I have a potential client that wants an online registration form, and then would like the applicant to be able to pay online. So no shopping cart needed. This is my first experience with creating a site with e-commerce. I code everything by hand using HTML and CSS and have designed only small sites.
It seems that my client is in the process of selecting a vendor for a merchant account. Do all merchant accounts have a means to incorporate their 'sell button' into a website. I've read up on Paypal, and that's seems pretty easy. Just include their code in the HTML, and get the user gets sent to their site for the transaction. But I don't know if my client will choose Paypal.
Am I responsible for finding a 'gateway' to use - that also seems like something my client will be getting on their own as well.
So I'm a little lost as to the process here. My client say she has questions for me about putting the online payment on the site. Well, I have questions too. I don't know what to tell her at this point. And would like to know what is involved, so I know if I can even do it. And if I need to tell them to go only with certain Merchant accounts / gateways that provide a way to do it.
Any guidance is appreciated. I did read the articles at the beginning of this forum - did help with background about Merchant accounts, but am still unclear how it is done in the code. I know this is probably confusing, I'm confused. Thank you for any assistance, guidance, opinions, pointers in the right direction, and so on.