O'Reilly logo

PHP 5 e-commerce Development by Michael Peacock

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 1. PHP e-commerce

Welcome to building a PHP e-commerce framework! During the course of this book we are going to build a flexible e-commerce framework using PHP, which can be extended and modified for the purposes of any e-commerce site.

In this chapter, you will learn:

  • The business logic behind e-commerce
  • Why (and when) you should use your own system over an existing product
  • The benefits of a "framework"
  • About existing e-commerce sites and products

e-commerce: Who, what, where, why?

e-commerce, or electronic commerce, is the sale and purchase of goods or services through electronic means. In our case, this electronic means is the Internet. There are so many different applications of e-commerce on the Internet, including:

  • Online shops selling ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required