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We want to process credit cards/debit cards on our web site. We are using
VB.net, so if we could get some vb.net components to validate and handle the
transactions, or a web service that we could call. Do I need to just contact
a bank and they would give us all the components and code to call it? I know
that we need a special bank account to handle this. Is there any good links
out these to show us how to process e-commerce transactions?

We don't want to use third party vendors except for the bank.

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Chris Davoli

Nov 19 '05 #1
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it will all depend on the bank you choose. they will give you the info, how
easy it is to use from .net will depend on their toolkit, some will supply a
..net component some won't. you should contact your bank and get their
requirements.

-- bruce

"Chris Davoli" <Ch*********@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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We want to process credit cards/debit cards on our web site. We are using
VB.net, so if we could get some vb.net components to validate and handle
the
transactions, or a web service that we could call. Do I need to just
contact
a bank and they would give us all the components and code to call it? I
know
that we need a special bank account to handle this. Is there any good
links
out these to show us how to process e-commerce transactions?

We don't want to use third party vendors except for the bank.

--
Chris Davoli

Nov 19 '05 #2

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If you can find a bank that has the tools/components available that would be
the way to go. Otherwise here is a good starting place:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...credit+card%22

Also, you may find it's not very cost effective to do live processing. Often
a single "batch run" at night will cost you WAY less to process the cards.
They like to take a decent piece of the pie for the immediate transaction
processing.

--
Curt Christianson
site: http://www.darkfalz.com
blog: http://blog.darkfalz.com

"Chris Davoli" wrote:
We want to process credit cards/debit cards on our web site. We are using
VB.net, so if we could get some vb.net components to validate and handle the
transactions, or a web service that we could call. Do I need to just contact
a bank and they would give us all the components and code to call it? I know
that we need a special bank account to handle this. Is there any good links
out these to show us how to process e-commerce transactions?

We don't want to use third party vendors except for the bank.

--
Chris Davoli

Nov 19 '05 #3

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Chris - The book Beginning ASP.NET 1.1 E-Commerce: From Novice to
Professional by Cristian Darie, Karli Watson as a good starting point for
information about doing ecommerce using asp.net. There appears to be a 2nd
edition of the book. Written with the C# developer in mind but the concepts
remain the same for VB.NET developers.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/159...books&v=glance
2nd edition:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/159...books&v=glance
--
brians
http://www.limbertech.com
"Chris Davoli" wrote:
We want to process credit cards/debit cards on our web site. We are using
VB.net, so if we could get some vb.net components to validate and handle the
transactions, or a web service that we could call. Do I need to just contact
a bank and they would give us all the components and code to call it? I know
that we need a special bank account to handle this. Is there any good links
out these to show us how to process e-commerce transactions?

We don't want to use third party vendors except for the bank.

--
Chris Davoli

Nov 19 '05 #4

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Chris,

Contacting banks directly is not the way to go. What you need is a
credit card gateway. You have a couple of options

1. www.paynetsystems.com - decent
2. www.authorize.net - also pretty good
3. www.innovativegateway.com - my recommendation

If you go with one of these processors they will provide you with a
..NET or COM component, or perhaps another way of programmatically
processing payments. Each one will provide examples.

Also, you could go with something like GoDaddy.com's merchant account
and save yourself a lot of money. You also give up some control:

https://www.godaddy.com/gdshop/ecomm...se=%2B&ci=2750

But, no matter what you decide stay away from Cardservice
International (www.cardservice.com), they're vultures.

Matt Furnari

Nov 19 '05 #5

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Here's some good links that can get you started with credit card validation
and other forms of payment:
http://www.componentone.com/paypal/
http://www.verisign.com/products-ser...ent/index.html
http://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr...rchant-outside

--
I hope this helps,
Steve C. Orr, MCSD, MVP
http://SteveOrr.net
"Chris Davoli" <Ch*********@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:70**********************************@microsof t.com...
We want to process credit cards/debit cards on our web site. We are using
VB.net, so if we could get some vb.net components to validate and handle
the
transactions, or a web service that we could call. Do I need to just
contact
a bank and they would give us all the components and code to call it? I
know
that we need a special bank account to handle this. Is there any good
links
out these to show us how to process e-commerce transactions?

We don't want to use third party vendors except for the bank.

--
Chris Davoli

Nov 19 '05 #6

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sp3d2orbit wrote:
Chris,

Contacting banks directly is not the way to go. What you need is a
credit card gateway. You have a couple of options

1. www.paynetsystems.com - decent
2. www.authorize.net - also pretty good
3. www.innovativegateway.com - my recommendation

If you go with one of these processors they will provide you with a
.NET or COM component, or perhaps another way of programmatically
processing payments. Each one will provide examples.

Also, you could go with something like GoDaddy.com's merchant account
and save yourself a lot of money. You also give up some control:

https://www.godaddy.com/gdshop/ecomm...se=%2B&ci=2750

But, no matter what you decide stay away from Cardservice
International (www.cardservice.com), they're vultures.

Matt Furnari


Godaddy is crap. Nothing but problems.

Nov 19 '05 #7

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