I work on a website where we set up credit card payment (one time payments and subscriptions) through authorize.net, so we do NOT store credit card information, but we feel that the whole transaction is as secure as paypal or google. People are purchasing a service, with 3 free months, so the cc is not charged for 3 months. But the point is, you are not just trusting your cc info to us, we would never store cc info (after putting out questions to this list, we opted not to do it.) Nan -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Ron Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2008 6:01 PM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: Re: [thelist] shopping carts Brian Cummiskey wrote: > 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. > Interesting comments... Note: GC only auths the card initially, and a seperate step is required to charge the card. I've wondered why GC can do this but is not an option with PP. -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !