What language you want to write your app in? And are you interested to learn how the payment works, or how a full shopping cart with payment works? You can get the source code or just read the POD documentation from Business::PayPal: http://search.cpan.org/~phred/Business-PayPal-0.03/PayPal.pm or read about a full shopping cart (Mango) at: http://search.cpan.org/~claco/Mango-0.01000_13/lib/Mango.pm or search search.cpan.org for "shopping", "PayPal" or other things that interest you. You may port the things you will read from the POD documentation of those perl modules in other languages also. Octavian ----- Original Message ----- From: "Kevin Timmins" <kipper_timmins at live.co.uk> To: "thelist" <thelist at lists.evolt.org> Sent: Sunday, April 05, 2009 12:43 PM Subject: [thelist] Basic e-commerce > 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 > -- > > * * 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 !