Posts on the topic of Drupal Commerce

Aug 17 2016

Building the Best Site for B2B Ecommerce

The B2B and B2C buying processes are different, and they’re often not created equal. Retail companies sometimes offer a great digital shopping experience for their consumers and a secondary — and less suitable — option for their wholesalers.

Mar 9 2016

The Case for Consolidating Web Technologies

Sometimes the smartest thing we can do isn't the thing we've always done. There are moments in a business’s life cycle when it’s time to step back and consider the costs of keeping things like they are right now. What is the true cost of not innovating? Is it only in dollars and cents, or are there other factors to consider? 

 

Jan 22 2015

Start your content + commerce revolution

Shifting to a content-driven commerce focus is a daunting challenge.

Whether you are a media company adding commerce to your site or a retail site wanting to add richer editorial, there are very different skillsets required to sell product versus those needed for writing and curating content. How do you successfully blend these skillsets — much less these seemingly disparate websites — into a single, cohesive whole?

It ain’t easy, but it’s worth it.

Jan 14 2015

5 Technologies to focus on in 2015

Last year we wrote about 5 technologies to focus on in 2014. Now in 2015 we see new opportunities.

In keeping with the best of yearly traditions, we follow up here with the 5 technologies worth your attention in 2015. These are not bleeding edge technologies. Rather, these are technologies or platforms or ideas that are starting to mature and are worth investing your time and getting ahead of the curve.

Content or Commerce? Who's the boss?

Selling online is easy, right?

Get a shopping cart and a merchant account, and... Done! Well, hold on a bit. You’ll want discount codes and special offers. You want to accept Paypal, too. Probably need to add bundles. And maybe you should list your products on Amazon’s storefront? Channel diversity is good, right? Speaking of Amazon, can we make our shopping cart work exactly like theirs?

Understanding the Commerce Payment API

For a recently launched Bluespark project that uses Drupal Commerce to support the sale to tickets to events we needed to implement a new payment method as no solution was readily available.

Drupal Commerce not only makes this possible, but it enables it in a way that makes good use of standard Drupal APIs, concepts and it plugs nicely into Rules, which Drupal Commerce uses extensively.

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