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  • green means this is working well enough to be deployed
  • yellow depends on which section is involved:
    • in the "shopping interface" section, it means I'm writing from scratch or significantly rewriting
    • in the "administrative interface" section, it means I had this written for the MediaWiki version of VbzCart and am now converting it to the standalone version.
  • bold means this needs to be working before the store can open

This doesn't currently show testing status; some items marked "working" may have been temporarily broken by work on other items.

  1. Shopping interface
    1. display of individual titles
      1. display of all active images for each title, with appropriate annotations and in appropriate order
      2. display of all available items for each title, with pricing and stock information
    2. display of groups of titles
      1. by topic
      2. by department
    3. display of topics
      1. search topics (as part of catalog search feature)
      2. display individual topic
        1. show topic's place in topic hierarchy
        2. show all available titles for the topic
        3. list or show unavailable titles for the topic
    4. display of departments
      1. same as topics
    5. display of suppliers
      1. show individual supplier
        1. show list of departments; if only one department, show its page instead
        2. summarize items available by attributes (e.g. item type, size)
    6. show/search stock only
    7. add items to cart
    8. create an order from cart
      1. enter shipping and payment information
      2. log in to re-use/manage previously entered shipping/payment information
        1. allow regular users to access their own information without being able to access that of other users
      3. display order confirmation before formal submission
      4. send full order information (except card #) via email
  2. Administrative interface
    1. security
      1. create/edit security groups
        1. edit name and permissions for each group
      2. assign users to groups
      3. edit user information
      4. only allow access to any admin feature if user has the corresponding permission (via group membership)
      5. automatically add new users to admin-specified group(s)
    2. manage local catalog
      1. edit items
      2. edit titles
      3. edit departments
      4. edit suppliers
      5. edit supplier catalogs
    3. order processing
      1. view shopping carts
      2. order management
        1. view/edit order
        2. select items from stock locations to put into a /package for shipment
      3. process outgoing packages
        1. calculate proper charges for items
        2. add charges to payment queue
        3. print packing list
        4. enter information for estimating cost (cost of postage, materials, time)
        5. enter tracking information
        6. email user the tracking number
        7. assign package to a shipment
        8. mark when package was received by customer (if information available)
      4. process incoming package
        1. calculate refund, add to payment queue
        2. record stock location where each returned item was placed
      5. process payments
        1. processing page needs to display all information needed for processing in one place
          1. later: use payment processor's API, where possible, to minimize copying-and-pasting
        2. record when payment was processed and what its status was (successful or not; error code)
        3. add charge to package's or order's transaction queue, so current balance can be calculated correctly
      6. manage shipments
        1. create new shipments as needed
        2. mark shipment as "dedicated" (special purpose)
        3. mark shipment as mailed (date, carrier)
    4. manage supplier catalogs
      1. create common groupings of item types/attributes/prices (suppler/catalog/item-group)
      2. manage supplier catalog
        1. name, effective date, expiration date, catalog this one supercedes
        2. enter/edit all titles available, and items or item-groups for each title
      3. update local catalog from supplier catalog data
        1. deactivate items not in currently active catalog unless they are in (sellable) stock
        2. add new items not already in local catalog
    5. user profile management
      1. allow users to manage their own stored contact info
      2. allow users to retrieve/manage un-checked-out shopping carts