Best way to accept payments at web site??
Posted on 2005-04-21
I'm new to online sales, and I have never been in this topic area before.
I would like to know what you think is the best way for me to accept payments online, as well as the methods that are easiest for an experienced db programmer to program or code when adding a "shopping cart" type feature to a web site. Is PayPal by itself enough? Or is it always best to be able to accept credit cards, too?? Or should I just program a shopping cart and let PayPal features handle all payments whether PayPal account or credit card?? This is the part I am most unfamiliar with when it comes to web site programming, but I have read that PayPal will handle those types of transactions.
If you would care to add some tips or pointers or links that I can go to to read/learn more about programming a "shopping cart" function, that would be appreciated as well.
I hope this is a simple question posted in the correct topic area. Once I get a good handle on this issue I will probably be back with more difficult, more worthwhile questions! Thanks in advance for any help! I am willing to up the number of points if someone wants to give more in depth info. But since it is starting out fairly simple I'll keep it at 200 for now.
VITIX (from Nebraska!)