eCommerce

eCommerce

AIS, through eCommerce Services, has centralized the payment processing technology necessary for a secure, stable eCommerce environment at Penn State. These services, which include ePay, PSU Pay, PSU Checkout, and eStore Hosting, provide a fast, cost-effective approach for departments adding eCommerce capabilities to their Web applications and business processes.

With more than 100 locations—at University Park and Commonwealth campus locations—using the service, Penn State’s eCommerce securely processes thousands of transactions daily.

If you have already obtained access, you may login to the eCommerce Control Center.


Available Services

  • eCommerce Control Center is a Web-based service that allows secure manual processing of credits cards for walk in, Point of Sale (POS), or Mail Order/Telephone Order (MOTO) transactions. Users can also view order history and order details, refund existing orders, and browse reports.
  • PSU PAY is a service used for interfacing with administrative applications to provide payment for services. This service is targeted to help high volume internet sales or complex order fulfillment. The customer begins on the host site and then is ‘sent’ to PSU PAY for secure payment. After payment the customer is returned to the host site. This service requires programming resources and familiarity with a high level language.
  • PSU CHECKOUT is a service used for enabling Web sites to process payments for goods and services. The AIS hosted ‘Checkout’ page provides a solution for low volume sales and requires minimal programming resources. The customer begins on the department hosted registration site and then is directed to PSU Checkout for payment. Requires knowledge of HTML.
  • eStore Hosting provides the basic tools and support you need to build, manage, and deploy an eCommerce store. It provides a customer-friendly shopping cart and check out page, customizable help, FAQ, and order confirmation messages; a product catalog to manage, price, and organize your items; order management to process, track and confirm order status; and it is integrated to the Penn State eCommerce system for secured online credit card payment processing. No need to worry about purchasing and maintaining your own hardware and software, as AIS maintains the hardware and software necessary to operate your online store. An AIS eCommerce consultant is available to guide you through the process of creating your own online store: Penn State eStores.

Obtaining Access

Please note that access to the secured eCommerce pages on this Web site are restricted to faculty and staff. Wage payroll employees and students do not have access to the secured pages.

If you need to request or update your access to eCommerce services, please contact eCommerce@psu.edu or Aaron Hofelt at (814) 865-2726.