1.1 General Introduction
AnE-commerce is the trading in products or services using computer
networks, such as the Internet(Wikipedia,
2015). Electronic commerce draws on technologies such as mobile commerce, electronic funds transfer, supply chain management, Internet marketing, online transaction
processing, electronic data
interchange (EDI), inventory management systems, and
automated data collection systems. Modern electronic
commerce typically uses the World
Wide Web for at least one part of
the transaction's life cycle, although it may also use other technologies such
as e-mail. Every business that want to shoot online, irrespective of ittypes need
an e-commerce software product that fits your online store's unique needs and
requirements. For the past years e-commerce has been the trend for most
business spanning across different
cities and countries. Where product and service can be deliver through their
web service and delivery is done using different transport medium like ship,car
or through post office.
This work is an attempt at delivering an
online shopping cart system capable of delivering goods and services on demand,
using a small Mobile outlet as a case study.
one introduces the research work and the problem definition of the research,
and to know the aim of this research work, research justification tells us why
it is important to research on this topic; it also covers areas like scope and
limitation of study which entails the boundary of this work. Definition of
terms gives summarize what each chapter entails.
1.3 Problem Definition
This research work was undertaken to solve the
various challenges encounter in showcasing and delivering goods and services to
different client around the globe.Where every business transaction involve an
on presence for transaction to be successfully executed
1.4.0 OBLECTIVE OF STUDY
In view of the problems mentioned above, this project is aimed at implementing
an online shopping cart system for a mobile shop will exclusively:
Display goods and services in the store
sales effectively without mixing product prizes
Store product detail using a secure database.
1.5 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
research work “Design and implementation of computerised shopping cart system
for a GSM/Mobile shop”. the system will be a web-based application and will be
implemented on a relational database system (MySQL). Html (hypertext markup
language), CSS (cascading style sheet) and Java Script will be used to design
the web-user interface, php (hypertext pre-processor) will be used as the
serve- side script language to link the interface and the database and Ajax
technology for automation of the cart system.
SCOPE AND LIMITATION OF STUDY
work is to develop a system capable of handling sales by automating in it self
a cart system that stores all sales details prior to when the user request
close the sales service.
1. The system will also incorporate in its
design a billing system that will display the total sales and product at the
close of each transaction.
2. The system will not incorporate in its
development all the functions of a functionalbusiness activities system but
will focus only on the aforementioned functionalities. The system will not be
responsible for any loss of data if its environment (network/system installed
on) is corrupt.
Application Service Provider (ASP):is defined as an
enterprisethatdelivers application functionality and associated services across a
network to multiple customers using a rental or usage-based transaction-pricing
E-commerce: Electronic commerce, commonly written as e-commerce, is the trading in products or services using computer
networks, such as the Internet.
Electronic data interchange (EDI): Electronic data interchange (EDI) is an electronic communication method that provides standards
for exchanging data via any electronic means.
person or company involved in wholesale trade, especially one dealing with
foreign countries or supplying goods to a particular trade.
an acronym for Uniform Resource Locator and is a reference (an address) to a
resource on the Internet
Shopper: a person who is shopping.
hosting service (WHS): is
a type of Internet hosting service that
allows individuals and organizations to make their website accessible via the
World Wide Web.
Web server: are
computers that deliver (serves up) Web pages