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Old 05-10-2009, 08:59 PM   #1
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Question Has anyone developed or own an online store?

Has anyone developed or own an online store?
The reason for this is just to get the right information...

Let's say I develop an online shopping system or online cart;

What roles does the developer play in this?
I would think that he/she would...
  • not need to know the "innerworkings" of each payment gateway available, but know the "innerworkings" of the payment gateway the client needs to use?
  • rather suggest an "email system" as apposed to a literal "cart system"? (purely based on the fact that the client would need to pay monthly fees even if they don't make a sale for 6 months)
What roles does the client play in this?
I would think that he/she would...
  • need to know the "innerworkings" of the payment gateway they need to use?
  • accept the email system, see how things work out, then change to the cart system if needed.
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Old 05-11-2009, 10:11 AM   #2
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Hello Student


I have 3 shops - 2 of my own and 1 for a client.

For me you should use a cart system. Its database driven, it gives more flexibility for a user.

The client then just needs to decided on how they should be paid ie paypal, nomex, credit card etc....

I think you would over complicate things starting with a email system and then migrate to cart system.

oscommerce and zen cart are free and off the shelf. Both systems allow you to choose payment methods plus alot of additional tools.

Its then down to you to tailor the shops templates. I would not mess around thinking of two systems you run the risk of complications.
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Old 05-11-2009, 11:38 AM   #3
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I have 3 shops - 2 of my own and 1 for a client.
oscommerce and zen cart are free and off the shelf. Both systems allow you to choose payment methods plus alot of additional tools.
Wow that's cool,
I have and can develop an ASP cart system but PHP has got me at the point of what? where? how? then I give up on the PHP cart idea.
But yes, Oscommerce - downloaded and played a bit, pretty simple, only need to have a South African gateway involved.

Are your carts all in PHP?
Do you use the free versions or your own developed cart systems?

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Old 05-11-2009, 02:42 PM   #4
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i use oscommerce at the moment, simply as it is simple and quick to install and use.
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Old 05-11-2009, 03:36 PM   #5
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No need for the client or the developer to know the "innerworkings" of the payment gateway works. The payment gateway should be able to give you the info you need to implement. Or like in the example of oscommerce, I'm sure most popular gateways are already very easily integrated by design.
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Old 05-11-2009, 10:14 PM   #6
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No need for the client or the developer to know the "innerworkings" of the payment gateway works. The payment gateway should be able to give you the info you need to implement.
Valid point.
Learnt a lot here...
  1. Select the cart option.
  2. Select the gateway that works with the cart option.
  3. Complete the site.
  4. Test, test and Re-test until all bugs/issues are cleared if any.
  5. Get paid!
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Old 05-27-2009, 06:17 AM   #7
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Old 05-27-2009, 06:29 AM   #8
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dont know i just tried it and its ok domedia will check this I expect
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