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    Default Ceon Cardsave Direct

    Hi,

    It gives me great pleasure to announce the release of a new payment module for Zen Cart...

    Ceon Cardsave Direct


    This payment module provides everything a Zen Cart shop owner needs to accept credit/debit card payments over the internet.

    It uses the Cardsave payment gateway, which connects to a bank and checks the validity of the card details entered by the customer at the checkout.

    The customer remains on the store's website, they are not redirected to an external site to enter their details as with many other payment solutions, making this as professional a payment solution you could possibly use with Zen Cart!

    The whole checkout process is completely streamlined, therefore allowing store owners to have a store which works just as well as any of the large e-commerce websites!


    About Cardsave's Payment Gateway

    Cardsave run one of the best value payment gateways in the UK.

    For a small monthly fee they'll provide a payment gateway account and a FREE merchant account with Streamline. There are no setup fees and the Streamline account offers competitive card charges!


    Features

    Streamlined and Professional Checkout Experience


    Support for the main Card Types handled by Cardsave
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    Cards supported:

    • Visa
    • MasterCard
    • Maestro
    • Visa Debit
    • MasterCard Debit
    • Solo
    • American Express
    • Visa Electron (UKE)
    • Visa Purchasing
    • Diners Club International
    • JCB
    • Laser



    Full 3D-Secure Support
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    • Also known as “Verified by Visa” or “MasterCard SecureCode”, 3D-Secure adds an extra layer of security to the acceptance of card details over the internet. The online equivalent to “Chip and Pin”, it is anticipated that the majority of cards will eventually make use of this technology.



    Surcharges/Discounts Support
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    In collaboration with another of our modules, the Ceon Payment Surcharges/Discounts Order Total module:

    • each Card Type can have an individual surcharge or discount rate specified which applies to all Order Values, or
    • each Card Type can even have a full range of surcharge/discount rates specified, so that differing Order Value ranges result in differing surcharge/discount rates being applied!


    • The rates for individual cards can even be different according to the country the billing address is in and/or the currency being used!
    • This all means that store owners can pass the cost of accepting certain card types onto their customers, or offer their customers discounts for using particular card types.
    • The Payment Surcharges/Discounts module can be downloaded free from the Ceon website and is simple to use/integrate with stores!

    Visual Feedback of JavaScript Validation
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    • In order to catch any problems with card details entered by the customer as quickly and easily as possible, this module will not only alert the customer to any incorrect information when they attempt to submit the form, it will actually highlight the form fields which require their attention.
    • This helps to minimise the number customers getting frustrated and leaving at the last hurdle!



    Icons for each Type of Credit/Debit Card Accepted
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    • If this option is enabled in the admin, icons are displayed for each credit/debit card accepted.
    • This looks very professional for the store!



    Cards Accepted Sidebox
    ----------------------

    • A “Cards Accepted” sidebox also comes with the module, allowing the dynamic display of icons for each type of credit/debit card accepted by the store.
    • This lets customers know what card types are accepted even before they've reached the checkout stage.
    • The display of the “Secured by Cardsave” logo gives further confidence to the customer that they are using a professional website with a reliable payment gateway.



    Retains entered Card Details right throughout the checkout process
    ------------------------------------------------------------------

    • If the customer returns to the payment page (for example, to change their shipping address, or if they realise at the confirmation stage of the checkout procedure that they have entered some incorrect information), the card details they entered previously will be automatically restored!
    • This prevents any frustration with customers having to re-enter their details, something which unfortunately has to happen with most other payment modules.
    • In turn this feature helps to prevent customers leaving at the last hurdle!
    • An option is available to specify whether the details to be stored temporarily in the session should include the “sensitive” card details (Card Number and Card CV2 Number). If this option is enabled, these sensitive details are encrypted in the session using a Blowfish algorithm, to protect the confidentiality of the details as best as possible.



    Automatically selects itself as the current payment method when customer uses any field
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    • Whenever the customer uses any of the Ceon Cardsave Direct fields on the checkout payment page, the software automatically selects itself as the current payment method, saving customers time and frustration when they forget to select the payment method they are using.



