Integration of CMSs with Payment gateways
Since the modules do not have payment processors by themselves,
they are integrated with payment gateways which are important to
make payment for products possible. This is done in two ways:
- Client details and total amount are sent to the page on the
payment gateway site.
- A form processor that communicates with the payment gateway API
The Management of Product applications
Integration can also be easily done with external product
management. Here an external product repository is created to
import data into Magnolia Data module for storage of products. It
uses the custom import handler. The data in the system updates
Payment Gateway Integration
Payment gateway integration allows the acceptance of credit
cards and e-checks to be done faster, securely and efficiently
avoiding fraudulent activities and grow an e-commerce site. Many
websites have been integrated successfully been integrated payment
gateways making online shopping be a click away. You can get your
website to be integrated with a payment gateway of your system.
Payment gateways are hosted by great content management systems
(CMSs) to make it possible to accept credit cards and e-checks from
a website directly.
To buy a product, all you need is to enter your data to the
website and then the information is securely transmitted to the
necessary financial gateway for processing and funds are
transferred to the merchant clients. This is when they are
transferred to the business owners bank account. Some payment
gateways have a virtual terminal to receive payments through the
virtual payment gateway. Others also provide recurring billing for
merchants to be billed on a regular basis.
A person can also write their own gateway integration for a CMS.
There are also tutorials available on the internet and one can
learn how to integrate their websites with payment gateways. There
is a custom gateway development program for people who want it.
To complete integration there are 5 basic steps to follow
through so that you can have a payment system that runs smoothly
without any problems. The steps involve the following:
- Selecting a product in your business.
- Integrate it with a payment gateway.
- Test the integration of your website.
- Configure the integration properly
- Finally release it to your customers.
There are various integration methods that can be used. Here is
a quick look at these methods.
- Simple integration: It uses HTML for integration of the
payment gateways with the website.
- API integration: API uses API for integration to Express
Checkout and Website payment Pro with the website.
- Gateway Integration: Gateway integration uses HTML for
Payflow Link and API for Payflow Pro to integrate to websites.
- Shopping cart integration: Shopping integration uses
HTML for website payment standard and API for Express Checkout and
Web Payment Pro. Pre-integrated usually prefer using third party
shopping cart that come integrated with a payment gateway.
Best hosted CMSs
Content management systems attract a lot of attention from
websites. There are many hosted CMSs available for clients to
choose from. With each hosted CMS having different features, there
are several benefits that come with each CMS independently. Some
popular hosted CMSs are listed below
LightCMS [image ref = 33]
LightCMS are marketed mainly to designers and not the user.
There is a lot of in-content than using the admin Dashboard.
Distinctive site elements use this CMS. E-commerce has been also
added recently to enable clients to shop from the CMS. Charges
usually begin from $29 a month for a 10 page site with I user and a
GB of storage space.
Squarespace [image ref = 34]
Squarespace is hosted and allows free customization in
designs. Users are also free to choose any template from what is
provided and they can also edit the styles for their site
appearance. Clients can also manage the account center Dashboard.
Costs are cheaper with a start of $12 a month when billed annually
for a 20 page site with 3 GB storage space and a 1 TB
HiFi [image ref = 35]
It is simple to integrate it to other websites with major
payment systems using the HiFi. Its custom field feature enables
integration with other sites with a payment gateway simple and a
minimum learning curve. The cost is $9 a month for a 10 page site
and a 30 day free trial.
Business Catalyst [image ref = 36]
Business Catalyst is very special and uniquebecause it has
content management features, supports e-commerce and also has
customer management systems put in place. It allows you to set up
web applications without coding. Its price is $9 a month for sites
with 1 user and a 1 GB storage space including 1 TB bandwidth. This
price has limited features but to get additional features such as
e-commerce, marketing of mails and CRM including custom web
applications, you may part with $39 a month.
Shopify [image ref =37]
It is a hosted e-commerce able system with content management
system. It has all important setup functions of an e-commerce site.
The price for a user is $29 a month with unlimited bandwidth,
storage space of 100 MB, 100 products, and a transaction fee of