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The Shopping SuiteThis page is full of technical details, that may be of interest about the shopping suite, but have no bearing on the normal use of the suite.
Language and ProgramsThe suite consists of about 30 perl programs (and growing) and another 15 modules (code which is common to several of these programs). At the time of writing this amounts to about 7K lines.
There is limited use of 3rd party modules. Only where they are doing something complicated, that I don't need to know about do I use other modules. This means that I understand how everything works (I hope).
Linked OperationThe suite is designed to work alone or across a set of linked sites, the shopping suite can run on any site and allow items to be listed on any of the linked sites be bought as one order.
Under linked operation, most of processing is performed by the site you first accessed, that is where your customer and other details are stored.
Your customer information, name, address and preferences is handled by which ever site you started with. ie if you start with Knightwriter press and look at Waveney, the details used when ordering will be those you give Knightwriter press, if you start with Waveney and look at Knightwriter press then the details at Waveney will be used.
Multi Currency / Multi RegionalThis suite takes a world view, it can deal in many currencies and work out costs for anywhere in the world.
If you change currency / region it will re-calculate the cost of everything already in the shopping basket.
By simple data changes the currencies and regions can be enhanced.
The Basic Shopping DataThe majority of the data used are simple html pages, there is no complex data base, each page can be formatted in a way that makes sense for the product being sold.
The Programs and Parameters(Well some of them)
Would You To Use The Same Suite?If you would like me to run a web site for you and to provide e-commerce on the site, then let me know. With a small amount of customisation it should work on any site, it is capable of being remotely hosted from your site, if your ISP does not support full cgi.
Email : Richard Proctor firstname.lastname@example.org .
Last changed 25th of March 2000