Online payments integration

03 Nov 2017 11:22 #1 by Demis [Fox-Labs]
Online payments integration was created by Demis [Fox-Labs]
A modern approach to online payments, tends to delegate the payment process to well known external payment gateways, such as PayPal, Stripe, Amazon, letting them to collect and store the credit card data, and communicate to your site the result of the payment, as well as the payer data.

This approach
  1. is easier to set up,
  2. delegates to the payment gateways the heavy lifting (including maintaining security protocols and privacy liabilities, and secure the collected credit card information),
  3. offers an important trust factor at the time of handle your customer transactions.
If you have experience with building e-commerce websites and online payments integration, it’s quite easy for you to add the necessary action button or Javascript code to the Fox Contact “Thank you page”, to redirect the user to the payment gateway after a successful form submission.

However, depending on your needs, you may want something more sophisticated.
For example, you may want to calculate the price to be paid based on the form data, or even associate data collected through Fox Contact with the corresponding payment data provided by the payment gateway, to keep track of the successful transactions, as well as information about failure and cancelled transactions.

If this is the case, a full featured and complete e-commerce solution is probably more appropriate for you.

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