Let's just get this out of the way: Our Drupal Developers love Shopify.
Shopify is known for its simple and easy eCommerce configuration. Currently, 160,000 eCommerce stores are running on the Shopify platform. This is awesome news for Drupal eCommerce owners as they can easily customize their site with its unique shopping cart features.
It’s impossible to set the entire store by only using Shopify, but having a solid Drupal site coupled with the Shopify module results in the perfect eCommerce solution.
The first eCommerce solution for Drupal was Ubercart, which was released for Drupal 6. It’s a fairly easy eCommerce tool but it’s not that flexible. Customizing the eCommerce site is difficult and website owners had to stick to a limited number of options.
Then, Drupal Commerce was released along with Drupal 7, boasting great customization abilities. It’s the perfect solution to overcome the difficulties of Ubercart. Yet, Drupal Commerce has an elaborate setup process which is time consuming and detailed technical knowledge is necessary to configure the store.
Enter Shopify! Shopify helps shop owners to set up their store in less than 10 minutes. Yes, you read that right – It takes very little time to set up the entire shop and start running it. Having a Drupal CMS option coupled with Shopify module not only helps in configuring a flexible site, but also treats Drupal entities the same as the Shopify products. Thus, the Shopify entities are changed in the same way as the other Drupal entities, making it easy to add individual product fields to showcase products in the search results. Shop owners can also create a customized theme according to their requirements and preferences.
Shopify is a well-known product with its own support team. If you are stuck midway implementing the module, you can always contact them or get access to their well-written documentation. Also, if you have a blog running on Drupal, you can include Shopify as a widget and sell individual products along with the post. Keeping your online store updated is also simple. With every Shopify update, your Drupal site is updated along with it. Thus, everything stays updated!
Why You (eCommerce Site Owner) Should Love The Drupal Shopify Module
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We love Shopify and we recommend it to clients who have add-on products or services that they sell through their website. But, when it comes to a massive eCommerce solution, Ubercart or Drupal Commerce is what we suggest to our clients. Here’s why:
While Shopify has a fairly easy set up process, our developers are always ready to help you out in case you are stuck. In fact, we've put together a guide to help you find the best developer: How To Hire A Drupal Developer. We have dedicated team who love creating Drupal eCommerce websites that look great and help you reach your ROI goals. Contact our Drupal Developers to get things started.