I was happy to see Ubercart, eCommerce for Drupal, show off a shiny new design. Ubercart's previous design was fine but the new design does add a flare of "professional" grade. My only gripe would be the ecommerce demo page, it needs some TLC too. I think the timing for a new look is appropriate since Ubercart launched out of beta just 5 weeks ago. Now I just need to update the sites using ubercart for ecommerce that I maintain :)
I have been talking up Ubercart for months now and finally some respect (AKA Ubercart love) has come her way. Warner Brothers Records is using an e-commerce platform to drive it's fan club site for Avenged Sevenfold site:
As of today Ubercart, one of Drupal's ecommerce modules, has been released as Beta. For a good while it was in Alpha. Even in Alpha this commerce module was great. I have worked with oscommerce for years and it is good to see an alternative with a content management system (CMS) like Drupal.
I suspect within the next few months Ubercart will become more and more popular and hopefully begin to capture a crowd similar to oscommerce or the others (creloaded, oscmax, zencart).
I read a post over at http://www.alldrupalthemes.com/blog/magento-coming.html about an ecommerce package that will be converted to Drupal soon. I am glad to hear the news but was a little disturbed by the author who wrote "it's the new open source ecommerce platform that's going to blow ubercart and oscommerce out of the water!". Here is my response to that :p
I have been around commerce packages for years now (since 2000) and never seen any package blow another out of the water? I would say oscommerce probably has the most amount of active users compared to others but the community is slowing dying off.