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Offline svsanchez

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Bakery: Skip checkout if only 1 payment method is selected
« on: November 07, 2016, 10:20:36 PM »
Hello freesbee, first of all thanks for this great module.

I'm not sure how many people from less developed countries use WebsiteBaker but I'm sure I'm not the only one. Bakery is a great way to build my customers product catalogs and I would like to keep current with the latest versions of Bakery. Unfortunately I'm stuck with version 1.5.9, because from version 1.6 the option to "Skip checkout if only 1 payment method is selected" was removed.

Why is the "Skip checkout if only 1 payment method is selected" important to website owners in less-developed countries?


The problem is that e-commerce isn't well developed, so Internet users do NOT generally buy online. In my country for example (Guatemala), a lot of people buy online from sites as Amazon or Ebay, but the number of people who trust local e-shops is ridiculously low. Paypal doesn't allow merchants from the majority of developing countries to WITHDRAW their money on their local banks (too risky according to Paypal!). I for example had to make a trip to the US and open a bank account there in order to get my payments from Paypal. To make things worse, local payment processors charge big amounts even if the e-shops don't sell anything. E-commerce has been reserved for the really big companies.

Therefore, people asking to build their websites are not interested in selling their products online, they only want a way to show their products online and allow their website visitors to ask questions about them. With the option to skip checkout if only 1 payment method is selected this was very simple, as the visitor would only add the products to the cart, fill his contact info and send it to the website owner. But from version 1.6 the visitor is forced to see a "payment method" page which is confusing as he is not going to be buying anything online.

Therefore I'm asking if there is a way to skip checkout with the newer versions of bakery? Or could someone give me any suggestions on how to deal with this problem?

If not, I would like to add that feature to the bakery wishlist  :-D

Thanks again and cheers!

Offline freeSbee

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Re: Bakery: Skip checkout if only 1 payment method is selected
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2016, 08:53:26 AM »
Hi svsanchez

I see your point and it is interesting to learn about different local utilization. The direct checkout was cut out due to the new order of the checkout process that has been changed in v1.6. I am sure you can reinvent it but it implies quit a big effort.

Regards Christoph

Offline svsanchez

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Re: Bakery: Skip checkout if only 1 payment method is selected
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2016, 07:12:26 AM »
Too bad this change requires a big effort. I used to be a good coder when I was younger (Basic / Pascal / Cobol!!!!) but unfortunately PHP wasn't around 20 years ago. Hopefully I will find the time to learn PHP in the future  8-)


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Re: Bakery: Skip checkout if only 1 payment method is selected
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2016, 08:22:38 AM »
Hi svsanchez

If you have the basic understanding of programming languages it will only be a small step to PHP. Use the online PHP reference php.net or a PHP 5 tutorial like www.w3schools.com.

Regards Christoph