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TYPO3 4.2 E-Commerce

By : Adrian Zimmerman, Inese Liberte, Edgars Karlsons
Book Image

TYPO3 4.2 E-Commerce

By: Adrian Zimmerman, Inese Liberte, Edgars Karlsons

Overview of this book

The popularity of online shopping has increased drastically over the past few years. TYPO3 is fully equipped to meet all the challenges of modern electronic commerce. TYPO3 can be enlarged afrom a pure content-based online catalog to a fully-grown shop system with a variety of extensions. It may be easy to plan a website but when it comes to implementing the design and developing a successful e-commerce site, you might come across a lot of difficulties.This book teaches all the aspects of quickly setting up a feature-packed, easy-to-build e-commerce site—from basic installation and configuration of TYPO3 through adding features step-by-step to an example website. It demonstrates the setting up of an online TYPO3 e-commerce site from scratch and walks you through lucrative tips on attracting customers and maximizing profit.This book takes you through the creation of an appealing online shop in steps. It starts with the basics of TYPO3 and TYPO3 installation and shows how to use its standard features to begin construction of an online shop. It will help you improve the selling interface and handling of orders with new modules and other customizations. It discusses various template configurations and plugins. You will learn how to build attractive product catalogs, profiles for registered and unregistered users, and online shop SEO. You will also learn to provide effective search facilities for systematic navigation of your site. Further, various modules for payment and delivery will be discussed. Finally, you will learn how to manage and market your site.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
TYPO3 4.2 E-Commerce
Credits
About the Authors
About the Reviewers
Preface

Summary


TYPO3 e-Commerce plugins provide a payment facility in your online shop. There are two extensions from the TYPO3 Extension Repository that are more popular and typical—Shop System and Webformat Shop System. There are several twists and turns for every extension. It is useful to read manuals before you choose and set up an e-Commerce extension. The PayPal payment system is the most popular way to pay for goods in TYPO3-based online shops that use e-Commerce extensions.

If extensions are in use for a long time, they become outdated and don't support some functions. So, it is useful to check for extension updates.

In the next chapter we will describe setting up online shop requirements, explaining how to set up a catalogue of products, how to prepare product-descriptive information (images and textual information), and how to organize the structure of the catalogue.