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Making a Shopping Cart

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CeruleanCowboy    0

i plan on making a shopping cart for my dad's site. i'll be completely redesigning the site anyway to make the necessary accomodations. of couse i'll be coding in php/mysql. i'll look at other shopping carts for examples of exactly what needs to exist in it but what about security? and are php and mysql adequate for making a secure cart?

here's my dad's site, just for reference: http://www.globalwatchband.com/

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Endo.    0

Well that mostly depends on what you are going to be doing with the cart, I notice that the site currently has a paypal system, are you keeping this? If so you dont need any security because the transactions will be performed off-site becuase you don't exactly need to secure a list of items

However, if you planning to re-design\code and implement a new cart and payment system then i suggest you read more about SSL\HTTPS. There are other ways, but at least this way most of your dads customers will recoqnise that the site is protected (if they are familer with online shopping).

Hope that helps!

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CeruleanCowboy    0

thanks, i'll look into ssl/https.

what my dad really wants with the cart is to be able to print out a list of orders and ship them all off without having to deal directly with the customer over the phone or email for each sale.

thanks, btw, for reminding me of paypal and its capabilities. i assume i could just create a simple cart that will put the specifics about the bands into the paypal order page and use paypal for everything?

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CitruS    0
thanks, i'll look into ssl/https.

what my dad really wants with the cart is to be able to print out a list of orders and ship them all off without having to deal directly with the customer over the phone or email for each sale.

thanks, btw, for reminding me of paypal and its capabilities. i assume i could just create a simple cart that will put the specifics about the bands into the paypal order page and use paypal for everything?

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Paypal has a credit card API you can worth with to create your cart system.

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CeruleanCowboy    0

i'm looking at their shopping cart stuff right now as well as the credit card API.

i think i may use paypal's shopping cart feature and add their generated buttons to each item. i'm looking into how sophisticated the API is for credit cards though (keeping everything self-contained on my dad's site and then using paypal only for transactions) and it might be a little to much for me at this point in time.

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