Functionalities of online shops

20-05-2011, Category E-commerce

This article is a continuation of another one on a similar subject: “How much is an online shop and how long does it take to implement it?” Every online shop has a basic group of functionalities which mark the e-commerce website out from other websites of another type. However, trading processes can be handled in different ways and a shop may perform more business functions than just taking orders. In order to decide what the e-commerce website we are developing should include, first we should know the options. Basic functionalities The core of an online shop are the product catalogue and the cart. The users browse products which are grouped in categories and add the desired ones to the cart. Next there is the transaction handling, which in its simplest form consists in the order being...