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WordPress 2.9 -Commerce by Brian Bondari

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Chapter 6. Checkout and Payment Setup

No e-commerce site is complete without a reliable way to accept payments from customers. Managing payments with the WP e-Commerce plugin is not a difficult process, but it is a process that must be tested thoroughly before opening your site to the public. After all, an online store with a broken payment system is totally worthless.

The nature of an online store inherently requires a fast and convenient method of accepting payments. For most users, this means the ability to accept credit or debit cards. Electronic checks are another option, though not all payment gateways support them.

There are other manual options available, such as allowing customers to send paper checks, but these are generally not recommended. ...

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