Shopify + Magnolia CMS

How to use Magnolia and Shopify together

What Shopify offers

Shopify is a leading e-commerce platform that provides businesses with everything they need to create, manage, and grow their online stores. It offers a comprehensive suite of tools and services designed to simplify the process of building and running an online business, from setting up a storefront to managing inventory, processing payments, and marketing products.

One of the key features of Shopify is its user-friendly website builder, which allows businesses to easily create and customize their online stores without any coding knowledge. With a wide range of professionally designed templates and drag-and-drop editing tools, businesses can quickly create a professional-looking storefront that reflects their brand identity and appeals to their target audience.

In addition to website design, Shopify offers robust e-commerce functionality to help businesses manage every aspect of their online store. This includes tools for inventory management, order processing, and shipping logistics, as well as built-in features for managing customer accounts, tracking sales, and generating reports.

Shopify also provides businesses with a variety of marketing and sales tools to help them attract customers and drive sales. This includes built-in SEO tools to optimize product listings for search engines, as well as social media integration and email marketing tools to help businesses reach and engage with their target audience.

Furthermore, Shopify offers a secure and reliable platform for processing payments, with support for a wide range of payment gateways and options, including credit cards, PayPal, and Apple Pay. This allows businesses to offer their customers a convenient and seamless shopping experience while ensuring that their transactions are safe and secure.

Overall, Shopify is a comprehensive e-commerce solution that empowers businesses of all sizes to succeed in the competitive online marketplace. With its user-friendly website builder, robust e-commerce functionality, and powerful marketing and sales tools, Shopify provides everything businesses need to create, manage, and grow their online stores effectively.


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.

Development and module installation needed

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 Shopify and display it however you like inside Magnolia. You can integrate it through a custom connector module, which could be integrated through Magnolia directly or an implementation partner of your choice. An alternative is to use the predefined connector mentioned below.

For further help, please contact the folks from Magnolia. They will help you, for sure.

Predefined Commerce Connector

Shopify Connector

For Emporix there is already a 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 Bighorn Web Solutions they will help you with the integration.