11 Replies Latest reply on Jun 9, 2006 12:01 PM by Newsgroup_User

    Creating shopping cart

    Dilroy
      Is it possible to create a shopping cart system in dreamweaver alone without using cold fusion?

      I need to create one for a site and don't have the first idea where to start.

      Can anyone give me a few pointers?
        • 1. Re: Creating shopping cart
          Level 7
          Dilroy wrote:
          > Is it possible to create a shopping cart system in dreamweaver alone
          > without using cold fusion?
          >
          > I need to create one for a site and don't have the first idea where
          > to start.
          >
          > Can anyone give me a few pointers?

          Find out what bank the merchant account is at. Ask the bank for
          recommendations of payment processors. Contact the payment processor to see
          what shopping carts they recommend. Out of that list, select a shopping cart
          that supports whatever server technology / budget you have available.

          Don't bother trying to write a shopping cart yourself - integrate an
          existing one.

          HTH,

          Pete.
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          • 2. Re: Creating shopping cart
            Dilroy Level 1
            Sounds alot more complicated than i thought. Don't know what a merchant account or a payment processor is. Can you explain in a bit more detail?
            • 3. Re: Creating shopping cart
              Level 7
              The easy way out is to have the client setup a PayPal account, and integrate
              their shopping cart system into the client's website.

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              "Dilroy" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
              news:e69v9a$o2p$1@forums.macromedia.com...
              > Is it possible to create a shopping cart system in dreamweaver alone
              > without
              > using cold fusion?
              >
              > I need to create one for a site and don't have the first idea where to
              > start.
              >
              > Can anyone give me a few pointers?
              >


              • 4. Re: Creating shopping cart
                Level 7
                Google.


                "Dilroy" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                > Sounds alot more complicated than i thought. Don't know what a merchant
                account or a payment processor is. Can you explain in a bit more detail?


                • 5. Re: Creating shopping cart
                  Level 7
                  Dilroy wrote:
                  > Sounds alot more complicated than i thought. Don't know what a
                  > merchant account or a payment processor is. Can you explain in a bit
                  > more detail?

                  Shane's suggestion of Paypal may be the best way to start out, then.

                  A Merchant Account is the account your client uses to receive money from
                  credit card payments (either from a shop til or from an internet shopping
                  cart - but they need a special 'Internet Merchant Account' to accept
                  payments from a shopping cart.

                  The Payment Processor is the company that actually handles your credit card
                  transactions. Your shopping cart software will pass the transaction details
                  (the amount to be taken, and the address details) to the payment processor,
                  which then takes the credit card details from the user - you don't want to
                  ever process credit cards on your own site, for security issues.

                  The boundaries change all the time - you'll find IMAs integrated with
                  Payment Processors (e.g. MetaCharge), and IMA/PP/Shopping Cart systems such
                  as Paypal. Of course, everyone wants their percentage of your transaction!

                  Regards,

                  Pete.
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                  Peter Connolly
                  http://www.acutecomputing.co.uk
                  Derby
                  UK
                  Skype ID: acutecomputing


                  • 6. Re: Creating shopping cart
                    Level 7
                    Have a look at the Ecommerce section on the Adobe website
                    http://www.adobe.com/devnet/dreamweaver/ecommerce.html as there are several
                    articles there that will help you out.

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                    Paul Whitham
                    Certified Dreamweaver MX2004 Professional
                    Adobe Community Expert - Dreamweaver

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                    "Dilroy" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                    > Sounds alot more complicated than i thought. Don't know what a merchant
                    > account or a payment processor is. Can you explain in a bit more detail?


                    • 7. Re: Creating shopping cart
                      Level 7
                      I have a couple of suggestions here -
                      http://www.dreamweaverresources.com/ecommerce.htm

                      but in essence:
                      Checkout www.paypal.com they have a shopping cart available.

                      Depending on the size of your site and inventory, look at:

                      www.vpasp.com
                      www.cartweaver.com

                      www.mals-e.com (great for a small start up shop - where the client takes
                      Credit card payments manually - upgrade if you want to process the CCs in
                      real time)


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                      "Dilroy" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                      news:e69v9a$o2p$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                      > Is it possible to create a shopping cart system in dreamweaver alone
                      > without
                      > using cold fusion?
                      >
                      > I need to create one for a site and don't have the first idea where to
                      > start.
                      >
                      > Can anyone give me a few pointers?
                      >


                      • 8. Re: Creating shopping cart
                        Level 7
                        .: Nadia :. **AdobeCommunityExpert** wrote:
                        > www.mals-e.com (great for a small start up shop - where the client
                        > takes Credit card payments manually - upgrade if you want to process
                        > the CCs in real time)

                        I'd be very wary of this; it implies that you can process internet orders
                        using a standard PDQ machine in your shop. Technically it will work, but if
                        your bank notices a large number of 'Cardholder Not Present' transactions
                        (and especially if there are any fraudulent ones - CNP fraud is the fastest
                        growing type of fraud in the UK now), you may have your merchant account
                        stopped as you are breaching the terms and conditions. Sellers need to have
                        an Internet Merchant Account (note: I work in the UK; the rules may be
                        different elsewhere).

                        Also, the credit card details are encrypted and saved in a local database on
                        the sellers server. If that encryption can be broken, then seller is liable
                        for any losses on any card details stolen.

                        The package looks good, but I would certainly recommend linking it up with a
                        third party payment processor rather than trying to handle the payments
                        in-house.

                        Regards,

                        Pete.
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                        http://www.acutecomputing.co.uk
                        Derby
                        UK
                        Skype ID: acutecomputing


                        • 9. Re: Creating shopping cart
                          Level 7
                          PeteC wrote:
                          > .: Nadia :. **AdobeCommunityExpert** wrote:
                          >> www.mals-e.com (great for a small start up shop - where the client
                          >> takes Credit card payments manually - upgrade if you want to process
                          >> the CCs in real time)
                          >
                          > I'd be very wary of this; it implies that you can process internet
                          > orders using a standard PDQ machine in your shop. Technically it will
                          > work, but if your bank notices a large number of 'Cardholder Not
                          > Present' transactions (and especially if there are any fraudulent
                          > ones - CNP fraud is the fastest growing type of fraud in the UK
                          > now), you may have your merchant account stopped as you are breaching
                          > the terms and conditions. Sellers need to have an Internet Merchant
                          > Account (note: I work in the UK; the rules may be different
                          > elsewhere).
                          > Also, the credit card details are encrypted and saved in a local
                          > database on the sellers server. If that encryption can be broken,
                          > then seller is liable for any losses on any card details stolen.
                          >
                          > The package looks good, but I would certainly recommend linking it up
                          > with a third party payment processor rather than trying to handle the
                          > payments in-house.


                          You are right Pete, you do need to be careful when it comes to online sales
                          and payment processing. One of my clients used the freebie mals cart. He
                          did however, tell his bank that he was processing internet sales so there
                          was no problem there. He did however, get penalised with higher fees :\
                          All the information is kept on a secure server at Mals and all information
                          is removed within x days.


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                          • 10. Re: Creating shopping cart
                            bregent Most Valuable Participant
                            >www.vpasp.com

                            Hi Nadia, do you have any direct experience with vp-asp? Our school is considering adding a shopping cart to our website for donations and we were looking at vp-asp. What has your experience been?
                            • 11. Re: Creating shopping cart
                              Level 7
                              This kind of sounds like a troll, or Paul Dell, or something, folks. :-)


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                              "Dilroy" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                              > Sounds alot more complicated than i thought. Don't know what a merchant
                              > account or a payment processor is. Can you explain in a bit more detail?