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

John Campbell jcampbell1 at
Fri Aug 31 13:25:37 EDT 2007

> So, what is the next step I need to do? What additional information
> should I gather from the client?

Your client needs a gateway & merchant account.  If you want (as the gateway), then go to and research
the resellers.  Make some recommendations to your client.  Have your
client call the reseller and set up an account.  Once that is done,
you will be good to go.  All you need is the account
information. is supported by pretty much every cart
software on the market.

Keep in mind that the credit card fees are all lies.  No matter what
rate they advertise, it will end up being more. If it says 2.5%, that
means 2.5% for a blue colored visa with no rewards program issued in
Guam.  Expect to pay %3.5 + .40 processing + $20-40/month for the
gateway + $25 for each charge back regardless of the outcome.

-John Campbell

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