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:
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: