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I may soon be getting involved with a project which will involve setting up an online ordering system.

What are the steps one must go through in order to set up a site to accept credit card purchases (in terms of certificate purchasing, merchant accounts, etc.)?  Id appreciate it if whoever answers this question would be as detailed as possible.
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You may tie-up with a service like www.regnow.com
or www.regsoft.com  They will process the creit cards for you.

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Thanks for the website references.....if someone would be so kind as to also give me a semi-detailed outline of the what goes into setting up a secure transaction server, etc., it would be appreciated.
1. Have you consider using Merchant Planet, again they do the credit card processing for you
http://merchantplanet.linkexchange.com/


Costs

Non-Refundable Application Fee
One time fee of $150, billed with your first month's fees.

Monthly Fees
$35 or 2% of your monthly transactions, whichever is higher. Automatically deducted from your business checking or savings account at the end of each month

This is US only AFAIK, Merchant resources on the site gives you a link to their user manual and an FAQ.

In the UK http://www.secpay.com/ do credit and debit cards and it all looks like part of your site.

In my opinion, for a smallish site I can't see why you'd want to re-invent the wheel and do everything yourself.

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Okay, Im beginning to get a feel for whats involved here.  However, with a service like Merchant Planet, it seems that they would almost have to host the site.  Is this indeed the case?  If not, is it possible for me to get a SSL certificate, and simply link to Merchant Plant just for the credit card transactions?
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Yes, thats what I was looking for.  Thanks.
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