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Epi Commerce rides the coattails of Epi CMS
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December 20, 2018

Epi Commerce rides the coattails of Epi CMS

Score 7 out of 101
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Overall Satisfaction with Episerver Digital Commerce

As an agency Episerver Digital Commerce is one of the many platforms we recommend and implement. It addresses the need for a commerce platform with strong CMS capabilities.
  • Content management.
  • PIM-like admin screens.
  • Reusable asset management.
  • Simpler import functionality (look at Pimcore/Akeneo for examples).
  • Break out of the very limiting page tree model. Look at Sitecore's use of placeholders to decouple content and presentation. Also more content types than just pages blocks and media.
  • More DAM integrations.
  • *well documented* web APIS to support headless.
Obviously having the eCommerce platform and CMS under one roof is ideal. Most eCommerce platforms offer some degree of CMS capability. Episerver is one of the best in this category, though.
We are the partner 😉 Except without the partner title because ain't nobody got time for those hoops to jump through.
I have largely championed Episerver at our agency and we have begun recommending it more and more.
Just depends on the use case. Some clients are more heavily weighted towards a marketing CMS and don't need a ton of complex technical functions of their eCommerce platform. For these we recommend Episerver.
Suitable for a e-commerce site with a reasonable # of skus (<10,000) and non-technical product information managers. Less appropriate for more than 10,000 skus, complex import mappings.

Episerver Digital Commerce Feature Ratings

Product catalog & listings
8
Product management
7
Bulk product upload
3
Branding
5
Mobile storefront
6
Product variations
4
Website integration
7
Visual customization
7
CMS
8
Abandoned cart recovery
Not Rated
Checkout user experience
6
eCommerce security
6
Promotions & discounts
7
Personalized recommendations
5
SEO
4
Multi-site management
Not Rated
Order processing
4
Inventory management
2
Shipping
2
Custom functionality
4