What are primary architectural components of an ecommerce system?

Following are some of the primary architectural components of an ecommerce system:

  • Functional
    • Customer Profile
    • Catalogs
    • Pricing
    • Shopping Cart
    • Checkout
    • Order
    • Payment (Integration with multiple payment systems)
    • Shipping (Integration with multiple shipping system)
    • Fulfillment (Integration with external fulfillment systems)
    • Campaigns (Promotions & discounts)
    • Products Search
    • Products reviews and ratings
  • Non-functional
    • Content Management
    • Reports (Sales, web usage, user)
    • Multi-channel
    • Analytics


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