Setting Up Online Credit Card Processing – Even The Blue Pill Didn’t Work!

One of our goals in designing and building
is to have the operational functionality to accurately process large volumes of transactions in a timely manner. That’s a baseline performance indicator for us. With that in place, we can focus on giving our subscribers a secure, confidence instilling and always delightful user experience.

We chose to use a hosted, online service from Netsuite for our administrative, accounting and subscriber communications. One of the questions we didn’t know to ask when we embarked down this path, was “How Will Your Credit Card Processing Be Affected?”.

We were fortunate to have a fabulous support partner Aminian Business Services who helped us get up to speed with lots of extra coaching and training. We’re loving our upgraded capacity for unlimited subscription fulfillment.

Unfortunately, we found out that our credit card processor, was not supported by our new business web host. We had to set up an account with CyberSource

The promise of fulfilling millions of subscriber expectations, processing the corresponding financial transactions, reconciling the bank and credit card statements was our Holy Grail.

We’re not there yet. Apparently there’s a breakdown somewhere. Our CyberSource account refuses to let me log in, insisting I’m tagged for “Test Mode”.

Logging in, filling in the necessary boxes and clicking the “Go Live” button apparently isn’t enough to “Go Live”. I get routed right back to the beginning of my own personal Matrix -Black Cat -Kafkaesque “Go Live” page.

I’ve done it so many times expecting the“blue pill” or at the very least, a different result, that I finally reached out for online tech support. The Matrix experience about this whole affair is that I actually processed three credit card batches earlier this month, and they showed up on my bank statement.

Tech support hasn’t solved this riddle – yet. I’m expecting a FedEx package with a ringing cell phone any moment now.  I’m confident by next week we’ll be on our way and one more process will be automated. That’s progress. I’ll call it a win – even if it lacked ease in setting up.

Maybe I’m about to be delivered. CyberSource just announced they’re buying I loved using I’d like to be able to say the same thing about CyberSource

You’d think somebody would have already created a checklist for this. “The Top 10 Mistakes To Avoid When Setting Up Online Credit Card Processing”

Welcome to Driving With Slippers

Welcome to Driving With Slippers – How I Turned A Great Idea Into A Financial Juggernaut In Only 30 Short Years.

We’ve all had great ideas that were never realized. Often it seems we find that over time, what seemed like a good idea, has lost it’s power to captivate, motivate or transform us.

We had a Really Great Idea. Our idea is to live in a world where everyone plays a game. We’ve invented a game all about Optimal Health. It’s a really simple game and anyone can play. It’s called the “Is It Healthy?” Game.

The basic concept is: How Many – How Much and How Fast can we expand our capacity to create, experience, share and enjoy Optimal Health? Let’s face it. If we’re not in a state of health, we’re in decline.

The Context Is Decisive. By context, I mean a space for something to occur in, show up.

We’re nearing a tipping point where health and thriving overtake scarcity and survival. Playing “The Is It Healthy? Game” is a powerful global context for love, power and accomplishment.

If such a world existed where optimal health was the decisive context, it would reason that the what ignited the spark that led to a context for health was conversations.

For conversations to be powerful enough to inspire and transform, they must be woven into the fabric of our relationships.

We invented a place to play the game. It’s called If you go there right now, you’ll see the beginnings of that financial juggernaut I talked about.

Driving With Slippers is where I’m documenting the development of the Policies, Procedures and Processes we’re creating to facilitate playing a global health game at

Imagine for just a moment, all the ways you could measure Optimal Health. What kind of choices will you be making? What will others hear when you speak your declarations and commitments? By doing so, you grant others permission to do the same. That’s real power.

In this space I’ll be distinguishing the measures, choices, resources and declarations that are the back story to how we reinvented Nutrition News and introduced the “The Is It Healthy? Game” to the world.

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This is the first in what I expect to be a long and compelling series of posts sharing the resources, coaching, tools, tips and techniques we’re developing to make “about Nutriton”, the world’s top rated health and nutrition authority site.

Each issue of <em><strong>Nutrition News</strong></em> represents over 20,000 Hours Of Researching, Writing, Editing, Proofing.

■    Tens Of Thousands Of Research Articles, Journals,
Subscriptions and Books Read and Reviewed.

■    31 Years of Perfecting the Art of Powerful Communication

■    375 Unique Topical Issues

■    4500 Pages Of Compelling Health Content

■    26 Million Paid Copies Distributed by Loyal <em><strong>Nutrition News</strong></em>  Distribution Partners.

We’ve achieved some very gratifying milestones in the domain of health and nutrition publishing. Being well paid to share what we love doing – expanding the capacity for your optimal health, has always topped our list.

This is our declaration that we’re up to transforming the <em>world’s</em> capacity to experience optimal health.

One of the keys to doing that, is to share the most compelling, high impact health information with the largest potential audience for that information. That audience is in cyberspace.

Other than using email and browsing, we have no particular technical ability. However,
we’ve attracted a highly skilled and amazingly generous group of advisors who are guiding us to attract the largest possible audience in the shortest amount of time.

So this post will serve us as the first frame of a documentary of sorts. It will show how we became the world’s foremost health and nutrition authority site. I’ll be sharing some of these secrets with you, along with the results they produce in  expanding our capacity for optimal health.

We’re at post number 1. No links, no widgets, no plug-ins. No Traffic.

We did get a new header. It was nothing like I thought it would be, and that’s probably a good thing. It was an unexpected but delightful surprise.

The next step is to practice posting some content. We’re going to have a web session with Bill Wardell, to practice posting articles based on some of our newsletters in WordPress. Will also write our “About” page first version to post.

Have no clue how to get the WordPress widgets. Already deactivated all plugins. What’s next?