[nycbug-talk] Merchant Accounts

alex at pilosoft.com alex
Tue Sep 14 23:18:28 EDT 2004

On Tue, 14 Sep 2004, Kevin Reiter wrote:

> That was the first place I looked, and it's the last place I'll go,
> since the don't handle merchant accounts themselves, rather they
> outsource it to an outside company who's fees are rediculous.  I already
> have a merchant ID # with Visa/MC, Amex, and Discover.  I'm actually
> looking for a processing company - sorry I wasn't clear about that
> before.
Eh, then just submit transactions to your bank via CCVS and dialup. Ask
your bank for the "800 number" to submit transactions and the "protocol" 
(CCVS supports whole bunch of them, omaha, nabanco, stlouis, atlanta, 
vital, gensar, nova).


CCVS has all the nice Perl APIs and all.

> The other thing I'm looking for is an eCommerce provider as a frontend
> to Authorize.net.  I'm hoping to find everything I need with one
> provider, as I have now (minus the B.S.)
Frontend *to* authorize.net? authorize.net *is* a front end. You can
interface to it using Perl, Java, using their "virtual terminal" to enter
transactions or you can do their "Simple Integration" or advanced
integration (http://www.authorizenet.com/solutions/) if you want them to
do the HTML for you.

If you are looking for a shopping cart with authorize.net integration, 
look at Interchange: www.icdevgroup.org


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