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PHP 5 e-commerce Development by Michael Peacock

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Orders and customers

Now that our administration area can create and manage products, we need to be able to view orders and customers so that we can actually fulfill orders.

Orders

First, let's look at orders; we need to be able to:

  • View an order
  • Update (that is, process) an order, and inform the customer
  • Print a dispatch note
  • Process refunds where appropriate

The following screenshot illustrates viewing an order, displaying the status, the date it was placed, customer, products, delivery details, payment details, and shipping details:

Orders

Updating an order

When we update an order, we cannot rely on the customer checking their user account area to see that ...

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