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#5 Craft Commerce : What you absolutely need to know

One of the great things with Craft Commerce is that it allows you to build things the way you want and from the ground up. With the fantastic power of the Twig tempting language, it’s a joy to use. A lot of Craft CMS E-Commerce systems shoehorn you in, but not Craft Commerce.

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Standard E-Commerce Features (included with Craft Commerce)

  • Stock
  • Tax
  • Discounts
  • Dimensions / Weight
  • Variants
  • Categories / Taxonomies
  • Multiple Supported Gateways
  • Coupons
  • >Different Shipping Methods

Great E-Commerce Features (included with Craft Commerce)

  • Cross Promotions at Checkout
  • Member / Guest buys
  • Storing Multiple Addresses
  • Delayed Payments
  • Custom Order Fields
  • Integrations - Multiple Available Hooks

Inline product creation

Craft Commerce allows you to create products ‘on the fly’. For instance when you are editing or adding a new entry, you can get an modal to appear which you insert the product details, rather than creating a product and then creating a new page and linking the two up manually. This saves time and makes for a great user experience for content editors.

Craft Commerce modal

Abandoned Cart Management

It’s said that 68.55% of carts are abandoned. This is huge figure and you want to try and stop this leakage from your marketing funnel. A great to entice some of these folks back is to send them an email with a discount code.


Other E-commerce options such as Cart Throb and Expresso Store cost about the same as an ExpressionEngine license which is $300. Craft Commerce cost’s $700 which is around £465. In the scheme of things however it’s insignificant to most businesses. Craft Commerce has the feature you or your clients need to turnover six, seven or even eight figure sums.

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