Drupal Commerce Alpha 1 Announced at DrupalCon Copenhagen

Drupal 7 is just around the corner. Drupal project lead Dries Buytaert announced an estimated mid-October release for the next major version of Drupal in his keynote address at DrupalCon Copenhagen.

Drupal already powers many e-commerce websites – currently over 24,000 and counting. Its position as an e-commerce platform will be further strengthened by the release of Drupal 7 and Drupal Commerce, a complete enterprise e-commerce solution for Drupal.

Drupal Commerce is a completely new module package, providing all the systems necessary to build any kind of store on Drupal. It is being developed specifically for Drupal 7 by a group of six software companies, independent developers and lead by Commerce Guys, the leading Drupal e-commerce company.

Commerce Guys is happy to announce the first alpha release of Drupal Commerce at DrupalCon Copenhagen. All the major core systems are in place and will be fleshed out during the project’s alpha life-cycle. Our goal is to deploy Drupal Commerce on the same timeline as Drupal 7 itself.

Key improvements of Drupal Commerce over existing Drupal e-commerce solutions include:

  • Built to sell anything: Core set of e-commerce tools enabling the sale of physical products, digital downloads, site memberships, event registrations, and more.
  • Built to be international: Product management system developed with international businesses in mind accommodating multiple languages, currencies, tax systems, and payment methods.
  • Built to be customized: Fully configurable user interface that can be extended and customized without coding. The UI can be themed like any other Drupal component.
  • Built to integrate: Underlying APIs and data models based on Drupal 7’s Entity and Fields systems that simplify the tasks of importing, exporting, and synchronizing sales and product catalogs with any type of external systems – major ERPs, CRMs, and fulfillment systems.
  • Built for developers: Developed adhering to strict set of development standards, fully pluggable systems, and alterable data definitions.

More information: http://drupal.org/project/commerce

Ryan Szrama
VP of Community, Commerce Guys
ryan (at) commerceguys (dot) com
Tel. (US): (888) 827 7142

Commerce Guys is the leading international Drupal e-commerce company. Commerce Guys is a French/American enterprise with offices in Paris, France, Jackson, Michigan and San Francisco, California.