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Child Products vs. Generated Variants

OrderCloud supports two different ways of handling products with Variations. This article outlines some of the major differences and things to keep in mind when designing your product model.

Published by Ashley Wilson on Thu Feb 29 2024

ConfigurationProduct Catalogs

App Access for OrderCloud when using Sitecore Cloud Portal

If your organization uses Sitecore Cloud Portal, this article will share more about OrderCloud access using Sitecore Cloud Portal Organization Access and App Access.

Published by Ashley Wilson on Thu Jan 04 2024

Main ConceptsConfiguration

Bundle Products for Enhanced Commerce Experiences

This article showcases different ways OrderCloud Bundles can be used to enhance the commerce experiences for your buyers.

Published by Ashley Wilson on Tue Jan 02 2024

ConfigurationProduct Catalogs

Marketplace Ownership

Things to consider when choosing a Marketplace Owner.

Published by Jason Rogalski on Mon Nov 20 2023

Main Concepts

Introducing Product Bundles

A brief overview of the new Product Bundles feature available from OrderCloud.

Published by Miranda Posthumus on Thu Oct 19 2023

Last updated on Thu Oct 26 2023

Product Catalogs

The Possibilities of Product Collections

Learn how Product Collections can help you achieve various experiences for your buyers.

Published by Ashley Wilson on Fri Sep 08 2023

ConfigurationProduct Catalogs

Customer Loyalty Programs

OrderCloud’s principle of flexibility over features is proven in supporting the management of loyalty reward programs for your e-commerce solutions.

Published by Steve Davis on Fri Jul 28 2023

CustomizationsIntegrationsMain Concepts

Product Synchronization

OrderCloud introduces Product Sync for commerce solutions, offering the ability to synchronize product catalogs with external systems.

Published by Marc Bednar on Wed Jul 26 2023

Why You Should Never Use FullAccess

A brief overview on why we strongly caution against using the FullAccess role.

Published by Miranda Posthumus on Thu Jul 06 2023

DevelopmentAuthentication

Delivery Configuration

OrderCloud introduces Delivery Configuration which is an integration mechanism that allows you define where certain events are to be published.

Published by Marc Bednar on Wed Jun 28 2023

IntegrationsConfiguration

Product Collection Enhancements

Expansion of Product Collections to support more flexible use cases

Published by Galina Vorobyova on Mon Jun 26 2023

CustomizationsProduct Catalogs

The Sky's (almost) the Limit

We do our best to avoid hard limits in the API when we can, but we make exceptions in order to deliver the best performance possible to our customers.

Published by Miranda Posthumus on Tue Jun 13 2023

Main ConceptsConfiguration

Subscriptions

New feature enabling subscription ordering for buyer users.

Published by Alexa Snyder on Mon Apr 10 2023

Last updated on Thu Aug 31 2023

OrderingMain Concepts

Tracking Events

OrderCloud introduces Tracking Events for commerce solutions, offering analytical insights and infrastructure for targeted systems. Coupled with Sitecore's Send & Discover products, it provides automation without being an analytics solution. It also allows for an external endpoint configuration to reduce development time and avoid browser restrictions.

Published by Marc Bednar on Thu Feb 23 2023

Last updated on Wed Jun 28 2023

Integrations

Child Products

Introducing Child Products, a new feature set that enables developers to define a product as a Parent and subsequently create Child products.

Published by Galina Vorobyova on Thu Feb 09 2023

Product Catalogs

Introducing Search Index Tools for Portal

A new set of tools for troubleshooting search index issues

Published by Erin Dustin on Tue Jan 24 2023

Last updated on Tue Dec 19 2023

Search

Promotion Enhancements

Introducing new enhancements to increase flexibility of OrderCloud Promotions.

Published by DJ Steinmetz on Fri Jan 20 2023

Ordering

Configuring User and Application Data Access

You have a newly created marketplace, what's next? Let's configure data access for your users and applications.

Published by DJ Steinmetz on Thu Oct 20 2022

Configuration

Building a Wishlist Feature with Product Collections

A product wishlist feature is one of the many permutations of the OrderCloud Product Collections resource.

Published by DJ Steinmetz on Tue Oct 11 2022

Configuration

Introducing the Cart API

New endpoints aimed at simplifying development of the shopping experience.

Published by DJ Steinmetz on Thu Sep 01 2022

OrderingMain Concepts

Implementing Single Sign On with Google IDP

A complete end-to-end tutorial on implementing single sign-on via OpenIDConnect with Google as your identity provider

Published by Crhistian Ramirez-Hernandez on Thu Aug 11 2022

Authentication

Order Returns - Handling Calculations

Learn how to implement a strategy for handling calculations in your Order Returns solution.

Published by Max Maher on Wed Jul 06 2022

OrderingIntegrations

Using OrderReturns for Product Returns, Refunds, and Credits

Set-up customer returns, refunds, or credit scenarios for your business using OrderReturns and Seller Approval rules.

Published by Ashley Wilson on Wed Jun 22 2022

Ordering

Ad-Hoc Products

Add products from an external system directly to an OrderCloud order

Published by Todd Menier on Tue Jun 21 2022

Last updated on Tue May 16 2023

Product CatalogsIntegrationsOrdering

Pre-built Checkout Integrations in .NET

Accelerate your development of checkout integrations in .NET by understanding OrderCloud's packages and starter projects.

Published by Oliver Heywood on Mon Jun 20 2022

IntegrationsOrderingDevelopment

Product Collections

New feature enabling buyer users to save lists of products.

Published by Miranda Posthumus on Mon Jun 06 2022

Last updated on Mon Jun 26 2023

Product Catalogs

OrderCloud Supported Regions and Environments

Information about Order Cloud API servers for all supported regions and environments.

Published by Ivan Brygar on Tue May 31 2022

Main Concepts

Message Senders

Message Senders is a feature that helps to deliver event-driven notifications to users based on certain key commerce activities.

Published by Crhistian Ramirez-Hernandez on Mon May 23 2022

Last updated on Wed Mar 13 2024

IntegrationsConfiguration

Using Order Search to Suit Your Needs

OrderCloud's Premium Search on Orders gives you the ability to get a list of orders and line items with more flexibility.

Published by Cynthia Rico-Mendoza on Mon May 23 2022

OrderingSearch

Introducing Order Returns

New set of features to enable all aspects of the Order Returns process.

Published by Miranda Posthumus on Mon May 16 2022

OrderingFulfillment

Premium Search for Orders

Significant enhancements to querying orders and line items.

Published by Todd Menier on Sat Mar 05 2022

Last updated on Mon Oct 09 2023

OrderingSearch

Sale Prices using Price Schedules

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.

Published by Rob Lloyd on Thu Mar 03 2022

Last updated on Thu Mar 24 2022

Product Catalogs

Managing Inventory with OrderCloud

OrderCloud's InventoryRecords resource gives you flexibility to set-up product inventory in a way that meets your businesses’ fulfillment workflows.

Published by Ashley Wilson on Fri Feb 04 2022

Fulfillment

Stay up to date on OrderCloud with RSS Feeds!

RSS feeds are now available for API Release Notes and Portal Release Notes.

Published by DJ Steinmetz on Mon Jan 17 2022

Development

Multi-Location Inventory

Overview of a new feature to allow tracking of product inventory across multiple locations.

Published by Miranda Posthumus on Tue Jan 04 2022

Last updated on Fri Mar 01 2024

Product CatalogsFulfillment

Working with Product Specs

Creating complex products with specs.

Published by Andrew Sutherland on Tue Dec 21 2021

Product CatalogsConfiguration

How to Globalize your eCommerce

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.

Published by Ashley Wilson on Thu Nov 04 2021

IntegrationsConfiguration

Order Checkout Integration Event

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.

Published by Jeff Ilse on Wed Oct 06 2021

Last updated on Thu May 19 2022

OrderingIntegrations

Vercel Integration

Get a live NextJS storefront in 5 minutes with Vercel

Published by Oliver Heywood on Fri Oct 01 2021

Development

Globalization for Marketplaces

Overview of new features to enable configuration of multi-currency and multi-language Marketplaces.

Published by Miranda Posthumus on Mon Sep 13 2021

Last updated on Thu Nov 04 2021

OrderingConfiguration

Products, Pricing, and Ordering in OrderCloud Marketplaces

New features to enable buyers to select which suppliers to view product pricing for and order directly from.

Published by Miranda Posthumus on Wed Jun 16 2021

Last updated on Mon Feb 12 2024

Ordering

Using Webhooks

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.

Published by Jake Hookom on Sun Apr 04 2021

IntegrationsCustomizations

Marketplaces in OrderCloud

Moving beyond single-seller environments

Published by Todd Menier on Fri Apr 02 2021

Main Concepts

How to Calculate Tax with OrderCloud

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.

Published by Steve Davis on Wed Mar 24 2021

IntegrationsOrdering

Start .NET middleware from Scratch

Step by step instructions to stand up a hosted middleware using .NET Catalyst

Published by Oliver Heywood on Wed Mar 10 2021

IntegrationsDevelopment

Configuring Custom Password Security

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.

Published by Miranda Posthumus on Thu Feb 25 2021

Last updated on Tue Mar 02 2021

Authentication

Access Control Using Portal Teams

Building teams of Portal Users enables streamlined control of your contributors and the data they can access.

