Apologies for the ambiguity. I didn't know if you were restricted to a
specific CMS or platform already, or if you'd have the ability/freedom to
extend development of a payment gateway yourself. For example, if you were
using WordPress, and were already locked in to Mijireh, or needed a
solution to fit some existing proprietary need. It doesn't sound like
that's the case.
You will still need an SSL certificate on the domain you plan to run
charges through - but you can use non-SSL for testing purposes. I've found
the documentation fairly easy to navigate, but I've been implementing their
solutions for a couple of years now, and perhaps familiar with how they've
set things up.
Just a thought - if you're replacing a cash register at the front desk, you
could also look into Square (https://square.com). I think they're giving
that little square credit card swipey-thingy away now for free after
successful registration/activation. You could just pickup an inexpensive
Android Tablet or find a used iPod Touch to handle transactions. They
don't offer an embedded API for use in websites - yet.
I hope that helps!
On Fri, Jul 11, 2014 at 8:26 AM, Kim, Bohyun <[log in to unmask]>
> Thanks everyone for more online payment system/service options!
> Mark, thanks for mentioning about the PCI/DSS compliance in relation to
> this. This is really good to know. Stripe looks promising to me. Our
> library is looking into removing the cash register at the circ desk and
> collect all library fines in addition to services charges (such as ILL
> fees for corporate members or Conference room charges for non-campus
> users). So we need a solution that will let us customize the fee
> categories, amounts, etc. with the least effort on us to set it up.
> What did you mean by a pre-packaged solution??
> On 7/10/14, 11:20 AM, "Mark Pernotto" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >From a development standpoint, I have really enjoyed using Stripe (
> >https://stripe.com/). They offer some great hooks to get done anything
> >I've ever wanted to do, and the payment processing is all done on Stripe's
> >servers - no PCI/DSS compliance issues to worry about! I've implemented
> >instances in PHP, C# and Python, and a very basic implementation in
> >- I know they have examples in lots of other languages as well.
> >I couldn't tell from your question if you were looking for a pre-packaged
> >solution, or something you could develop/work with in-house.
> On 7/10/14, 12:53 PM, "Elizabeth Leonard" <[log in to unmask]>
> >Our campus is looking at Touchnet for all online payments (Bursar,
> >library, etc.)
> >I haven't fully implemented yet, but it looks like it will be adequate.
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
> >Ryan Engel
> >Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2014 12:21 PM
> >To: [log in to unmask]
> >Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] online payment system for libraries?
> >Does your campus have a recommended/approved payment processing vendor?
> >I have a campus site that uses CASHNet and Drupal; Drupal because that's
> >what we do, and CASHNet because that's the preferred vendor on my
> >campus. We also are not allowed to use more well-known processors like
> >PayPal or Square.
> >> Erik Sandall <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
> >> July 10, 2014 at 11:13 AM
> >> We're in the process of implementing membership renewals (we're a
> >> membership library) using Drupal Commerce and First Data Global
> >> Gateway. The plan is to eventually expand this to handle new
> >> memberships, donations, and some retail sales.
> >> Donations and fines payments currently go through Innovative
> >> Interfaces's Ecommerce product paired with PayPal (I think it works
> >> with other payment vendors, too).
> >> Regards,
> >> Erik.
> >> --
> >> Erik Sandall, MLIS
> >> Electronic Services Librarian & Webmaster
> >> Mechanics' Institute
> >> 57 Post Street
> >> San Francisco, CA 94104
> >> 415-393-0111
> >> [log in to unmask]
> >> Cary Gordon <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
> >> July 10, 2014 at 10:52 AM
> >> We tend to use Authorize.net (and PayPal) for solutions we build with
> >> Drupal Commerce.
> >> Cary
> >> Kim, Bohyun <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
> >> July 10, 2014 at 9:59 AM
> >> Anyone implemented online payment system for libraries? If so, could
> >> you share the system you ended up selecting and experience of
> >> implementing it? I am currently looking at Cybersource and
> >> Authorize.net but it would be nice to have some others to consider as
> >> well.
> >> (FYI, our library fines are processed by the library staff, not by the
> >> university bursar. And the university does not allow the use of PayPal.)
> >> Thanks,
> >> Bohyun
> >Ryan Engel
> >University of Wisconsin - Madison