Hi everyone, here is a case study about the recent personal business that I started, and how I’ve been able to build a complete working eCommerce store with Drupal Commerce, without being a developer and with almost no coding.
Last summer, when I came back from my traditional wedding in China with my awesome wife, I realized that there was no way for us to buy clothes for couples in France, whereas it is so common in China.
That’s the reason why we decided (my wife and I) to bring that concept into Europe, starting in France. But we had to tweak the concept a bit to fit a European market, since European couples don’t act the same and tend to be more individualistic than Asian couples. So we had to create designs that our customers could wear separately, as well as a couple. We started with t-shirts since they’re fairly easy to produce and sell.
Howdy pals. My name is Chris and I work at Commerce Guys as the R&D Engineering Manager. Did you know that three of the Commerce Guys live in Greenville, SC? Recently we were talking about the Drupal community and how we could rally a group to meet up in April during Greenville Grok.
I know what you're thinking: Not another conference! While this isn't a Drupal camp, sometimes it's good to get outside the community and be the expert at what you know and talk to experts in what they know. Grok is a small web/tech conference in Greenville, SC that I help run on the side. At Grok we talk, listen, eat and drink with world class people asking a ton of hard questions, digging into great issues, and making headway on some decent real-world solutions. This conference really is what you put into it. Bring your ideas, problems, and input and you will have a blast, learn some things, and make amazing pals. If you are hoping the answers to life will be handed to you I think you have the wrong conference.
Have you installed Drupal 8 yet? That toolbar is an incredible piece of art. It's functional, beautiful, and really slick. The icons are resolution independent, so that means your average mobile phone and some of the higher end laptops can show off a lot more icon detail. It's so pretty, it's just begging to be extended and filled with all the awesome-sauce that is Drupal Commerce.
Below is a journey through making a toolbar icon happen on Drupal 8-alpha6. Note that things can definitely change between now and a stable Drupal 8.
D8 Toolbar Status
So, unless you were in the issue queues helping make decisions and solve problems, you've likely not taken much time to follow the evolution of the toolbar. In Drupal 7, this is the toolbar you get:
And in Drupal 8, you get so much more:
Toolbar Bar - This is the black bar across the top. Yes it's called the "Toolbar Bar" (note the double "bar"). In a particularly brilliant stroke, we have four very simple actions. The clutter is gone. And the best part? The links collapse into icons on smaller screens.
Toolbar Tray - This is the white bar just below the black bar that can go "horizontal" using a toggle switch. Unlike Drupal 7, the top bar items tie directly to the second bar. I, for one, am very impressed with how comfortable this tray feels. Finally, Drupal has a world-class toolbar.
Toolbar Tray expansion - When in a horizontal
Icons - Notice all those icons? They're a new feature and that's the focus of the rest of this article. Lots to talk about.
I don't know about you guys, but I like to hang out in the Question & Answer section of drupalcommerce.org. Lots of great people in there sharing knowledge and upvoting the hardest questions. Today, I wanted to highlight a particularly great question.
Mike wants to know "How to subscribe customer to an Organic Group?" The answer is simple, you can do this using rules and about 10 minutes of clicking around. So I created a quick walkthrough and have given the step-by-steps below the video.
This year's BADCamp will feature an eCommerce Summit on Thursday, October 24th from 9 AM to 5 PM in the Berkeley City Club. We're inviting everyone interested in growing their Drupal eCommerce practice to come talk "shop" as we listen to presentations and hold discussions about Drupal Commerce, eCommerce best practices, and strategies for the future of commerce on Drupal.
We really are looking forward to holding a participatory event where people may stand up and present information (good) but also where participants are engaged to ask questions on topics they don't understand, answer those questions they can, and collectively learn new ways to implement Commerce and grow an eCommerce practice (better).
Welcome to another Commerce Module Tuesday! Today we are looking at Commerce Google Analytics, maintained by Lucio Waßill. We will go through setting up Google Analytics for your Drupal Commerce store.
If you are not already using an analytics package to track how your site is being used and gather information, you really should be doing so. Setting up Google Analytics is pretty quick and easy and is free. GA also has Ecommerce capabilities as well.
The Commerce Google Analtyics module for Drupal Commerce allows you to put order information such as product name, SKU, shipping amounts, tax, etc. into Google Analytics. You can use this information alongside other data to answer questions you have about your visitors and analytics data like “What sources convert,” “What is my average order value?,” and “How long does it take to convert a customer?”. You can also use it to help refine your funnels.
The drupalcommerce.org editors and overseers wanted to take a moment and help everyone get on the same page for how to update between minor releases of Commerce Kickstart 2. Below is a walkthrough video that discusses why and how to upgrade your Commerce Kickstart 2 site.
Welcome to another Commerce Module Tuesday! Today we are looking at Commerce Dunning, Part 2. Last week we looked at what a "dunning process" looks like. Today, we're going to look at the Commerce Dunning module and the testing environment that comes with it. This is actually one of the hardest parts of a recurring setup to test, the failures. The module that we are creating here at Commerce Guys makes it very easy to test payment failures and work through all of the emails and touch points that you can set up as part of your dunning management.
Welcome to another Commerce Module Tuesday! Today we are looking at Commerce Dunning, something we at Commerce Guys have been working on for awhile. This is part one (on what a Dunning process looks like) in a two part series that we will finish next week with how to test the functionality that we discuss today
What is "Dunning" you ask? Sounds like a "dunce cap" that you might have heard of as a child? You're close! Dunning management (Delinquent User Notification) is the automated process that's kicked off when a charge attempt of a recurring order fails. This process involves periodic customer communication and payment retries.
In today’s video, we are simply going over the Dunning Process. This is an important step towards making Drupal Commerce handle recurring payments, and we’ve tried to make it as straightforward as possible.