With online sales being a huge and growing phenomenon, more and more entrepreneurs take their business online. The amount of e-commerce stores, platforms and services is growing as well.
In this particular blog, we’d like to compare two options that are out there: Drupal 8 Ubercart vs Drupal Commerce.
Drupal 8 Ubercart vs Drupal Commerce
There will be those who’d say that Drupal is a reboot of Ubercart, especially since the lead developer from Ubercart is the one who’d now gave us Drupal Commerce, a set of Drupal modules.
While this has some truth to it, there’s more to consider here than a superficial comparison can provide. There are similarities, naturally, but like any reboot, there is a vast difference as well, with massive improvements and upgrades.
Let's examine the two eCommerce platforms from several different perspectives.
1. Popularity Points
While Ubercart is more popular at the moment, more and more businesses are migrating and getting a Drupal shop instead. Either way, at tens of thousands of users on each, we can say they are roughly equal in this respect.
Both platforms look like they’re in for the long haul. Drupal 8 Ubercart has its base of loyal users and Drupal’s strong forward-momentum makes this a close competition. This is promising for both players of course, and reassuring for their users.
3. Customizable Features
Both are very configurable platforms, but Drupal Commerce themes are often much more impressive. This is mainly, but not only, due to the fact that Drupal 8 comes with themes that are mobile-first, making shopping a breeze from any device. A great bonus.
4. Edge Cases
Or, in other words, what’s missing and how bad is it when you hit that wall? There are things you can only do in Drupal shop configuration and not in Drupal 8 Ubercart. Especially when it comes to the Drupal 8 shopping cart - both in terms of design and functionality. Then again, there are things that Ubercart does well and Drupal is still working on. It will surely catch on soon enough, however, so we’re not worried.
5. Ease of Use
In terms of basic use, Ubercart seems easier than Drupal Commerce. The ease is a fair price to pay however, for the power, integrations, and security that Drupal 8 offers and Ubercart can no longer match.
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