Posted to Ben Finklea's blog on July 1st, 2009

How To Start an e-Commerce Site (with Drupal)

When you are ready to start a business online, it is essential that your website is highly functional, user-friendly and well structured. The easiest way to ensure that is to use the right tools for the job. Drupal is a free, open-source content management system (CMS) and publishing platform written in PHP that can run any type of website, in any type of environment (Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and FreeBSD). Drupal e-Commerce is a free, open-source, feature-endowed package of modules that adds on a full e-store capabilities to Drupal’s core system.

Drupal e-Commerce is a combination of the Drupal CMS version 5 and the package of e-Commerce modules that get plugged into it. It is also a book that will teach you how to use Drupal, along with how to use the e-Commerce modules to set up and manage your own online shop. It walks you through installing the software, an in-depth look at the features, plan and create the shop, customer management and design tips, security, taxes, shipping and marketing.

The book starts with the basics of Drupal and walks you through starting your own e-shop. This book is for people who are serious about selling online with a proven platform. You can find out more here.

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