0. The case for Drupal and Commerce

This series of articles represents opinions and observations that I have gathered over the past decade regarding the role of ecommerce in the Drupal ecosystem. I have no place advising anyone on how to run their business, and these are not the views of my employer. However, having been deeply involved in Drupal Commerce in particular, and having recently leveled criticism against Acquia for their ecommerce strategy, I thought it best to put all my thoughts in one place. Here they are.

Dries Buytaert, the founder of Drupal and CTO of Acquia, recently admonished me to “help the Drupal community understand why we should all invest more in Drupal Commerce and how it could be a superior strategy”. He was right, and that’s what I aim to do with this series.

  1. Why ecommerce matters
  2. Why Drupal is ideal for ecommerce
  3. The case for Drupal and SaaS
  4. Why ecommerce is essential for Drupal
  5. History lesson: Drupal Commerce, Commerce Guys, and Acquia
  6. What can Acquia and the community do now regarding Drupal and ecommerce?
  7. What’s in this for me?