DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF AN ONLINE BOOKSTORE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM WITH E-PAYMENT INTEGRATION. A RESEARCH PROJECT MATERIAL ON COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION
An online bookstore is an e-commerce website for selling books online. The project “design and implementation of an online bookstore management system” aims at providing a platform that allows a customer to search and purchase a book online or read a book online based on the book’s title, author and subject. Among its functionalities include catalog management, customer accounts, inventory management, order management, product configurator and shopping cart. It provides the user with a catalog of different books available for purchase in the store categorized under the departments of Biochemistry, Engineering, Medicine, Mathematics, Pharmacy and Computer science and many more. Through a web browser a customer can search for a book by its title or author, add to the shopping cart and finally purchase using credit card transaction or other card transactions like Master card, Visa card or Verve cards.
The system is implemented using a backend database, and a web browser as the front end to the client. Making use of the following tools: Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP) programming language, XAMPP, Apache, MySQL database management system and PHP CURL, a user friendly, flexible and reliable website for online book sales was developed.
With the development and improvement of computer science, internet technology and database technology are now used widely. Many people choose to shop online instead of walking down to the traditional bookshop. The enterprise IT departments have recognized advantages to the internet. E-commerce functionality is more and more powerful. People freely shop at home so easily. Nowadays, the bookstore websites are often used as medium for selling and purchasing books online. Registered customer can search for all the books they want to buy. Online bookshop is an online web application where a customer can purchase books online through a web browser. The main aim of this project is to create a website where a customer can visit and buy books online and have it delivered to his or her doorsteps. The customers can search for a book by its title, author ISBN (International Standard Book Number) and later can add to the shopping cart and finally purchase using credit card transaction. The card transaction can be either by visa card, verve card or credit card. The administrator will have additional functionalities to the system than a common user. Buying and selling of books online is an act considered as Electronic commerce. The modern world is surrounded by the technology and internet is the biggest invention of the world which is a worldwide system of computer networks. In the network users at any computer can communicate with the other if they have permission to get information from any other computer.