commercetools + Magnolia CMS

How to use Magnolia and commercetools together

What commercetools offers

Commercetools is a leading cloud-based e-commerce platform that empowers businesses to create innovative and flexible digital commerce experiences. It provides a suite of tools and APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) that enable businesses to build and manage scalable, customizable, and future-proof e-commerce solutions.

One of the key features of Commercetools is its headless architecture, which separates the front-end presentation layer from the back-end commerce functionality. This decoupling allows businesses to deliver consistent and engaging shopping experiences across multiple channels, including websites, mobile apps, social media platforms, and IoT devices. With Commercetools, businesses can easily adapt to changing market trends and customer preferences without being limited by traditional monolithic e-commerce platforms.

Commercetools offers a wide range of features and capabilities to support businesses throughout the entire e-commerce lifecycle. From product management and merchandising to order management and customer service, Commercetools provides the tools and flexibility needed to create differentiated and compelling online shopping experiences.

One of the standout features of Commercetools is its extensive API-first approach, which enables businesses to integrate with existing systems and third-party services seamlessly. This allows businesses to leverage their existing technology stack and infrastructure while still benefiting from the scalability and agility of the Commercetools platform.

Commercetools also prioritizes flexibility and customization, allowing businesses to tailor their e-commerce solution to meet their unique needs and requirements. With a wide range of APIs and microservices, businesses can easily extend and customize the platform to support specific workflows, business rules, and integrations.

Furthermore, Commercetools provides comprehensive support and services to help businesses succeed in their digital commerce initiatives. From onboarding and training to ongoing support and maintenance, Commercetools partners with businesses every step of the way to ensure their success.

Overall, Commercetools is a powerful and flexible e-commerce platform that empowers businesses to create innovative and engaging digital commerce experiences. With its headless architecture, API-first approach, and focus on flexibility and customization, Commercetools is the ideal solution for businesses looking to stay ahead in today's fast-paced and ever-changing digital landscape.


Integration of Commerce Systems

Integrating a commerce system is, in general, not an easy task, but the complexity highly depends on the requirements you have. The biggest cost drivers are usually custom workflows or commerce or cms which don't fit the main goals of these workflows. You could use a headless solution with React, Angular or Vue which highly changes options to integrate 3rd party systems, rather than doing it the conventional way through SSR.

Please bear in mind that we only show ways to solve specific needs, and we cannot go into every aspect of a commerce integration here. In this case, a green color is meant to signify not just a simple integration, but rather that it serves as a solid, supported, and tested starting point.

Predefined Commerce Connector

Connect with the Commerce Connector Pack

The main focus of the Commerce Connector Pack is to connect magnolia cms to any type of PIM or commerce system that offers APIs. The central feature is to pick product or catalog information from these external systems and integrate it into magnolia-based components like carousels and teasers. Everything is done through magnolia's user interface, so you don't need to switch application contexts.

The module will offer you the option to choose any type of product information from commercetools and display it however you like inside Magnolia.

For commercetools there is already an official predefined connector module available, which is based on the connector pack from magnolia cms. The benefit is that you don't need to start from scratch. The basic implementation is done, and you can concentrate on custom workflows. If you want to learn more about this module, please contact Magnolia they will help you with the integration.