First of all, I am a complete newbie when it comes to PHP. And, I have taken this question to the PayPal Developer's Forum, but haven't gotten anywhere.
I have a site that will be selling reporting services - the user will select a specific report or reports, fill in all of the pertinent 'selection criteria' (or filters) per report, and then purchase.
Here's what I am trying to do:
1. Have the user fill out various information on a form, and press 'Add to Cart'.
2. Hold that information and not submit the info until the user checks out and purchases the item.
3. Delete the form info if the user removes the item from the cart.
My main problem has to do with how I can have the user fill in the information on my form(s), submit the data (Add to Cart) and have the ability to remove the item (and potentially add new items) without sending me an email. I only want to send the data when they have checked out. And, I would rather not have the user fill out personal info (name, company, etc.) until they get to the checkout process.
I have also purchased a third-party IPN script to handle the post-process, but am pretty clueless as to get all of this to work.
Any and all help would be greatly appreciated!