The proposed application will be selling products such as computers, laptops, hard disks and others related computer gadgets.
Despite the fact, that the company has been well-known for selling electronic devices, they are using traditional marketing or advertising strategies for them to market their business because they lack knowledge in today’s technology. They have been accepting orders manually between their clients which utilizes much of their time.
Thankfully, nowadays people live in a time where searching for information only takes a few seconds. We live in a time where one can contact anyone virtually any minute anywhere in the world, as long the connection exists. We live in the time of the internet, where all transactions are made as quick as a blink of the eye and as easy as pie. One can find virtually anything that can think of online, and if necessary currencies are traded, receive the product or service.
Based on the information gathered, the researchers motivated to conduct a research to find out if it is efficient to establish an e-commerce website with an online catalog system that can endorse Gadget Works to a wider range for more customers.
E-commerce or Online Store is fast gaining ground as an accepted and used business paradigm. More and more business houses are implementing web sites providing functionality for performing commercial transactions over the web. It is reasonable to say that the process of shopping on the web is becoming commonplace.
The objective of this project is to develop a product catalog where any product of Company Name (such as Laptops, computers, mobile phones, electronic items, and many more) can be view and users can request items online using their laptops, desktops and even your mobile smart phones.
An online store is a virtual store on the Internet where customers can browse the catalog and select products of interest. The customer will then contact the company’s contact details to confirm and complete the transaction.
OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
The general objective of the study is to design and develop an online store system that will help the company and employees to become more popular by marketing their business to the internet world.
The study has the following specific objectives:
- Develop an online catalog of products.
- Provide the customers of a hustle free transaction without going to the store for buying an item or products.
BENIFICIARY OF THE PROJECT
Management of the company. The one who will benefit the most is the owner and the management of the company, with this technology they can promote their products in the whole Philippines.
Consumers. They can now browse, and inquire products from the company without having to go to the store. They can also use their smartphones to view the online store.
SCOPE AND LIMITATION
A complete E-commerce-based website will be developed based on Content Management technology which will have following features:
- Allow Customers to search Electronic devices of their choice (for ex: Laptops, computers, mobile phones, electronic items, etc).
- Products Management. The administrator of the system is capable of adding, modifying and deleting of products.
DEFINITION OF TERMS
eCommerce – Electronic commerce, commonly known as E-commerce or eCommerce, is trading in products or services using computer networks, such as the Internet. 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.
This project deals with developing a product catalog website for Digital Gadgets. It provides the user with a catalog of different gadgets available for purchase in the store. In order to facilitate online purchase the customer will contact the company’s contact detail in order to facilitate their orders. The system is implemented using a 3-tier approach, with a backend MySQL database, a middle tier of web server (Apache), and a web browser as the front end client.
In order to develop an e-commerce website, a number of Technologies must be studied and understood. These include PHP, MySQL, HTML, and CSS.
This is a project with the objective to develop a basic website where a consumer is provided with a product catalog application and also to know about the technologies used to develop such an application.