I know this has been asked in some form but I just wanted to ask about a specific aspect of it.
I need a third party credit card processor
- I need to be able to have a script link or rather generate(I will design the script) the code to connect to the system and then have the processor passback some identifier if the payment is successful (and if it isn't, maybe a different one would be a plus).
- I need something that is not too difficult to interface with but is reliable. Also I would like the ability to "push" multiple items at the same time without having to individually add each one at a separate screen. What I mean by this is:
Customer wants hosting, selects the package they want, they scroll down and also select to purchase a domain registration, I want them to be able to add both items to their "cart" by clicking on ONE submit button) If there are available outside scripts that will do it for that processor (preferably free or low cost) that will do.
- want to have this linked to my bank account and be paid bimonthly.
- I do not want to pay $1 transaction fees
- I would prefer to have my company name on the CC receipt (along with the processor is fine) but this is not a must.
- Good support would be nice too
- Also I would like the opportunity of reselling the service in the future, but this too is not a must.
I have read great things about Hostcharge but it appears they are not signing up new customers, anyone know when this will change?
Who would you guys recommend for most of what I have listed?
They provide you with a passback url, which in essence sends information back to your server once the transaction has either passed or failed.
They have good support, your company name will be on the customers bank statements and receipts and you have the opportunity to resell their service if you want for good benefits.
The 1 thing i was confused about is the pushing multiple items at the same time instead of adding them on seperate screens... If you have a shopping cart type system, this would all be done before you pass to CC processor.
The CC processor takes the information from you on total amounts payable and a product description.. As far as i know it wont tally purchases for you to give you an end result. You need to tell it what you want charging.
Added Note: If i remember rightly, PayPal have some sort of shopping cart system, that stays open in a mini window where the customer can add several things too, but I think you would easily be able to code something up similar on your own server to pass to the relevant CC processor.
Just FYI - Authorize.net is used in conjunction with a direct merchant account.
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