E-commerce is a critical part of many websites, but it’s not something that is served by the Umbraco core, instead Umbraco HQ have focussed developer resources on building the CMS product, and developing cloud and headless options.
Vendr from Outfield Digital is a new e-commerce package for Umbraco, and we've chosen it for our next major e-commerce project for Nextbase.
For a recent article in Skrift magazine, Gareth and Paul spent time, comparing and contrasting the different Umbraco ecommerce packages for version 8.
Traditionally on Umbraco 7 brands have been left to integrate Umbraco with an off-platform solution such as Shopify, or to use one of three third-party Umbraco packages, Tea Commerce, UCommerce and Merchello. There are substantial differences between each of them, but chiefly Tea Commerce and UCommerce were paid-for proprietary systems and Merchello open source.
With the launch of Umbraco 8 and it’s substantially rewritten API, a lot of work was required by most package vendors to enable…