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grasshopper
06-15-2017, 04:37 PM
I was shocked to learn that I could not just plug in the authorize.net credentials into woocommerce...the shady b******s force you to buy a plugin..sure, they tell you smugly that you can use a free one...but they don't support it and when I looked, none of the free ones were tested with the lastest version of wordpress............meaning I'm SOL and no online store.

Question: Are they just yanking my chain? Every single shopping cart I have ever seen ..you just plugged the numbers in and it worked. With woocommerce they are being shady and trying to upsell an extension... What is the way around this? Gotta be some way around this blackmail..... right?

If there is no way around this - 1. are there any good shopping carts comparable to woo that don't force you to buy things in a shady way that makes you want to hit them?
2. If not, are there any good authorize.net free plugins that actually work and are supported by the current version of Wordpress?

Thanks in Advance.

Harold Mansfield
06-15-2017, 05:11 PM
It's not Woo Commerce, it's Authorize.net. Yes, you have to buy the plug in, put in your API creds and may even need an SSL on your check out page. That's just how Authorize.net rolls. It's been that way as long as I remember.

Pay Pal is the only popular free integration that I know of.

grasshopper
06-15-2017, 05:20 PM
Sad. I just picked a payment processor, they use authorize.net and nobody warned me..I did not see one single website warning me of this. Such a super shady way to do business...and to add insult to injury, if you swallow your pride and open your wallet to their extorsion, they make you bend over without lube and make up one last charge on your way out the door just to make sure you feel dominated...some nonsense "VAT ZA E-SERVICE" fee,,,,comon people, ain't you makin' enough cash off our backs? 90+ dollars a year for an extension thats just going to plug in numbers for me...RIP OFFF!!!! how are they still in business??

Anyway, then I"d like to get my other 2 questions answered:

1. Any other shopping carts that work with wordpress that are similar to woocommerce without the nazi tactics?
2. If not, any plugins (free) that will work with authorize.net that are actually compatible with this version of wordpress?

grasshopper
06-15-2017, 05:20 PM
woo sells the extension, not authorize.net so woo is a ripoff..avoid them. must be not a US company

grasshopper
06-15-2017, 05:22 PM
woocommerce is one unpleasant monetary surprise after another and you CANNOT get them on the phone or even contact them..... such shady shysters

Harold Mansfield
06-15-2017, 05:32 PM
Sad. I just picked a payment processor, they use authorize.net and nobody warned me..I did not see one single website warning me of this. Such a super shady way to do business...and to add insult to injury, if you swallow your pride and open your wallet to their extorsion, they make you bend over without lube and make up one last charge on your way out the door just to make sure you feel dominated...some nonsense "VAT ZA E-SERVICE" fee,,,,comon people, ain't you makin' enough cash off our backs? 90+ dollars a year for an extension thats just going to plug in numbers for me...RIP OFFF!!!! how are they still in business??

Anyway, then I"d like to get my other 2 questions answered:

1. Any other shopping carts that work with wordpress that are similar to woocommerce without the nazi tactics?
2. If not, any plugins (free) that will work with authorize.net that are actually compatible with this version of wordpress?

Many payment processors work with WordPress. The only free one that I know of is Pay Pal. Whoever told you that everything you wanted on your eCommerce site was supposed to be free, gave you bad advice.

I don't know of any free way to use Authorize.net, and don't forget the SSL that I'm telling you about. I'm pretty positive Authorize.net requires that you have an SSL as you should anyway.


woo sells the extension, not authorize.net so woo is a ripoff..avoid them. must be not a US company

Woo is part of Automatic which is the company who creates and runs WordPress.


woocommerce is one unpleasant monetary surprise after another and you CANNOT get them on the phone or even contact them..... such shady shysters

There's nothing shady about it. You're obviously new at this, and had some false expectations. Woo comes with the basics. You can get a site going with the basics. But that's not what you want. What you want is something else, and unfortunately the extension you want costs money.

If you plan on doing your own shipping and using any delivery service such as USPS, UPS, FedEx or any others, all of those extensions cost money too.

grasshopper
06-15-2017, 05:37 PM
Yeah I am not leaving authorize.net - it was too much of a hassle to get. I just want a good shopping cart, made by Americans, that won't toss in hidden fees and play games like these guys in south africa or whatever country woo is based in. wordpress.com (the site) not wordpress..

Harold Mansfield
06-15-2017, 05:53 PM
Yeah I am not leaving authorize.net - it was too much of a hassle to get. I just want a good shopping cart, made by Americans, that won't toss in hidden fees and play games like these guys in south africa or whatever country woo is based in. wordpress.com (the site) not wordpress..

WordPress is an American company. Can't comment on how things are done in S. Africa.

Authorize.net's fees have nothing to do with WordPress unless WordPress.com takes a cut. Couldn't tell you.


