One of the key decisions you have to make when starting a webshop, is to determine the right e-commerce platform or software. PHPro has broad experiences with Magento and Drupal (ûbercart and Commerce).
Magento is the award-winning e-commerce platform that allows merchants to build powerful webshops. Magento is open source technology which is free for everyone. Along with this powerful pluspunt Magento is one of the most popular e-commerce platforms in the current e-commerce era.
The Drupal community saw these limitations and worked during previous years on a new solution, called Drupal Commerce. Drupal Commerce has been built specifically for Drupal 7 and makes full use of all technological innovations within Drupal 7. Drupal Commerce is built with the same modular architecture of Drupal, and is free to download.
Drupal is a Content Management System (CMS) to build and manage your website. Until recently, installing the module Ubercart was the only way to create e-commerce functionalities in Drupal. This set of modules could not develop into a professional e-commerce solution because of the limitations of the previous Drupal version (version 6). Our experiences has shown that a lot of custom development was needed to have an e-commerce solution that is suitable to run a webshop.