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spree supports ruby 3.0 and rails 6.1

Spree Commerce 4.2 supports

Ruby 3.0 and Rails 6.1

Spree Commerce 4.2 now supports Ruby 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, and, the recently released, 3.0. Rails 6.0 and 6.1 are supported out-of-the-box, so you don’t need to upgrade to Rails 6.1 straight away. You can first move to Spree Commerce 4.2 and later perform the Rails upgrade, minimizing the risk of any issues. 

That might not mean much to those who are not well acquainted with the technical aspects of ecommerce development, but for developers, this opens up a new realm of possibilities.

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Supporting the Spree Commerce Community

Being open-source, the community has always been a vital part of Spree Commerce’s development; from feature suggestions to code commits, you have helped pave the way to make Spree Commerce the ecommerce platform it is today. 

The latest version, Spree 4.2, introduces several powerful new features – more on that below – and is the collaborative work of 34 individuals worldwide who contributed over 1700 commits since the previous version. 

Because of the fantastic support Spree continues to receive, we have decided to return the favor and boost our support of the Spree Commerce community to help build the open-source ecosystem.

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Stripe Connect payment methods: cards, Apple Pay, Google Pay and more

Stripe Connect integration with Spree Commerce allows your ecommerce platform sellers to accept payments with credit and debit cards, wallets (Alipay, Apple Pay, Google Pay, Microsoft Pay, Click to Pay, WeChat Pay), bank redirects, “buy now, pay later”. The question is which payment methods are supported for your target geography and which support refunds, disputes, what’s the payment confirmation delay. In some cases recurring payments support matters. Here’s a quick rundown of the payment methods menu.

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Spree Commerce hosting: Heroku or AWS?

Spree Commerce is a free, open-source ecommerce solution that allows you to build an online store or a marketplace exactly the way you want it in every respect. There is no license cost of transaction fees with Spree. Unlike Shopify, which is a Software-as-a-Service offering, Spree is free of many SaaS limitations: it’s easily customizable and scalable. But it is also self-owned and self-hosted. That means you need to download its code and deploy it to a hosting provider of your choice. You need to host it yourself.  Here’s a rundown of the most common PaaS and IaaS hosting options: Heroku or AWS.

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run your own spree commerce demo on Heroku

Run your own Spree demo on Heroku

If you’d like to run your own Spree demo you may do so for free using Heroku cloud hosting. All you have to do is click on the button below and set up a free Heroku account. This will enable you to test the latest Spree version – both the buyer interface and the admin dashboard.

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Spree Commerce development in 2020

Spree Commerce in 2020 has moved forward on many fronts to address the growing demand for flexible and scalable open-source ecommerce solutions as the digital transformation has sped up significantly.

2020 has brought 2 major version releases delivered by tens of contributors, several use cases demonstrated with demo sites, accessibility and security regulations compliance, and several developments within the spree community.

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Spree 4.1 - blazing fast, mobile-first E-Commerce platform with superior UX and SEO

Spree Commerce 4.1 is now available and here are 9 good reasons to upgrade or use it for a new E-Commerce project

The latest Spree Commerce 4.1 is available after 6 months in development, 6000+ hours spent between 25+ core dev team members, tested in 3 release candidates by several community testers providing feedback and contributing.

As a result of this effort, the Spree community members will be able to launch blazing fast, mobile-first E-Commerce applications with superior UX and SEO within weeks from project kickoff saving hundreds if not thousands of hours on development and QA.

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Abandoned cart recovery with Mailchimp Ecommerce

Most online stores are losing revenue by leaving orders behind. When a customer adds products to the cart but doesn’t complete the checkout, that order is lost. Mailchimp Ecommerce automates sending out email reminders with the abandoned cart contents and tracks all recovered sales in a dashboard. It also comes with several other automations and email marketing tools. 

 TL;DR: It’s basically free money with hardly any dev work. Just install it and watch the recovered orders roll in.

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