[nycphp-talk] Two part question: Shopping carts & E-commerce

Ben Sgro (ProjectSkyLine) ben at
Fri Aug 31 11:41:02 EDT 2007

Hello again,

Products being sold are filters, nuts & bolts, etc.

Shipping is  local, new england area @ most.

Sales tax is not applicable in NH, where they are located.

I'm not sure how they plan to manage inventory.
I know they will need the ability to manage it however.

- Ben

Ben Sgro, President
ProjectSkyLine - Defining New Horizons
+1 718.487.9368 (N.Y. Office)

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ajai Khattri" <ajai at>
To: "NYPHP Talk" <talk at>
Sent: Friday, August 31, 2007 11:37 AM
Subject: Re: [nycphp-talk] Two part question: Shopping carts & E-commerce

> On Fri, 31 Aug 2007, Ben Sgro \(ProjectSkyLine\) wrote:
>> After speaking with the client about their needs, this is what I 
>> gathered:
>> They are using the Royal Bank of Scotland, and the bank recommened
>> they use MIVA. They want to the transactions to go through their bank
>> as to keep their records all in one place.
>> So, what is the next step I need to do? What additional information
>> should I gather from the client?
> What is the product that's being sold?
> Does it ship worldwide? How complicated is there shipping methods and
> rates? What about sales tax / VAT? Does it need to support special
> promotions and/or coupons?
> Do they expect to manage products through a back-end application? What
> sort of features should that have? Any content management needed?
> Categories? News pages?
> Yeah, e-commcerce is not so simple...
> -- 
> Aj.
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