Chapter 17

Creating a Mobile Shopping Cart

In This Chapter

arrow Analyzing your shopping cart needs

arrow Handling payments, taxes, and shipping

arrow Understanding SSL certificates

arrow Understanding online e-commerce services

arrow Using a server-side shopping cart application

Selling products and services on the Internet has become a multibillion-dollar industry. The number of users buying products on the Internet with their mobile devices is rising daily and may soon bypass the number of users making purchases from standard desktop computers and notebooks. The web applications that provide the interface for Internet shopping, or e-commerce, are called shopping carts.

If you've purchased anything on the Internet, you most likely used a shopping cart. In fact, some of largest, most successful companies in the world, such as Amazon and eBay, are, in essence, giant shopping carts. And these huge shopping carts all have mobile versions.

Designing a shopping cart specifically for handhelds — because of screen size ...

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