Originally Posted by mlseim
The CC information is the last thing to get ...
And if you're using iDEAL as an AIM (Advanced Integration Method), you'll
be providing them with the CC information plus the amount (that's it).
Your database will have the invoice (items, qty, shipping, etc), plus all of
the customer's data .. name, address, shipping address, etc.
Well, the seller don't need the CC information, because after payment the seller can check the payment by the Custom Purchase ID in combination with the unique entrance code provided by iDEAL itself. The payment is not my concern in this phase of programming. That is already done and tested in a developing environment.
But still my question is, when to add the customer's data (by data I mean name, address, shipping, phone fax number and NOT the CC information) in the database, at stage 2 or at the very last stage when payment is finished? In other words, is it better to add those information after submitting the form or store the information in a temporary session and add it to the database after the whole odering is finished, to avoid non-completed payments.
See post #8 for my detailed question