We have just completed a rebuild of the aboto.com.au web site which now includes online courses.
Apart from a facelift the new Aboto site has an online payment facility in order to allow users to access their online training courses.
Currently there are two online courses that can be purchased:
From a development perspective this site is built with WordPress and Woocommerce installed with two extra Woocommerce plugins one to provide pdf invoices and one to enable the gateway to eWay.
The gateway experience was really interesting in that we planned to use both PayPal and eWay to provide credit card payments. The identification authentication now required by the Australian Government mean that it is not as simple as it once was to set up a new account. The client with our assistance found eWay support immensely more helpful in working through these issues. The eWay account was up and running about a fortnight before the PayPal issues were resolved and the payment flow is simpler and cleaner with the eWay gateway.
It is also worth noting that previously eWay only had payment plans that include an annual fee. This was problematic for clients where initially their online sales were small but with the prospect of building them over time. Now there is an eWay plan that has no ongoing fees and there is just a fee per transaction. This is great for clients where they are just starting out with online sales.
In this case the courses themselves were developed by others and not part of our project.