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Drupal or Magento for unique ecom site

Discussion in 'Membership Sites' started by MatrimZeke, Nov 15, 2014.

  1. MatrimZeke

    MatrimZeke Newbie

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    Hey Guys. I need to build a site to sell my products "wholesale". I have about 1000 products I sell. I want them on a simple site that would be set up like any other ecom site. The difference would be that I would not take payment on the site. My customers would sign up and put together orders, when finished they would submit their orders with a shipping address. I would then get an email with their order. I would double check inventory and then look in to shipping costs to their address (international and domestic). After I would send them a square or paypal invoice.

    This site will be for my big orders. Calculated shipping has become a problem and this setup will work better for my best customers.

    I have a friend who says Drupal can handle this easily with commerce kickstart. I have also been reading good things about Magento. My goal is to find a pro for either platform to build the site and upload my inventory. What I want is a site I can maintain without a lot of time invested. The only thing I will need to do is change prices, take down items, and upload new items. Any big changes I would just hire out.

    Any advice on which platform I should go for? I see great people putting together sites using both. I'm not sure what will be easiest to customize to what I need. In theory not having any payment processing should make things easier you would think.
     
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  2. Prince Oliver

    Prince Oliver Registered Member

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    Hey bro, have you tried Prestashop? Really robust platform/open-source, i'm using it for years, you have many options as a merchant and many features you can custom code as a developer! Have a go with it, let me know if you need any guidance or tips.
     
  3. Nut-Nights

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    I will recommend you Magento, its best option for ecom. Drupal is good too but too much complicated.
     
  4. onnelbro86

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    wanna free and cheap just try prestashop, wanna have completed features use magento, but they have price to pay..
     
  5. harshmarsh

    harshmarsh Registered Member

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    Hi,

    What is your vision? If you are looking for long term, with most flexibility and scalibility go with magento. It has thousands of extensions integration with lots of tool. that can solve your need.