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New set of features to enable all aspects of the Order Returns process.
Anonymous Shopping, or Guest Checkout, is when a user is enabled to browse a catalog of products and/or checkout without registering themselves. Accomplishing this requires OrderCloud developers to pull together a lot of platform knowledge. We'll summarize that information here.
Message Senders is a feature that helps to deliver event-driven notifications to users based on certain key commerce activities
Overview of new feature to allow sale prices for products. Price schedules can be used to provide sale pricing while optionally using a date/time range to control the application of the sale price.
Signifcant enhancements to querying orders and line items.
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OrderCloud's InventoryRecords resource gives you flexibility to set-up product inventory in a way that meets your businesses’ fulfillment workflows.
The Portal allows users to access marketplaces from OrderCloud Sandbox, Staging, and Production in a single user interface.
The central concept within OrderCloud is not surprisingly the order. This is the object where buyers, sellers, products, payments, and almost everything come together to form a business transaction.
RSS feeds are now available for API Release Notes and Portal Release Notes.
Overview of new feature to allow tracking of product inventory across multiple locations.
SSO (Single Sign On) allows your users to authenticate themselves to the OrderCloud API by logging into any identity provider you trust.
In November, a new Locale feature was released to simplify globalization efforts for solutions where commerce spans across regions with different currencies and languages*. Review this guide for the use case that matches your business most, and look at the examples for recommendations on how to model your solution.
Overview of new features to enable configuration of multi-currency and multi-language Marketplaces.
With many ecommerce systems, what a customer pays for tax and shipping, or how their promotion discount is applied to their order can be difficult to determine at the time they’re checking out. The Order Checkout Integration Event was designed to make these calculations and estimations more customizable to better suit your business needs.
Most OrderCloud resources have list endpoints that can return thousands, even hundreds of thousands of items. We understand that effectively querying this data is not only practical but necessary and have built an assortment of API tools to help pinpoint and extract the exact data you and your users need.
New features to enable buyers to select which suppliers to view product pricing for and order directly from.
The OrderCloud API supports user-defined HTTP callbacks, known as webhooks. You can choose exactly which OrderCloud API endpoints will trigger your hook, the roles to be passed onto the configured Base URL, and any additional configuration data OrderCloud may need to authenticate into 3rd party systems.
Moving beyond single-seller environments
This guide is designed to be an overview of how we support tax calculation integration and management with some focus on a particular vendor we recommend highly, Avalara.
Step by step instructions to stand up a hosted middleware using .NET Catalyst
As part of our ongoing commitment to security we have released an enhanced password security feature to give you greater control over password requirements for users of your applications.
OrderCloud's authentication system is built on top of an open authorization standard called OAuth2 which is increasingly becoming an industry standard for security and permission-based application experiences.
Removing constraints and broadening the possibilities of how the OrderCloud data model can be utilized allows you to leverage best-in-breed components.
You have many options to achieve product visibility, each with a unique purpose. The path you take depends on your business requirements. By the end of this guide you will be familiar enough with the available product visibility options to choose a method that works best for your marketplace.
Building teams of Portal Users enables streamlined control of your contributors and the data they can access.
The Portal supports managing marketplaces across multiple regions. As Sitecore OrderCloud continues to expand globally, the ability to quickly spin up a marketplace in a physical location near client operations will be critical.
Automatically apply specific promos/discount amounts to specific line items
Premium Search is now available on product admin endpoints, and introducing the new searchType parameter.
Premium Search is the next evolution in search technology offered by the OrderCloud platform, powered by Elasticsearch.
The OrderCloud API supports this capability by allowing certain users to make API calls on behalf of a buyer user, which we refer to as impersonation.
Writing custom rule-base expressions for your order promotions may seem intimidating at first, but once you get the hang of it you'll realize there are virtually limitless possibilities which provide the flexibility to meet almost any business need.
Price schedules are one of the critical factors related to product visibility and there are several ways that you can build relationships between products and price schedules.
OrderCloud uses the term API Clients to identify various access points to your marketplace's data. These access points have properties that control what parties can use it, how they can gain access, and for how long that access remains valid.
Learn about these powerful features aimed at simplifying catalog management
Security profiles are groups of roles (permissions), each of which grant users access to specific API endpoints and functionality. This lets you lock down access to your marketplace at the API level which is very powerful.
We can't predict every column in every table that your hypothetical database might need. That's why we created our own schema-less solution with Extended Properties (XP) and exposed it on every API resource.
Extend platform behavior using a system of rules similar to XP allowing you to extend the data model.
To update an existing resource, when should you use PUT and when should you use PATCH? Here are 4 reasons why you should stop using PUT for updates.
This is not intended to be an introductory post. It's less about learning something you don't know and more about un-learning something you think you know.
When you save an assignment you are creating a relationship between a party and an object (OrderCloud "thing" such as product, category, etc). For example you might assign a usergroup to a category, thereby granting a user in that group visibility to that category.
The reality of all enterprise platforms is the need to customize the data model. To accommodate this, OrderCloud designed a property called Extended Properties (XP) to allow enterprise customization of the OrderCloud data model.