Commerce Connect is an integration layer between a front-end web shop solution and a back-end e-commerce system. Used by Sitecore partners, developers, and Sitecore Experience Platform (XP) customers, Commerce Connect delivers built-in engagement for commerce and allows a choice of third-party commerce solutions for which Commerce Connect connectors have been created for the back-end system.
Commerce Connect consists of two components: Connect Core Framework contains the abstract service layers and performs engagement activities—such as tracking page events and goals, acting on conditional rendering rules, and following up on engagement automation plans, actions, and conditions.
The second component, Connect Connectors, hook into pipelines and integrate with external commerce systems. These connectors are not a part of the core framework, but are needed since Connect cannot run as a standalone system. Developers can use Connect Connectors to integrate Sitecore XP with one or more commerce systems.
Consists of two components: Connect Core Framework contains the abstract service layers and performs engagement activities, while Connect Connectors hook into pipelines and integrate with external commerce systems
Enables you to develop connectors for specific commerce or ERP platforms
Defines actions for engagement on the commerce platform, such as product viewed, items added to cart, or order placed
Lets you define “placeholders” for commerce action handlers that determine where the commerce vendor logic goes, such as pricing, promotions, availability, shipping options, related products, etc.
Commerce Connect extends the Sitecore Experience Platform and requires the use of the Sitecore Experience Database. Once activated, you are ready to begin connecting and synchronizing your catalog content.
Licensed as a module of the Sitecore Experience Platform, you request a license key for Sitecore Connect on the Sitecore Developer Network or from your partner or Sitecore sales.
View a quick introduction and setup tutorial from our Master Sitecore YouTube video channel.Learn more
Developers, use this guide to see which version of Connect you should look to activate on your Experience Platform.Learn more
Ryan Donovan, Sitecore corporate vice president and head of product management, provides an overview of Sitecore Commerce in a recent blog post.Learn more