The history of Drupal Commerce
E-commerce functionality for Drupal was previous provided by an extremely competent system called Ubercart. However, during the release cycle for Drupal 7, the 'Drupal 7 Commerce Initiative' identified some significant areas for enhancement. Rather than focusing on the limitations of Ubercart, a more powerful 'e-commerce framework' was devised. Ubercart still exists and development of the system continues, however Zoocha believe the Drupal Commerce Framework is the only way to provide world class, enterprise scale e-commerce on Drupal.
"We believe that how you do eCommerce should be up to you, not your software."
Consider using Drupal Commerce for your e-commerce project.
Drupal is increasingly being used as the preferred choice of e-commerce platform. Driven by the 'Drupal 7 Commerce Initiative', a coordinated effort of developers in the Drupal / Ubercart community, the objective of Drupal Commerce is to develop a specification that will guide the e-commerce development on Drupal and provide a feature rich array of modules capable of building world class e-commerce websites.
The power of Drupal Commerce resides in the fact that it was developed with a framework mindset, which means that it focuses on what you can build with it. Whereas the vast majority of other e-commerce solutions are often developed with an application mindset, that highlight what you can do with it out of the box.
This basically means you can throw away the rule book as far as e-commerce goes. Traditionally, unless you've had the backing of a company with very deep pockets, the constraints that developers, designers, UX pros, and forward thinking marketeers have previously had to battle with, or work within the constraints of when it comes to e-commerce online can now be re-thought thanks to Drupal Commerce.
Examples of sites we have built using Drupal Commerce:
Countryside is a multi channel retailer that specialises in outdoor clothing and ski equipment. This implementation includes a full integration with a legacy back office system that controls stock levels, pricing, order status and data synchronisation.
Oceans Rattan Furniture
Oceans Rattan Furniture are one of the leading names in the UK when it comes to outdoor furniture. A Drupal Commerce implementation that is tightly integrated into the business's back-office systems.