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Hi all,

What would be the best way to add a credit card (and maybe also other
systems) payment option to my php website shop?

Is this something that can be done by a regular developer like me? And
if so where can i find information on how to do this.

Or is it customary/best to let a specialised company handle the actual
payment part of the transaction. And if so what can i expect to pay to
such a company for each transaction, and which are respectable
companies in the "Netherlands" region.

If anybody could help me out with this or give me pointers or ideas on
how to make this work i would really appreciate it.

Best regards,
Eric


Jul 17 '05 #1
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Eric wrote:
Hi all,

What would be the best way to add a credit card (and maybe also other
systems) payment option to my php website shop?

Is this something that can be done by a regular developer like me? And
if so where can i find information on how to do this.

Or is it customary/best to let a specialised company handle the actual
payment part of the transaction. And if so what can i expect to pay to
such a company for each transaction, and which are respectable
companies in the "Netherlands" region.

If anybody could help me out with this or give me pointers or ideas on
how to make this work i would really appreciate it.

Best regards,
Eric

Eric,

First of all you will need a merchant account which accepts online processing to
handle the credit card transactions. Each account provider will have different
requirements, but you should be able to add them. In fact, some (most?) will
provide sample code.

Sorry, I can't recommend anyone in your area. Here in the U.S., to use banks,
etc. (often the lowest rates) you need to show you have been in business for a
while (i.e. registered business name, bank accounts, etc.). There are others
which don't have this requirement, but they generally charge higher rates.
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Jul 17 '05 #2

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Eric wrote:
payment part of the transaction. And if so what can i expect to pay to
such a company for each transaction, and which are respectable
companies in the "Netherlands" region.


Let me know what you find, because I am looking at doing the same thing.

Ta

- Nicolaas
Jul 17 '05 #3

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Hello,

on 07/10/2005 05:10 PM Eric said the following:
What would be the best way to add a credit card (and maybe also other
systems) payment option to my php website shop?

Is this something that can be done by a regular developer like me? And
if so where can i find information on how to do this.

Or is it customary/best to let a specialised company handle the actual
payment part of the transaction. And if so what can i expect to pay to
such a company for each transaction, and which are respectable
companies in the "Netherlands" region.

If anybody could help me out with this or give me pointers or ideas on
how to make this work i would really appreciate it.


I think companies like Paypal and 2checkout can work for non-US
e-commerce sites. Here you may find a few ready to use classes that can
interface with those and other payment gateway services:

http://www.phpclasses.org/browse/cla...top/rated.html
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Jul 17 '05 #4

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NC
Eric wrote:

What would be the best way to add a credit card (and maybe
also other systems) payment option to my php website shop?
To be able to accept credit cards, whether online or offline,
you need to open a merchant account with a processing company.
Some banks have their own processing capabilities, so if you
already have a banking relationship, ask your bank if this is
something they can do for you. If not, there are plenty of
other processors around.
Is this something that can be done by a regular developer
like me?
Yes, rather easily.
And if so where can i find information on how to do this.


Your processor will most likely have an extensive how-to
information. If you want an example of what you might need
to do, you can check out these manuals from Authorize.Net:

http://www.authorize.net/support/SIM_guide.pdf
http://www.authorize.net/support/AIM_guide.pdf

Obviously, these manuals would apply only if you set up with
Authorize.Net. If you choose to use a different processor,
you will end up doing something different in detail, but most
likely similar in principle.

Cheers,
NC

Jul 17 '05 #5

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Eric wrote:
Hi all,

What would be the best way to add a credit card (and maybe also other
systems) payment option to my php website shop?

Is this something that can be done by a regular developer like me? And
if so where can i find information on how to do this.

Or is it customary/best to let a specialised company handle the actual
payment part of the transaction. And if so what can i expect to pay to
such a company for each transaction, and which are respectable
companies in the "Netherlands" region.

If anybody could help me out with this or give me pointers or ideas on
how to make this work i would really appreciate it.

Best regards,
Eric


PayPal can be used by anyone. It is very easy for an end user and
secure. If you do decide to use it just make the p&p a bit more to
cover the PayPal fee. There are loads of sample pages around.

HTH
Margaret
Jul 17 '05 #6

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I am also looking for a payment gateway that interfaces with PHP, but
is actually a gateway and not a site that transports the customer to
their pages. I want the customer to stay on the client website.

Does anyone have any specific recommendations for good companies?

Jul 17 '05 #7

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bo****@gmail.com wrote:
I am also looking for a payment gateway that interfaces with PHP, but
is actually a gateway and not a site that transports the customer to
their pages. I want the customer to stay on the client website.

Does anyone have any specific recommendations for good companies?


If you're in the US, PayPal just released a new option for credit card
processing that is completely transparent - all handled on the back end.
Your customers never leave your site.

Unfortunately, this is not available outsite the US yet, and PayPal has not
said when it will be.

I know of someone in England using CCBill - you might want to check that one
out, but I don't know if it stays on your page...

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Jul 17 '05 #8

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Eric wrote:
Hi all,

What would be the best way to add a credit card (and maybe also other
systems) payment option to my php website shop?

Is this something that can be done by a regular developer like me? And
if so where can i find information on how to do this.

Or is it customary/best to let a specialised company handle the actual
payment part of the transaction. And if so what can i expect to pay to
such a company for each transaction, and which are respectable
companies in the "Netherlands" region.

If anybody could help me out with this or give me pointers or ideas on
how to make this work i would really appreciate it.

Best regards,
Eric


Digiweb in New Zealand offers, for about 10 dutch florin a month, a service
where you can securely enter cc details. Rather simple, but very effective
and cheap (no comission).

cheers

- Nicolaas
Jul 17 '05 #9

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