Card present local transactions.

It would be nice if there was a way to support local "card present" transactions using the same store and inventory base.

Posted: Mar 18, 2011


Majortom on March 21, 2011

In order to support card present transactions, the system needs to support a local pci dss compliant stripe reader. From what I understand, it needs to read the cvv1 number which is only encoded on the mag stripe. These transactions are less expensive to process as there is a lower rate of chargebacks since the customer actually had to present the card.

Basically, I think that there would need to be support for some encrypted link between the local system and the payment gateway on the server.

A related issue might be providing clean interfaces for a local (touch and/or bar code scanning) ui.

Ryan Ryan Szrama on March 21, 2011

I gotcha. Ultimately this is a contrib issue in much the same way as the UberPOS was for Ubercart... some way to link a terminal to the checkout page or some other admin page. I'm not sure just dumping that data into checkout is what you'd want anyways.