August 2020 Newsletter

Elastic Path Commerce

What's New in Product

 

Elastic Path Commerce 

Version 8.1.0 

Elastic Path Commerce 8.1.0 contains first-class support for tracking organizational accounts. Accounts can be represented in a deeply nested hierarchy for representing regions or departments of an organization. Shoppers can be associated to accounts so that they can transact on behalf of the account, and account-specific pricing and promotions can be configured.

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What's Next in Product

 

Bloomreach Feed Plugin

Version 1.2.3

This new setting will allow businesses to control which product and SKU attributes are included in the Bloomreach feed. Now business will have full control over the number of product attributes in the feed for optimized performance in case of catalogs with a large number of custom SKUs.

 

Marketplace Updates

 

TA Digital | Commerce Factory 

 

Commerce Factory by TA Digital is a fully managed enterprise Composable Commerce solution ready to launch in 90 days or less. With Elastic Path Commerce and Drupal at the core, Commerce Factory allows Brands to deliver advanced commerce and content capabilities and 2nd level integrations to other 3rd party systems. 

Commerce factory is a progressive web app, has an AI/ML-driven search engine, PCI compliant, and includes 15 commerce CMS modules.

Brands can rapidly deliver personalized customer experiences across any touchpoint with features like advanced promotions, customer notifications, Google and Facebook product feed, guest checkout, bundling, advanced blog, content workflow, multi-catalog in one site, multiple payment options per order, ratings and reviews, subscriptions management and personalization.  

 

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Customer Spotlight

 

Exelon

 

Congratulations to Exelon on the launch of their Energy Marketplace site leveraging Elastic Path Commerce 8.0 and Mirakl’s Marketplace platform on Azure’s cloud service.

ComEd is the first of six brands within Exelon to launch leveraging Elastic Path Commerce and is the largest energy provider in the state of Illinois serving over 10 million customers. The Energy Marketplace will be the centralized hub for customers allowing them to purchase energy-saving products and services as well as a host of self-service options making it easy for them to retrieve their latest energy bill, make a payment, schedule a payment or get the latest information on any potential outages.

Congratulations to the entire Exelon team, and to our partner, Bounteous who did an exceptional job in driving the implementation.

 

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Partner Spotlight

 

TA Digital

With deep expertise in Elastic Path Commerce and 20+ certified developers, TA Digital as a full-service digital agency that empowers clients to achieve digital maturity by focusing on data, customer-centricity and exponential return on investment; by melding exceptional user experience and data-driven methodologies with artificial intelligence and machine learning, we enable digital transformations that intelligently build upon the strategies we set into motion.

Since the partnership with Elastic Path began in 2015 TA Digital has successfully contributed to product offerings, built and a turnkey solution we call Commerce Factory and implemented many transformational projects including SVP Worldwide and Keysight Technologies. 

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Elastic Path Commerce Education

 

Sept 29-30
Commerce Manager – Advanced Configurations

Ready to start building your store? This learning program is designed to prepare Admins and business users with an understanding of the commerce functions when using Elastic Path Commerce Manager. Using simulations, learners can experience the system at their own pace, then join a live session to spend time understanding the pros and cons of configurations with practical exercises designed to ensure familiarity with functionality.

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Sept 22-24
Developer Training

Need to start customizing? Our Developer Core and Cortex learning program help developers understand the platform and get them ready for implementation. A number of self-serve courses review various technologies and functions needed for this role. The program wraps up with a live session specifically designed to get developers comfortable with making code customizations. Through a use case, learners work their way through all areas needed to bring this to life - from database changes to Commerce Manager, to the API. Get started and get certified as an Elastic Path Development Professional.

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On-Demand Webinar
EPTalk | Solving the eProcurement Problem with PunchOut2Go

Join Jessica Wetzel and Nigel Taylor from PunchOut2Go and Geoff Denning and Chad Hooker from Elastic Path for an on-demand webinar where they will discuss the Elastic Path and PunchOut2Go partnership and how the integration can be used to help solve unique business requirements.

Watch the Webinar

EPTalk | Account Management Made Easy

Version 8.1.0

Join Geoff Denning, Principal Director of Product and Emily Neufeld Functional Specialist at on Thursday, September 24th at 8:30 am PST as they:

  • Review the Business Case 
  • Demo Business Features 
  • Deep Dive into the API 
Register

Latest News & Events

 

 

Read the Latest: eCommerce Blog

 

Visual Commerce — Product Search Using Photos

The upsurge of mobile development has significantly changed how shoppers are carrying out their purchasing. The introduction of Visual Commerce, and dynamic product recommendations are changing how shoppers want to shop. As shoppers continue to spend more time on mobile devices, they want to use on-device features such as their camera or voice interactions to shop.

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Is GraphQL required for your commerce service?

GraphQL is an API specification developed by Facebook in 2012 to address specifically iOS and Android application performance and reliability problems created by the complexity of Facebook’s mobile apps.

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How APIs can enable superior technical agility

Well defined APIs are an integral part of a headless commerce service because this is how it interacts with the outside world, including traditional and digital touchpoints as well as front-end applications.

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