[nycphp-talk] Two part question: Shopping carts & E-commerce

Ben Sgro (ProjectSkyLine) ben at
Mon Aug 27 23:11:53 EDT 2007


Great points.

Both the client and myself don't know too much about this.
I guess I'll have to do more research before I can say.

Thanks, I'll look into this.

- Ben

Ben Sgro, Chief Engineer
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Campbell" <jcampbell1 at>
To: "NYPHP Talk" <talk at>
Sent: Monday, August 27, 2007 10:55 PM
Subject: Re: [nycphp-talk] Two part question: Shopping carts & E-commerce

>> Since I've yet to work w/joomla, would it be a good idea to try to set 
>> that
>> up for e-commerce.
>> I remember a few days back, an answer to my Framework question, some
>> responding saying
>> they had great success with joomla & e-commerce.
> Joomla is a CMS, it really has nothing to do with e-commerce however
> it is common to integrate cart software with a CMS.
>> miva, cart32 or shopsite are carts? I didn't know that. I guess that's 
>> what
>> THEY (the client) want to use.
>> Any experiance with those?
> They will not work with a PHP site.  Most Cart software is pretty much the 
> same.
>> Im googling right now and it says miva is a merchange account as well.
>> and shopping cart software
> I know it is a bit confusing because terms like "Merchant Account" and
> "Gateway" mean two different things depending on what you are doing...
> There are two options:
> 1) Have a 3rd party charge the cards and they give you the funds
> (PayPal/Google Checkout/Miva Merchant)
> 2) Charge the cards  on your own site -- You need a merchant bank
> account with Chase, and a payment gateway.
> Before you go any further, which route does you client want to go?
> There is a big difference.
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