By far the largest one-time task associated with remote shopping is the creation of a Web site that provides the appropriate remote shopping support. There are several possible starting points from which this might begin:
If the required functionality is more like the former example, the AFS Solution Site could provide an effective starting point for Web site development, and offers the advantage of also being able to serve as an effective starting point for a convention retail Web site as well. If the required functionality is more like the latter example, a custom-designed Web site is probably required, although many of the brand new routines in the AFS Solution Site could be reused. See the "Implementation" section at the end of this chapter for more information about the AFS Solution Site and the new code that distinguishes it from the prior Solution Sites.