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Craft CMS Commerce: The Ultimate Solution for Your Online Store

Shape May 2022 HR 20 andy
Updated on 02 Apr 2024

If you're looking to set up an online store and want a powerful and user-friendly e-commerce solution, look no further than Craft CMS Commerce! 🎉

Whether you’re a small startup, or an ambitious entrepreneur, Craft CMS Commerce has everything you need to get your online store up and running.

This article will go through the features and benefits of Craft CMS Commerce, along with some of the basic steps to get setup, and I will let you in on some of my tips for maximising your sales.

Let’s do this! 💪

Understanding Craft CMS Commerce

Craft CMS Commerce is an e-commerce platform that combines the flexibility and versatility of Craft CMS with powerful e-commerce functionality.

It offers an intuitive user experience, allowing you to effortlessly manage your products, orders, and customer data all under the same hood as your Craft CMS website.

The beauty about Craft CMS Commerce is that you have total control over the design and functionality of your online store. This means you can create something completely unique, giving the user a personalised shopping experience. You’ve gotta make them feel special!

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Setting Up Your Shop with Craft CMS Commerce

Getting started with Craft CMS Commerce is easy peasy lemon squeezey.

First, you'll need to install Craft CMS and set up your website. Once you've done that, you can easily add the Commerce plugin to your site, right from the Craft CMS Plugin Store.

The plugin integrates seamlessly with Craft CMS, allowing you to manage your products, inventory, discounts, and shipping options all under the same control panel.

If you are migrating from another e-commerce platform, you can import your products using Pixel and Tonics ‘Feed Me’ plugin, which can help you to get up and running on Craft CMS Commerce even quicker!

Using Twig, you can start including your product and checkout templates straight into your Craft CMS site's core files. Craft CMS Commerce also comes out of the box with some very handy example templates.

Craft CMS Commerce supports various payment gateways available in the Plugin Store, ensuring a smooth and secure checkout process for your customers.

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Tips for Maximizing Sales with Craft CMS Commerce

Once you have got your online store up and running, it’s time to start maximizing your sales! Here are a few tips to help you make the most of Craft CMS Commerce. 💰💡

Make your products sparkle

Craft CMS Commerce allows you to create unique and engaging product pages. The same functionality that is available for Craft CMS entries is available for Craft CMS Commerce products. This means you can include custom field types, matrix blocks, you name it, right on your product pages, giving a beautifully dynamic experience for each of your products.

Streamline your checkout process

A complicated and lengthy checkout process can lead to cart abandonment. With Craft CMS Commerce, you can customise your checkout flow to make it quick and hassle-free. At Shape, we have built our very own one-page checkout which is rolled out to all of our Craft CMS Commerce sites. This has been refined over the years to ensure we get your customers checked out as smoothly and happily as possible!

Leverage marketing tools

Craft CMS Commerce offers built-in tools that can help you boost your sales. Take advantage of features like sales and coupon codes to incentivise purchases.

Beef up your dashboard

Craft CMS Commerce offers some swanky dashboard widgets straight out of the box. Keep a close eye on your sales, customer behaviour, and conversion rates right from the control panel.

Craft cms dashboard

So there you have it, your gateway to e-commerce success! With its intuitive interface, powerful customisation, Craft CMS Commerce is our number one solution for e-commerce. So what are you waiting for? Start your e-commerce journey with Craft CMS Commerce and Shape, and watch the money roll in! 🤑

I've been at Shape for around 8 years now. I bagged a couple of weeks of work experience at the end of my first year at Salford Uni and from then on, well what can I say, they couldn't get enough of me.