| 10:51 pm on Apr 11, 2005 (gmt 0)|
So, y'all use paypal when applicable?
| 1:02 am on Apr 12, 2005 (gmt 0)|
what's unprofessional about PayPal? Over 60 million people use it. I think it's great.
| 1:30 pm on Apr 12, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I'm gonna use it, people are more used to using PayPal for eBay and classifieds now so they don't see it as a grubby little scheme any more (can't think of a better way to say that)
| 2:17 pm on Apr 12, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Not to be argumentative, but as an illustration: If it's so professional, then why doesn't amazon use it. Am I going to be as big as amazon? Maybe... ::wink::
I'm talking about *monthly* subscriptions. I'm going to be serving companies (only) many of which are quite large. Am I supposed to send these big companies to paypal? Does this site? I'm not sure.
Think slashdot and ars technica... Again, I'm not doing forums but they have a subscription feature *built in* to the site to access certain forums.
I need a seemless and *automated* solution. I need to accept busineess credit cards and set permissions accordingly. I've seen many requests for such a feature in oscms forums and heard rumors of these modules existing. Is anyone here aware of any?
I'm guessing I'll have to get this thing cutom developed, but I was just seeing if anything was already out there and is working for any of y'all.
| 11:31 pm on Apr 12, 2005 (gmt 0)|
You can contact a bank and get a credit card merchant account, pay their monthly minimums, contract with a credit card gateway, jimmy the code to make it work with your site, and you're set.
It's a far more costly solution than paypal, but it "looks" more professional.
| 11:58 pm on Apr 12, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I already have merchant account, etc. arrangments in place. What I was inquiring about is a *subscription module* for any CMS.
| 12:06 am on Apr 13, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Look at what the ISP's do. You sign up online for either internet access or for web hosting, and they bill you monthly and send along a nice little email.
Or reconfigure your own shopping cart.
| 12:24 am on Apr 13, 2005 (gmt 0)|
|You sign up online for either internet access or for web hosting, and they bill you monthly and send along a nice little email. |
I could do this. I just hope I don't end up wasting my life handling it all manually. I'll look into billing systems that I can use on my end, separate from the CMS. Thanks for your help.