Does programming knowledge help at all in e-commerce?

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I'm a junior level React developer (can do most things but am slow) and am interested in possibly doing e-commerce one day for myself. Most marketing tools are available as plugins these days so I wanted to ask you guys who may have dabbled in one or both of these fields whether there's any carryover in terms of skillset. Do programmers have any advantages in modern e-commerce?
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  • Profile picture of the author Dada Alaba
    Yeah, sure. Having knowledge about PHP language I think will go along way to understanding e-commerce as it could be used to building the entire e-commerce site.
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    • Profile picture of the author mitudas
      Originally Posted by Dada Alaba View Post

      Yeah, sure. Having knowledge about PHP language I think will go along way to understanding e-commerce as it could be used to building the entire e-commerce site.
      I agree that you should have knowledge of PHP. Along with this you should understand
      deeply how e-commerce site works. Then it will be easy for you to develop an
      website for your own.

      Best of luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author kavyasharma561
    Don,t think any basic knowledge of any language is helpful to you for making an e commerce website, as e commerce is not a easy task to do ??
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Gramm
    I think it make sence. Because you know how developers works, estimate time. And you know what is clean code. So, what are you doing?
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    • Profile picture of the author minimax
      Originally Posted by Alex Gramm View Post

      I think it make sence. Because you know how developers works, estimate time. And you know what is clean code. So, what are you doing?
      In Ecommerce website most of the work done by the developer, well if i am talking about html, css which is a core part of designer but php and dot net, or any angular programming work done by the lead developer.
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  • Profile picture of the author techugo
    I think, Having knowledge about c, C++, C# language I think will go along way to understanding e-commerce as it could be used to building the entire e-commerce site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chrisnimer
    Yes of course! that is totally need, also when coding at the woocommerce to add more functionalities at the backend to help woocommerce work well
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  • Profile picture of the author Filmora
    If you go for e-commerce then wordpress plugin woo commerce is best option...
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  • Profile picture of the author jennytrump
    Yes, I believe that the Node.js is one of the best for e-commerce website development.eCommerce has evolved significantly over the past decade. There are a lot of Content Management Systems (CMS), hosted solutions, and plugins freely available for you to set up your online retail presence. But in the end, it will all come down to your own skills, expertise, and to some degree the type of solution and the number of transactions you're hoping to process.

    I hope this will help you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gopaldutt
    Hi there, i have no experience in programming but was going through few adsense and CPA course in which mentor was doing something with PHP and SQL files in wordpress.

    How should i learn the basics about these two (PHP and SQL) to get comfortable.

    thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author TrickyDick
    Originally Posted by Delta223 View Post

    I'm a junior level React developer (can do most things but am slow) and am interested in possibly doing e-commerce one day for myself. Most marketing tools are available as plugins these days so I wanted to ask you guys who may have dabbled in one or both of these fields whether there's any carryover in terms of skillset. Do programmers have any advantages in modern e-commerce?
    First, you need to look at what you're building....

    There are many reasonably priced WordPress plugins that do the basic and intermediate eCommerce "tasks"...

    So, "reinventing the wheel" there is a total waste of time....

    Second, in order to become an expert in eCommerce.... you'll need to at least learn the basics of Copywriting... or hire a Copywriter..... not a generic "Content Writer." With rabid competition, you need to stand out...

    Third, if you are going to build eCommerce plugins, look for ways to add "missing" functionality to the already existing "popular" eCommerce plugins.... You'll want to "follow" these market leaders... Remember, Pioneers usually end up with arrows in their backs.

    Finally, if you are looking into marketing automation or bots, that is something that has potential... depending on a variety of factors.
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  • Profile picture of the author codingku
    I believe knowing the basic of programming will give you extra weapon
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  • Profile picture of the author Arpit N
    Sure.
    programming knowledge will certainly help.
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  • Profile picture of the author UnicornTouch
    If you have knowledge of programming then you can understand technical things easily, because in the era of technology, every day you can see a new updates in existing software, tools etc.. So if you aware about them so you can easily maintain your website which will help you to maintain your keywords ranking on search engine.
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  • Profile picture of the author Iron Mask
    Definitely yes, if you want to open in the near future some ecommerce website.
    Moreover,learn some SEO tips as success of your website depends on it also.
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