Ubercart is an exciting open source e-commerce package that fully integrates your online store with Drupal. Ubercart leverages the advantages of Drupal's major core and contributed systems, providing your users with shopping cart functionality that integrates with other parts of your company or community web site. It can be used to sell shippable goods, downloadable products, recurring memberships, and event tickets, and to enable complex interactions with Drupal through various add-on contributions. This book guides you through the process of creating, administrating and marketing an online store, providing information and tips for raising your sales and your customer support. It will also show you how to maintain and add advanced capabilities to your company's eShop.
Chapter 1: Getting Started – This chapter provides some basic definitions on Drupal and Ubercart. In addition it sets the context of the online store case study that will be developed throughout the book.
Chapter 2: Installation of Drupal and Ubercart – This chapter is a quick installation reference for Drupal, the required Drupal modules, and Ubercart.
Chapter 3: Basic Configuration – This chapter helps you to understand the basic Drupal and Ubercart configuration.
Chapter 4: Managing Categories, Products, and Attributes – In this chapter the action begins! You will learn how to manage categories using the Drupal taxonomy, how to create new products or import them from external files, and how to use the attribute system of Ubercart.
Chapter 5: Managing Shipping, Taxes, and Payments – Ubercart helps the user to manage shipping, taxes, and payments in a flexible way. In this chapter you'll to learn how to configure them.
Chapter 6: Managing Customers and Orders – This chapter is focused on CRM, reporting, and after-sales support.
Chapter 7: Customizing the Frontend – The default theme of Drupal works fine, but it's rather boring. In this chapter you will learn how to install a new theme, customize a theme, or create a new theme from scratch.
Chapter 8: User Interface Enhancement Techniques – The scope of this chapter is to help you to implement more complex marketing techniques.
Chapter 9: Optimizing Your Store – Store optimization is a sometimes forgotten, but necessary process. In this chapter you will learn how make an Ubercart store faster, more secure, and more search engine friendly.
Appendix A: Hotel Bookings
Appendix B: Modules used in the book
Appendix C: Free and commercial Ubercart Themes