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  • Commerce Beyond the CartCommerce Beyond the Cart Presented by: Steve Kessler June 29th , 2013
  • Why Are We Here?Why Are We Here?
  • About MeAbout Me • Drupal Consultant • Background in technology and communications • Experience with small to medium sized businesses, nonprofit organizations and government • Working with Drupal for about six years • CTO and Managing Partner of • Volunteer trainer for Teaming 4 Technology
  • The Typical ProcessThe Typical Process Look for products Select Products Add Items to Cart Review Cart Checkou t
  • Carts WorkCarts Work • Carts work for products • Carts work for browsing • Carts work for selecting multiple products
  • If Carts Work Why Do WeIf Carts Work Why Do We Need Something Else?Need Something Else?
  • Carts Don’t Work For AllCarts Don’t Work For All TransactionsTransactions • Rapid payments • Bill payment • Single item checkouts • One product without options • Subscriptions • Point of Sale Systems
  • We All Want the ExpressWe All Want the Express LaneLane This is a file from the Wikimedia Commons.
  • Infinite Buyer ExampleInfinite Buyer Example
  • Infinite Buyer ExampleInfinite Buyer Example Offer Counter Offer Purchase
  • Carts Can Be ConfusingCarts Can Be Confusing
  • Options and ModulesOptions and Modules • Rules • Commerce Express Checkout • Commerce Options Field • Commerce Point of Sale • Rooms • Custom code • Firm Path
  • RulesRules • Create a redirection rule • Use rules to otherwise process or prepare a transaction
  • Commerce ExpressCommerce Express CheckoutCheckout • Adds product reference display to replace Add To Cart. • Skips the cart • Great for express shopping scenario.
  • Commerce ExpressCommerce Express CheckoutCheckout
  • Commerce Options Field • Allows you to create options and based on the selection drive users directly to checkout • Good for donations or quick payments for a specific item or service • Could work for service payments • tions_field
  • Commerce Point of SaleCommerce Point of Sale • Point of Sale solution • AJAX (self updating) interface • Working on Card Present transaction support • We need something like a cart but not our typical commerce cart •
  • RoomsRooms • Specific solution designed for small hotels • Could be used for other rental situations • Can use a cart but can also be designed to skip the cart
  • RoomsRooms
  • Custom CodeCustom Code • Use code to skip the cart screen • Use code to create ad-hoc products or line items • No examples in the presentation but I will get some examples up online ASAP.
  • The ProcessThe Process
  • Firm Path ExampleFirm Path Example • Install Profile Coming Soon – Invoicing – Contributing to partial payments – Reconciliation reports designed for firms doing invoices • SaaS Service
  • Partial PaymentsPartial Payments • Partial payments are important for many sites without carts – Invoices – Deposits – One time fees • Firm Path will be giving our modifications back to the community
  • Other AlternativesOther Alternatives • Other Commerce options for Drupal – Ubercart ( – PayPal API ( – Others? • CiviCRM
  • Drupal Global TrainingDrupal Global Training DayDay • Building Drupal – Hands on with Views • 1668
  • What Questions Do YouWhat Questions Do You Have For Me?Have For Me?