On Jan 17, 2006, at 10:34 AM, Daniel Holmlund wrote:
I wanted to know if anyone had any good experiences with particular
payment gateways and Rails? and what did it take to integrate?
My current client uses PayPal for the credit card payment processing,
and would like to stay with them, if possible. So has anyone had any
experiences with integrating with PayPal?
I’d love to hear who provides your payment services?
I use Linkpoint, and I’ve also used Authorize.net. I wasn’t happy
with Authorize.net because the API doesn’t provide a way to set up
recurring transactions (despite what they tell you). Linkpoint’s API
is much more powerful and does support recurring transactions. I’m
still getting it set up though, so whether it works or not is up for
To interface with the gateway, ActiveMerchant is probably your best
choice. The gateway support is still spotty, with support for
Moneris, Authorize.net, and I think TrustCommerce. It seems fairly
easy to implement new gateways though. I’m working with Mark Anderson
on a module for Linkpoint (if anyone wants to help that would be great).
There is also a very simple module for Linkpoint called Transact: