[thelist] Authorized.net & Shopping Carts

Dan McCullough dan.mccullough at gmail.com
Wed Nov 16 10:26:17 CST 2005

I believe that CubeCart, OS Commerce, Zen Cart and X-Cart have
Authorize.Net modules already built for them and they are pretty
mature you might want to check those out.  I have done a few
Authorize.Net modules and they are pretty straighforward to create,
you will have to get them approved and tested by Authorize.Net, unless
that has changed.  My advice is if you are not a programmer you will
have better luck working with one of the four carts you mentioned and
using their module/plugin for Authorize.Net and if you have an issue
with the install they might help you install as well, for a fee of
course. :)

Good luck.

On 11/16/05, jono at charlestonwebsolutions.com
<jono at charlestonwebsolutions.com> wrote:
> Background Info:
> I have a new client who previously had a Web site where he sold
> photographs online.  In my brief discussion with him, he told me that he
> used to use Authorized.net for his transaction, and that he wanted to
> continue to use it on the new site I build for him.  I have never used
> Authroized.net, nor have I ever set up a shopping cart site before.  I am
> pretty sure I can figure it out, or call my hosting company for tech
> support to get it set up.
> The cart itself is fairly simple.  A link below each photo to add a photo
> to the cart for a set price, buy two photos and receive a lower price.
> Such as, buy one photo for $25; buy two for $45, etc.
> Question:
> Anyone have experience setting up a shopping cart through Authorized.net?
> I saw the SPAM mail here last week, by the way.  Because I have not set up
> a cart before, I have a few questions:
> My host - Network 11 (very good by the way IMO) - offers the following
> carts through CPanel's "Fantastico" area:
> 1. CubeCart
> 2. OS Commerce
> 3. Zen Cart
> [?] Will Authorized.net work with/function through one of the carts above?
> [?] Any reason I should talk this guy out of using Authorized.net, and why?
> [?] I like the PayPal service, but the client is against it - probably b/c
> he has not seen how it has been update in the past year - any reason
> to/not to use PayPal?
> Again, I have never built/set up a shopping cart before, so any
> help/advice would be greatly appreciated.  I am in the process of
> searching [theList]'s archives and I see there is an exhausting amount of
> ecommerce discussions.  If someone can help me with some info that you
> found useful, that'd be great.
> Thanks a ton!
> Jono
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