[ic] GoogleCheckout payment module

Karnei Gozman kgozman at detroitweb.net
Thu May 14 13:26:33 UTC 2009

Thanks Lyn

On May 14, 2009, at 5:56 AM, Lyn St George wrote:

> This should have been posted a year ago - my apologies for getting  
> so far
> behind.
> A few general words about GoogleCheckout: it can transact in either  
> USD or
> GBP, depending on the country you register from, so it's not multi- 
> currency.
> Google seem to have pretty much abandoned any further bug-fixing or
> development on their GoogleCheckout libraries. It's not as popular  
> as Paypal
> with customers: anecdotal evidence from merchants who offer both  
> suggests
> that customers prefer Paypal to Google by some 10 or 15 to 1. It has  
> some
> usefulness as an extra payment option, but I wouldn't consider it a  
> primary
> option.
> This version uses XML::Simple rather than Google's libraries as the  
> original
> version did, and has recently been updated to use a temporary order  
> number
> until such time as Google reports that the transaction is  
> successful, when it
> creates a normal order number and so avoids possible gaps in the  
> order number
> sequence. It logs the order to the transaction and orderline tables  
> using
> log_transaction on first submitting to Google, and then updates the  
> tables
> according to notifications received from Google. When the  
> transaction is
> completed at Google it runs the final order route in IC and sends  
> receipt
> emails to the merchant and the customer. One thing it does not  
> currently do
> is allow the customer to change his delivery address once he gets to  
> Google.
> This is due to an early policy decision, but the next version will  
> have a
> function to allow this and calculate new shipping and tax for any new
> address.
> Documentation is in the head of the module telling users of the  
> extra fields
> to add to the database and log_transaction, and other configuration  
> options
> that must be made.
> Find it on http://kiwi.zolotek.net
> -- 
> Lyn St George
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