Too many liability issues. Cool idea, but too difficult to execute correctly. eBay takes bank account info, social security #, etc.... from its users to ensure they get payment and their users dont get screwed. Too risky for IPS to enable their users (the board owners) to collect this information. It also puts board owners with a potential huge liability on their shoulders if one of their members is ripping people off. It would be their merchant account that would be on the line. It is a cool idea in theory, unfortunately its just not practical with the way credit cards are processed in this day and age.
This has been suggestion at least a dozen times. This would be a valuable feature some members would use. Seems as though the security issues and risk of fraud might outweigh the benefits (at least for IPS to do it on their own). If someone was able to artificially give themselves points, IPS could be on the hook for a lot of money and a lot of angry users.
Any updates on a super currency/token/credit system? Would this be possible through the "hooks" mentioned? I have seen various posts clamoring for this, not sure if it is in the works or not. Rest of the updates look great!
I have a similar problem as OP. Has anyone found a solution for this? Has anyone actually integrated a complex 3rd party cart with IPB (zencart/magento etc...)? I am curious to see if anyone has done this, what the issues were, and how it is functioning now.