Hi. I need to develop a product specification system for a Drupal website. Some of the features I need to create is similar to an online store, with a few key differences. The functionality I need to achieve is:
- The user to be able to browse products and add them to their specification (like a shopping cart or wish list).
- User to be able to save specification and log in at a later date to continue working with a saved specification. (similar to retrieving a shopping cart that wasn't checked out, or retrieving a wish list)
- User to be able to have multiple specifications saved at one time (like having multiple named wish lists)
- There would be no checkout process - after the specification was completed it should be able to be printed, and ideally saved as pdf, and possibly closed so it could be viewed on a different screen to open or active specifications.
I have not used any commerce plugins for drupal before, and was wondering if anyone could recommend one that might be a good starting point in trying to create the functionality above. It would be great to know how much of the functionality I need would be simple to create with the plugin you recommend.
Another way of approaching the task might be to try using CCK: I could create a 'product specification' content type with CCK that registered users could create and amend. I could set permissions so users could only view their own specifications. What I can't work out, is when a user is browsing through the products how they could add a product to one of their specifications.
Thank you for taking the time to consider my question. Paul