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Can Someone To Help Me With This Ecommerce Question?

     

msafi

7:45 am on Nov 7, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I have a service that I'm selling. There are two options available to customers. For each option, I have created a PayPal Buy Button. My website is powered by WordPress. I need a solution to capture customer input, the files that they upload, then take them to the payment page. After they make the payment successfully, I would like to store their selections and files. The easiest way to do that I think would be to send them to an email address.

Here's one way (with the limitation of my technical knowledge) I imagine this to work within the website:

Show the form within a WordPress Page.

Almost each element in the form is gonna need to be validated. (Those real-time Javascript based validations are neat. It would be nice to have that feature in the form.) The user fills out the form, indicates preferences, upload the files, and clicks submit. If everything's successful, they should be prompted to go to PayPal to make the payment. Of course, a link to the appropriate PayPal Button should be provided to them. The link is determined by the user selections on the form. Once they make the payment with PayPal successfully, their information gets sent to me by email...

Is this the easiest way to do it? Or should this be backed by a database, etc?

Thanks a lot,

[edited by: phranque at 10:47 pm (utc) on Nov. 10, 2008]