Umbraco is a popular open-source content management system (CMS) for building websites because of its adaptability and user-friendliness. Although Vendr and other third-party e-commerce plugins can be used to construct e-commerce capabilities on Umbraco, the platform is largely renowned for its CMS capability.
Vendr ecommerce is a plugin that enables running webshops on Umbraco CMS, and Umbraco announced in 2023 that they had bought the firm behind it. Vendr makes it possible for you to manage and develop your online store right from the Umbraco CMS interface. It is based on.NET technology, just as Umbraco, and provides a number of features, including as product management, customer administration, payment gateway connection, and many others, that make it simple to manage your e-commerce firm.
Umbraco made a significant advancement in its quest to become a better e-commerce solution with this announcement, and now another step has been made.
It was revealed that Vendr has changed into Umbraco Commerce during Codegarden 2023.
The same features that Vendr offers will initially be included in Umbraco Commerce. Therefore, Commerce is just Vendr's previous name changed. While integrating with Umbraco CMS, commerce will continue to operate as a distinct module for Umbraco. However, there will be a stronger emphasis on creating new features, enhanced system support, and integration with add-ons like Umbraco Deploy.
As an addition to websites, Umbraco has also created its own e-commerce module, known as Umbraco eCommerce. An Umbraco webshop with a customized checkout procedure and product catalog can be created using the Umbraco eCommerce solution. The solution supports B2B and B2C clients, and it integrates with a number of shipping and payment platforms. Umbraco eCommerce offers organizations a scalable and flexible way to create an online store that can be customized to meet their unique requirements.
An Umbraco webshop can provide:
- Consolidation of the webshop and website
- A strong SEO foundation
- High speed, performance, and security
- Good integration capabilities
- Ample design freedom
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.