    Support for a Single Merchant Account Currency or Multiple Merchant Account Currencies
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    • Each currency in which the store wants to accept payment requires a separate merchant account for the respective currency. This payment module supports the sending of payment information to Cardsave in any number of currencies, according to the settings specified in the Module's AdminConfiguration.



    Test Cases can be used to try out Card ScenariosEasy Testing with Cardsave's Test Cases
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    • Ceon Cardsave Direct allows its operation and configuration to be tested by using the store's Test Gateway Account(s) and various Test Cases.
    • These Test Cases allow various card scenarios to be tried out, to check that the store performs appropriately in all situations.
    • Once the configuration of the module and its integration with the Cardsave payment gateway has been confirmed as working, the module can be switched to use the store's Production Gateway Account(s) with the click of
    • a radio button!



    Payment form can handle the following card details
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    • Card Holder's Name
    • Card Type
    • Card Number
    • Expiry Date
    • CV2 Number
    • Start Date (Maestro/Solo/American Express Only)
    • Issue Number (Maestro/Solo Only)



    Dynamic Start Date and Issue Number support
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    • Certain cards (Maestro/Solo/American Express) may need a Start Date to be supplied for authorisation to take place, while certain cards (Maestro/Solo) may also need an Issue Number to be supplied.
    • Ceon Cardsave Direct dynamically displays the necessary form gadgets to capture this information from the user, based on the card types enabled in the admin.



    Support for cards without a CV2 Number
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    • A small minority of cards have no CV2 number. If a customer has filled in all card details except for the CV2 number, they can be given the option to indicate that their card has no CV2 number.
    • This is totally automatic. The module can detect if a customer is trying to use a card without a CV2 number and, if the card type can sometimes have no CV2 number, will ask them to confirm that there is no CV2 number on their
    • card. Otherwise they will be asked to correct their oversight.
    • This is necessary for Laser cards as many of them tend not to have CV2 numbers.



    Automatic IFrame Creation
    -------------------------

    • The module has intelligent browser capability detection routines built in to maximise the customer's checkout experience when 3D-Secure authorisation is required.
    • They are given full instructions/information on what is happening, why it is happening and what they can/should do next, all of which differs depending on whether or not their browser supports IFrames and/or JavaScript.



    Storage and Display of Completed Transaction Information
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    • The Transaction Information for any order processed using Ceon Cardsave Direct is available directly for viewing on the Order Details page for that order in the Zen Cart Admin.



    Ability to disable Autocomplete
    -------------------------------

    • Some browsers store credit/debit card numbers and/or CV2 numbers entered in the form fields and then automatically insert them in the form fields when a user returns to a website.
    • This can be quite disconcerting to customers, so the option to have this browser feature disabled is offered (and set by default) by Ceon Cardsave Direct.



    Start/Expiry Date Format Specification
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    • The format of the text to be used for the Start/Expiry Date selection gadgets can be specified in the module's configuration.



    Debugging Output Mode
    ---------------------

    • Sometimes there can be problems sending information to and/or receiving information from Cardsave. The debugging output modes give the ability to see what information was sent and received, so any problems can be identified and fixed quickly and easily.
    • There is a “Visual Debugging” option, to display debugging information onscreen at critical points of the checkout process.
    • There is also a “Debugging to File” option, to silently log all information, including extended “back end” debugging information, to a file created specially for the current user session.
    • There is also the option to use a combination of both visual and file-based debugging, for instant onscreen output of the most useful information, with the full, extended information available in a file.
    • Most stores should never need this functionality though and it is subsequently disabled by default.



    More information and screenshots can be found at the distribution's website

    The software can be downloaded from the above website.

    It has also been submitted to the downloads area and should be available there soon.


    Enjoy!

    All the best..

