Set up an Online Store using new Drupal e-Commerce Book

Selling Online with Drupal e-Commerce is a new book from Packt which will help users to sell online using the award-winning open-source Drupal web application. Written by Michael Peacock, this book provides the essentials of getting an e-commerce website up and running with Drupal.

Drupal is a free and open-source modular web application framework and content management system (CMS) written in PHP that can run in many environments; including Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and FreeBSD. Drupal e-Commerce is a free, open-source, feature-rich, flexible package of modules that seamlessly adds full e-Store capabilities to Drupal.

Drupal e-Commerce is the combination of Drupal, the award-winning Drupal 5 content management system and the e-Commerce package of modules that can be plugged into it, bringing a wealth of e-commerce functionality to the software. In this book users will learn how to use the Drupal Content Management System along with its e-Commerce modules to set up and manage an online shop. Users will learn to install the software, take a look at its features, plan and create their shop, look at customer management, create a design for their shop, and cover security, taxes, shipping, and even marketing their business!

The book starts with the basics of Drupal and then takes the users through the creation of an online shop, exploring Drupal further as needed. Only the features of Drupal relevant to the e-commerce application will be covered

This book is for people who want to start selling online as quickly as possible, and want to see how to use the proven Drupal platform to achieve this. The book is ideal for use in a small business with only basic in-house technical skills. It will also be useful for developers who not only want to create an e-commerce site but also want a CMS platform for expanding the site in the future. No prior knowledge of Drupal is required. No PHP experience is expected, although it will be useful. Basic knowledge of e-commerce will be useful, although the main concepts are introduced and covered as required.

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A shop is a CMS

Lopsta Ecommerce's picture

If you see all the catalog part of an onlinestore, it is nothing different than a cms. Ad a shopping cart system and you got a full blown shop. Blog all the integration part between shop, forum, blog and whatever you want is just the perfect solution. with all the secial shopping elements nowadays i think in drupal ecommerce or ubercart is the future

Durpal vs Zen Cart

Surya Prakash Loonker's picture

With Drupal offering ecommerce capabilities, it takes CMS to a whole new level and it opens up a very large market space for Drupal. But are CMS ready to taken on ecommerce world? Many ecommerce site suppliers are now offering all this clubbed up in one single package without having to worry about the parts that make the whole. Gone are the days when you need to decide on domain name registration, hosting, shopping cart, payment gateway, figure out technology, have technical knowledge, so on and so forth. Now you can sign up with Online Store providers such as Volusion or Yahoo! Store or and within less than 24 hours, you have your entire online store ready. With ecommerce hosting companies like, you even can import your products/items/listings from eBay or Yahoo store or Auctiva and others within minutes and not even have to do data entry. Will other CMS follow Drupal into ecommerce sites? Will CMS offer all in one online store features in near future?