Can we use WordPress (or Drupal, etc) for e-commerce?

Our webmaster wants to know if we can use Drupal or WordPress for our e-commerce...

Yes, there are many options to accomplish this including:

  • Use a hybrid WordPress website for non e-commerce, and Orchard CMS for e-commerce
  • Incorporate our API to push and pull data from the AMS
  • Build WordPress widgets hardwired to the AMS database (this on our roadmap)

Association Server ships with hardwired, connected widgets for Orchard right out of the box. This includes all of the powerful online tools you need at no extra cost.

By using our preferred open-sourced CMS, Orchard for member services, you have access to ready-made state-of-the-art, database-connected member services that you can plug-n-play onto your website in minutes. Not only do you receive the benefits of one the most powerful, community supported CMS's ever built, you also get these instant benefits:

  • Your staff have an instant 360° view of everything your members have ever done, seen, or plan to do.

  • All assets are managed within a single searchable, branded content database, including e-commerce products and events.

  • All workflow business rules already defined within the back-office are automatically enforced throughout the website and user experience.

  • Association Server allows associations to host their own secure payment forms to send transactions to the payment gateway of their choice

Contact us today and harness the unparalleled power of Association Server to provide your members an easy, effective, and reliable e-commerce experience.


Tried and True forms engine with millions of e-commerce transactions to date

Scalable to manage thousands of transactions per hour

Online Activity automatically linked to Member's record

Dozens of Form Templates to choose from

Hundreds of supported Field types and Form Controls

Shares all Business Rules with existing Back-End Processing

Clients can Create and Manage forms themselves

Add to Website via plug & play Form Widgets on any page

No HTML or programming training required

Integrated with Shopping Cart Checkouts

Multilingual Forms (and websites)

Custom Product Checkout Fields (per product type)

Custom Event Checkout Fields (per event)

Unlimitted Custom Fields, Pages and Steps

Data-bound to the Membership Database

Multi-Step Guided Wizards

Accordion Style Steps (Single Page)

Audit trail of all field updates

Supports Automatic Billing and Renewals

Help / Tip Balloons

Regular Expression Validation

Real-time client-side Field Validation

In-progress Summary Display

All payment providers including Debit, ACH, Pay-Pal and Interac external payments

Friendly formatted message pop-ups

Credit Card Payment Pre-Capture

Auto-Fill Smart-Lookups

Active forms Controls and Dependent Refreshing

Upload and Delete File attachments

Field-sets with Legends

Client managed style sheet decorations

Watermarks to aid data entry and reduce training

Embedded Shopping Carts

Embedded Products Widget allows realtime additional product selections

Name on Card Validation

Card Present Validation

Friendly URLs allows easier sharing of processes