|How does the online
purchasing option function? (Version 4 and higher)
|Ban Man Pro version 4 includes
a basic option for advertisers to purchase advertising
directly from your web site. The system automatically
inserts the new advertiser into Ban Man Pro when making the
purchase. Future versions may include the option for
them to login as a user and upload their banners. For
now you must manually create a user account if you wish to
allow them to upload their banners.
The online purchasing option should only be used if
your web site uses an SSL certificate and supports
the HTTPS protocol. This is necessary because
advertisers will submit their credit card
information when making a purchase.
How do I implement the online
- You should begin by enabling the
option in the Ban Man Pro setup area by checking the option
"Enable Online Purchasing of Advertising:"
- Next, setup the quantity,
type, and price for the advertising you will accept.
To do this you must modify the file called onlinepurchasing.asp.
You will find this file in the folder where you installed Ban
Man Pro. Modify this file in an HTML editor such as
FrontPage. Modify the drop-down menu called: AdvertisingType
Specify all the different options you will accept.
Each option MUST post the following information for the value:
Acceptable values for type are:
option for advertising that expires based on quantity
and is being charged based on thousands of
impressions. For example, "CPM,50000,$500"
would imply 50,000 impressions being sold at a cost of
$500. Pass the total quantity and the total
cost, not the cost per thousand.
option for advertising sold on a Per Click
basis. For example, "CPC,1000,$100"
would imply a purchase of 1000 clicks at a total cost
of $100. Do not pass the cost per click but
rather the total cost.
option if the advertiser is purchasing flat rate
advertising where the quantity is not limited.
In this case pass 0 for the quantity. For
example, "Flat Rate,0,$1000" could be
used for $1000 worth of flat rate advertising.
There is no limit to the number of each type of advertising
you could offer. Once you have completed the
modifications save the file back to the web folder holding Ban
- Now you should place a test
order and make sure the sale is registered. Once a sale
has been registered it can be viewed by editing the advertiser
in Ban Man Pro. A message of This advertiser has
placed X orders. View Details. is displayed right
above the company name if the advertiser has placed any online
orders. Click the View Details link to view the credit
card information. The information is displayed using the
secure protocol (HTTPS) because the credit card information is
displayed. An email is also sent to the Ban Man Pro
administrator with the information submitted by the
- Now that the system has been
tested, you are ready to link your advertising information
page of your web site to the purchase form. Create a
link pointing to onlinepurchasing.asp. ONLY use
the HTTPS protocol to link to the page so the purchasing
process is secure. For example, https://www.yourdomain.com/banmanpro/onlinepurchasing.asp.
An email is automatically sent to the Administrator of Ban
Man Pro each time a sale is made. This email
contains all information excluding the credit card data.
All credit card information is stored in the database