Category Archives: Ecommerce

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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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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 Commerce 4.3: headless and API-first eCommerce

With this latest release, Spree is going headless and API-first, unlocking limitless UX customization possibilities with best-in-class decoupled JS storefront integrations. Save hundreds of hours on development and build outstanding eCommerce platforms in a matter of days. Check out the Next.js Commerce integration demo, upgrade to the latest Spree 4.3 and let us know about your headless project so we can turn it into a success story.

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Spree Commerce Ecosystem Roadmap for 2021/2022

On July 24th, 2021, we unveiled the future of the Spree Commerce ecosystem by sharing our vision and the development roadmap for 2021/2022 at our online community event, SpreeConf. We see a headless and omnichannel future ahead, so we want Spree to empower all ecommerce developers with a single, headless Spree Commerce backend. Below you’ll find a brief overview of the Spree roadmap and a link to the video of the talk given by Damian Legawiec and Matthew Kennedy – the Spree tech lead and a Spree open-source developer, respectively.

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Local Delivery Marketplaces using Spree Commerce

8 Successful Local Delivery Marketplaces using Spree Commerce

Marketplaces have always been one of the most popular Spree Commerce use cases thanks to its robust multi-vendor features as included in the Spree multi-vendor extension. The extension is so popular, in fact, that we’ve decided to move it into Spree Core in a future version set to be released in early 2022. Development is underway!

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