About 8 months ago I “married” Magento and the Bulgarian electronic payments system ePay.bg.
Download from GitHub: ePay BG extension for Magento
Let me begin by mentioning the things that have made a good impression on me:
- The system works well and people are successfully using it to pay their utility bills, to do some online shopping and so on.
- The time needed for the ePay.bg support team to respond to my inquiries was under 5 minutes. The answers were adequate, comprehensive and written in a high style.
I would like to thank Svilen Stoyanov from http://creativeweb.bg who ordered the project and who permitted the free distribution of the product, and Saiman, on whose blog http://saiman.thefreeart.com I found details about and explanations of ePay.bg’s API.
I would have completed the module project months earlier had I not been confronted by the red tape machine (I do not know if that was ePay.bg or state-imposed legislation), but after communicating with the ePay.bg support team, it turned out that in order to use their API for testing purposes, I needed to be a registered merchant in their system, which meant I had to establish my own company.
Hmm… I got slightly confused here.
I am a developer, ain’t I?
Nevertheless, according to ePay.bg I had to register my own company, then register a store inside their system and all this just to be able to develop a module.
Hmm… I’m smelling something burning here!
Anyway, Svilen Stoyanov made available to me all the required data and a testing environment, so that I could start working.
Well, you can see the result yourself