BakeryMarketPlace is a virtual community where bakers and customers meet to conduct business. As an online portal for bakers, it allows your current customers as well as potential ones from anywhere in the world to locate your bakery, place orders and pay for their purchases. For example, John, one of your regular customers, can use the site to order his favorite item, indicate that he will pick it up at a certain hour, pay for the goods and be done. Or, Aunt Mary in Boston can find you, the closest bakery to her niece in Los Angeles, select the cake she likes with all of its available options and have it delivered to her niece on her birthday without ever moving from her desk. One copy of the order is then e-mailed to the customer and another one to you.