Category Archives: Integrations

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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. Continue reading

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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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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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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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Instagram and influencer marketing PWA Spree Commerce

Enable Instagram shopping for your brand’s #hashtag or @mention used by influencers

Here’s a quick walkthrough how you could be leveraging influencer marketing on Instagram and letting customers shop for products seen in influencer posts marked with your brand’s #hashtag or @mention. We’re successfully doing it for our demo apparel brand Fearnot utilizing the latest dev capabilities enabled by Facebook and Instagram. These capabilities are continuously evolving so stay tuned for more updates.

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Spree Commerce Afterpay

Let your customers pay with Afterpay in four installments, interest-free

Spree Commerce integrates well with Afterpay helping retailers achieve, on average, a 22%+ increase in conversion and a 20-30% increase in average order value. To learn more about implementing Afterpay integration, fill out a form on the Afterpay & Spree Commerce integration page here.

Shoppers want flexibility in how they pay for their purchases, and they tend to choose brands with more options. As many as 48% of digital consumers state that the availability of financing options would influence their purchase decision. The buy now, pay later option removes common barriers at the critical moment of making this decision and helps increase conversion rates. Continue reading

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As a Marketplace Facilitator collect sales tax for marketplace sellers if required

New regulations already passed by the majority of states require online marketplace owners and operators to collect and remit sales taxes on behalf of their sellers. Below is a walkthrough of the new responsibilities in the form of frequently asked questions and answers (FAQ).

TL;DR: if all your marketplace sellers ship over a certain amount (usually between $100k – $250k in total) into any state then you should automate sales tax handling or could get in trouble with tax authorities.  Services such as AvaTax integrate well with Spree to help you mitigate your tax-related risks.

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Stripe Connect and Spree Commerce for marketplace development projects: how to build vendor trust and incentivize them to join?

Two-sided or multi-vendor marketplaces face an early chicken and egg problem. Without vendors, suppliers, or service providers, there’s no value for the customers. But without the customers, vendors don’t see a point of joining the marketplace. This problem is usually solved by building vendor trust and incentivizing the vendors to join the marketplace, which is the first step to getting market traction. And what do the vendors really want? Stripe says: confidence in getting paid asap. Spree Commerce support that vision with a Stripe Connect integration.

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