Umbraco is an open-source content management system (CMS) that has gained popularity due to its flexibility and user-friendliness in website creation. Umbraco is primarily known for its CMS functionality, but it is also possible to build e-commerce features on the platform using third-party e-commerce solutions and plugins, including Vendr.
In 2023, Umbraco announced that they had acquired the company behind Vendr - Vendr ecommerce is a module that enables running webshops on Umbraco CMS. Vendr ensures that you can create and manage your online store directly from Umbraco's CMS interface. Like Umbraco, it is built on .NET technology and offers a range of features that make it easy to manage your e-commerce business, including product management, customer administration, payment gateway integration, and much more.
With this announcement, Umbraco took a big step towards becoming a better e-commerce solution, and now another step has been taken.
During Codegarden 2023, it was announced that Vendr has transformed into Umbraco Commerce.
Umbraco Commerce will initially include the same functionalities as Vendr. Therefore, Commerce is simply the rebranding of Vendr. Commerce will still function as a separate module for Umbraco, integrating with Umbraco CMS. However, there will be an increased focus on developing new features, better integration with add-ons such as Umbraco Deploy, and improved system support.
Additionally, Umbraco has also developed its own e-commerce module as an addition to websites, called Umbraco eCommerce. Umbraco eCommerce is a solution that enables the creation of a fully functional Umbraco webshop with a customized checkout process and product catalog. The solution can handle both B2B and B2C customers and can integrate with various payment and shipping systems. Thus, Umbraco eCommerce provides businesses with a scalable and adaptable solution for building an online store that can be tailored to their specific needs.
An Umbraco webshop can provide:
Currently, Umbraco CMS has over 700,000 active installations, and you probably already know that there's a good reason for it. It is a world-class software and content management system.
Would you like to join the journey? If you're interested in advancing or starting an Umbraco webshop, we can be your professional advisor for your site. At MCB, we are certified Umbraco developers and partners. With years of experience working with the system, we can assist you in creating a successful e-commerce store on Umbraco CMS.
We assist you in creating a unique and functional theme for your Umbraco webshop. This ensures that you have a user-friendly shop that benefits both yourself and your customers.
Like any webshop, Umbraco requires SEO, email marketing, Google Ads, personalized campaigns, and more. Therefore, we are also happy to help you with your marketing strategy and execution.
Our developers can integrate third-party tools and plugins into your Umbraco platform, aligning it with your expectations of a user-friendly shop.
Your inventory management needs to be precise and cost-effective. Without a reliable system, you won't meet your customers' demands. Therefore, we help connect inventory management with purchases.
We help ensure that your website performs at its best through UI testing, UX testing, speed checks, SEO checks, functionality testing, and web accessibility testing. This ensures functionality and provides you with peace of mind.
Our team is experienced in handling technical issues. We analyze, diagnose, and resolve problems for you, ensuring that your platform is fully functional in no time.
When running a B2B e-commerce business, it is important to create a streamlined purchasing process that makes it easy for your customers to do business with you. This creates an efficient buying experience that ultimately results in customer loyalty.
Whether you deal directly with business customers or operate as a wholesaler, you need robust features in your B2B webshop. They should differ from a typical B2C webshop and provide a streamlined experience for your business customers. Umbraco CMS can be effectively used to build a professional B2B webshop.
With Umbraco, you can benefit from:
By using Umbraco CMS for B2B e-commerce, you gain a flexible and scalable platform that can be customized to meet your specific business needs, including content management.
We are your Certified Umbraco Gold Partner and Umbraco Commerce Partner. And within our Umbraco team, you'll find a seasoned Umbraco MVP.
With over 20 years of experience, we understand your business, and that goes beyond just the digital aspect and the ability to build the custom integrations you need to meet your requirements. With specialists in marketing, design, and development, we can help you achieve success across your entire business.
With our certified Umbraco developers, there is no need for advanced coding from scratch. We offer templates, plugins, and tools that generally enhance the security, speed, and efficiency of your B2C webshop. We also ensure integration with relevant systems, including PIM and ERP, so you can optimize your business processes.
Your shop should offer a unique and user-friendly customer experience. This can include advanced search and filtering options, AI product recommendations, and variant management. If you operate in multiple countries, your shop should be set up with multiple language layers, different currencies, various payment methods, and taxation considerations.
With Umbraco CMS as the platform, you can enjoy the following B2C features:
These are all features in conjunction with content management that are important for a successful B2C e-commerce webshop.
Umbraco Commerce is an e-commerce module that enables running a webshop on Umbraco. In 2023, Umbraco announced the acquisition of the company behind Vendr, now Umbraco Commerce. In the future, Vendr will therefore become an integrated part of the Umbraco CMS solution as Umbraco Commerce.
Initially, Umbraco Commerce already includes a wide range of features, but there are also many additional customization options through its extensive range of APIs. It also offers a variety of SEO and marketing configurations that help optimize your Umbraco webshop.
Ucommerce is the most popular solution for running a webshop on Umbraco CMS.
Unlike Umbraco, Ucommerce is not open source. It is built on a "Framework-first" architecture that provides users with flexibility and a well-exposed API and documentation for developers.
Starting with Umbraco 9, Ucommerce offers only a single licensing option. Additionally, Ucommerce provides a free version that can be downloaded at any time. The free version covers most of the essential functionalities required in a webshop.
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Customers expect better, easier, and faster access to both information and purchasing of products than ever before when shopping online. Therefore, it is important for you to stand out and create a unique customer experience through a combination of content, data, and technology. With 20 years of experience in the industry, we know how to assist you with both webshops and websites.
MCB tailors the solution within Umbraco as an ecommerce platform for your online business. We bring together Umbraco CMS, ecommerce, PIM, CRM, and overall data into one complete solution. And with direct integration to your ERP system, you can easily and quickly move data from system to system.
We help you select the third-party extensions that can personalize and make your website unique, functional, and appealing. This itself is a crucial factor when it comes to experiencing recurring customers. If the desired feature doesn't exist yet, you can find additional features through Umbraco's large community that are not included as standard.
And if there is a feature you desire that is not covered by Umbraco's ecommerce or apps, we can build it for you. By utilizing open-source APIs, we can create a tailored function for your website.
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