How major payment gateways are integrated
Increasing number of merchants conducting business on the internet
has necessitated the provision of easy and secure places for this
transaction to be possible. In order to lure customers to a site to
purchase a product, one has to ensure that the site has been well
integrated with a payment system that is secure to ease the mind of
the customer. To make e-commerce growth possible, integration of
payment gateways with websites has been very useful. Even if you
are selling the best products that may sell like hotcake, it may
not matter if you don’t have a good payment system in place to make
sales possible. Here is how to integrate a payment gateway system
to make it possible selling products through your website.
Payment gateway integration
Integration of Payment gateways is basically the introduction of a
payment gateway company into a website. This in turn creates a bond
such that you are now able to purchase or sell products online
through this website and also be possible to make online payments.
These may be through; electronic checks or credit or debit cards.
To ease the process of e-commerce, payment gateways are introduced
into a website. Payment gateway integration enables the conducting
of business as usual which is healthy for the growth of business.
For payments to be accepted, APIs are incorporated from a payment
method that is chosen by a company and is intended to be used.
Making the wrong move
The integration of payment gateways can be very costly if done with
only one bad move. To minimize this problem, it is recommended that
the best of the best team of programmers are used for payment
gateway are used. Only important information is dispersed through
the bond between the payment gateways and the websites. The
integration should also be flexible such that, as a client, you can
be able to purchase products using any of the methods of paying
Administration of the Content Management System (CMS)
Here you learn how the CMS admin area works and how you can access
it. Accessing the admin area is very simple as you get to it
Then you can now enter your admin username and password that you
used when installing to get logged onto the admin section. When you
are in, you will be notified of some messages that you have not
handled. The first message informs you that the directory still
exists and the second challenges you to configure your mail
Configuration of the CMS mail is simple and you will get the
instructions on how to configure it in the mail section. The
installation folder can easily be removed by the cPanel File
Manager or the FTP you prefer to use.
Menus in the Admin
This provides access to all functions of the administration. From
this section, you can easily navigate to other parts of the admin
section. The menu includes:
Site Admin – global setting are done here. You can set them to be
default here or change them as you please.
Users & Groups – you get to control the users and groups in
your website from here. You will be able to determine their access
powers and how they will be able to use that permission to the
Content – this
menu allows the management of the contents of the website. You can
also access the File Manager and the Image Manager from this
management of menus and templates is done in this area. You get to
bring new changes in your menu from this section.
CMS - it is the
logout area from the admin panel. This menu allows you to go to the
admin home and also the Dashboard section.
My Preferences –
here, you get to manage the administration of the user. You get to
give them restrictions.
These are managed in the site admin- global settings area. You can
change the name of your site from here. You can also change the
frontend language from this area.
Extra CMS Features
For CMSs to perform at full capabilities and maximum efficiency,
they have two features that make them ideal. These features make
them operate with security that is required to maintain clients in
a website. They include:
They are very special especially because they are encrypted in most
programs. They are good because they can also be uninstalled
completely for upgrades. They are accessed through the CMS Admin
panel extensions-modules. Installation of new modules is simple
because once you have uninstalled another version, just locate an
XML file via a browser button and then upload it and you are good
This is another important feature that is used in controlling and
managing CMD mails. Settings are done here and you can access it in
the extensions-CMSmailer section. Configuring the mailer helps you
to be notified once anything is purchased from the website. This is
when you get to confirm or reject offers depending on how they are
Configuring a shop module CMSs
When a website is hosted by a CMS, it is configured such that you
can be able to read data and be able to purchase products from that
website. In creating a shop module you have to log into the admin
panel where you access the shop management sector to start a shop
module. This is where you get access to an extensive menu to
configure the settings to be more convenient to customers.
The sectors to be configured that include:
This is set as per every product’s rate of Value added tax (VAT)
levied. You create it such that when a customer comes for a product
they see what is going to be the VAT they pay.
Since they can be different and shop modules allow many currencies,
you have to configure them such that a merchant can see he price of
products from any currency they prefer. Although only one currency
can be shown at a time one can easily change the mode to view it
using another currency. Also the admin has the power to change the
default currency to the one the majority of customers use for
This section clearly stipulates the price of products either with
delivery of shipping costs or without.
Shop module home
This page shows all the pages you may want to advertise and sell
products through. It has the navigation links that you click to
purchase a product. Creating it is simple;
First, create a new page from a website workspace.
Name the template column as Shop home
On the page information button, you can now have a list of shop
name list that you want to be displayed. Save the information and
you are good to start.
This arranges the products on sale in a logical manner such that
finding a product does not stress the customers. Details of a
product are also given which must be in full if you are going to
convince the buyer.
This section is accessed when customer is in the verge of buying a
product. The checkout process is comprehensive as it also includes
the VAT and also the shipping costs. The checkout process involves
3 main steps, that is, giving the shipping address, the billing
address and a confirmation order.
The shipping address, billing address and the confirm order are
created by the admin and all the customer needs is to enter
details. Confirmation is successful once all the customer details
are filled and then a customer is issued with an order number. This
number has to match with the codename of the shopping cart. This
section is accessed in the shop management-shopping cart. An order
can also be transferred to a third party warehouse with a
custom shopping cart processor.
This section is created to enable items be identified by the
payment gateway for selling. This section is created in the product
section by the admin. Products can also be edited on web pages
directly. In this section, product variants are also specified, for
instance, color, size or shape.
This section showcases a product to be sold. It works like an
advertisement to promote a product so that it can be sold. This
section is in the extras and the admin can configure it once he/she
has logged in.
It is important to note that only the admin is allowed to edit the
shop configuration sector. This makes all unauthorized persons not
to access this area. This makes security a necessity for security
for sites and that is why editors are given restrictions into
editing some parts. They only operate under an edit product