Seeking Advice: Building A Web Store From Scratch

Ryan Byrd ryanbyrd at gmail.com
Mon Nov 6 12:46:19 MST 2006


am I the only one who didn't immediately think of Point of Sale System when
I saw "POS System"?

On 11/6/06, Kimball Larsen <kimball at kimballlarsen.com> wrote:
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> On Nov 6, 2006, at 12:02 PM, Bryan Sant wrote:
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> > 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
> >> well.
> >>
> >> Thoughts?
> >>
> >> -- 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. ;-)
>
> -- Kimball
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