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Re: shopping cart question

From: mowgli
Sent on: Friday, July 13, 2012 10:42 AM
i didnt think about handing data from my own site off to the shopping cart.  just figured some shopping cart out there would allow you to add custom fields (drop downs) that would get attached to an order.  shopping carts take care of user registration etc, so i figured it would be easier if all of the data fields for an order were part of the cart & not my other site.  i still prefer if all of was part of the shopping cart; otherwise i have to take care of user registration on my site & pass it on to cart?

on the daily upload, i meant i would upload the service location list every time i have a new customer ... which i hope is daily! ;)

the appointments are really not so important right now b/c really most people will want whatever the next service date at their location is.  who schedules service 4 months from now vs 1 month?  so i can forgo the "pick a date" step & just make picking service location = also picking next available date.

for payment i plan to use authorize.net so i'll have to tie up the cart to my auth.net gateway somehow.  auth.net + merchant acct provider = way better rate than paypal gives me (granted merchant acct is from some shady mafia type guy in jersey w/ only female russian assistants).  i can also accept payment on site via tablet (how/what app to use will be a future post to the group - foreshadowing!)

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