E-commerce or Electronic Commerce is the process of buying and selling products, services and information over the Internet. With the growth of the Internet usage, the amount of trade conducted electronically has also grown correspondingly.
E-commerce has assumed many forms but its main use has largely been through trading models among businesses (business-to-business or B2B) or among businesses and consumers (business-to-consumer or B2C).
In the B2B model, producers, wholesalers and retailers link with one another on the Internet to conduct commercial transactions related to sourcing or supply of products and services. In the B2C model, individuals visit the Web and buy anything from books, music, groceries to expensive items like cars, jewelry and real estate. Buying air tickets, booking hotels and banking are some of the other activities increasingly done online.
Online shopping is an important part of both B2B and B2C models and today it is associated mainly with two processes – purchasing and paying – or shopping cart and checkout/payment gateway in technical terms.
Naper Design can undertake e-commerce website development by implementing PHP server-side scripting and MySQL database. We can help develop your e-commerce sites and shopping carts using PHP with online store management software and systems like Zen Cart, osCommerce, Creloaded and X-Cart.