Title of the Project
Development of an e-Post Office System
Abstract of the project
The e-Post Office is the shopping portal of the world renowned postal service on the internet and an additional distribution channel. It sells Stamps, PostCards, Packets, Cartons and has services like courier, registering for electricity vendors, selling mobile cards, etc. Under this website many products and services can be ordered , that are also available in a "normal" branch. The product prices are identical with the prices of their normal branches.
The e-Post Office is expanded permanently through new products and services in order to offer a product portfolio corresponding to the market. Private customer and business customers can order the selected products of the postal service online quickly and comfortably. Besides this, the e-Services offer new flexibility through e-Packet, the PICKUP order for packages over the internet as well as the online forwarding order and storage order. For the case of the absence or the move, one can let delegate here the after shipment of the postal service at another address or store the letter shipments. The customers can register themselves and can be served individually.
Target groups of customer of the e-PostOffice are predominantly little and middle-class business(SMEs). The customers can have a payment alternative through credit card. In order to use the load writing procedure, the customer registers itself in the e-PostOffice and receives a login for its purchases name.
You have to develop this web site , which captures the above functionality. It is an internet application
Functional components of the project
Following is a list of functionality of the system. More functionality that you find appropriate can be added to this list. And, in places where the description of functionality is not adequate, you can make appropriate assumptions and proceed.
Users of the system : Customer is the user of the system.An adminstrator of the website is the super user.
When the user types in the URL of the website, a Welcome page is shown which has a menu on the left hand side, a banner at the top and any related links to other sites. This site contains an online catalog for the user. User has to login to Welcome Page before ordering anything. Login functionality should check the authenticity of the user from the database.
Menu should contain following screens
Â¢ Registration Screen
If the user is not registerd, then registration screen should be available
Â¢ Stamps and Bulk Stamps Order
This screen will show all the types of Stamps with their values and minimum quantity that should be ordered. If possible, provide the image of each of the stamp types. On selecting any one of the Stamp type, user is shown the columns for the quantity to be entered.
After entering the quantity, price is automatically set by the system based on the product price data. On adding to catalog, kindly check the inventory and take appropriate action.
Â¢ Letter Order
This Screen will show different types of letter which can be ordered online. Provide an image for each type of letter. On selecting any one of the Letter type, user is shown the columns for the quantity to be entered.. After entering the quantity, price is automatically set by the system based on the product price data.
On adding to catalog, kindly check the inventory and take appropriate action.
Â¢ Catalog Information
This screen contains the information about the orders for the user.
It gives total value of the order together with individual items ordered.
On ordering, the validation about users credit is made. Credit information can be kept in the database for the sake of simplicity. Once the order is accepted, inventory is updated and shipment entry is made in the database. Once the shipment is done, shipment status is updated.
Â¢ Terms and Conditions â€œ A Breif text on the website explaining terms and conditions and printable copy of it.
Â¢ Contact Information â€œ Contact information regarding the office addresses with phones and faxes are provided on this screen
In addition to this , we can have a help link on each of the screens.
Steps to start-off the project
Microsoft platform: The system is developed using Active Server Pages as the front end and Oracle/SQL Server/DB2 as the back end.
Java Platform: The system is developed using Java Server Pages/ Servlets as the front end and Oracle/SQL Server/DB2 as the back end.
The following steps will be helpful to start off the project
1. Get a firm grasp on the above technology.
2. Decide on the number of users and their profile, number of products, type of products, business rules.
3. Make a super user who will be able to assign users to groups and will be able to assign rights to a group.
4. Help should be very user friendly.
5. UI should include good images and have a constant look and feel throughout the application.