merchant server

merchant server

Also known as a "commerce server," it is a server in a network that handles online purchases and credit card transactions. The term may refer to the entire computer system or just the software that provides this service. A merchant server implements an electronic commerce protocol that ensures a secure transmission between the clients and cooperating banks. It may also include the online storefront and shopping cart infrastructure.
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-- PayWare Net 2.0 provides close integration capabilities with leading merchant server technology such as Microsoft Site Server Commerce Edition, Netscape (Enterprise Server) and Intershop.
A Merchant Server enables developers to create HTML page per fee links which can show account balances, deposits and orders.
The software is designed to work in conjunction with IBM Net.Commerce merchant server software server, although the actual catalog is created off-line on an NT server, and the data is periodically published to the commerce server.
He chose VeriFone's vPOS, a point of sale application for virtual "storefront" payment transactions, and Microsoft's Merchant Server, to allow consumers to make purchases on the Internet, using any Web browser.
Merchant servers allow businesses to take credit card orders using a secured site at the ISP's server.
Software vendors are expected to incorporate SET into browsers and merchant servers as soon as is practical.

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