I'm building an ecommerce site with php and I'm trying to build an account page so users can manage their credit card info, shipping info, orders, etc...

I wanted to design my own Manage Payment options on my site and not have to redirect the user to like paypal to input their credit information or whatever. I was wondering if someone can guide me towards the direction of where I can figure out how to implement security and being able to have users input their credit information in my site but it will be stored somewhere else? Also, I would like to use my own site to have users input their own shipping information and all that.

Thank you

There are many free shopping cart packages that probably deal with what you want to do. Why start from scratch? From a customer point of view, I wouldn't want to use your credit card processing if you are doing it yourself. With PayPal, I have a reasonable level of confidence with their security. They also provide some buyer protection if things don't go well with the purchase. As a merchant, it is easy to get a PayPal account and start selling online. It isn't so easy to get a Mastercard and a Visa account through a Bank or a Credit Processor to do the same thing.

I dont want to use packages because I'm really trying to learn php on my own. And I've come a long way teaching myself. I know paypal is a secure way. I don't intend to store any of the credit information. But was just wondering how I can pass along information through paypal? Like if i have my own

<input name='fname' />
<input name='lname'>
... etc