[ic] Pay Pal

Ed LaFrance edl at newmediaems.com
Thu Aug 28 11:12:53 EDT 2003

At 03:47 PM 8/27/2003 -0700, you wrote:
>Ed LaFrance wrote:
>>At 09:42 AM 8/27/2003 -0700, you wrote:
>>>What a bout a good online check option?
>I've set up a NetBilling payment module which works (has been tested and 
>is working on our site) with both CC and ACH (online checking) payment 
>options.  Also it should be fairly easy to modify one of the existing 
>payment modules (I used the authorize.net one) to work with just about any 
>payment gateway and with ACH.  Anyways, if you want the NetBilling module 
>email me direct and let me know.  Main reason why it hasn't been submitted 
>yet is it still needs some tweaking that I haven't had time to do 
>recently, but it is quite functional the way it is.
>>And the final killer in my opinion: after all is done, the customer
>>STILL has to leave your site and go to PayPal's site, go through the
>>login process and their various upsell screens, and make the payment!
>>IPN just informs your server that the payment was made,
>Just an idea that occurred to me...
>What about coding a paypal payment module which fakes the user session to 
>paypal itself?  That could work to allow the user to enter thier paypal 
>username and ID and then process the transaction in the background as you 
>suggest would be ideal.  The downside is it would constantly have to be 
>kept updated in order to work with any changes paypal makes to it's own UI.
>Of course it might also be violating a paypal merchant agreement or 
>something (would probably pay to read through thier TOS very carefully).

Those are the reasons I never bothered to act on that idea - look at what 
happened with the FedEx rate quoting module.

- Ed

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