Seeking Advice: Building A Web Store From Scratch

Michael L Torrie torriem at chem.byu.edu
Mon Nov 6 13:03:14 MST 2006


On Mon, 2006-11-06 at 12:46 -0700, Ryan Byrd wrote:
> am I the only one who didn't immediately think of Point of Sale System when
> I saw "POS System"?

Afraid not.  And I would have posted about how I've developed tons of
systems that were pieces of... then I realized it was point of sale!

Michael


> 
> On 11/6/06, Kimball Larsen <kimball at kimballlarsen.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> > 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
> > >> 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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