Hello all (particularly Sparkweb, if you happen to be around here), I'm currently developing a site using FoxyShop for Wordpress (my first foray into the world of e-commerce) and I can't seem to navigate the maze that is PCI DSS compliance...
My goal is to have a branded checkout/payment system (or at least, as much as is possible) where customers can get through the whole ordeal quickly/painlessly. I know this is nothing original... Anyways, let's say I want to go with Paypal/don't want customers to be required to signup with Paypal prior to ordering/don't want quarterly security scans, compliance paperwork, the WORRY, etc/but at the same time don't want to shoot people over to some boring Paypal page--feels a bit unprofessional in my opinion
...with these guidelines would Website Payments Pro/Standard be a good choice? (from my understanding Paypal WPP requires a bit of work on my end to be compliant). What about Payflow Link? is there a way to brand that without a bunch of yellow "Pay with Paypal!" buttons all over the place?
Secondly, I have roughly ZERO knowledge of how Authorize.net works...are people generally required to register with them before making payments through them? Would Authorize.net perhaps be a better choice for this project than Paypal's offerings?
Again, I'm using FoxyShop for Wordpress to handle this store...and it would be incredible to offer customers a checkout page where they just dial in some shipping/billing info (into a lightbox-ish iframe??) and are good to go! Anything to steer me in the right direction for payment gateways would be very very very appreciated!