homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Become a Pro Member
Home / Forums Index / WebmasterWorld / Ecommerce
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: buckworks

Ecommerce Forum

process payment for other vendors?

Msg#: 4467226 posted 3:48 pm on Jun 19, 2012 (gmt 0)

Is it possible to process credit cards and have the payments go to another company's merchant account? For example, let's say that you add 5 donate buttons on your website, with proceeds going to 5 different charities. Rather than creating a trust fund to hold the money going into your account so that you can disburse the funds (and not be taxed as income), I'm wondering if you can simply add processing code such that each button has funds going to different merchant accounts (none of which are yours!). I've asked paypal if they support this, and they don't. But I am having a hard time figuring out if credit card merchant accounts allow this.




Msg#: 4467226 posted 8:28 pm on Jun 21, 2012 (gmt 0)

Do you want to add a donation to the customer basket or offer totally stand-alone donations?

To do the latter there are specialist companies that handle on-line donations for multiple charities.


WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member

Msg#: 4467226 posted 3:29 am on Jun 22, 2012 (gmt 0)

PayPal Adaptive Payments supports this scenario. Adaptive Payments is an API, and would require some processing code to implement. It's more complicated than their existing Donate buttons (copy/paste some HTML).


Msg#: 4467226 posted 5:20 pm on Jun 22, 2012 (gmt 0)

Very cool, paypal adaptive payments does indeed support this scenario. Too funny that you are more knowledgeable than paypal's tech support :)

Thank you all!

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  

Home / Forums Index / WebmasterWorld / Ecommerce
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved