Forum OpenACS Q&A: Is E-shop without credit cards possible?
I wonder if it is possible to run shop without using credit cards/gateway? We would like to simply email the order?
Maybe I was not clear enough. Upon a customers submit, the email would be sent to the seller, who would contact the customer for order verification and payment details e.g. (telephone or pro-forma invoice via fax using whatever transaction method the seller is comfortable with).
I am sure there are parts of the world where credit cards are not as common as they might be in others.
I've modified the ecommerce package to do that by letting the customer choose which payment gateway to use.
How did you go about doing it?
This is great. Could you expand a bit on the payment methods you foresee?
If you do it through the payment gateway then other packages besides e-commerce that use the gateway system will be able to use it ...
Is this functionality in the current release or in CVS?
No, it's not. I started it, but then got sidetracked to other things (school) on the way to writing a PayPal payment gateway (that was the original motivation).
My changes only require modifications in some of the e-commerce checkout files, plus a couple extra procs on e-commerce and a couple extra "methods" on the payment gateway service contract.
I'll coordinate with Bart (the e-commerce maintainer) about getting those changes in to e-commerce.