This plugin will enable many new and existing NopCommerce online store owners to accept payments in MintChip. MintChip payment will provide a fast payment without the hassle like entering financial information and extra fees charged by financial institutions. The end result will give potential buyers a quick and simple buying experience. Many potential sales got turned away because of customers have to find their credit card information and then got annoyed.
By enabling such a popular e-commerce solution like NopCommerce to accept MintChip payment as the pilot release, my vision to promote our Canadian MintChip electronic currency in a widespread scale. Moreover, there is also plans to extend it to other popular online stores like Magento and osCommerce. Did I mention the plugin will be open source? Yes, it will be release with an open source license later this year.
A demo website is provided. Like many online stores, there is a front-end and a back-end. The front-end can be demonstrated interactively by simply creating an account there and make purchase by choosing the "Royal Canadian MintChip" payment option. I would suggest purchasing "Best Grilling Recipes" book, Link. It costs $0.01. The back-end is currently only accessible by an administrator account. It is to ensure the basic functionality for demonstration is preserved. However, there is a video showing the ideas. Screenshots are also provided.
Please note that the NopCommerce website is not part of the contest submission. It is only used to run the MintChip plugin.
[NopCommerce Background From Wikipedia]
NopCommerce is an open source e-commerce solution that is ASP.NET 4.0 based with a MS SQL 2005 (or higher) backend database. It is available under the NopCommerce Public License V2 and officially launched in October 2008 for small to medium-sized businesses.
NopCommerce is a secure, scalable and extendable e-commerce platform. It has administration tools to manage a storefront, customers, wish lists, discounts, and coupons. It also has flexible tax support and multi-lingual support, as well as support for the most popular gateways: Authorize.net, PayPal, Google Checkout, 2Checkout, and more. nopCommerce also runs in Medium Trust.
NopCommerce was a finalist in the 2010 and 2011 Packt Open Source E-Commerce Award.
NopCommerce is in top 5 most downloaded applications provided by Microsoft Web Platform Installer. It's also the 16th most downloaded application from Codeplex.