Take it with a grain of salt--I don't run an e-commerce site and can't
On Sat, Jun 19, 2010 at 5:44 AM, Evan Dorn <pub...@idahoev.com> wrote:
> Anyone have experience picking out a merchant account and gateway to use
> with an e-commerce app?
> I've got a shopping cart built (with ActiveMerchant) ready to sell another
> project of mine (a desktop app written in Java). I built the cart myself
> so I could integrate it with the licensing and version checking database to
> support the app.
> Anyway, all I need is a merchant account and an ActiveMerchant-compatible
> gateway. But that's been hell on wheels - dealing with merchant account
> providers feels like handling a barrel full of greased rabid weasels. Of
> the first five I talked to, I've caught three of them outright lying about
> their own fee schedules - the "errors" were caught when I reviewed the fine
> print on their applications.
> Basically all I want is:
> • A merch acct with ActiveMerchant-compatible gateway**
> • No early-termination fee / contract lock-in
> • Simplicity in setup
> I prioritize the above three bullets above "the lowest prices in the
> industry", since that phrase universally seems to correlate with
> obfuscated/sneaky fee schedules. Reasonable prices that are
> well-documented and clear are preferred, frankly.
> ** Preferably Authorize.net just because I've worked with their developer
> test instance before. Preferably not PayPal because I don't want to deal
> with supporting their annoying two-methods-of-payment structure and I'd
> rather not have the client leaving my site.
> Evan Dorn, Ph.D.
> Owner and Lead Developer
> Logical Reality Design
You must Sign in before you can post messages.
To post a message you must first join this group.
Please update your nickname on the subscription settings page before posting.
You do not have the permission required to post.