Thanks Steve, that’s exactly what I was looking for. Our client wants skinned
payment pages so we’re having to go with the API option, and the Barclays API
document is 774 pages!
You mention that you have used Protx before, so I guess you have some
test accounts with them?
You can “skin” the payment pages by emailing them the template that you
want to use. There are some restrictions to prevent you abusing the
system, but basically you can send them any HTML you like I think?
This means that Protx can handle all the CC info without you needing to
be get your site secure enough to be handling the CC transactions and
passing them through (OK, I don’t quite mean it like it sounds)
I have just used the standard form checkout pages, but I did skim
through the customisation options and it looks quite straightforward.
I guess consider this a thumbs up to Protx - nice pricing options as
well, but you need to check with them that they handle your CC processor
before doing any of the really advanced stuff. I asked about stuff like
continuous authority transactions and the like and they only support it
with certain banks.
Incidently anyone can sign up for a test account with them and they will
let you play around with the system without needing a CC processing
account. Their signup screens are broken when using firefox though…
Note: I found it easier to choose a payment processor first and then
choose a supported bank for the CC second. The former does seem to
constrain the latter though…