NopCommerce platform celebrates its 15th anniversary
How are they developing and upgrading the nopCommerce platform and ensuring its competitiveness? How do they ensure stability? In what ways can an advanced online platform help improve your business? Why does Microsoft recognise it as highly scalable? These are just a few of the key questions we've sought to answer and share with you on their anniversary.
Microsoft describes the nopCommerce platform as a powerful and scalable e-commerce platform that is easy to use and customise. This month nopCommerce was a guest at Microsoft's .NET Show, where they talked about the evolution of the platform over the years, upcoming changes, existing key features and the scalability of the solution itself.
A wide range of features for a successful online store
The nopCommerce platform is an open-source online store management system designed for small and medium-sized businesses. Its basic model is flexible and easy to use, which is why entrepreneurs highly appreciate it.
It is based on Microsoft's open-source .NET programming language, which is popular among developers. This means that businesses can find many sources of help to develop and customise their online shop.
The popularity of the platform is not only based on the programming language and the ease of use. It offers a wide range of features that are necessary for a successful online shop. These include an administrator of:
But many solutions on the market offer similar functions to managers. So, what are the real reasons that many businesses have value-added by using the nopCommerce platform?
- It's free. Because it is an open-source platform, its basic use is free. Creating an online shop therefore only involves costs such as website hosting and administration, as well as the costs of developing and programming the online shop, which depend on the complexity of the project.
- It is easy to use. It is designed for small and medium-sized businesses, so it is easy to use even for entrepreneurs with basic web development skills.
- It is flexible and scalable. It offers a wide range of features and customisation options so that businesses can create the optimal online shop to suit their specific needs.
- It is reliable. It has been developed by a team of experienced developers who continuously work to upgrade, update, optimise and evolve it.
- It is secure. The entire system is designed to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), regional laws and security protocols in all countries where it is used.
- It is up to date. It offers a wide choice of templates supported by extensible plug-ins and theming mechanisms (colour palettes, fonts, integrations, etc.). It offers a modern look, powerful functionality, and responsive design.
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Exceptional connectivity and scalability
Connectivity and scalability are key to a successful online shop. NopCommerce offers a wide range of options to integrate with other systems and upgrade the platform with new features. All of this allows you to develop an online store that is extremely adapted for optimisation and growth.
Various connectivity options:
- NopCommerce is connected to more than 200 different payment systems and payment methods: PayPal, Stripe, Mastercard, mBILLS, Apple Pay, Google Pay and Authorize.net.
- The platform is connected to more than 100 different logistics providers including GLS, DPD, Pošta Slovenije, UPS, FedEx and DHL.
- NopCommerce offers extensions to integrate with various advertising channels, including Google Ads and the Meta advertising platform (Facebook and Instagram Ads).
- The platform offers modules to add new features, including the option for multiple languages, the option for multiple currencies and the option for B2B sales.
- It allows good integration with CRM/ERP systems, a good example being the possibility to integrate with the PANTHEON business software.
In the years since the solution has been available, it has undergone many upgrades. The developers are constantly improving the user experience and ensuring that the platform keeps pace with market trends.
Let's take a look at some of the new features that have been added in recent upgrades:
- Multi-language and multi-currency support: more than 100 languages and currencies are now supported. This allows entrepreneurs to sell their products worldwide.
- Multi-channel support: multiple sales channels are supported, including online shops, mobile shops and online marketplaces, allowing entrepreneurs to reach more customers.
- New advertising options: new integration options such as: email marketing, social networks and advertising are available, allowing entrepreneurs to reach their target customers more effectively.
The market requires many adjustments due to the rapid progress of digitalisation. In November we are already expecting a new nopCommerce version v4.70 with .NET 8, which will include the following key improvements:
- Microsoft Power BI integration
- New security features
- D365 two-way product integration (synchronisation of product data between Dynamics 365 and other systems)
- Upgraded search engine
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One solution for businesses of all sizes
The NopCommerce platform is a unique and versatile solution that is extremely adaptable to the needs of companies of all sizes. With its flexibility and wide range of features, it sets a single standard for successful e-commerce, regardless of the size of the company.
1. Small and medium-sized enterprises
Quickly set up and expand your online shop with built-in features: integration with payment and shipping services, warehouse management, advertising and SEO tools, and mobile-friendly shops.
2. Large enterprise
Multi-vendor and multi-store functionality (B2B and B2C). Maximise performance at enterprise level. Easy integration and unlimited customisation options.
3. Global enterprises
Flexible system to meet multiple requirements: GDPR, multiple currencies and multiple languages, support for regional taxes and laws, management of multiple international stores, integration with local services and suppliers.
The nopCommerce platform was first released in 2007 and has been upgraded more than 100 times since then. These upgrades have included new features, security improvements and bug fixes. All of this contributes to its being designed to be stable and reliable. It allows businesses to create an online shop that is trustworthy and can work seamlessly.
Over the years, NopCommerce has taken several specific measures to ensure the stability of the platform:
- A rigorous quality check process to ensure that all new features and upgrades are tested and secure.
- A security vulnerability notification system that allows companies to fix bugs faster.
- An active community of developers who create new upgrades and bug fixes.
Proud partner for over 7 years
At Stroka Business Group we are well aware that strong and reliable partnership ties are what helps us and our customers stay one step ahead of the competition. For over 7 years, we have been one of over 150 partners from over 40 countries who offer the platform to their customers and help them meet their business goals.
By building a long-term relationship with us, nopCommerce is at the same time acknowledging the expertise and excellent work of our experts.
In February 2015, we developed the first nopCommerce site for Craft Albania, and since then we have built more than 50 projects on this platform. Some of them have been redesigned several times due to the trust of our clients.
Our approach to building an online store on the nopCommerce platform:
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