Hey guys, I'm creating a website for a client who happens to be a family member (which I swore to never do) and as such I didn't have the full details at the beginning of the project.
It's sort of like craigslist, and I decided to do the website in CodeIgniter, and was able to knock out the majority of the website fairly quickly, however there was something I wasn't made aware of, the client wants to put a system in place to allow purchasing the right of posting listings in a certain area.
The website does not have an SSL certificate, and I want to steer clear of doing transactions on the actual website, because due to it's name I can guarantee you not many in the right mind would be willing to put their credit card number into the site.
I normally never dabble into e-commerce outside of some magento related work at my job. So my goto was paypal, buttons are out of the question since there are different packages of listings you can buy, so I need information to be returned so I can update the database with the correct info for that user. I happened to use the express checkout - which works flawlessly, the user can pay with paypal, or they can enter their CC number into the paypal website pop-up, and there's no monthly fee! The only snafu is the user needs a paypal account to use their credit card. This is what the client wants to avoid, he wants anyone to be able to enter their credit card. I've read up on paypals website for a while, and decided to check if anyone has any advice.
So bottom line: No monthly fee (preferred, per transaction is fine), transaction done on THEIR website, any user to enter a credit card number w/o having an account. (It may be a complete stretch, just checking).
Thanks for reading the wall of text, and I appreciate any advice!