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PHP 5 e-commerce Development by Michael Peacock

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e-commerce: What does it need to do/have?

After looking at some popular e-commerce sites, our store obviously needs some key features. It needs the ability for users to search for and browse products, within different categories. Visitors to the site obviously need to be able to purchase these products, which leads to the need for a shopping basket to store products the visitor intends to purchase and a checkout process to manage delivery details, tax calculations, delivery charge calculations, payment processing, and of course order management for administrators. We will build upon these core features to build a basic feature list for our framework.

The exception with regards to those features is eBay, which forgoes the need for a shopping basket; ...

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