I operate horse riding vacations in Spain. The majority of my clients come from the UK with the remainder coming from the States and then from the rest of Europe.
I currently have a system on my website through which my clients book their holiday. I would like to change this system to a more automated and professional system.
Currently a prospective client emails for availability. If we have availability they then have to go to my website and download a booking form that is a .doc file. The client then sends the completed form to me by post or email. When I have received the booking form I then telephone the client and take their debit/credit card details which I then charge using the POS terminal that I have here.
OK the current system works. However what I would like to have on my website is an online html form that the prospective client would complete once availability had been confirmed by email. This online form would include fields for the clients credit card details.
Obviously data of such a confidential nature should be passed from the client to my server over a secure connection. OK that's no problem, it's more or less set up.
The problem that I have is what happens to the data next. How do I get the html booking form downloaded from my server to my inbox securely. My server suggested PayPal but I have my own card processing machine which negates the need for PayPal, etc.
Have any of you guys set up something similar, and how did you do it.