Unlike with other B2C protal, with StoreFront you will have your own brand name. You will never worry
about you have to share a web store with other competetors. And you could have real customer
Royalty. You could promote have your own brand web site by your own ways.
StoreFront is the open source alternative to commercial commerce servers
and "best of breed" application server/component applications. StoreFront provides the most
powerful tools available to automate and database-enable your web site or build online
applications. It's also one of the easiest tools to learn, plus it's open source, making
it the most open and least expensive solution to implement.
If you've been thinking of using tools from BEA, IBM, Microsoft, Braodvision, Intershop,
Blue Martini, Open Market, Mercantec, Allaire, or Interworld to build your web site or
online application, you'll be making a serious mistake if you fail to evaluate
StoreFront before you make your decision. If you've been thinking of building a system by
hand in Java, Perl, ASP, PHP, Cold Fusion, or any other environment, you should consider
the time savings that building on the StoreFront platform may bring you.
StoreFront is well suited for a variety of purposes, including: sales, order processing,
content management, customer service, reporting and analysis, and personalization.
StoreFront has been implemented for traditional retail sales, digital goods delivery,
B2B parts re-ordering, non-commerce content management, auctions, order status checking,
supply chain management, project management, online collaboration, and even an MP3 Jukebox.
StoreFront can be used as a completely self-contained standalone product or as part of a
larger system. It can be integrated with payment processing services, ERP systems,
point-of-sale systems, accounting systems, external content management systems, Java-based
application servers, sales force automation systems, customer relationship management
systems, email campaign management systems, and remote databases on virtually any platform.
At its core, StoreFront is a flexible, high performance application server that handles
state management, authentication, session maintenance, click trails, filtering, URL
encodings, security policy. It's made up of the following components:
- database abstraction layer
- generic templating system
- transaction routing rules
- customer information object
- universal localization scheme
- security blackout definition
- search language
- session management
Some of storefrontís many modules are transaction management, pricing, personalization,
payment processing, reporting, customer service, and search.