[ic] Order Route Question

ic at 3edge.com ic at 3edge.com
Wed May 21 13:07:40 UTC 2008

Bill Carr writes: 

> Does each order route have to complete before the client sees the  
> receipt page? I am adding a route that posts the order information to  
> an external POS system via a web gateway. Posting the order is slow  
> and I do not want to annoy the consumer. I would like to post the  
> orders to the third party system "as they happen" but I don't want to  
> slow down the checkout process from the end user's perspective. 
> Using the IC order Route system seems like a neat and clean way to  
> handle this. I could always just put the code on the receipt page. I'm  
> don't know about the order, as in sequence, of operations at place  
> order time. 
> Any thoughts?

Do you need a response from the external POS system to be returned to the 
customer? If not then you could perhaps make an asynchronous setup where you 
collect the data that needs to go to the external POS system and run that 
periodically separate from the order process? 



> Bill Carr
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