Selling your products online
An eCommerce solution is a feature-filled, customisable online storefront and shopping cart that will be integrated into the Drupal CMS. This will allow you to manage both your website pages and all of your store’s products in the one place. You will have full control over orders, shipping costs, sales, promotions, discounts and products.
In order to receive credit card payments you will need to have a secure hosting package with an SSL certificate to ensure the security of your customer’s credit card details. You will also need a payment gateway to process the credit card payments and a merchant account with your bank to receive the payments.
The SSL certificate can be thought of as a lock-box for your data. It doesn’t make it any harder for anyone to obtain the data but it encrypts the data to the point that nobody can understand it. In addition to encrypting data, the SSL certificate ensures visitors that your business is legitimate, and will not attempt to defraud them in any way.
An eCommerce payment gateway is a service that authorizes your customers’ credit card payments while processing them securely with your merchant account.
When dealing with a payment gateway, you will also be required to establish an online merchant account with your bank (fees vary depending on the bank).
Your Drupal website will be transformed into an eCommerce online store using Commerce. It is a module that helps to sell products online through website. It allows administrator users to easily add, edit and amend products and pricing at any time, and keep up-to-date with the store’s performance by viewing detailed reports.