Seems like an ideal way to accept small payments for small businesses and personal use. Might force the likes of Paypal and all those other assorted payment processors to come up with some more realistically priced offerings.
A module for osCommerce
Anyway, I came up with a very basic Pingit Payment Module for osCommerce. It’s at http://addons.oscommerce.com/info/8345 and is released on the basis that it is v1.0 and so is highly likely to change over the coming weeks and months.
Is super simple. Just add it as you would any payment module. Then edit it to add your mobile number and the max amount you would want to accept per order.
If the order value exceeds your “max amount” then the payment module does not show. If the payment module is available, and the buyer chooses to use it, then they are asked for their “pingit” mobile number on the checkout_confirmation page.
This number is written to the order_history and can be seen in the order details page in admin. This allows you to tie up the order to the pingit amount that you receive from that mobile number.
It’s all straightforward. It’s a very basic implementation, and you use at your own risk. If anyone who does use it needs changes, I can quote to make those changes if you cannot manage to make them on your own.