I have a need for a Joomla 1.5 Website to be able create an Order for an online purchase using the Orbital (Chase Paymentech) Gateway. I am thinking that using Virtuemart is the right way to go for the shopping cart, but in THIS case, each item will be a slightly different dollar amount, which is determined by the site visitor involking a calculatino module before the purchase
The idea is this:
A site visitor uses an inquiry form on the site to access a web-based calculator which determines the cost of the specific service he needs. That information in placed into the Shopping cart database as a purchase order, with a few other fixed costs added. The purchase order is saved using some kind of shopping cart system so it can be displayed and retained within the site DB. The Joomla site then prepares that Purchase Order to be paid for and processed.
If the user chooses to proceed, this purchase order is then processed using the Orbital (Chase) gateway system, with payment rendered by the user while online. Upon success (or failure) the proper messages are retrieved and processed by the website.
Regardless of success or failure, the system should prepare and send an email to the user, and to the site administrator - upon success, a success message; upon failure, a failure message.