[ic] Cheap Payment Gateway

Frank Reitzenstein frank at goldissue.com
Sat Nov 4 03:17:05 EST 2006

Paul Jordan wrote:
> interchange-users-bounces at icdevgroup.org wrote:
>> Kevin Walsh wrote:
>>> Frank Reitzenstein <frank at goldissue.com> wrote:
>>>> I have been collecting customers credit card details from my
>>>> shopping cart the last 6 months. 
>>>> I have then gone to paypal and completed the order. This has been
>>>> great as my sales have increased steadily. I am turning over more
>>>> than USD120 a week and increasing.
> [snip]
>>> If you were in North America, you could probably use the PayPal "Pro"
>>> gateway to process card payments.  You're in Australia, I see, so
>>> that option might be closed to you at this time.
>>> You will find a list of payment modules, along with setup and usage
>>> instructions, on the following page:
>>>     http://www.interchange.rtfm.info/downloads/payments.html
>>> Modules to support other synchronous payment gateways can be written,
>>> and you might even find that someone has written a gateway that works
>>> with your chosen service already.
>>> You could also look at bureau services, and anyone who will provide
>>> you with a web-based payment submission form for manual processing.
>>> The comments about card detail security still apply, of course.
>> Hello,
>> Thanks for your input. I found a snippet by Scott Kennedy a
>> couple of years ago. It basically placed a paypal button on
>> the receipt page. I never liked the fact that it was one step
>> too far. However I just set up a working model which uses our
>> "Place Order" button on the checkout page
>> - of course there may be details I haven't thought of, I
>> guess the cart gets abandoned locally.
> Frank, you are not finishing the order in interchange? Typically, people
> submit the order into interchange and on the receipt page have a "now pay
> securely at paypal" button that takes them to Paypal to finish up the
> transaction. I suppose this is not necessary if you are only using Paypal,
> as you don't need a central place to view real time, paypal and offline
> orders.
> A gateway will run about $30/month and then say 3% of transactions. It might
> be worth it to just break even for a while, avoid having to manually make
> accounts at Paypal for people (which does not seem copasetic to me, by the
> way), and invest that now extra time into advertising, etc.
> In the end, you might end up being barred from Paypal, and that won't do you
> any good.
> Paul Jordan
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Thanks Paul,

I'll try this paypal checkout for a few days (the more experience the
better), and as you say continue promoting the site, and look around for
payment gateways,



http://www.goldissue.com Ecommerce Consulting

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