Active Merchant is an extraction from the ecommerce system Shopify. Shopify's requirements for a simple and unified API to access dozens of different payment gateways with very different internal APIs was the chief principle in designing the library.

It was developed for usage in Ruby on Rails web applications and integrates seamlessly as a Rails plugin, but it also works excellently as a stand alone Ruby library.

Active Merchant has been in production use since June 2006 and is now used in most modern Ruby applications which deal with financial transactions. It is maintained by the Shopify and Spreedly teams, with much help from an ever-growing set of contributors.

See GettingStarted.md if you want to learn more about using Active Merchant in your applications.

If you'd like to contribute to Active Merchant, please start with our contribution guide.

Code Quality Rank: L4
Monthly Downloads: 142,805
Programming language: Ruby
License: MIT License

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