I have built a few sites with Rails, however I have been approached by a
company wanting an e-commerce / online shop built. I would love to build
one in rails with the knoweledge I now have. I have the agile book and
the pickaxe book they are my reference guide. However there is virtually
nothing on creating real world e-commerce sites in rails.
They will be selling to both businesses and the general public. The
products will be mainly computer hardware but also some software
delivery in the future
My main issues are payment and SSL and software delivery of product.
How can I handle payments online using rails for a UK company?
What payment processors do people use for the UK (i’m pretty new to the
e-commerce game!) as my client does not want to use PayPal.
SSL integegration ( I presume that this will be handled by Lighttpd in
What is the proven way of selling software products online form a store,
specifically a rails one?
If someone could give me some proper solid advice or pointers as to
where I can look/ask I would be most grateful.
Also are there any UK stores powered by a rails app?
I need to way up my options, I could use an open source E-commerce PHP
engine and customise that but would really like to goe the rails way as
we all know that is the future!
There are a lot of people mentioning Authorize.net. This is for the
States only, am I wrong? What Payment Gateways are people using for a
UK based company?