Designing the Shopping Basket
Most everyone has done some sort of shopping on the internet. The
cleaner and easier the shopping experience can be made for the shopper,
the better. Certain standard designs exist, but shoppers are
always likely to see something different someplace.
We want the shopper to be able to see the following.
We also want the shopper to be able to take certain actions
A bit more about each of the functions is contained in the following table.
|In general, there are five major functions we want to have in our shopping basket. They are listed in the following table.|
|Add items||When a shopper is on a product page and hits the order button, something needs to happen to add the product to the basket. There are almost surely going to be some important business rules to keep in mind.|
|Display basket||When the user actually enters the shopping basket page they need to see the items they have added to their basket and quantities and certain important attributes.|
|Update items||If the user wants to change the quantity of an item this needs to be easy. This option can get even more elaborate if changing attributes is important.|
|Remove items||If the user wants to remove a particular item this needs to be possible. Not that we all haven't visited webs where this was for some reason very difficult!|
|Empty basket||If the user decides they want to dump the whole thing we need to provide a way for them to do this.|
|Continue Shopping||We want the shopper to still easily move to other locations in the site to continue shopping.|
|Check Out||We want the shopper to be able to check out.|
|The following table gives a diagram to help clarify these for people with a different visualization approach.|
|Though, we will not give the shopper the ability
to empty the basket all at once for two major reasons
The sequence we will follow when developing the pages is