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11 Basic front end features required for an ecommerce website

Ecommerce website

  1. Products

Products will also be sorted according to the categories and sub categories. Once a category is selected all the products will come out listed along with the image and other necessary details. If a customer clicks on the ecommerce website product he will be taken to a page where the complete details about the product is listed. They can view different images of the particular product, read specifications about it and can add that product to the shopping cart. Admin will be able to manage this section from the backend.

Products Catalog

The site will have the following categories and sub categories listed which will be modifiable form the back end.

  • Product image
  • Price
  • Specifications
  • Ratings
  • Add to cart

Products Information

Products page will carry information about the product being displayed. The page will carry:

  • Product information
  • Product images
  • Product Price
  • View Full Size
  • Zoom
  • Price
  • Add to cart


In this section customers can submit their reviews on the website. Admin can manage this section from backend.

  1. Shopping Cart

The shopping cart will allow the customers to manage their shopping in an easy and convenient way. The shopping cart will carry the following features:

  • Customers can view their order history and order statuses
  • All orders will be stored in the database for fast and efficient retrieval
  • Temporary shopping cart for guests and permanent shopping cart for customers
  • Add/Update carts in real time
  • Shipping options
  • Full product stock control
  • Enabling/disabling products and categories with one click
  • Mini-cart presence on all pages
  • Payment options
  • Shipping and billing address
  • Recalculate the total value
  1. Check out

Check out will allow the customers to carry the following features:

  • Login or register
  • Choose delivery options
  • Order summary
  • Enter billing and payment details
  • Select Shipping options
  • Complete order
  1. Shipping

Customers will be able to view shipping prices for their purchased products on the website. After payment paid by the customers, admin will be able to ship the products to the customers. Website will be integrated to the shipping gateway provided by the Client. Admin will be able to manage this section from the backend.

  1. Customer Registration

This is the section where customer will be able to register to the site as member. Once customer shows interest and wants to get an account then he will be taken to a page where he will be asked to submit a form that would have various fields for the customer to enter their personal details creating a profile of their own. This customer will automatically be assigned the account manager role for this particular account.

  1. Payment gateway

Customers will be able to make payments for the purchased products on the website by using integrated payment gateway given by the Client. Admin will be able to manage this section from the backend.

  1. Social Media Integration

The website will be integrated with various social networking websites like facebook, Twitter etc. Customers can only share the link of the website on these social networking sites.

  1. Newsletter

Customers will be able to subscribe for the newsletter on the website by submitting e-mail id and name on the website. This section will be managed by admin from the backend.

  1. Search

Customers will also be able to easily search for products by using different keywords like name, category etc and will be able to refine their results by using filters such as price etc. on the website. They will be able to view list of content that match to their searched criteria.

  1. Advanced Search

In this section customers will be able to customize the search based on their choice. Customers will be able to select preference and will be able to view the list that matches with their searched criteria.

  1. Email Notifications
  • Customers will receive a notification after registration.
  • Customers will receive notification after newsletter subscription.
  • Customers will receive a notification after confirmation of order.
  • Customers will receive a notification after payment

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