In This Chapter
If you've decided you want to sell products online, the Ubercart module is an easy-to-use, robust option. You can have your items online in minutes, complete with a shopping cart and an online order form that collects the necessary customer information. Additional modules allow you to add more robust product listings, automatically figure sales tax, and of course, accept credit card payments.
In this chapter, we discuss the parts of an online storefront. You find out about Ubercart and how to install it. Then we show you how to build and customize your own storefront, fetch order information, enhance your product listings, and finally how to accept payments.
At their most basic, storefronts are made up of products for sale, a shopping cart, and a form that a customer can use to provide information and purchase items by placing them (virtually) in his or her cart: