The new store is up and running – and I have to take a few minutes to share my adoration for our new software that is running it: Ubercart.
Powered by Drupal, Ubercart is a free, open source e-commerce solution that allows for endless customization and integration with nearly any site. Even better, it requires little knowledge of php or sql etc to implement. Granted, I do know some of this and that only made the setup faster and even more fluid.
Prior, I was working with OsCommerce. A nice cart to be sure, but just way too code heavy, and requiring massive amount of rewriting of full php pages to make even minor changes. After over a year of having it up, I still felt I wasn’t close to having it look or act how I wanted. It wasn’t that it couldn’t be done, it was that I couldn’t afford the time it would take to do it.
So for anyone venturing into the online market, I highly recommend this piece of software. It will save you time and aspirin!