    Conor
    ceon

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    Default Re: Ceon Cardsave Direct

    Hi Conor

    Please give us your take on the following - if it is indeed relevant to what you are saying about Cardsave...

    http://www.ukbusinessforums.co.uk/fo...ad.php?t=25786
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    Default Re: Ceon Cardsave Direct

    Hi,

    Quote Originally Posted by schoolboy View Post
    Please give us your take on the following - if it is indeed relevant to what you are saying about Cardsave...
    I'm not really sure what to say. I don't know the exact terms and conditions of the merchant account Cardsave offer with Streamline, but as we have a Streamline account ourselves and have always been happy with them, I naturally would be inclined to recommend Streamline.

    I must admit I've never read the terms and conditions myself, and have never heard of a cancellation fee before.

    If there is one that would be disappointing, but we've no plans to leave them as the service has been great.

    I'm sure that's not the most insightful post ever but I suppose the main thing to say is "always check any contract you are signing".. prudence is best for any company of course.

    All the best..

    Conor
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    Default Re: Ceon Cardsave Direct

    On re-reading that UK Business Forums post, it seems that the writer is referring to a broader range of services offered by Cardsave, as he mentions shipping and some "equipment" he has to send back to them.

    A payment gateway requires no "equipment" so I imagine that as online payment service they offer is entirely virtual, there are unlikely to be problems... at their end, the "gateway" is probably a "bridge" into Streamline anyway.
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    Default Re: Ceon Cardsave Direct

    Hi,

    Oh, I thought you were specifically talking about the merchant services. Streamline can provide a card reader, for use in the physical store, I'd imagine that's what that particular person was talking about not working properly.

    Cardsave's actual gateway is great.. they use the Iridium gateway and I haven't heard from a single person having problems with Iridium since we released our Iridium module for Zen Cart back in Feb 2008.

    When I get the time I'll update the Iridium module with the masses of new code present in this new Ceon Cardsave Direct module.

    Hope that is a bit more informative!

    All the best...

    Conor
    ceon

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    Idea or Suggestion Ceon Cardsave Direct v1.2.0 Released!

    Hi,

    It gives me great pleasure to announce a new version of this module.

    All users should upgrade!


    Here's the list of changes from the Revision History:

    [ADDED] Extra field added to database table to record current stage of any transaction/attempt.

    [REMOVED] Support for Solo cards removed as Solo cards have been discontinued.

    [UPDATED] Module updated to use new version of Ceon Payments Surcharges/Discounts module. Version 3.0.1+ of Ceon Payments Surcharges/Discounts is now required for the Surcharges/Discounts functionality to work.

    [UPDATED] CSS IDs, and IDs of form gadgets built by the module, changed to use dashes instead of underscores. Any CSS styles being used to style any of the modules output should be adjusted appropriately in the store's stylesheet(s).

    [UPDATED] Method of automatically selecting Ceon Cardsave Direct as the current payment option whenever a customer uses any of its fields updated to use custom JavaScript function. Avoids problem of selection function being missing, which often occurs when using a third party module like FEC is being used. Also means this functionality now works in versions of Zen Cart before 1.3.8a.

    [UPDATED] Admin checks updated to cope with a missing/empty class variable (as can happen with a Joomla Zen Cart integration).

    [UPDATED] Checks for missing admin files improved with smarter logic and more informative error messages.

    [UPDATED] Debug output further improved to record/output a bit more information.

    [UPDATED] Increased the uniqueness of the Blowfish key that is automatically generated when the module is installed.

    [BUGFIX] Card type lookup check was failing if the store's default currency didn't have a matching Cardsave gateway account.

    [BUGFIX] Language define for Laser card's cards accepted sidebox title was missing.

    [BUGFIX] Broken logic in test to display icon in the cards accepted sidebox for Visa Purchasing cards if Visa cards aren't enabled has been fixed.

    [BUGFIX] Different versions of PHP had different formats for their var_dump output, which meant that sensitive card details weren't being masked in the file debug output whenever older versions of PHP were being used. Code updated to mask output properly regardless of what format the var_dump output is in.

    [ADDED] Automated upgrade code added, to upgrade the database table to the current version, to update a configuration setting and to remove obsolete configuration settings.

