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PHP 5 e-commerce Development by Michael Peacock

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Chapter 6. The Shopping Basket

The first major step in effectively selling products online is the shopping basket, as this directly leads into the checkout process. In this chapter, you will learn:

  • How to structure and create a shopping basket
  • How to manage the contents of the shopping basket
  • How to deal with a visitor signing up, and transferring their basket to their user account

The shopping basket should be a relatively easy process, as its function is to store a collection of products, which customers are intending to purchase, and relate them to the relevant customer.

Shopping baskets

Shopping baskets are a very important aspect in e-commerce websites, and in most websites, they are the first stage in enabling an online purchase. However, there ...

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