In December’s Magento Partner Aspire Call, the Magento team told us all about the 2.2.2 release coming on December 12th, 2017.
The latest version of Magento has some great new features including:
• Streamlined Instant Purchase Checkout
• Advanced Reporting powered by Magento Business Intelligence
• Integrated DotMailer capabilities
• Advanced Multi-Carrier Shipping and Fulfillment
All of these new features will be available on both Open Source and Commerce versions of the platform.
Streamlined Instant Purchase Checkout
Because of the recent expiration of Amazon’s one-click checkout patent, merchants everywhere are now able to take advantage of this technology to reduce checkout steps and increase conversions for their customers.
Instant Purchase is Magento’s new streamlined checkout process that allows shoppers to use a default shipping address, their last created Vault payment method and automatically selects the cheapest shipping method available.
Please Note: Instant Purchase requires customer registration with a saved payment method.
Instant purchase is easy to activate on the back end, and just requires that Braintree Vault is enabled.
Advanced Reporting Powered by Magento Business Intelligence
But NOT replacing MBI Essentials or Pro
Advanced reporting is now readily available in the back end with 20 user friendly reports for Products, Orders and Customers. It is automatically enabled in the back end, and is easily configured.
Don’t forget, Advanced Reporting is not a substitute for Magento Business Intelligence Essentials or Pro.
Integrated Dotmailer Capabilities
Dotmailer’s email marketing automation is now integrated with Magento 2.2.2. Magento is the first eCommerce solution to include Dotmailer with their core product.
What Dotmailer programs are included with 2.2.2?
Advanced Multi-Carrier Shipping and Fulfillment
Perhaps the greatest change coming to 2.2.2 are the additional shipping features that will now be available, including:
- Multi-carrier integration
- Real-time rate management
- Multi-location management
- Custom packaging
- Static in-cart quotes
- One-stop fulfillment
- Standardized tracking
- Carrier compliant shipping labels and documentation
- International shipping
Merchants looking to learn more about Magento Shipping can fill out this form. Pricing will be tiered and available at 4 levels: Starter, Essentials, Pro and Enterprise.
Interested in learning more about Magento 2.2.2 or upgrading your store? Call us today at 888-429-4803 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.