[thelist] eCommerce - transaction status
bobm at dottedi.biz
Sun Apr 26 12:07:52 CDT 2009
> Which is why there's a facility in Authorisation to reserve funds -
> the card's usable balance drops so the cardholder can't spend it, but
> the funds don't transfer to you.
Once again (somewhat redundantly), this leaves just this bit of
unresolved configuration baggage if someone can confirm/deny - I did not
check osCommerce, but neither zen-cart nor virtuemart display an option
called "authorized" or "authed" or similar. When you list to configure
the shipping modules in Virtuemart, the credit card module has 2 general
1) Order Status for successful transactions
2) Order Status for failed transactions
Each can be set to:
I 'assume' that for "successful transactions" that I set the default to
"Pending" and the order goes over to shipping. Since the item is in
stock, the transaction needs to be switched to "Confirmed". So someone
in the food chain now goes into the shopping cart and finds the order
and changes the Status to "Confirmed" and also selects to Notify the
Customer and commits the change.
Q: I don't see anywhere that it lists an option to 'authorize' the
transaction. Is setting the default to "Pending" the eCommerce app's
equivalent of "Authorized"?
Q: Will changing the status to "Confirmed" then trigger the event which
will talk to authorize.net and make the shopkeeper a richer individual?
Depending on how much time has elapsed, one's gotta assume that there is
the possibility that something has gone wrong in Muddville resulting in
insufficient funds. So, don't put it on the truck before the
transaction has processed successfully I assume.
I can put up pics if need be.
BTW - I am setting up tax based upon the ship to address.
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