A client of mine purchased Verisign's Payflow Pro service and wants to use it for a simple donation page. The package includes SSL and a Merchant account.
Has anyone configured Payflow Pro SDK without a storefront - is that possible? If a storefront is essential, has anyone worked with Payflow using any of the following available to me:
The Payflow Link product may actually be better suited for a simple donation page application. Not to mention, it is also less expensive!
You may want to look into that. It is certainly possible to use Payflow Pro - you will need to have your own SSL cert and submit the data to a script which then calls out to PFPro to transact it.
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This is a case of a client's legal advisor/s getting suckered into something way more than they really need - without consulting with me, of course. Turns out, the "e-commerce" hosting wouldn't even allow the Merchant Account included in the package- only their partner providers! And get this - no SQL database included in a $29.95 monthly hosting fee. Now that I have convinced the client to dump the old host (better than losing almost $1,000 already paid to Verisign) - just looking at ways to best use the SDK.
Exactly what I was thinking; form versus a full-blown storefront. Will dig into Payflow's docs some more, while welcoming more ideas/thoughts.
Thanks for your posts, coreybryant and cdgcommerce.
Depending on how much was actually paid for the Verisign gateway - it might even be cheaper in the long run if you do have a lot of transactions. You usually get 1,000 transactions for free - which if you did multiply 1,000 times $.25, that is $250.00. I have not used their gateway but just a few times in the past.
As far as hosting - I have seen clients paying $49.95 a month for hosting 5 web pages on a UNIX server. If they can get that money out of them - that is why they charge that.