[thelist] eCommerce - transaction status

Brian Cummiskey brian at hondaswap.com
Thu Apr 23 18:00:21 CDT 2009

Bob Meetin wrote:
> this might actually be a business owner decision, but occasionally they 
> need guidance.
> eCommerce programs commonly include some functionality to set 
> transaction status - such as pending, processed, etc
> Q: How do you typically set the status?
Depends on the card type sometimes.
Generaly, we store 3 status codes:

> Q: Should the business owner then update to closed or whatever after the 
> product is processed?
> Q: This might lead to debate, but at point should the CC actually get 
> charged?
It is illegal to charge a credit card before the item has shipped.

So, when the shipping DEPT marks the item as 'ready for pickup', thats 
when the charge should take place.

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