Abstract: In this era of the internet, e-commerce is growing by leaps and bounds keeping the growth of brick-and-mortar businesses in the dust. In many cases, brick-and-mortar businesses are resorting to having a counterpart that is internet or e-commerce-driven. People in the developed world and a growing number of people in the developing world now use e-commerce websites daily to make their everyday purchases. Still, the proliferation of e-commerce in the under-developed world is not that great and there is a lot to desire for. This paper outlines different aspects of developing an e-commerce website and the optimum solution to the challenges involved in developing one. It consists of the planning process, which starts with determining the use case, domain modelling, and architectural pattern of the web application. The entire development process is primarily divided into two parts: front-end development and back-end development. The database design is also discussed with an emphasis on its relational connectivity. This no-nonsense method of developing an e-commerce website can be easily replicated and followed in developing e-commerce websites in developing and under-developed countries where computing resources are scarce and expensive because of their socio-economic condition.
Keywords: E-Commerce, brick, and mortar, website.
| DOI: 10.17148/IJARCCE.2022.114112