I can configure authorize.net to work on site easy enough. but client wants to ensure that orders can be downloaded into quickbooks account. understandably.
client already has QB merchant account. I looked to see if QBMS can also process the cc’s inplace of an authorize.net etc.
I contacted Quickbooks today and they told me the easiest way to accomplish what we need. And in a nutshell be:
have a merchants account with QB
Add a QB account to the merchants account -
Add ecommerce to your merchant account- $extra 9.95 a month. (what this does is actually replace the need for an authorize.net account and QB will be the gateway and process your CC’s.
This is great because everything is essentially QB and then I the developer would use what is called a SDK (developers kit) which is made available and I would be able to apply for the access to obtain the necessary info to add to the eStore in order to process the orders online.
i’ve seen the thread on this forum that addresses how to configure QBMS with cs-cart, so I know that is possible, question is, will i be able to easily download orders to Qb since im using nothing but QB? is it as simple as just downloading from QBMS to the Qb account?
does anyone know that part of it? how the orders get into the accounting part of QB? so client can do taxes etc.
Obtaining the Quickbooks merchant service account does nothing more than allowing you to process credit cards through their gateway, either thru your online store (replacing authorizenet for example), or manually from within Quickbooks (as in charging a customers card while taking a phone order). The Quickbooks merchant account will do absolutely nothing to help you get your online orders into Quickbooks, that is a whole different ballgame!
There are really only two professional level players regarding the integration of your online store with Quickbooks as in getting these orders into Qbooks, the synching of inventory, payment methods, handling of taxes, etc. etc. They are both good & each have their strengthes & weaknesses, you will need to check them both out closely & decide which is best for you:
In trying to figure out if I need the advanced edition or not, the client is in a situation where she likes to do everything from Quickbooks standpoint, including managing the inventory. For the advanced edition it appears CS-Cart does not support:
Inventory updates from QB to online store
Publish new products from QB to online store
so is this true? because as said client, for some reason wants to be able to do it all from quickbooks. I mentioned that inventory is handled well by the store and QB shouldnt need to mess with that stuff, and that it will get all the accounting info it need via T-Hub. But it appears to be a comfort/familiar thing with her.
Now reason I ask is because on the T-hub site when you click on the cs-cart link, it brings you to a cs-cart info page and at the very bottom it says:
Update Inventory Stock from QuickBooks to CS-Cart
T-HUB will update any changes in quantity information from QuickBooks to ShopSite automatically. Product must already exist on website.
So I guess the question is can inventory be managed from QB with T-hub advanced?
And secondly do alot of people do this with QB? or should people just use the cart like im thinking?
[QUOTE]so is this true? because as said client, for some reason wants to be able to do it all from quickbooks. I mentioned that inventory is handled well by the store and QB shouldnt need to mess with that stuff, and that it will get all the accounting info it need via T-Hub. But it appears to be a comfort/familiar thing with her.[/QUOTE]
It is because she is extremely intelligent & understands that it is best to handle this from the foundation of her business, which is her business accounting / inventory control system!
Regarding your other questions, these are most directly related to the specifics of the T-Hub product capability specifically related to the level of integration they offer with CS-Cart.
You will be wise to get clear answers for these specific questions directly from the Atandra technical support staff! I also highly recommend that your client downloads & fully tests this integration program as they are quite complex (as well as costly)!