Selling Online with Drupal e-Commerce
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- Set up a basic Drupal system and plan your shop
- Set up your shop, and take payments
- Optimize your site for selling and better reporting
- Manage and market your site
Book DetailsLanguage : English
Paperback : 264 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : April 2008
ISBN : 1847194060
ISBN 13 : 9781847194060
Author(s) : Michael Peacock
Topics and Technologies : All Books, CMS and eCommerce, Content Management (CMS), Drupal, e-Commerce, Open Source
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction and Installation
Chapter 2: Getting Started with Drupal
Chapter 3: Planning Your Shop
Chapter 4: Creating Your Product Catalog
Chapter 5: Customers and Staff
Chapter 6: Branding Your Site
Chapter 7: Checkout and Taking Payments
Chapter 8: Creating a Better Selling Experience
Chapter 9: Taxes, Payment, and Shipping
Chapter 10: Securing, Deploying, and Maintaining Your Shop
Chapter 11: Invoices and CRM
Chapter 12: Marketing Your Business
Appendix A: Installing WAMP
This book is a welcome addition to the growing list of more specialized Drupal titles, and is currently the premier resource for anyone who wishes to use Drupal and the e-Commerce module for creating a virtual store. Read More
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The final sentence on the page should be, "At this time we can only enable Site Slogan; the other three options cannot be enabled until they have been properly configured (i.e. the search module enabled)."
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'Product Width' second one, should be 'in Centimeters' instead of 'in inches'.
What you will learn from this book
- Why to choose Drupal for e-commerce
- Installing and configuring Drupal and its e-Commerce module
- How Drupal and its e-Commerce module work
- Creating and managing content
- Creating and managing user accounts, roles, and permissions
- Things to think about when planning to sell online
- Structuring your site, your product catalogue, and framing a shopping process for users
- Framing business policies to handle legal and professional issues
- Branding your site by customizing default themes
- Installing new themes and creating a custom theme
- Customizing the checkout process for processing orders
- Creating a better selling experience
- Attracting customers with discounts, coupons, auctions, donations, flexicharges
- Working with taxes and shipping rules in Drupal e-Commerce
- Drupal e-Commerce's shipping API modules
- Securing and maintaining your site (deploy, backup, restore)
- Creating and managing invoices using the Invoices module
- Integrating CiviCRM to manage appointments and log phone calls
- Improving traffic with Search Engine Optimization
- Advertising programmes, newsletters, and viral marketing campaigns
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 you will learn how to use the Drupal content management system along with its e-Commerce modules to set up and manage an online shop. We will install the software, have a look at its features, plan our shop, create our shop, look at customer management, create a design for our shop, and cover security, taxes, shipping, and even marketing our business!
If you're new to Drupal and want to set up a powerful e-commerce system, this book is for you. If you've some experience of working with Drupal and want to understand how its e-commerce options can be used to power an online shop, this book will also prove invaluable.
This book will show you how to sell online using the award-winning open-source Drupal web application. No prior experience of Drupal is required; you will learn all you need as you step through the creation of an online shop.
You will learn the basics of Drupal, and see how to use the standard features of Drupal to begin construction of an online shop, and improve the selling interface, handling of orders, and reporting with new modules and other customizations.
The book starts with the basics of Drupal and then steps you 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.
Written in a straightforward, easy-to-understand manner, the book provides the essentials of getting your e-commerce website up and running with Drupal.
Who this book is for
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 also be useful, although the main concepts are introduced and covered as required.