Chapter 3. The Devil is in the Details


It isn’t so much that we have a new economy, as we have a new understanding of the importance of technology in the economy.

 --Paul Romer, Professor of Economics Stanford University

You’ve chosen your e-commerce model and found the perfect products/services to offer on your e-commerce site. You’ve also thoughtfully planned your website. Using your blueprint and storyboards you’ve completed the design of your website. It is now time to extend everything to the Web.

The basic e-commerce website should:

  • Store any number of products that have been selected by the customer prior to the actual processing of the purchase. This system is normally referred to as a “shopping cart,” processing is usually referred to as ...

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