I am in the beginning stages of site design for an e-commerce site. The merchant account and the SSL will be taken care of. Part of the requirement for the merchant account is an 'SSL approved shopping cart' or something like that. This site however, is not a typical store with a bunch of products. It will sell one product and that's it - it seems like a shopping cart is an overkill. I wonder, is there a way to go around this shopping cart? All the order page will need to do is grab the quantity and the address along with the CC info and send that via a secure connection on to wherever it goes.
My understanding is that SSL shopping carts make the SSL integration simple and straight forward. How difficult is it to code in that aspect myself, given that all other pieces are in place, like the SSL certificate, merchant account, gateway, etc.
Thanks in advance!