New York city’s largest Drupal Commerce website, drupal.com, has just been launched in the borough of Queens.
The site was launched with a $10,000 donation from PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, who had earlier announced plans to donate $10 million to the project.
“The city of New York is one of the most active and vibrant parts of the Internet community,” said Driese Groenendijk, who headed up the new project, in a statement.
“I am excited to have the opportunity to partner with PayPal and support the City of New and its Commerce Department in its mission to make the City a great place to do business.”
The Commerce Department’s mission is to make New York a great city for business, according to its website.
Groenestijke also said that the site is the first of its kind in New York, adding that it will be available in the city in the future.
The Commerce Library will include the following tools: “A shopping cart” to store your products and services; “Cart” to manage cart entries; “Merchants” to provide a detailed listing of the merchants in your cart; “Customer Reviews” to see how customers are using the Commerce Library; “Product Search” to locate products; “Search” to find products and their locations; and “Find Merchants” to quickly find the merchants with the most positive reviews.
The first Drupal Commerce site in New Jersey was launched in January, with more than 10,000 users.
“Drupal Commerce is one that has the potential to bring the benefits of the Commerce APIs to many industries, including the entertainment industry,” Groenendeks said.
“We have made a significant investment in this project, and I look forward to seeing it take off.”
Groenjeks also said the Commerce Libraries website will be open to anyone, even small businesses, and that they are open to all levels of expertise.
“This project is an exciting opportunity for businesses and entrepreneurs in New Brunswick to bring their ideas to the Drupal community,” he said.
Groensjeks added that he was excited to be a part of the project and to be working on a project that was “much larger than any of us had anticipated.”
The new Commerce Library is a collaboration between the Commerce Department, New Jersey City Council, the city of Newark, and PayPal.
“For the first time, we are seeing more and more businesses and organizations utilizing Commerce Libraries to expand their reach,” Groensbeek said.