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Commercetools is generally a very flexible, smart platform for eCommerce business. It's an API enabled, cloud solution that makes integration seamless and quick to deploy. It's also a modern platform that utilizes API query languages like GraphQl. It lacks some functionalities in pricing and geographic variations of product portfolio but the platform is constantly improving and new functionalities are added.
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I wouldn't recommend them to anybody because their support is getting worse and worse and their business processes require you to contact support whether you want to or not. You will be forced to contact support and then wait for days to get any meaningful response that's not a copy/pasted sentence from FAQ.
Read full review Pros Very good documentation Stabile and scalable Microservice-Architecture Cloud Native Platform Read full review Super easy to implement SDKs across supported platforms that support modern interface paradigms. Real team members that provide backend support for merchant issues. We had issues addressed quickly and taken seriously whenever we needed anything. Help with navigating VAT transparently. We never worried that we were messing up in this complicated area of international sales. Great first line customer support reduces the need for an extensive customer support organization on our end. They dealt with all purchase related issues as well as lightweight technical issues (e.g pointing users to FAQs, update links, etc.). Read full review Cons Pricing - Commercetools has pricing limitations with respect to customer/SKU combination. If an organization provides lots of custom/contract pricing for customers, Commercetools has difficulty mapping it in. They are working on this to make it more flexible. Geographic variations in product portfolio - Commercetools has central product master that doesn't provide product activation/enabling based on different geographies/elevation/sales office structures. Some creative mapping skills are needed to overcome this limitation. Data mapping limitations - Commercetools lacks in out of the box data mapping limitations to full fledged ERP platforms. Extensive data mapping workshops are necessary to fit the functionalities of an ERP platform from order, to delivery , to warehouse operations and billing. Read full review Analytics could support more flexible analysis of reported data and better custom events. More customization of the drop in purchase UI on the web without the need for a full custom site integration. Sometimes communication from their front line support staff has gone to the wrong address. Read full review Alternatives Considered Read full review
We tried using Stripe before Paddle, but it was a pain integrating it and it lacked the licensing. Paddle allows us just to add a payment button and don’t ever think about payment methods, we don’t have to make a separate button for card payments and another one for PayPal. Paddle does all this in their checkout process.
Read full review Return on Investment We were able to successfully launch the ecommerce platform in under 4 months of starting development work. Integrate the same APIs to different client facing solutions. The total cost of platform recovered in 8 months of deployment. Read full review We wanted to grow faster, which was possible once we integrate recurring payment gateway. And we've got Paddle to do that. Read full review ScreenShots