The new e-Commerce
Smaller foot print, in both modules and memory required.
Standardized naming conventions.
Core will only have the following modules:- ec_common,
ec_customer, ec_anon, ec_address, ec_product, ec_available,
ec_cart, ec_buynow, ec_checkout, ec_charge, ec_store,
Schema API Integration
All tables are updated with drupal_write_record()
Most places will user SELECT * FROM... to load rows
Entire record stored so it can be reused.
Tables can be easily extended with no changes to the core system.
Use of Drupal 6.x Themeing
Use of templates where possible.
Make more localized by using template name conventions to have
different templates for different areas.
Much easier for shop owners to brand their shop.
Actions and Rules integration
Transaction workﬂows are 100% customizable.
Allows e-Commerce to have more workﬂow statuses.
Time base events can help keep system workload cleaners
NO MORE ec mail!
Using views on all reports
Allows shop owners to changes reports to meet their needs
Adding new reports are easy and will require no changes
No developer required!
Major time saving.
Use of “Views Bulk Operations”
Views can be build to execute actions on transactions.
6.x-4.0-Beta1 - 31 Oct 2008
6.x-4.0-RC1 - ~1 Jan 2009
6.x-4.0 - 1 Feb 2009