Comprehensive API activated e-comemerce cloud solution!
November 06, 2019

Comprehensive API activated e-comemerce cloud solution!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with commercetools

Commercetools is our organization's primary e-commerce platform. It controls the dataflow and user interaction between front-end client and back-end ERP systems. As a fully functional e-commerce platform, it provides all the necessary functionalities needed for a successful digital business platform. It collects the customer, product, pricing data from the ERP system and provides the interaction through the API model.
  • Fully API enabled platform - There is no need to use SQL or other customization. APIs cover full range of functionalities needed for an eCommerce platform and are easy to extend.
  • Cloud solution - CommerceTools is a cloud solution so there is no back office hosting/maintenance. Simply enable the API tokens and use the platform!
  • Ever expanding - The solution contains all the necessary functions to run a successful ecommerce business and the functions are constantly expanding and new capabilities are introduced.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Commercetools is a headless commerce platform. It provides the front end functionality flexibility that competitors lack. The set of APIs can link with multiple solutions including voice enabled client solutions. The functionalities on the platform are ever expanding and limitations like pricing and product variations are addressed. The solution is very fast develop, integrate and deploy.
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.

commercetools Feature Ratings

Product catalog & listings
8
Product management
7
Bulk product upload
9
Branding
9
Product variations
5
Website integration
9
Visual customization
6
Abandoned cart recovery
6
Checkout user experience
9
eCommerce security
7
Promotions & discounts
8
Personalized recommendations
7
SEO
8
Multi-site management
9
Order processing
9
Inventory management
6
Shipping
6
Custom functionality
3