Sat, 30 Sep 2000 13:24:38 +0000
Mike Heins wrote:
> Quoting Stefan Hornburg (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> > Michael Hall <email@example.com> writes:
> > > On Tue, Sep 19, 2000 at 09:37:48AM +0200, Stefan Hornburg wrote:
> > >
> > > > "Rob Zimmerman" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > > >
> > > > > I noticed in my CVS update this afternoon what looks like another demostore
> > > > > in developement, mvmall. It did not update in my tree but I saw it go by and
> > > > > checked CVS/Entries. Is this something in our future?
> > > >
> > > > More from the history, AFAIK. Unfortunately, there is no sane way to
> > > > remove directories from CVS.
> > >
> > > Are there any future plans for a 'mall' demo, if not I think it'd be a
> > > great idea.
> > Yeah, that would be a great idea. With the current code you can
> > build malls with a very low memory footprint, quite independent
> > from the number of stores, if they share the same products.
> mvmall was a start on a template multi-store mall with each store owner
> having a different product set and order route (i.e. shipping,
> taxing, email fulfillment, etc.). We have built a few of these,
> and this was to be the sum of the experience.
> It never really got off of the ground -- I had too many other things
> to do. 8-\
> What I have learned in building a few of these is that the mall concept
> is as much defined by the payment process as anything. Getting products
> into a basket is not difficult; displaying pages is not difficult; designing
> a payment and fulfillment scheme that works for everyone *is* difficult.
I'm interested in this.
Especicically being able to server multiple catalogues ( yet different
domains / owners etc..), and yet have a single themed "mall" with a
selection of products (along said theme eg. golfing stuff) from
Would your model allow this ?
Also If someone were to buy 2 products from different catelogues can the
orders be split to the relevant catelogue owners (the above appears to
imply this) ?
Given that the payment /delivery scheme is fixed (I was thinking of just
and order system - where all orders are forwarded - i.e no online
payment - as this is where the differences start) This should be
Is mvmall going anywhere ? Could it go somewhere given enough interest
Thanks for your time.
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