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: auth'ed pending processed > 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.