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Web Technology: Theory and Practice by M. Srinivasan

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9.12 CASE STUDY OF AN ONLINE STORE

This section is meant to impart the distinction of how web services can enable do business better and more efficient.

9.12.1 Online Store Front

Imagine an online storefront consisting a seller of sports goods—badminton rackets, tennis equipments, etc. There is a catalog of items that are available to be displayed along with images, prices, data sheets and all the information necessary to make a purchase. The Storefront is mainly a distributor and in that sense it is agnostic about the manufacturers of these products. There are multiple sources of supply—either from manufacturers themselves or from suppliers or from storefront's own distribution centers. Whatever be the case there is a notional local inventory ...

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