Consistent commerce integration
Sitecore 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.