I’m pleased to announce that ecoCart a RESTful eCommerce web application which I’ve been working as my University web-script programming unit coursework is available for anyone to download and use here.
ecoCart is an “online shopping cart” web application which can be installed
and fully managed, as well as maintained by English-speaking businesses worldwide.
It includes functionality allowing business owner’s customers to browse and search
through products (organised into categories) and make online purchases through
the web application.
The product also allows staff to update company information, the colour scheme
(of the user interface), manage their product catalogue (updating product descriptions, image and whether a product is “featured” or not) and delivery options at any time
as well as supplying staff with customer delivery information, reports on sales and
present them with real-time information concerning their organisation’s product stock levels.
The product further implements exclusive environmentally friendly features, encouraging
their customers to make environmentally friendly choices. Including: placing the
most environmentally friendly delivery options first (at the checkout stage). The application is also
designed to run on low powered and low performance server hardware in order to help
reduce the business’ carbon footprint.
*An important note to anyone intending to use ecoCart for their live business
ecoCart does not currently support any built in authentication for access to admin areas of the application, nor does it support any payment gateways to make payments for products. However anyone is free to continue development of ecoCart to include these features.