[nycphp-talk] Two part question: Shopping carts & E-commerce
rmarscher at beaffinitive.com
Fri Aug 31 22:38:02 EDT 2007
On Aug 31, 2007, at 10:43 AM, Ben Sgro ((ProjectSkyLine)) wrote:
> After speaking with the client about their needs, this is what I
> They are using the Royal Bank of Scotland, and the bank recommened
> they use MIVA. They want to the transactions to go through their bank
> as to keep their records all in one place.
MIVA is an e-commerce application. They'd have to buy it if they
want to use it and then you'd have to figure out how to set it up on
the web server and configure it. They are books available on MIVA (I
had a site a long time ago that an install of it setup by our hosting
company for like $10 a month).
In order to enable online transactions, MIVA needs to be configured
to connect to a "merchant account" with a bank. It looks like from
your statement that their merchant account is with Royal Bank of
MIVA manages inventory and provides a pretty detailed admin interface
to configure how all the pages are displayed and do some nice
features like spotlight certain products, have special sales, etc.
You'll probably just have to created a wrapper html template that it
sits inside to integrate it with the rest of the site.
Assuming they have the money, I would recommend just buying whatever
the bank recommends because it will probably end up being the least
headache and would have the fastest turnaround time.
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