[ic] Getting Worldpay Callback to trigger IC?
racke at linuxia.de
Fri Mar 18 05:12:04 EST 2005
On Thu, 17 Mar 2005 17:34:45 -0700
interchange at tvcables.co.uk wrote:
> Quoting Jonathan Clark <jonc at webmaint.com>:
> > > > For myself, I consider Worldpay to be such poor value that it
> > > is simply not
> > > > worth putting in the serious time required to achieve a "proper" system.
> > > > Either use this kludge as is, or get a proper merchant account.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > >> Coupled to this, with WorldPay, you need to hand inspect
> > > each payment on
> > > > >> WorldPay anyway as their fraud prevention is so poor, so you are not
> > > > gaining
> > > > >> a huge amount anyway.
> > > >
> > > > Agreed - they like to give the impression that they will take
> > > care of the
> > > > merchant (ie, their customers), that you can get a WP account without
> > > > a normal merchant account, and that they are generally better than
> > > > any other option. None of this is true. Plus they legally
> > > consider all of
> > > > your customers to be their customers as soon as a transaction has been
> > > > made, and they will feel free to contact them directly.
> > > >
> > > I have used Worldpay for a year now and I don't have a problem
> > > with them, I
> > > haven't tried any other systems to compare but they seem ok to me.
> > I wrote a few paragraphs on how poor the fraud screening is in WorldPay but
> > have decided that publishing it would be bad for those merchants who still
> > use it.
> > I shall just say here that if you are in an industry where there is a good
> > chance of fraud then look for another system.
> > Further to Lyn's comments about WorldPay in general, I consider the
> > arrogance extends beyond WorldPay itself and into the merchant services of
> > Natwest / RBS, the high-street bank which owns it. They will steer you in
> > the direction of WorldPay rather than their merchant services if you do
> > internet transactions at all, and having been a Natwest business customer
> > for many years I was astounded by the abysmal rates they offered and their
> > refusal to negotiate them even though they could see exactly the transaction
> > volumes and sums involved. This is in contrast to Barclays and HSBC which
> > offered significantly better rates from the start - even though I have never
> > had an HSBC account.
> > We now use Barclays Merchant Services and ePDQ. Interchange payment module
> > available if anyone wants it.
> > Jonathan.
> I have had no problem in negotiating better rates with Worldpay, they are
> slightly higher than ePDQ but I get the money quicker from Worldpay than I
> would with ePDQ (again after negotiation with them). ePDQ would not negotiate
> on this at all. I also get included VbV and Mastercard Securecode which ePDQ
> were charging for last time I looked, this puts the risk of the transaction on
> the card issuer and not me for customers enrolled on the schemes.
> It sounds like it might bw worth changing to ePDQ if it will integrate with IC
> For now I am still struggleing to get the import tag to write into the
> transaction table, it doesn't seem to work properly for me , here is a snippet
> of code from Lyn, which is very similar (if not identical) to that found in
> log_transaction, bar the setting of mv_order_number:-
> [seti mv_order_number][fcounter etc/order.number][/seti]
> [seti add_wp]
> [tag flag write]transactions[/tag]
> [import table=transactions type=LINE continue=NOTES]
> code: [scratch mv_order_number]
> store_id: __STORE_ID__
> order_number: [scratch mv_order_number]
> session: [data session id]
> username: [data session username]
> shipmode: [value mv_shipmode] ([shipping-desc])
> shipping: [value shipping noformat=1]
> nitems: [nitems]
> subtotal: [value subtotal noformat=1]
> handling: [value handling noformat=1]
> salestax: [value salestax noformat=1]
> All I get in the transaction table is an order number and date but none of the
> data is stored, no names, addresses, nitems, amounts etc etc.
> Can anyone explain why please?
Presumably no/wrong session.
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