Seeking Advice: Building A Web Store From Scratch
kimball at kimballlarsen.com
Mon Nov 6 12:32:49 MST 2006
On Nov 6, 2006, at 12:02 PM, Bryan Sant wrote:
> On 11/6/06, Kimball Larsen <kimball at kimballlarsen.com> wrote:
>> So, we are beginning a redesign of our retail store software, from
>> the ground up. There are plenty of off the shelf products I can use
>> for the basis of my store, but I'd rather build it all myself and
>> thereby completely understand everything it does.
>> A visit to my local Barnes and Noble store along with a pretty good
>> question answer period with Dr. Google leads me to believe that
>> nobody has written a book on the best practices for building a web-
>> based retail POS. Anyone ever heard of such a thing?
>> Specifically, I'm looking for pointers to ensure that the system:
>> A) Accurately tracks customers and their invoices
>> B) Allows for our business model that centers around the concept of
>> in-store credit
>> C) Keeps the accountants happy. :-)
>> The major failing of our current incarnation of home-grown software
>> is in letter C above, but it could stand to improve in A and B as
>> -- Kimball
> I would build your POS system and then write a book on how you did it
> if I were you :-).
The thought has crossed my mind. ;-)
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