Drupal Commerce is an open-source e-commerce platform that powers thousands of online stores. It is a powerful tool that can be used to create a variety of online stores, including those that sell physical gift cards. In this article, we will explore how to use Drupal Commerce to sell physical gift cards.
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Define the Product
The first step in selling physical gift cards on Drupal Commerce is to define the product. This involves creating a new product type and adding the necessary fields to the product.
To create a new product type, navigate to the "Structure" menu in Drupal Commerce and select "Product types". From here, click "Add product type" and enter a name for the product type. For example, "Gift Cards".
Once the product type has been created, it is time to add the necessary fields to the product. This includes fields such as "Value", "Expiration Date", and "Card Number".
Create the Product Display
After defining the product and its fields, the next step is to create the product display. This is the page that the customer will see when they view the product.
To create the product display, navigate to the "Structure" menu in Drupal Commerce and select "Product displays". From here, click "Add product display" and select the product type that was created earlier.
Next, select a layout for the product display. Drupal Commerce comes with several pre-defined layouts, but custom layouts can also be created.
Once the layout has been selected, add the necessary fields to the product display. This includes the fields that were defined earlier, such as "Value" and "Expiration Date".
Set Up the Checkout Process
The next step is to set up the checkout process for the gift cards. This involves creating a new checkout pane for the gift cards and configuring the payment options.
To create a new checkout pane, navigate to the "Store" menu in Drupal Commerce and select "Checkout settings". From here, click "Add checkout pane" and select "Gift Card" as the pane type.
Next, configure the payment options for the gift cards. This can be done by navigating to the "Store" menu in Drupal Commerce and selecting "Payment methods". From here, select "Add payment method" and choose the appropriate payment gateway.
Once the checkout process has been set up, the final step is to manage the orders. This involves processing the orders and generating the necessary reports.
To process orders, navigate to the "Store" menu in Drupal Commerce and select "Orders". From here, select the order that needs to be processed and click "Process". This will generate a new payment request for the gift card.
To generate reports for the gift cards, navigate to the "Reports" menu in Drupal Commerce and select "Sales". From here, select the appropriate time frame and filter the results by the gift card product type.
Drupal Commerce is a powerful e-commerce platform that can be used to sell physical gift cards. By defining the product, creating the product display, setting up the checkout process, and managing orders, it is possible to create a seamless shopping experience for customers. With the right configuration and customization, Drupal Commerce can be tailored to meet the specific needs of any online store.