Forum: Ruby on Rails Online Store Payment Options -- credit cards/ paypal

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E6dd9cedee99f9d02e5f87d80ee0e681?d=identicon&s=25 Warren Seltzer (Guest)
on 2005-12-18 18:49
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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
7f75a9ab7ef058b2e7aafa89bc20eea2?d=identicon&s=25 Chris Grant (Guest)
on 2005-12-18 20:02
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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
Ce60c4f78a63b0695e4dafc4bd7964f7?d=identicon&s=25 Lou Vanek (Guest)
on 2005-12-18 21:23
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c.l.r thread 3 days ago about this, where "credit card" is in title.
4353600bbb6b6e0950e62f7f44e49dd5?d=identicon&s=25 Steven Smith (Guest)
on 2005-12-19 00:29
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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.
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