Welcome to the March edition of the Community Monthly Update.
Releasing April 12, 2022, Magento Open Source 2.4.4 will help future-proof merchant’s businesses with the latest technologies and features. Built on the newest version of PHP (8.1), it delivers a significant performance boost, rich capabilities, and enhanced headless support. More information coming on April 12. To prepare for the upgrade, you can review the recording for the 2.4 Technical Upgrade Workshop and the 2.4 Upgrade Guide.
We are currently recruiting US-based Magento Open Source customers for participation in a new beta. Quick Checkout for Adobe Commerce is a new extension built and supported by Adobe and powered by Bolt, the market leader in checkout solutions. Quick Checkout helps to solve mobile conversion rate issues by reducing the number of fields that need to be completed during checkout. And using this extension is low-effort, high-reward as it is built to work with your existing checkout and payment providers!
For more information and/or to sign up, please visit our feature page on Bolt's website: https://www.bolt.com/one-click-early-access-for-adobe/
Channel Manager is an all-in-one extension created to help merchants increase their sales and reach new customers by integrating their Magento OS catalog into leading e-commerce marketplaces and social commerce platforms. Channel Manager has been designed to work seamlessly, out-of-the-box, with Adobe Commerce or Magento Open Source and will allow merchants to sync inventory, pricing, order information, and shipment updates between Magento OS and the marketplace.
We are excited to announce that Channel Manager’s first integration will be Walmart US Marketplace and will continue expanding with the addition of new marketplaces in the future.
We are currently in the Beta testing phase and are looking for merchants to help us test the extension. If you are interested in participating and meet the following requirements, please reach out to Tanya Sadovnichaya email@example.com – Channel Manager PM
1. Magento Open-Source 2.4.1+
2. Selling or planning to sell on Walmart US Marketplace
We've updated our requirements for Adobe Commerce sandbox access making it easier to request and provision a sandbox. See this article for more information.
We announced our documentation migration plans for 2022 in last month's newsletter. This month we are pleased to announce a new home for our Services documentation. A new page on the Adobe Experience League is designed to provide easy access to documentation for our SaaS capabilities that help merchants support key components of their business. This collection of guides provides detailed information for installation, configuration, usage, and maintenance of our current SaaS capabilities (Product Recommendations, Live Search, Payment Service, and Amazon Sales Channel), and it will include additional services as they become available. On the Experience League, it will include support for localized versions of the documentation:
We will continue to support external contributions for the documentation on the Experience League, and there are currently two public GitHub repositories available to submit PRs to the Services documentation source (English) and to open issues: https://github.com/AdobeDocs/commerce-merchant-services.en and https://github.com/AdobeDocs/commerce-channels.en
Content to support Services APIs and front-end customizations remain on the devdocs site, with a future location on the adobe.developer site.
Summit 2022 was another marquee event! Over three days (March 15-17, 2022) the event included more than two hundred sessions and training workshops across four global regions, countless attendee small-group conversations, and an all-star keynote emphasizing the power of customer connections in the digital economy. The Sneaks session also gave a behind-the-scenes look at the exciting innovations emerging from Adobe Labs. The theme for this year was “Make the digital economy personal”.
Over the last few years, we’ve seen a huge transformation in how consumers interact with companies and brands. The way we all interact with companies and brands through digital channels is what we refer to as the Digital Economy – and that digital economy is now over $1 trillion and growing. This growing digital economy becomes personal when customer experiences are tailored to meet the expectations of each individual customer, and it must be timely, relevant, and actionable. The ability to execute this level of personalization at scale is critical.
During Summit, Adobe released new U.S. e-commerce data looking at how two years of COVID-19 reshaped the digital economy and its impact on the future and unveiled new innovations in Adobe Commerce that empower brands to make the digital economy personal, with powerful digital experiences that can be personalized to millions in milliseconds. Most sessions are available on-demand now. See a list of all the commerce-related Summit sessions here.
Don’t miss your chance to apply for the 2022 Adobe Experience Maker Awards! From now through April 15, apply for up to 16 categories, including The Disruptor category which recognizes the company that has transformed the commerce experience for B2C and/or B2B customers by driving growth across multiple sales channels, brands, and/or geographies with an Adobe Experience Cloud solution(s). To learn more, visit our FAQ page or reach out with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. For inspiration, check out last year’s winners here.
Community Engineering Hangout is a public event aimed to share the latest platform updates, gather feedback and spread technical knowledge with the Adobe Commerce and Magento Open Source Community.
Join us on April 6 at 11 am CST to talk about all things commerce.
Please visit https://developer.adobe.com/open/magento/calendar to get the dial-in details and watch the recordings of our earlier sessions.
Reach out to us if you would like to speak at one of these sessions.
Quick update from the Magento Association Board of Directors on the Ukraine-Russia conflict here and how you can help. Magento Connect conference and several Meet Magento events are coming soon. Check the Events Calendar for the latest information.
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