 -0800, Ed LaFrance wrote:
> > At 05:55 PM 03/22/2001 -0500, you wrote:
> > >Quoting David Schnardthorst - Eregion (daves@eregion.org):
> > > > I have found a lot of postings concerning integration with
> > > > Paypal.  However, I have not found anybody yet who has complete
> > > > integration.  Has this occurred yet, and if so, where can
> > > > I get some examples.
> > >
> > >It is easy to *get to* PayPal, just not so easy to get back.
> > 
> > ...I went as far as to contact them, proposing that they consider some type 
> > of gateway or "silent post" interface for their services, explaining that I 
> > and/or others would most likely hammer out some kind of support for such a 
> > service in Interchange and put it into the code base.  We had a few 
> > exchanges via email and they collected a slew of data from me (probably for 
> > marketing).  That was more than two months ago - no word since.  I don't 
> > think they are ready for it right now, or they just don't see the benefit 
> > to them.
> > 
> I also have contacted them with the same proposal, with the answer being
> that they simply did not see the need for a compatible interface.....  I
> guess when you corner a market you don't have to work with anyone else.
> IMHO, any of the solutions for integrating PayPal and Interchange I have
> found are just too complicated and involved to be feasable.  Like Mike
> said, the problem isn't the Interchange > PayPal communcation.... it's
> getting the approval information back from them after the fact.

Flash update -- they apparently contacted us recently and gave some
info about a hidden post capability.

Assuming I can get a Business/Premium account to test on, a module
shouldn't be too far behind.

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