Spree Commerce Changes in Stewardship

The Future of Spree Open Source: Stewardship & Roadmap Announcement

Spree Commerce gives you more ownership, more omnichannel, and more internationalization options than ever before

Spree Commerce, the leading headless open-source eCommerce platform for Ruby developers, with nearly 1.9 million downloads and 12 thousand GitHub stars to date, is attracting new investment from yet another partner agency aiming to deliver more customizability, more ownership, more omnichannel sales, and internationalization options to growing eCommerce businesses limited by SaaS platforms such as Shopify or BigCommerce.

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What are Webhooks and How Can They Automate Your Ecommerce Business?

Webhooks are real-time notifications about new events sent from Spree to any other system. They help you automate certain tasks and avoid manual work. For example, when a customer places an order on your website, you could use a webhook to automatically send out an email notification to the fulfillment center or a dropship partner shipping the goods. Using webhooks allows you to build automated workflows by yourself without any developers involved – it’s a no-code solution. 

Spree 4.4 introduces built-in webhooks, so there is no need for coding to start using them. 

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Hard times ahead for DTC eCommerce and the rise of a dropshipping marketplace

What’s happening with Shopify is a health indicator of the entire independent DTC retail industry. And Shopify stock dropped 52% in the past 6 months. Long story short: hard times ahead. Google is about to introduce similar privacy changes to Apple’s which killed Facebook ads as a cheap source of traffic. The times of independent DTC brands might be coming to a painful end. There has never been a better time to launch or join a multi-vendor marketplace than now. Vendo is an all-in-one platform that allows you to onboard Shopify brands to your marketplace, as vendors, easily. Or to convert a Shopify store into a marketplace.

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Wishlist ecommerce feature

5 Reasons to Add a Wishlist to Your eCommerce Website

40% of shoppers surveyed by Google think their shopping experience would be better if retailers offered a wishlist where they can save items they’re interested in. Spree 4.4 comes with a built-in wishlists feature so there is no need to develop it.
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Adding Digital Products to your eCommerce store: A Guide for Physical Product Retailers

If you are a retailer of physical products, you may be wondering how to add digital products to your online store. Adding digital products can be a great way to add more value for the customer, increase average order value and even reach new customers. In this article, we will discuss what digital products are, how to sell them online, and the benefits of doing so. We will also provide several examples of digital products that can be sold together with physical products. Spree 4.4 comes with a built-in feature for digital products, meaning that it can be implemented without coding.
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Spree 3.7 support ends, and it’s time to move on

Long-time support (LTS) for Spree 3.7 ended on February 4th, 2022. There will be no further upgrades, improvements, optimizations, or security updates for this version. It’s time to consider either upgrading to the greatly improved Spree 4 line or moving to the cloud-based Vendo marketplace platform, which removes all of the headaches associated with self-hosting and version upgrades. Feel free to reach out to us to discuss the next steps.

Vendo marketplace platform frees you from the burden of self-hosting and maintenance. Contact us now for a demo and launch an eCommerce platform at a fraction of a typical cost and within weeks instead of months.

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