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What is SuiteCommerce Advanced?

What is SuiteCommerce Advanced?

Let me guess. You have been doing some research to find the right eCommerce service for your business, or maybe you are looking for an upgrade that allows you to scale it, and you run into SuiteCommerce Advanced though not enough information to understand what it really is and does.

Well, hold until the end of this post and surely you’ll have an answer.

We know that taking the right steps into the eCommerce world is key for the right performance and growth of your business and as NetSuite Experts we know how to help you.

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What is SuiteCommerce Advanced?

SuiteCommerce Advanced (SCA) is a complete and fully integrated eCommerce solution that comes with a lot of advantages and functionalities.

Compared to other eCommerce software like Shopify, SCA is built using standard HTML, CSS, and Javascript, which means any developer will be able to extend SCA’s capabilities easily with a common and well documented coding language.

As it offers more features and capabilities, the platform is focused on high-level performance for quick-growing business, unified with order and inventory management, ERP, and CRM.

It allows companies to set up a fully integrated eCommerce website into their NetSuite ERP with the main idea that eCommerce is no longer an independent channel but a core business element.

It is an easy setup software that enables businesses to move from regular online, in-store, and phone shopping channels to an integrated commerce solution that seamlessly connects eCommerce and in-store POS to order inventory management, financials, merchandising, marketing, and customer service.

Key benefits of NetSuite SuiteCommerce Advanced

  • Extensions and customizations will allow you to present engaging experiences so your customers can enjoy this full-featured eCommerce solution on any device.
  • They will also allow you to easily manage and add new features and functionality.
  • A platform that supports individual (B2C) and business (B2B) customers.
  • The eCommerce platform is natively integrated with NetSuite’s inventory and order management, CRM, and ERP service.
  • An eCommerce platform that centralizes the sales of multiple brands, in different languages and currencies.
  • SEO friendly and responsive.
  • CMS (content management system) with drag and drop capabilities.
  • Built-in Content Delivery Network for faster loading speed.
  • Native integrations with Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager.
  • And more…

1. Architecture

Developers have the chance to create and deploy custom applications as they have full access to the code. The Commerce Extension Framework allows the platform to interact with external web applications. Additionally, a modern technology stack that also uses popular frameworks enables better experiences and supports industry standards.

2. Business Insight and Analytics

Create reports and get information about your business through the configurable dashboard.

3. Customer account

All customer experience is managed online. B2B buyers can place quick orders from customized catalogs, generate quotes, view their balance, and pay bills online. They will also be able to manage their address book, order history, and check order status. Everything, online.

4. Global sites

No limits or barriers. Expand your business to other borders with a system that lets you switch languages, currencies, adapt to local taxes / VAT, international shipping prices, and customs documentation.

5. Performance

SCA seeks to provide optimal performance, that’s why the single-page architecture and a good content delivery network have the mission of providing a fast site experience as a result of increased engagement and conversion.

6. Storefront

The host features make it easy for shoppers to find and buy your products. It also includes alternative images, product comparisons, faceted navigation, site search, and the ability to save shopping carts and create lists.

You know the brand is the business and SuiteCommerce Advanced helps reflect it with pixel-perfect design capabilities and unlimited layout control. And for sure, the responsive design themes will let you optimize the site for any device.

7. Site Management

Work on multiple versions of your site at the same time and then schedule for future deployments based on business needs. Drag-and-drop tools allow you to edit pages and manage content.

8. SEO and Marketing

Yes, we know, you need to increase your organic traffic and you need backlinks to do it.

Ensure SEO success with customizable H1, title, meta tags, and SEO-friendly URL links. Present up-sells, cross-sells, and related products based on merchant-driven rules such as browsing behavior or best sellers. Also, let the brand fans share content on social media and provide product reviews.

We also recommend you to check our post on SuiteCommerce SEO.

7. Purchasing, Payments and Shipping

Provide security in the shopping experience with HTTPS support and integration to common payment gateways for real-time credit card processing with PCI DSS compliance and multi-level fraud protection. 

Tailor each buying experience with customized pricing, terms and credit limits, and channel or volume discounts. Offer customers payment options including credit cards, coupons, gift cards, and invoicing. Shoppers can check out as a guest or registered user. Facilitate delivery with seamless integration with carriers for printing shipping labels and automatic tracking information.

What is SuiteCommerce Standard then?

The main difference between standard and advanced is customization. What does this mean? Well, it means the standard version, although it does allow for much customization of the flow it does not open the code for developers and thus, the site’s key decision-makers will inevitably run into some limitations as they perform changes to it.

If you want to learn more about what can and can’t be done with SuiteCommerce Standard contact us directly and take advantage of an open channel with experienced consultants in the field.

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