Developing an Ecommerce Web App using MERN stack —

Do you want to develop an Ecommerce Web App?

(Develop a web application complete with backend and frontend / Develop a full-stack web application / Develop a MERN stack website)

What is Arunabhstore?

It is an e-commerce web-app built with MERN stack. I developed it just as a hobby. This is a completely functional web-app where one can visit, register, purchase and make a transaction with demo products. Needless to say that this web-app is only for demonstration purpose with all functionalities baked in and in working state. If you wish to experience this web-app, I encourage you to go ahead and make a demo purchase with the demo credit card provided in the checkout section in cart.

  • Mongo DB with Mongoose

So, why React.JS

Before getting started with this project, I had done some work using React.JS for some small projects. So, I was very much familiar with the framework. I did consider other options like Angular & Vue, but I felt more comfortable with React.JS by that time. And what React.JS brings to the table is evident enough why one would want to go the React.JS route. It’s fast, easy to manage the states, and a lot more. So that is why React.JS. And frankly, I just really wanted to use React.JS 😅.

  • OR
  • You want to develop the backend yourself.

So, why Node.JS?

If you have read THE OTHER BLOG that I mentioned earlier, then the answer is the same which I am simply going to go ahead and quote here -

Why MongoDB?

Just like I said for ‘why Node.JS?’, if you have read THE OTHER BLOG that I mentioned earlier, then the answer is the same which I am simply going to go ahead and again quote here -


What I would like to add here is that there is not anyone perfect reason or explanation to why you should use MERN stack, or in that matter, any stack. There are plenty of examples out there in the ocean of successful products that use completely different stacks. In this blog, I have discussed MERN as that is what I choose to proceed with after doing my research about different frameworks and their cons & pros. And frankly, I am very happy with the outcome what I got after finishing the project. And I sure do believe that whatever stack I would have chosen to proceed with, the outcome would have been very similar. What is important here is that whichever stack you are using, you should cover some really important points while developing the product. Some of them being scalability, agility, atomicity, responsiveness. While the backend should be as much lean & robust as possible and must be able to handle on-demand high traffic, the frontend must tell the users a story and at no point of the story, the user should feel like they are losing interest. And this holds for any web application, not just an Ecommerce App.

// other stuff

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"body-parser": "^1.19.0",
"braintree": "^2.22.0",
"cookie-parser": "^1.4.5",
"cors": "^2.8.5",
"dotenv": "^8.2.0",
"express": "^4.17.1",
"express-jwt": "^5.3.1",
"express-validator": "^5.3.1",
"formidable": "^1.2.2",
"jsonwebtoken": "^8.5.1",
"loadash": "^1.0.0",
"mongoose": "^5.9.7",
"morgan": "^1.10.0",
"uuid": "^7.0.3"
// other stuff
"dependencies": {
"@testing-library/jest-dom": "^4.2.4",
"@testing-library/react": "^9.5.0",
"@testing-library/user-event": "^7.2.1",
"bootstrap": "^4.4.1",
"braintree-web-drop-in-react": "^1.1.1",
"moment": "^2.24.0",
"node-sass": "^4.13.1",
"query-string": "^6.12.1",
"react": "^16.13.1",
"react-dom": "^16.13.1",
"react-router-dom": "^5.1.2",
"react-scripts": "3.4.1"

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