Orchard eCommerce Integration
Clarity eCommerce Integration with Orchard CMS
The Orchard Project, a free and open source solution, started in 2009 and runs on ASP.NET framework. The project is officially run by the Outercurve Foundation, though its lead developers are affiliated with Microsoft. As a community-based project, Orchard aims to help the overall .NET and application industry by developing widely compatible infrastructure and plugins through contributions from developers around the world. For companies who need capabilities beyond a basic blog, some development time is required, but Orchard's lean architecture makes customization possible, with new themes, packages, and modules being added every day. Combined with the power of an eCommerce platform like Clarity eCommerce™, an Orchard eCommerce integration offers complete control over your content and your business.
Clarity eCommerce™ can independently interface with your website, or it can be integrated a as module popular content management systems like Orchard. Custom-built with enterprise and B2B needs in mind, Clarity eCommerce™ maximizes the full potential of integrated eCommerce.
Thanks to its open source and free status, Orchard is ideal for businesses on a budget. A developer’s CMS, the Orchard community has worked hard to create great back-end features such as logic rules and cloud compatibility. Development teams can create their own modules, so possibilities for extensibility are nearly endless, and for experienced developers, page creation is quick. For teams with some coding knowledge and CMS familiarity, Orchard may be the ideal choice. Clarity can provide solutions for both eCommerce and website design with Orchard CMS.
Orchard's Numerous Features Include:
- Administrative tools
- Page creation and management
- Multimedia tools
- Module library and creation
- Robust back-end functionality
Clarity eCommerce™ with Clarity Connect™: Extensive Orchard Integration Capabilities
Clarity eCommerce™ with Clarity Connect™ provides ample benefits within the bounds of Orchard CMS or on its own.
Our eCommerce framework is so compatible with Orchard and various other content management systems due to the extensible nature of the architecture. Our highly customizable templating engine adapts the platform to any CMS, workflow, or specific business process. Since Clarity eCommerce™ does not require a .NET, PHP or Java-specific platform for the user interface layer, the Clarity eCommerce™ can run independently of a content management system with efficiency, allowing Clarity’s developers to fully tailor the platform to your needs.
Scalable and Performant
Clarity eCommerce™ leverages client-side rendering to allow for virtually unlimited products and transactions in your online store. While most other eCommerce platforms drain bandwidth and require more or bigger servers as they grow to compensate for the increased demand, Clarity eCommerce™ uses available bandwidth and server much more efficiently, cutting hardware and manpower costs. With Clarity eCommerce™ you can focus on growing your business, not your hardware infrastructure.
Along with having full control over your content through the Orchard CMS, Clarity eCommerce™ gives you direct, secure access to your eCommerce implementation at the click of a button. Different levels of administrative authority ensure that the correct permissions are in place for each user. Paired with a robust content management system, you can update your entire site quickly and easily, allowing your eCommerce website to grow with your company.
Advanced Inbound Marketing
As an eCommerce business, you may already be using one or more third-party tools, including Orchard's analytics modules, to monitor specific key performance indicators related to consumer behavior and sales optimizations. Clarity eCommerce™ compiles all this data into one intuitive and powerful dashboard, empowering your marketing team to view valuable analytics information in real-time. Equipped with an Orchard CMS integration, your team can rapidly respond to KPIs by creating, repairing, or updating site content as needed.
Search Engine Optimization
Along with a user-friendly analytics dashboard for monitoring KPIs, Clarity eCommerce leverages the value of SEO with built-in tools for website optimization, which can be combined with or used in place of Orchard's SEO-management plugins. With page-level controls for titles and meta info, SEO-friendly URLs, easy-to-use 301 redirects, and more, Clarity’s solution allows you to harness the power of search engines.
With options for multilingual sites available through many platforms, content management systems can aid you in reaching an international audience. Clarity eCommerce™ can provide support for your website with robust international options to fit any part of a business. Clarity’s tools work not only across multiple languages but can be accommodated to meet different regulatory or legal requirements across countries. Along with multinational currency calculation and specializations in international taxes, customs, and duties, Clarity eCommerce™ with Clarity Connect allows you to satisfy international customer’s needs.
Shipping and Freight
Clarity has extensive experience beyond standard UPS, USPS, FedEx, and DHL integrations for shipping costs, package tracking, and returns. Whether shipping is at the core of your day-to-day operations or a more occasional need, you can rest assured knowing that Clarity eCommerce™ is the platform of choice for businesses that depend completely on shipping.
Content management systems, particularly open-source CMS tools like Orchard, can sometimes be susceptible to a security breach. With Clarity’s middleware layer, Clarity Connect, surface area for a potential security issues is dramatically reduced as data is securely pushed and pulled between the external eCommerce storefront and the internal platform.
Clarity and Orchard Integration
Content management system integration can be the key to growing your eCommerce business. Clarity’s team of expert developers has successfully completed numerous CMS eCommerce integrations. If you think an Orchard eCommerce integration may be right for your business, call or click today.