I'm looking for information on connecting online stores to merchant accounts and paypal. Also -- Any recommendations for businesses to use paypal vs. regular credit card merchant accounts vs. what? Warren
on 2005-12-18 18:49
on 2005-12-18 20:02
Warren, I've also been looking through the alternatives for this. I have a merchant account through RBS Lynk (previously LynkSystems) and contacted them about getting the API for communicating with their payment gateway. It appears that it would cost nearly $2,500 to have the solution 'certified' and they wouldn't allow us to communicate with them without it being certified. The guy told me that it was a 'political thing' and there wasn't anything that could be done to get around it ... unless you had over 400 installations of your shopping cart software. Sad that they would lock people out of processing with them ... they stand to make money. I would voluntarily let them audit the code, but paying $2,500 to do so is ridiculous. -Chris
on 2005-12-18 21:23
c.l.r thread 3 days ago about this, where "credit card" is in title.
on 2005-12-19 00:29
There's a payment gem you can install that works with authorize.net. Very low cost payment gateway as far as I know. http://rubyforge.org/projects/payment/ It looks like they intend to support other gateways as well at some point.