This article is for your server administrator, webmaster, and business manager.
Note: If you would prefer to not have a merchant account and payment gateway account, you can
now accept PayPal and credit/debit card payments via PayPal Express Checkout The only thing that
is required is a PayPal account that supports Express Checkout (e.g. any PayPal Payments Solution).
If you are going to process credit/debit card transactions in real-time with liveSite, you will also need to configure your web server and liveSite to manage the credit card transactions. This will allow you to turn your liveSite into a sophisticated credit card "swipe" machine you see in retail stores.
- Your banks' Processor (Paymentech - Salem; Vital; Nova; FDMS South; American Express; Global Payments - Central; Global Payments - East; FDMS North; Paymentech - Tampa; American Express Brighton; or TeleCheck)
- Processors' Merchant ID (MID)
- Processors' Terminal ID (TID)
- Bank Cards agreements (for example, accepting American Express requires a separate contract for fees).
Once these step are completed, you can configure liveSite for e-Commerce transactions. To setup your payment gateway, you will need to click on the Settings link at the top right of the liveSite Control Panel. From there, you will then need to scroll down to the Commerce area and make sure that the Credit/Debit Card option is selected. After that, select the payment gateway that you want to use from the Payment Gateway pick list. Finally, enter your payment gateway login information/credentials into the new fields that appear and click save at the bottom of the page.
Congratulations, your liveSite will now begin accepting and processing cards. We recommend that you create a product for $1.00 and run a real credit card through your site to verify it works. If it does, then any amount will work and you can add products as necessary.