As a webmaster, it is never easy to be content with a platform for hosting a website. In general, if we talk about ecommerce website, it gets tougher due to the requirements and the ever advancing technology which drive businesses to provide cutting edge solutions. What they look for in an ecommerce platform is quite evident due to their needs which require the platforms to be robust, fully customizable and be capable enough to handle the wide scope of functionalities and features. Although there are an excess of free to use CMS available for use over the web, deciding on the "perfect one" is a herculean task. In this plethora of options, there stands one of the best open source platform known to developers around the world which is capable enough to meet most of the requirements to produce a close to perfect solution.
Yes, I'm talking about Drupal.
Drupal commerce, written by Commerce Guys, is a powerful set of modules built on Drupal 7's core functionality along with some modules. Prior to Drupal 7, developers relied solely on Ubercart to provide the required functionalities for various websites. But Ubercart had its own set of restrictions. It was not a platform built for modifications of its core behaviour. So when Drupal commerce came into the picture, the fact that it was intended to be a flexible system, engineered to allow any kind of customization was an eye catcher. This was definitely better than Ubercart and other platforms which made assumptions on how you want your online store to work.
At any level of your business, the most important thing you need to ask yourself is "do you have an idea, or do you know what you want?" For business owners still trying to figure out what is best for them, let us take a step back and discuss about Drupal Commerce and what makes this framework stand out from the crowd.