Migrating to SuiteCommerce Advanced

Would you like to build a high-performing web store that has a sleek design and offers the best shopping experience to your users? Well, SuiteCommerce Advanced may just be the perfect solution for you!

SuiteCommerce Advanced

SuiteCommerce Advanced allows for the creation of web stores that are optimized for any device and offer a great shopping experience to users. It not only offers leading eCommerce capabilities such as search, guided navigation, etc. but also allows users to design superior visuals for their web storefronts.

The figure below provides a brief snapshot of how SuiteCommerce Advanced differs from Site Builder:

Architecture, Frameworks, Bundles…

SCA works based on ‘One Page Application’ and ‘Services returning JSON Object’ architectures. It employs frameworks such as Backbone.js, Underscore.js, and Bootstrap v2. It also uses Commerce and Item APIs, and bundles such as Shopflow, Checkout, My Account, Content Delivery, and Merchandising bundles.

Features

The following section of this blog will discuss the major features of SuiteCommerce Advanced:

Theme – Responsive Design:
Enables you to analyze the appearance of the website on different devices to provide the best shopping experience to users across all platforms.

Items – Search Criteria:
Gives users the flexibility to configure their search criteria as per their requirements to make the item search feature as effective and specific as possible.

Items – Navigation (Search, Filtering, and Sorting):
Allows flexible navigation for item search using Netsuite elements such as Facet and Fieldset.

Content Delivery Pages:
Enables content creation for web pages such as articles, etc., and provides highly flexible content management options for the user

Product Merchandising:
The flexibility of this feature gives merchants the ability to refine product merchandising to make for a smoother shopping experience overall

Faceted Search and Navigation:
Enables users to easily identify and select products by filtering products based on relevant categories and features.

Images:
Allows merchants to display products using advanced imaging options.

CDN (ShopFlow):
Enhances the performance of the site and provides quick access to the commerce platform

Planning to migrate to SCA

If you have an existing Site Builder site and are planning to upgrade to SuiteCommerce Advanced, you will need to perform the following tasks:

Prepare your Items:
You can either use the same custom fields from Site Builder in SCA or create new custom fields according to your business requirements. Since SCA is an advanced platform, you can organize item records and item options based on your business needs to give users easy access to your products.

Prepare your Images:
Images can be displayed using the following advanced imaging options — CDN caching and image resizing. The images can be named using the item naming feature.

Setup your Navigation/Search Criteria:
Set the fields, search criteria, etc. to provide high flexibility and easy item search to users.

Look and Feel:
Employing UX and UI techniques provide modern designs to your web store that help create a smooth shopping experience for the user. Also, consider the site’s compatibility with different devices during the design process.

Web Content:
Try to update your existing content and provide accurate content on the content delivery pages.

SEO:
Using this service, generate HTML pages that include SEO-friendly URL links. This service helps with improving the visibility of your web store on search engine result pages which ultimately leads to an increase in productivity.

Our team of certified NetSuite consultants can help with your business’ custom requirements. Schedule a demo with us today!