WiscWeb - WordPress UW Theme - Options for e-Commerce Transactions

This document will discuss options and process for having an e-commerce site created to complement your WiscWeb site.

Conference/Event Registration Services Through the Pyle Center

The Pyle Center offers the following enrollment and payment options through their Registration Services website.

Their website offers more detailed information on the offerings and contact info for how to get started.

CashNet Storefront Through Business Services

Cashnet/Transact is the PCI compliance check-out service provider for credit card payments used for e-commerce business with a merchant account connection (merchant ID). This can be used for new or existing merchant accounts.

Related Policy: Credit Card Merchant Services and Payment Card Industry (PCI) Compliance (opens in the same tab).

Step 1: Review Campus Transaction Types

There are two options for facilitating payments. Both transaction types are handled in a tool known as CashNet, which allows for credit card payments on a secure server. We suggest working with DoIT's Web and Mobile Solutions team (WaMS) to determine a hosting location.

The two transaction options are outlined below (information taken directly from Business Services):

(1) With a Shopping Cart A shopping cart storefront is usually a very complex site. But in general the point of commonality is the shopping cart page. No matter how large the site is everything ends up on the shopping cart page. This page is interfaced to the CashNet pages in the same way as a shopping cart site. All information about shipping, tax, rebates, etc is collected on the shopping cart page and stored in a local database. The amount is then sent to CashNet and the customer continues as in the other setups.

(2) Without a Shopping Cart A simple storefront will be one page long and contain all the items that are for sale. The user indicates which items they wish to purchase, fills out their customer information and submits the form. The rest of the process works like the simple registration. 

Step 2: Connect with Business Services Regarding  CashNet Account


Once you’ve decided which transaction type you want, you will need to connect with the Accounting group at Business Services to discuss your CashNet account. They can review the options for setup with you, as well as answer any questions you have about how payment will/could work.

Important Considerations

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Step 3: Connect with DoIT’s Web and Mobile Solutions (WaMS) Team


When your CashNet account is ready, you can reach out to DoIT’s Web and Mobile Solutions team to discuss how you would like your storefront to appear on a website. They will be able to build this content for you and tie it in to your CashNet account for payment transactions.

Important Considerations

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**Please address your email to Eric Simons and Dave Conner