A website with a perfect designing and programming can surely prove fruitful to the business.There is no doubt that the world of e commerce is growing and all the industries and business are shifting there online dealing.
Below are some of the E-commerce development tips for the developer.
1 Use SSL only within your cart. There’s a hell of a lot of debate around this. But one fact is clear: SSL page requests require more server cycles than non-SSL page requests. If your site gets tens of thousands of page and file requests per day, it adds up. Plus, if your whole site’s in SSL, things like Google Webmaster Tools won’t work. So only use SSL for pages that need it: Your checkout process, and any other pages where a customer has to enter confidential information.
2 Don’t use SSIDs in your page URLs. Ever. EVER. SSIDs are ugly things like ?sid=asdfweroi120398123582745 that end up on the end of URLs on some sites. They’re used to uniquely identify a user session, for purposes of tracking stuff like your cart contents. They’re also unnecessary until you put something in your cart. So don’t use them, at all, on the site unless someone’s added something to their shopping cart.
3 Use good validation. When the designer asks you to check if someone forgot to type in their address, don’t make some smartass remark about how you don’t want them as a customer anyway. Practice good defensive design: Regardless of what someone does wrong, be sure you give them clear guidance to correct it. Forgot to fill out a field? Reload the page with a note indicating the problem. Someone used a weird escape character? Fix it for them.
Use friendly validation. When you reload a page because someone screwed up and left a field empty, reload it with all their information included. Please. Read Defensive Design for the Web for tons of great tips.
4 Cache everything you can. Cache pages. Cache images. Cache shopping cart data. If you can’t cache a whole page, cache regions of the page. Cache in memory and on disk. Cache, cache, cache. Otherwise great success will mean a lot of late nights and angry calls from your CEO demanding a faster-running site. Do it now, and save the pain later.
5 Give your database and your website separate homes. Put your database on one server and your website on another.