Times have changed over the last 15 years in which many consumers are living paycheck to paycheck and make debit card purchases before their automatic deposits are made. When processing a card using auth capture, many of the purchases were declined due to insufficient funds. Its was time to change the payment flow in which cards are now charged when the order ships. This brings the project inline with standard consumer expectations of how the big box stores operate.
Creating a smooth shopping experience is not that hard. The hardest part of the engineering and design is overcoming shipping quotes and payment procesing. Providing a shipping quote that is acceptable to the customer in which the sum of the two is competitive with other stores will make or break your sales. If the customer accepts the total sum, then they will make payment. Our analytics indicate that the majority of customers are not able to enter their card information because swiping a card is much easier. Our concept is to let the customer do the best they can and we will fix it on the backend.
Born in Southern California, and then moved to the suburbs of Huntington Beach in 1968. He has worked across many states from the Mississippi River to Hawaii as a Fiber Optic and RF or Radio contractor and landed back home in Huntington Beach.
He wrote his first program at age 10 in junior high school, using paper, pencil and yellow paper tape to store it on. Took computer class in High School, only to swap it out for surfing class. He got back into programming after working for Xerox Corporation in the 80's and had the chance to work for Microsoft in 1990 but turned it down. Co-wrote and developed Page Ability in 1995, a program that generates text messages for pagers. Kirker started writing web apps in 2003, with ASP.net Classic, migrated to PHP for 5 years, and then back to ASP.Net. He writes in VB, C# and also knows C++ as well.
At the same time at age 10, his father dragged him out to the garage and taught him how to build car engines, weld, fabricate and paint customized cars. He became a tech gearhead and feel in love with cars and creating things. He likes Porsche 911's and the Subaru WRX but drives a Ford Focus. The Subaru WRX is next on the list and hopefully with the new FJ engine and twin scroll turbo with direct injection on either E20 or E80 fuel.
On the side he likes bowling and works hard to improve his skills and knowledge of the sport. Registered as a USBC Level 1 coach for teaching youth bowlers and carries a successful background check.
He calls himself an Urban Pioneer which is a Rural Pioneer that lives in the suburbs, and lives the Urban Pioneer life. Urban Pioneer is one that doesn't buy things made of plastic because of hyper-obsolescent as one example. Considering creating a subscription (pay-wall) website to teach others the Urban Pioneer way of life after this is completed.
If your the technical guy or gal and you want to learn more about how the program was written and how it's designed, then click here.
Project Indigo comes in different flavors to suite your current needs. We have a new personal edition for those that just need basic features without shopping.