    [ADDED] FAQ about how to configure Ultimate SEO URLs to work with the module added to the documentation.

    [BUGFIX] Documentation updated so that the dynamic functionality works when the documentation is being accessed from a local disk using Google Chrome.

    The update is available in the Zen Cart downloads area.

    Enjoy!


    All the best...

    Conor
    ceon
    Last edited by swguy; 10 Jun 2011 at 10:48 AM.

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    Idea or Suggestion Ceon Cardsave Direct v1.4.2 Released!

    Hi,

    It gives me great pleasure to announce a new version of this module.

    All users should upgrade!


    Here's the list of changes from the Revision History:

    9th November 2012 - 1.4.2

    [BUGFIX] The gateway transaction points used weren't being recorded due to a bug in the new code library. Library code fixed and updated.

    [BUGFIX] The zone status check was running in the admin, whereas it should only run in the catalog, as the data to check against is only available when checking out.


    2nd October 2012 - 1.4.1

    [BUGFIX] Transaction type comparison code in admin panel was still using old library code, causing it to fail.

    [BUGFIX] The code to display an icon for Laser cards was using an incorrect variable name, causing a PHP warning and the icon to never be displayed.

    [BUGFIX] Typos in configuration option titles and descriptions fixed. Auto-upgrade software updated to make these corrections to existing installations.


    1st October 2012 - 1.4.0

    [ADDED] Support for many more currencies added, through use of new code library.

    [ADDED] Support for Zen Cart 1.5.1's new DIR_FS_LOGS define added. The debugging functionality will now try to use the value for this define if it exists, saving the debug logs into the directory specified in the define (if the directory exists and is writeable), falling back to using the value for the SQL cache directory, which all previous versions used.

    [UPDATED] Contrary to information provided in previous version, module was not actually compatible with PHP 5.4. New code library for connecting to Cardsave's servers implemented for full PHP 5.4 compatibility.

    [BUGFIX] Wrong variable key name was being used for CV2 code in test cases data arrays.


    16th July 2012 - 1.2.1

    [ADDED] The information displayed about a card's CV2 number has been updated to take into account the difference between American Express cards and all other card types. Ceon Cardsave Direct will now display different error messages according to whether or not the card type selected is an American Express card. If no card type is yet selected then the information displayed will also now take into account whether or not American Express cards are an option, so that the information being displayed to the user more accurately describes the options open to them when they have to enter a CV2 number (Unique Card Code in American Express' terms).

    [ADDED] New stylesheet added to allow much quicker/easier installation of the software, providing default styles in one central place.

    [UPDATED] Sensitive card details were being cleared from the session unnecessarily when a store uses a shared SSL certificate with a subdirectory path.

    [UPDATED] Documentation updated to let the reader know that the software is fully compatible with Zen Cart 1.5.x.

    [UPDATED] All files updated to comply with Ceon Coding Guidelines (http://dev.ceon.net/software/coding-guidelines).

    [UPDATED] Installation instructions updated to use a single step when detailing the styling of the module's output using CSS styles. Since default styles are now provided using the new stylesheet for the module, only a single step describing the changing of these styles is necessary, instead of multiple steps detailing how to add the styles for the various aspects of the software's output.

    [REMOVED] Information and snippets for Zen Cart 1.2.x and Zen Cart 1.3.0 - 1.3.2 removed from distribution as only Zen Cart versions 1.3.9h and 1.5.x are secure enough to be used. Stores using older Zen Cart versions should upgrade their version of Zen Cart.



    The update is available for download now on the Ceon site and has been submitted to the Zen Cart downloads area.

    Enjoy!


    All the best...

    Conor
    ceon
    Last edited by conor; 9 Nov 2012 at 06:45 PM.

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    Default Re: Ceon Cardsave Direct v1.4.2 Released!

    I regret to advise you that Conor has unexpectedly passed away. Please see http://www.zen-cart.com/showthread.php?202939
    Of course, do post your message as others may be able to help you with this module.
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