[thelist] Basic e-commerce

Krystian - Sunlust sunlust at gmail.com
Sun Apr 5 04:59:06 CDT 2009

I think that youree trying to invent the wheel.
why don't you just use a shopping cart like magento or zencart?

On 4/5/09, Kevin Timmins <kipper_timmins at live.co.uk> wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> For a long time I have been interested in how it is possible to sell things
> online. Designing the product pages is easy, my real question is how do you
> process payments? Does anyone have any experience with building this kind of
> website? This is in part as a response the the PayPal thread by Bill Moseley
> because it looks like it is that kind of thing I should be looking into, i
> just didn't want to steal the thread.
> So the scenario is, I have built and maintain a website which is essentially
> a picture gallery of wildlife, however some customers may wish to purchase a
> more professional print of a picture than they can print off from the lower
> quality web versions.
> So next to each picture there would be a button saying buy which would
> redirect to a page with a unique id number so the picture could be obtained
> by the website owners, not me, and then they would print off that picture
> professionally and mail it to the customer.
> How would i process payments in this process? The server they are hosting on
> isn't a "secure" server, i.e. there is no data encryption as of yet because
> I don't know how. So the payment details entering would have to be done on
> some other server, I am assuming if i am using PayPal they will handle that
> right?
> Thanks in advance for your time
> Kevin
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