Nice work Roy Andre. It makes me want to buy some new T-shirts right away!
Heh, well wait until we’ve released the store and replaced with our current OsCommerce-installation. It should be up running in production within a few weeks or so.
Do you have a 100% working payment solution for Norway (and if so, what is the actual cost setting up and using BBS)?
Yes, we had the BBS payment-module tested and fully approved by the BBS-team earlier this week actually. This module is the same as finn.no uses, where the customer is being sent over to BBS’ https-site so that you dont have to think about SSL certificates and all that stuff. The module will however also support full integration with BBS so that the customers can type in creditcard-numbers directly inside the Magento-shop, however this wont be released until over the summer.
Do you plan to offer this module for sale, or will it be available as a Magento Connect module?
As we’ve spent quite an amount of time developing this module so it will be put out for sale as soon as Magento has ready the Virtual products-feature. We will also publish it on Magento Connect later this summer. The module is 100% integrated with Magento, so that when you “Invoice” an “Order” in the Magento-admin then the money will be withdrawn from the customers card, etc.
What would you say is the advantage/disadvantage of BBS verus PayPal?
With PayPal your money will be in PayPal’s account until you release the money. Also redirecting a customer to the PayPal-site often makes the shop seems a little amateurish.
With the BBS-module your customers type in their creditcard-number, exp-date and CCV-number in a fast, easy and more or less professional-looking way. Also the money will be transferred to your bank-account automatically very often. The next day if you want to.
And maybe most important; the BBS-module supports the new norwegian NetAxept-standard, which is the same as the BankAxept on almost all norwegian bank-cards. Both the BankAxept and NetAxept are norwegian standards, which go pass VISA and MasterCard so that you dont have to pay the 2-2,5% fee to VISA/MasterCard if the customer has the popular BankID-chip (which I think 1/3 of all norwegian bank-customers have today). The NetAxept-solution also withdraw the money from the customer and transfer it to your account almost immediately (meaning 1-2 days in the real world).
I am glad to see that the norwegian language locale seems to be pretty complete in your webshop (at least the frontend). Do you use the same files that are listed on the Magento Translations page (82,93% ready)? How should I proceed to get the latest available language translation?
I’m actually the responsible for the norwegian translation I have a few more translations I’ve done the last week which I havent uploaded to MagentoCommerce.com yet. I will do a few more translations this week and hopefully be able to upload a more or less 90% finished translation by the end of the weekend. Its mainly some very little used texts in the Admin-panel which isnt finished translated yet.
During checkout, estimating shipping and charges, it referes to “Noreg”. Maybe Magento can correct this to “Norge”.
Sure. The “Noreg"-thing is actually Magento’s own fault, as they though we only had one language in Norway - and that was “Nynorsk” (which prononces “Norge” “Noreg"). This has been fixed in the last update.
Glad you like the design by the way. Ii will be released very soon!