[ic] Questions about IC

Steve Graham interchange-users@interchange.redhat.com
Sun Jan 13 19:02:01 2002

I have been working on converting our web shop over to IC 4.8 with 
foundation catalog as the basis for about 6 months - since I too run the 
business with an exisiting working website, about 6000 items, and 600 web 
pages on the current server.

I have spent alot of my time learing Linux, and not able to work on the 
catalog but (2-3 hours a day if I am lucky) - pretty time consuming, but IC 
will do everything I need plus a whole lot more.

1 - after you have your database populated simply set all inventory to some 
high value once a week (10,000 in stock,or whatever), by whatever method you 
like to access the database, I am using MYSQL, so you could write a php 
script to do this, or since I am familiar with MS .asp I am writing routines 
on a MS server to modify the database.

2 - IC sends the order via encypted email, and the default (foundation) is 
to manually process the order, so this is already handled.

good luck,

>From: "Yury German" <ygerman@nyc.rr.com>
>Reply-To: interchange-users@interchange.redhat.com
>To: <interchange-users@interchange.redhat.com>
>Subject: [ic] Questions about IC
>Date: Sat, 12 Jan 2002 23:00:50 -0500
>I need a few questions from people who are knowlegable about IC. I would
>install it and play with it but I am way too buisy running the business now
>to spend a day or so setting it up just to find out it does not do
>So if someone can tell me if this is possible it would be great.
>1. Is it possible to setup IC so that it does not keep inventory. I am
>working with a large number of inventory items directly from the
>manufacturer and it would be a pain to keep it up considering the inventory
>moves real fast (a few retail locations). Basically I want to keep
>everything in inventory, if it is not it will be in a week or so and I can
>always generate an Email to the customer with a backorder status.
>2. Is there a way to setup processing so that it has to go through approval
>before credited. I think one way of doing it is to send the PGP/GPG email
>and then process it manually. What I would like though is for it to still 
>proceseed automatically but pending approval (in stock/ready to ship). Is
>there a module or code for this by chance? If not I can always do it the
>manual way, it will just take a little more time.
>3. Can anyone recommend Credit Card processors with good fees? I am just
>starting out with the web page and do not want to pay an arm and a leg per
>month just to be able to process credit cards.
>Thank you all!
>Yury German
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