Hello Drupal Commerce!

Well, I just installed my first Drupal site. Sometimes WordPress is just not enough for a full function ecommerce shopping site. My long time client Delta Scientific requires a new site for the aalamps.com division of Delta with it’s own separate shopping site. This is an international site requiring all the bells and whistles including taxes, shipping, discounts and membership area.

I’m planning on using drupal 7 with the ecommerce plugin both of which have great learning resources on lynda.com. Like most CMS (content management systems) which are data base driven, installation on the server is the most challenging part. Many thanks to Gary Ooserhuis (linkweb.ca) who keeps our servers optimized for these applications and provides support during the installation.

Oct. 12/12: Things are going well with the Drupal site, wanted to add that the Drupal Commerce Kick-start Distribution requires a new, clean installation so installing it on an existing site is virtually impossible for a beginner. Since my site is still in development I decided to install the application in a subfolder and when it’s up and running move it to the root directory. And I’m tracking this progress as much for myself and future installs but if it helps someone down the road, it’s all good. Set up my account @ drupalcommerce.org, posted a question and the guys from commerce guys posted a response same day. So important when learning a new software to have support from the developers, this is a very good sign and I’m confident my store will be a success.

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