Ron wrote: > Why hasn't everyone gone to Paypal of Google for their checkout? When you get into enterprise carts on top end systems (ie, NOT oscommerce) there's many more issues involved. Bob & Joe's parts can easily run a store with a simple website. Enterprise systems generally have a website that is hooked into their old systems for phone orders, mail orders, and wharehousing. So, basically the website was the latest edition to get added to the system. All credit card orders need to be authed, packed/shipped, THEN charged to the card, and then finally setteled in the system. with paypal, it doesn't follow this. They charge right away, and then there's nothing to settle the order against. It's basically marked as complete from the time of order due to the immediate charge. At my shop, we won't even touch it. We send all our clients who want paypal to a 3rd party who specializes in paypal, bill me later, and google checkout. They end up storing and running routines which then run tasks to settle orders, and create fake credit card types like 'PP' and 'GC' to go along with 'VI' and 'MA' so the back end system doesn't reject the order as invalid credit card.