[thelist] eCommerce - transaction status

Hassan Schroeder hassan.schroeder at gmail.com
Thu Apr 23 19:28:30 CDT 2009

On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 5:04 PM, Brian Cummiskey <brian at hondaswap.com> wrote:

>>> It is illegal to charge a credit card before the item has shipped.
>> I've heard that before, but it makes zero sense. Do you have a
>> reference to anything substantiating that?
> It should be in your merchant agreement.

My client's merchant gateway explicitly advises *not* shipping
merchandise until after the card's been charged *and cleared*.

>> After all, what good would it do to discover the card is invalid /after/
>> you've shipped the item?  :-)
> That's why you AUTH the card... to make sure there's funds available and
> is a valid card.

..both conditions which could certainly change in the time between
ordering and shipping, however limited  :-)

Hassan Schroeder ------------------------ hassan.schroeder at gmail.com

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