$49.00 account set up fee
$25.00 per month gateway fee
2.9% + $0.30 per transaction processing fee


Compared to Pay Pal they are expensive. 2.9% PLUS $0.30 per transaction? Ad then 2 other fees?
Why is it such a shock that the plug ins also costs money? From what I've seen they have fees on top of fees.
If that's no big deal, then $79 for the plug in should be either. Right?

grasshopper
06-15-2017, 05:56 PM
I get far better rates than that, actually using Cayan who gets a better deal than most from authorize.net..but i did not ask about that. I'm asking about shopping cart programs/plugins. Where can I find one that is made in the U.S. by Americans and does not have cheezy hidden fees? I don't appreciate the way people in 3rd world countries do business.

It's not that it costs money..it costs a LOT of money that they never tell you though the entire process you will have to pony up, I had to find out the hard way..and then when checking out the a-holes tack on another additional charge cuz they are foreigners and not Americans. Some VAT charge...say what??

grasshopper
06-15-2017, 05:58 PM
And yeah, I'm shocked..any normal shopping cart, you manually plug in the api keys and whatnot... Only this one, prevents you from doing it and in order to do that ONE SIMPLE THING..they want 90.00?year....to input numbers into a field. Umm..dunno where you come from, but where I come from..that's called a ripoff.

Harold Mansfield
06-15-2017, 06:15 PM
I get far better rates than that, actually using Cayan who gets a better deal than most from authorize.net..but i did not ask about that. I'm asking about shopping cart programs/plugins. Where can I find one that is made in the U.S. by Americans and does not have cheezy hidden fees? I don't appreciate the way people in 3rd world countries do business.

It's not that it costs money..it costs a LOT of money that they never tell you though the entire process you will have to pony up, I had to find out the hard way..and then when checking out the a-holes tack on another additional charge cuz they are foreigners and not Americans. Some VAT charge...say what??

Sounds like you need to do more homework. VAT has nothing to do with Woo or Authorize.net. That's about the country where you live or are doing business in. You seem to be applying your anger at the wrong people for the wrong things.

You want the Authorize.net plug in, go pay the $78. Done. Over. You own it.
https://woocommerce.com/products/authorize-net-aim/

VAT is something completely different and unrelated to Woo Commerce or WordPress or America. In the U.S. there is no VAT.

I manage a couple of websites that use the Authorize.net plug in. We paid the $78, installed it on an SSL, set it up, . Done.

Are you buying the plug in through a 3rd party?
Are you in the U.S.?

grasshopper
06-15-2017, 06:27 PM
Actually it's 90/year with the VAT thing because they are not an American company...sadly, they are based in South Africa...so they want to charge me 11+ dollars extra for that...so 90 something a year...to fill in 3 lines of data (keys)... Hmm...pass.

Question: Does anyone know of any shopping carts made in the U.S. by Americans?

Harold Mansfield
06-15-2017, 06:38 PM
Actually it's 90/year with the VAT thing because they are not an American company...sadly, they are based in South Africa...so they want to charge me 11+ dollars extra for that...so 90 something a year...to fill in 3 lines of data (keys)... Hmm...pass.

I'm confused. I thought you were talking about the Authorize.net plug in for Woo Commerce, but now it seems this entire time you've been talking about a completely different company who is selling you Authorize.net services.


Question: Does anyone know of any shopping carts made in the U.S. by Americans?

Authorize.net, Woo and WordPress are all U.S. companies. Why can't you just deal with them or buy their products directly from the website?

What country are you in?

grasshopper
06-15-2017, 06:43 PM
woo is based in south Africa, look it up..they are not an American company. I'm not talking about payment processors... I think you are confusing shopping carts with payment processors....

I just want a shopping cart that is made in the US by americans and I'm good, thank you.

grasshopper
06-15-2017, 06:43 PM
I'm in the US...I go to the woo website to buy their plugin for authorize.net..that's how this works

Harold Mansfield
06-15-2017, 07:15 PM
woo is based in south Africa,

Automatic purchased Woo back in 2015. Yeah, I'm confused. You're talking about Woo and Authorize.net and then telling me you're not talking about a payment processors, you're talking about shopping carts.

Authorize.net is a payment processor.
Woo was an independent company who made WordPress themes, plug ins and Woo Commerce. Woo (ALL OF IT) is now owned by Automatic an American software company headquartered on San Francisco,CA run by Matt Mullenweg (Founder, CEO, president)
https://automattic.com/

You are correct. I'm completely confused. I have no idea what you're talking about or what one has to do with the other, and why you're now saying one has nothing to do with the other, or if we're even talking about a website, or WordPress.com or self hosted WordPress or where you are and why VAT has anything to do with it, and why S. Africa has anything to do with ANY of it.


Maybe someone else can decipher what's going on and can help.
Sorry.

Fulcrum
06-15-2017, 10:04 PM
Welcome to small business. You're going to get nickle and dimed over everything. If you're offended and angry over $90 a year, I'll trade you that $90 for the floating exchange rate that I'm paying.

Worst case, the company you're dealing with is a spoof of the real sites/plugins.