What could be better than an online store to sell your products and services? This is the age wherein every next step heads to the internet, then why aren’t you stepping into the digital world? E-commerce is the not a new phenomenon; however, has gained recognition in the recent years only.
With Drupal’s flexible and effective ecommerce platform, you can easily get hold on the market. Drupal equips your website with Ubercart module, which makes the selling-buying equation easy for both the producers and customers. Ubercart, an open source e-commerce solution, provides the targeted customers with a shopping cart functionality that integrates with other parts of the website. From physical goods, to digital downloads and even subscription based billing service, Ubercart supports all this with much ease.
Owing to its certification by PayPal, Ubercart is considered as a solution to count on. Ubercart integrates PayPal Website Payments Standard, Website Payments Pro, and Express Checkout on the website. The distinct features that make this particular e-commerce solution different from the others in the same field are mentioned below:
• Product Related Features:
o Configurable product catalogs
o Flexible product creation system with product classes
o Multiple product image support out of the box
o Flexible product attributes system
o Basic product stock level tracking and notification
o Add file downloads, role promotions, and more to products.
• Checkout Related Features:
o Single page checkout
o Automatic account generation (anonymous checkout)
o Customer and administrator checkout notifications
• Order Processing Features:
o Simple order processing (with workflow for automated order processing)
o Simple order creation and editing
• Integrated payment system that acts as a bridge between acceptable payment methods (check, credit card, purchase order, etc.) and payment gateways (Cyber Source, Authorize.net, PayPal, etc.)
• Shipping quotes and fulfillment, including integration with UPS, FedEx, USPS
• Sales, product, and customer reports
• Activity logging
In addition to this, there are certain modules that help Ubercart in performing its best. In Drupal 7, Rules, Views, Ctools, Entity API and Entity tokens, are the modules that act as supportive modules. On the other hand, in Drupal 6, Token module is enough to support Ubercart. The list does not end here, the above stated modules are necessary for Ubercart functionality; however, there are a few other modules that recommended for image support and e-commerce tracking. Colorbox, Google Analytics and Token modules are recommended when using Drupal 7. Further, CCK, Filefield, ImageAPI, ImageCache, ImageField; Lightbox2, Thickbox or Colorbox and Google Analytics are recommended for Drupal 6.