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Selling Organic Groups using Drupal Commerce

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.

Watch the video and view the step-by-step.

by Josh Miller
Posted November 15, 2013

Josh Miller's picture
Posted: November 15, 2013

BADCamp Drupal eCommerce Summit

BADCamp Drupal eCommerce Summit

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).

Read on for info about the scheduled topics and speakers.

Ryan Szrama's picture
Posted: October 10, 2013

Commerce Module Tuesday: Commerce Google Analytics

Commerce Google Analytics

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.

(Video & run-down after the break.)

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Posted: October 8, 2013

Commerce Module Tuesday: Commerce Dunning - Part 2

Commerce Dunning, Part 2

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.

Posted: August 13, 2013

Commerce Module Tuesday: Commerce Dunning - Part 1

Commerce Dunning

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.

(Video after the break.)

Posted: August 6, 2013

Commerce PayPal 2.0 Released

At the end of last year, I began an update to Commerce PayPal guided by Todd Hashimoto of PayPal. Our goal was clear: integrate Express Checkout, PayPal Payments Advanced, and Payflow Link on top of the PayPal WPS / WPP support the module already offered. By the time we hit beta, PayPal let us know just what they thought of our integration... by saying it was the strongest integration they've seen and then joining us to talk about it at DrupalCon Portland.

We've received great feedback from users and developers during the beta period, so I've just packaged a full 2.0 release incorporating a few bug fixes and additional features. Read on for more information about the services integrated and plans for continued development.

Ryan Szrama's picture
Posted: June 29, 2013

Commerce Module Tuesday: Commerce Recurring Framework

Commerce Recurring Framework

Welcome to another Commerce Module Tuesday! Today we are looking at Commerce Recurring Framework, maintained by Pedro Cambra (the screencast is about the new and highly anticipated 2.x branch). We will go through setting up a healthy recurring bill that would have your Commerce Kickstart 2 site sending out $7 toothbrushes once a month.

(Video after the break.)

Augustin Delaporte's picture
Posted: June 18, 2013

Commerce Module Tuesday: Commerce Product Add-on

Commerce Product URLs

Welcome to another Commerce Module Tuesday! Today we are looking at Commerce Product Add-on, maintained by Matt Robison who is the Vice President of Louisville Web Group. While I was at Drupalcon Portland, I was approached by two different individuals looking to do something that this modules makes very easy: Add a product as a checkbox on the add-to-cart form for another product.

(Video after the break.)

Josh Miller's picture
Posted: June 11, 2013

Commerce Module Tuesday: Commerce Product URLs

Commerce Product URLs

Welcome to another Commerce Module Tuesday! Today we are looking at Commerce Product URLs, maintained by Maciej Zgadzaj who is a senior developer at Commerce Guys. This project almost doesn’t require a video. If you’re running Commerce 1.6 or later, just go download this, enable it, and love yourself for making the world a better place. Actually, enabling the module, by default, doesn’t do anything, but the magic is there. And that’s where the video takes the next step. It shows us how to hack the URL to link directly to specific products.

(Video after the break.)

Josh Miller's picture
Posted: May 14, 2013

Showcasing the latest Drupal Commerce sites

DrupalCommerce.org exists to help people learn how to use and develop for Drupal Commerce. In addition to the traditional education tools we offer in our documentation, video library, and Commerce Q&A, we host a showcase of sites built using Drupal Commerce. It’s one thing to tell people how to use a tool to build something, but it’s quite another to show actually show them the end result.

And the results are stunning.

Since launching, we’ve received dozens of showcase requests from developers around the world. These sites have varied widely in design, feature set, market, and size, and each one provides an opportunity for new developers to learn something new.

Our DrupalCommerce.org handyman Josh Miller just finished a redesign of the showcase that will make it even easier for you to find reference sites built using Drupal Commerce and learn how they were built. Our showcase is now organized by a variety of categories based on the products sold and the tools used. You can quickly scan a list of beautiful sites for design and feature inspiration, and in our featured showcases you can find a write-up or case study describing the modules and processes used to develop the featured site.

We aim to give credit where credit is due, so while we would love for you to share your latest work with the community, we would also love to link to your company or personal website so new users know who to look to for advice and consulting when they need help. Our featured showcases in particular give you an opportunity to talk about the modules you used (or contributed!) to build a site and talk about how you solved the various configuration and deployment tasks involved in launching a high quality eCommerce project.

Use the showcase submission form to get your latest creation featured today!

Ryan Szrama's picture
Posted: May 9, 2013


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