Published by Rob Watt on Tue Nov 24 2020

Development

OrderCloud Regions

Regions 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.

Published by Rob Watt on Mon Aug 31 2020

Main ConceptsDevelopment

OrderCloud Environments

The Portal allows users to access marketplaces from OrderCloud Sandbox, Staging, and Production in a single user interface.

Published by Rob Watt on Mon Aug 31 2020

Last updated on Fri Jan 14 2022

Main Concepts

Introducing Line Item-Level Promotions

Automatically apply specific promos/discount amounts to specific line items

Published by Todd Menier on Fri May 15 2020

DevelopmentOrdering

What's New for Premium Search

Premium Search is now available on product admin endpoints, and introducing the new searchType parameter.

Published by Todd Menier on Mon Mar 30 2020

SearchProduct CatalogsOrdering

Introducing Premium Search

Premium Search is the next evolution in search technology offered by the OrderCloud platform, powered by Elasticsearch.

Published by Todd Menier on Mon Apr 29 2019

SearchProduct Catalogs

Single Sign On via OpenID Connect

SSO (Single Sign On) allows your users to authenticate themselves to the OrderCloud API by logging into any identity provider you trust.

Published by Jeff Ilse on Mon Apr 15 2019

Last updated on Wed Nov 09 2022

Authentication

Impersonating Users

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.

Published by Jeff Ilse on Tue Jan 08 2019

Authentication

Rules-Based Promotion Expressions

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.

Published by Todd Menier on Thu Sep 20 2018

Last updated on Tue Mar 21 2023

OrderingDevelopment

Same Product, Multiple Price Schedules

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.

Published by Miranda Posthumus on Tue Jul 24 2018

Product Catalogs

Product Visibility Requirements

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.

Published by Miranda Posthumus on Sat Jan 14 2017

Last updated on Wed Oct 26 2022

Product Catalogs

Catalog Visibility Rules

Learn about these powerful features aimed at simplifying catalog management.

Published by Todd Menier on Wed Nov 30 2016

Product Catalogs

Advanced Querying

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.

Published by Todd Menier on Thu Nov 24 2016

Last updated on Thu Sep 23 2021

SearchCustomizations

Understanding Security Profiles

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.

Published by Jeff Ilse on Thu Oct 20 2016

Authentication

Leveraging Extended Properties in the Development of Custom eCommerce Apps

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.

Published by Steve Davis on Sat Sep 03 2016

Customizations

Introduction to API Clients

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.

Published by Rob Watt on Fri Jun 24 2016

Last updated on Mon Jun 25 2018

Authentication

The Rules Engine Has Arrived

Extend platform behavior using a system of rules similar to XP allowing you to extend the data model.

Published by Todd Menier on Mon Jun 13 2016

OrderingDevelopment

Four Reasons You Should Stop Using PUT For Updates

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.

Published by Todd Menier on Fri May 20 2016

Main Concepts

XP Best Practices

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.

Published by Todd Menier on Thu Apr 07 2016

Customizations

Flexibility Over Features

Removing constraints and broadening the possibilities of how the OrderCloud data model can be utilized allows you to leverage best-in-breed components.

Published by Todd Menier on Thu Apr 07 2016

Last updated on Thu Feb 25 2021

Main ConceptsDevelopment

Understanding Orders

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.

Published by Steve Davis on Wed Mar 09 2016

Last updated on Fri Jan 14 2022

OrderingFulfillment

Anonymous Shopping

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.

Published by Rob Watt on Sat Feb 20 2016

Last updated on Fri Apr 29 2022

AuthenticationConfigurationOrdering

Authentication

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.

Published by Jeff Ilse on Tue Dec 15 2015

Last updated on Fri Feb 26 2021

Authentication

Understanding OrderCloud Assignments

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.

Published by Todd Menier on Tue Nov 24 2015

Main Concepts

Using Extended Properties

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.

Published by Rob Watt on Mon Nov 09 2015

Customizations

Me and My Stuff

OrderCloud provides the Me Resource whose job it is to flatten these assignments for the currently authenticated user and just "show me what I can see" regardless at which level these assignments are made.

Published by Rob Watt on Wed Feb 25 2015

Last updated on Wed Feb 25 2015

AuthenticationCustomizations

Error Configuration

OrderCloud allows you to define a marketplace level delivery configuration which will delivery customer specific errors regarding asynchronous operations to the custom delivery target of your choosing.

Published by Marc Bednar on Thu Jan 01 1970

Order Synchronization

OrderCloud introduces Order Sync for commerce solutions, offering the ability to synchronize orders with external systems.

Published by Marc Bednar on Thu Jan 01 1970

Entity Synchronization

OrderCloud introduces the ability to publish base entities with to the destination of your choice.

Published by Marc Bednar on Thu Jan 01 1970

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