DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A ECOMMERCE WEBSITE SYSTEM

Diploma

ABSTRACT

Electronic Commerce is process of doing business through computer networks. A person sitting on his chair in front of a computer can access all the facilities of the Internet to buy or sell the products. Unlike traditional commerce that is carried out physically with effort of a person to go and get products, ecommerce has made it easier for human to reduce physical work and to save time.  E-Commerce which was started in early 1990’s has taken a great leap in the world of computers, but the fact that has hindered the growth of ecommerce is security. Security is the challenge facing e-commerce today & there is still a lot of advancement made in the field of security. The main advantage of e-commerce over traditional commerce is the user can browse online shops, compare prices and order merchandise sitting at home on their PC. For increasing the use of e-commerce in developing countries the B2B e-commerce is implemented for improving access to global markets for firms in developing countries. For a developing country advancement in the field of e-commerce is essential. The research strategy shows the importance of the e-commerce in developing countries for business applications.

 INTRODUCTION

 

In the current business around the world, most of organizations tend to expand their market channels towards online market, aiming for increasing income, awareness and reliability.  With capability of worldwide connection and convenient access, Internet is the most preferred media used by companies to serve this purpose.  Of course, it facilitates online technology which is used to achieve online business development.  At present, the growth rate of E-commerce is high due to the expansion of businesses towards online market.  So far, online market, especially in Thailand, has been one of the best alternatives used for worldwide merchandise trading.  With support of Internet technology, communication devices, such as PDA and full-function mobile phone, etc., can easily access Internet.  On top of that, the government of Thailand supports all development of information technology, particularly broad band technology, making Internet to be a main communication media for doing various countrywide businesses.  Operating on the Internet, Ecommerce is thus more reliable, especially payment gateway – supporting transactions which are the major element of the E-commerce system.   The objectives of this study are to explore online business, concentrating on development of a shopping center.  The distinctive feature of this system is providing a convenient, low cost, web site packages for entrepreneurs to open their businesses under the same domain name.  Further, with this approach of E-business, it is possible to promote online trading and extend the limit of instant web site service, making possible to be a center of online market in Nigeria.  

STATEMENT OF PROBLEM

Sales is the fundamental tools in any business organization the profit and loose of any business depends detailed information on sales made to aid decision making and implementations, if accountability is not checked, then the business is sure to collapse, as a result in any retail or hospitality business there is need for a system that gives feedback to the management to aid decision making, this is where point of sales systems comes in handy. Below are some of the challenges involved?

i.                   A customer might want to buy some things were there is no enough cash with them that can buy such good or service.

ii.                 All Currency is made of Papers and nylon and the lifetime of them is very less that it easily getting damaged, thus resulting in loss of such currency.

iii.              Lack of appropriate stock taken.

iv.               Lack of proximity and available products at the customer’s geographical area.

v.                 Manual system needs more manpower for its functioning than automated system. Expenditure is high in terms of salary and time.

vi.               The other limitation of the existing system is that there is no security, considering someone who wants to buy a car with small denomination of currency.

vii.            It creates redundancy in the casher’s table, since each customer as to be issued receipt and each receipts issued to customer have a duplicate attached to it behind.

viii.         Due to the manual system the golden toast operates, they end up not been fair to some of their customers.


AIM AND OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY

The aim and objectives of this study are to explore online business, concentrating on development of a shopping center.  The distinctive feature of this system is providing a convenient, low cost, web site packages for entrepreneurs to open their businesses under the same domain name.  Further, with this approach of E-business, it is possible to promote online trading and extend the limit of instant web site service, making possible to be a center of online market in Nigeria.