MarketPress Visa/MasterCard direct gateway


I am going to integrate custom gateway in MarketPress. As PayPal doesn’t support my country, I have to options to choose from – local, PayPal-like service OR direct plastic card payment.

As to plastic cards, I have heard that they eat a lot of traffic (tell me if I am wrong), need big RAM and this kind of things.

Could you provide some info, which I should take into account about that?



  • Philip John
    • DEV MAN’s Apprentice


    Hmm, I wouldn’t know where to start with credit card processing. My assumption is that you’d need a merchant account with a bank or card processors themselves that you can then hook into. This is often costly as far as I know.

    Using PayPal-style services usually provide access to the same mechanism but easier and at a lower cost (unless your doing huge numbers).

    Hopefully others can provide their thoughts here too…


  • Mason
    • DEV MAN’s Sidekick

    In addition to what Phil points out, you have the added cost of security for the credit card transactions. That’s expensive and a big liability.

    A ‘local’ version of PayPal would be my recommendation unless you’ve got an experienced developer ready to handle this.

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