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Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by 0penCr8, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hey
    I'm new to web design and I am looking to create a payment gateway for my website. I know there are several shopping cart solutions out there (GoDaddy, ZenCart, PayPal...) but I want to build one myself. I mean, I'm pretty sure Amazon isn't using GoDaddy Quick Shopping cart to process their payments. I'm not looking fir anything close to that kind of complexity, but I was hoping someone with more knowledge than me could point me in the right direction.
    Thanks!
     
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    ideal.dreams

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    While I can't help with the actual set up of one (I use third party add ons to accomplish this), I will suggest you use Authorize.net, or something similar, to securely accept payments. I've heard a story of a site that used a "back door" method of simply sending the customer's payment information as plain text into a text document to be read later. A thief found the document and stole all the credit card numbers.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Add Ons

    Would you mind telling me what add-ons you use?
     
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    ideal.dreams

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    Well, it's not an add-on you can install to a site you built yourself. It's from the Concrete5 Marketplace so you'd need a site built with Concrete5. It's a free open-source CMS package and the plugin I used for a shopping cart is called "E-commerce." It is very customizable and has an Authorize.net gateway built in. It's also not a free add-on and at the time I purchased it, it was on sale for a reasonable amount off which is why I went with it. I'm not sure if it's on sale anymore.

    Though I'm not sure if the above is something you're interested in since that would require using Concrete5.
     
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    I've built several custom online purchase systems, building a new one right now. What exactly are you needing help with?
     
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    Yes, amazon have their own payment gateway system but this is mostly due to their scale.

    I would advise that you use an existing system such as Authorize.net, BeanStream or Stripe in the US or CardSave if you are in the UK. Writing your own is a MAJOR hassle since you will probably need to start discussions with banks and all sorts of other things that would be a ton of an effort for someone just starting with web design.
     

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