I've used uShop Lite v2.0 and loved it. I'm thinking about upgrading to v3.0 (much spiffier!), but have a concern regarding order notification. I don't have a merchant account, and receive product orders via email and the online Order Reader. Is that still the case with v3.0, or do I HAVE to have a merchant account? I'm a small business owner, and prefer to just process credit card transactions myself, rather than pay the outrageous fees and percentages associated with a merchant account. But I can't find anywhere about whether the email/order reader option is still available with the new version of uShop. I don't want to drop the $200 if it doesn't work the same, know whadda mean? Thanks in advance...
Yes, you can still process orders manually, by yourself. The Order Reader of v3.0 stores all the information the customer submits via the order forms securely, which you can read and fill at your leisure. Be forewarned though, the upgrade from 2.0 to 3.0 takes a bit of time, as all the class files and cgi has to be totally replaced.
If you have further questions, go ahead and drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org and they'll get with you.