Sitecore’s commerce solutions can enhance the digital experience and drive online sales.

The release of the Sitecore Experience Platform (Sitecore version 8) heralds a variety of commerce solutions designed to increase engagement and drive online sales with the potential of ultimately achieving lifetime customers.

In order to help achieve an all-encompassing online retail experience, Sitecore has introduced a number of commerce solutions that can be seamlessly integrated with the Sitecore Experience Platform (XP).

Sitecore Commerce 8 (powered by Microsoft Dynamics)

Sitecore Commerce 8 enables marketers to use the Sitecore XP with real-time order management on an omni-channel level. Customer experiences can be optimised based on visitor’s online behaviour, preferences and browsing devices, resulting in a tailored online experience that gives marketers a 360 degree view of visitor behaviour.

Summary of features:

  • Shared services between digital and physical
  • Increased omni-channel capabilities
  • Synchronisation and publishing
  • Storefront solutions

Sitecore Commerce (powered by Commerce Server)

This is a powerful B2B solution with the capacity of delivering personalised shopping interactions across every channel based on browsing history, cart content, order history and profile attributes. Sitecore Commerce can store centralised product data that can be used across a variety of digital experiences, improving the time it takes to get products to the market. Advanced, structured and fast search capabilities provides customers with the information they need, when they need it.

Summary of features:

  • Multiple product catalogues
  • Merchandising manager
  • Page editor compatible
  • Adaptable inventory handling
  • Discounts
  • Order capture
  • Advanced faceted search
  • In-depth analytics
  • Real time personalisation
  • Create engagement plans
  • A/B testing

Sitecore Commerce Connect

This solution allows 3rd party ERP systems (e.g. SAP) to be integrated with the Sitecore XP. Using the Connect integration layer between the online shop-front (front-end) and an e-commerce system (back-end), it allows Sitecore partners, developers and Sitecore clients to use the Sitecore XP to build suitable e-commerce solutions.

Components:

  • Core Connect Framework: Tracks page events and goals, acts on conditional rendering rules, as well as following up on engagement automation, actions and conditions.
  • Connect Connectors: Integrates with external ERP systems that connect into pipelines. Can also integrate Sitecore with more than one commerce system.

Active Commerce

A fully integrated ecommerce solution and product catalogue. Its diverse functionality allows marketers to carry out essential tasks like marketing automation, experience management, business analytics, product information management, and digital asset management.

Active Commerce comes with out-of-the-box storefront templates that speed up the time it takes to get products ‘in the shop window’. All built-in components are fully editable either with new mark-up or with CSS.

Summary of features:

  • Diverse functionality to create digital experiences
  • Out-of the box storefront templates
  • Integrates with 3rd party ecommerce services
  • Advanced promotion/discount functionality
  • Fully customisable

Overture Composer (powered by Orckestra)

The Overture Composer platform is an enterprise class solution. It combines the power of Sitecore and Overture’s advanced product management capabilities. The Commerce Toolbox for Sitecore consists of customisable out-of the box widgets which enable marketers to quickly respond to any commerce scenario.

Summary of features:

  • Community & social channels
  • Mobile web
  • SEO friendly
  • Form creation and conversion tracking

You may also be interested in uCommerce for Sitecore.

If you want more information on how Sitecore’s suite of commerce solutions can enhance your online business then get in touch.

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