1. Shopper Path
GOrealtime Gateway makes it simple to add credit card
processing to your new or existing web site. The shopper
enters your site as usual. Once your site has a purchase
amount and the customer is ready to pay for purchase,
your site will hand the shopper off to the GOrealtime
Gateway. The transaction servers will perform the credit
card processing for the amount your site passed to them,
then return the shopper to your site. To see a diagram
of this sequence of events, point
your mouse here.
GOrealtime Gateway operates completely on industry standard
HTML forms. Your site passes the basic purchase information
to the GOrealtime Gateway via variables in a form. When
the GOrealtime Gateway is finished with the transaction,
it can return result information back to your site using
form variables. The whole system requires no special
software or programming knowledge (beyond fairly basic
HTML) and will work with virtually any HTTP server.
Low Pass or Full Pass
GOrealtime Gateway can operate in two different modes.
If you want to collect all necessary information, including
credit card information and shopper information, before
sending the shopper to the GOrealtime Gateway for card
processing, you will want to use Full Pass mode. In this mode the
GOrealtime Gateway does not have to ask the shopper
for any additional information before processing the
transaction. If you would like the GOrealtime Gateway
to collect the credit card and shopper information,
you will want use the Low Pass mode. In this mode, you
only need to send the merchant's ID, an invoice number
and an amount; the GOrealtime Gateway will ask the shopper
for the rest of the information needed before processing
After the Transaction
the transaction is done, the GOrealtime Gateway will
send the shopper back to a URL of your designation.
If you specify a cgi script as the return URL, the GOrealtime
Gateway can POST to that URL and return information
such as whether or not the transaction was successful.
If you don't need to know the results of the transaction,
you can specify anything as your return URL.
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