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Integrate PayU and your Spree Storefront

Posted on February 26, 2015 by netguru

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Netguru is a leading development agency and Spree Commerce Certified Partner. We build lean and beautiful applications for everyone from startups to major corporations. Our developers are focused on the Ruby on Rails and iOS frameworks. From the first commit to the final release, we are committed to build well-devised and user-friendly apps & ecommerce platforms tailored to your specific needs.

Spree has a flexible payments model which allows multiple payment methods to be available during checkout. The official spree_gateway extension already supports some well-known solutions like PayPal, Stripe or Skrill.

Yet, we felt that something is missing here. Yup, we’re talking about you – PayU!

PayU gateway is currently available in 13 countries, e.g. Czech Republic, Hungary, India, Poland, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Latin America, Turkey and Ukraine, so if your storefront aims at one of those markets, why not use our brand new open source extension?

The extension integrates your Spree store with PayU allowing your users to choose it among other payment methods. Simple as that.

How It Works

Wow, what a lovely Rails bag. Definitely want it! Let’s add it to the cart.

Let’s move to checkout. Need to type my shipping address and other details…

Time to pay for the goodies. Here it is! Now you can choose between credit card & PayU. Isn’t it great?

Installation

All you need to do is add spree_payu_integration to your Gemfile…

gem spree_payu_integration

… then bundle your dependencies and run the installation generator:

bundle bundle exec rails g spree_payu_integration:install

For more information, installation and usage details, visit: Spree PayU integration Github repo. To view this blog in its original format, visit the blog of netguru.

Unleashed Integration Upgrade

Posted on February 24, 2015 by Alexander Diegel

Spree Commerce upgraded the Unleashed integration for its automated ecommerce integration platform, Wombat. Now, users can get connected with this leading fulfillment and inventoryin just a few minutes, without any custom coding on their behalf.

With its variety of pre-built ecommerce integrations, as well as fully customizable features, Wombat connects any storefront to any service, increasing speed to market and allowing store owners to dedicate more time to what they do best; grow their business. By connecting to the Unleashed integration, Wombat users can proactively track their order status for accurate inventory tracking and fulfillment.

Specific benefits Wombat users gain by connecting to Unleashed include the ability to:

  • Retrieve customer, order, inventory, product, and shipment information from Unleashed
  • Track inventory
  • Record new and updated products, customers and order data

“Automating the order and fulfillment process is a huge help in growing your business,” said Spree Commerce COO Josh Resnik. “With this upgrade to unleashed, we’ve given users another option to quickly connect with an inventory and fulfillment services without any custom code required.”

Get accurate and reliable access to Unleashed by signing up for a free, integration platform trial of Wombat. For technical documentation on these integrations, visit the Wombat knowledge base.

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Spree 3 Release Candidate 3 and Versions 2.3.7 & 2.4.4 Released

Posted on February 23, 2015 by Jeff Dutil

Summary

The Spree 3.0.0.rc3, 2.4.4, and 2.3.7 releases are out now!

What’s new in Spree 3? We’ve switched the front and back ends to use Bootstrap, added Rails 4.2 support, and added Google Analytics Enhanced Ecommerce tracking.

Please give the release candidate a try, and report any issues on Github project. If there are no serious issues reported in the coming week we will release a final version.

You can view the Release Notes for more details, and upgrade tips.
Please feel free to submit a PR adding any of your own upgrade tips or gotchas not mentioned in the release notes.

Spree 2.4.4 release is primarily focused on bug fixes, and minor performance improvements. You can review the Github Compare for a complete list of 2.4.x changes.

Spree 2.3.7 release is also primarily focused on bug fixes. You can review the Github Compare for a complete list of 2.3.x changes.

Older Versions of Spree

If you are using Spree versions 2.1.x and older you should consider upgrading as soon as possible. Our current Release Policy is to only maintain the latest two versions of Spree along with the current master.

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The Best Ecommerce Solution

Posted on February 19, 2015 by Bacancy Technology

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Bacancy Technology is an offshore web development company based in India and the United States. We’ve become one of the leading offshore web development companies by providing excellent service and solutions. Specializing in software product development, we’ve successfully executed numerous projects in software development, web design and development, mobile technologies, microsoft technologies, open source, and internet marketing.

Being a retailer in the ecommerce era can be an extremely profitable endeavor. With online selling, a retailer is not limited to sell his or her goods in one particular area for particular people. Rather, online commerce allows retailers to sell their items globally, increasing the probability for more sales.

If you’re a retailer, you’re undoubtedly looking for, or have already found, a reliable storefront. And if you’re looking for something flexible, interactive, easy, and cost effective, then Spree Commerce is the best ecommerce store platform to go with. Why should you go with Spree Commerce?

Easy to Customize

Spree’s open source, light weight framework makes it is easily customizable. Though the seller may not recognize the importance of customization, it can benefit him or her in a multitude of ways. The easier the framework is to customize, the more a developer will be able to focus on getting the exact business requirements fulfilled, instead of losing time (and the store owner’s money) due to the complexity of building out each key feature.

Even the engineers that built Spree are available as part of the community to help find solutions to problems that may arise along the way. This makes working with Spree more attractive for developers, as any queries regarding extensions, gems, and payment gateway integration can be easily solved.

Quick to Build, Easy to Operate

Since it’s supported by Ruby on Rails, one can easily assemble Spree quicker than any other online store framework to create a dynamic ecommerce store that is, consequently, easy to use. All the solutions are available within the community, and the actual developing done in Rails can be its most attractive aspect, since it consumes less coding and more logic.

Easy to Integrate Additional Functions, Features and Extensions

Extensions and additional features are needed by store owners, due to the fact that the default themes can sometimes lack a bit of functionality that one may wish to have. And this can easily be tackled on Spree in a few hours.

Extensions in Spree are easy and quick to make. One can customize an extension as needed within a short period by extracting quality-driven output, with the help of the easy and logical coding of Ruby on Rails. Furthermore, many third-party extensions are also available for Spree, making development of a Spree Commerce store even faster.

Adaptability, as the Business Grows

Many online businesses fail due to the fact that, as the business grows, a store starts to inhibit more complexity. This can manifest itself in the form of an increased customer database, more messages and emails, more product quantity, more visitors, more orders, more payments, and just plain more, more, more.

But with Spree Commerce’s integration platform, Wombat, you needn’t worry about the above complexities that can be associated with growth. Wombat was built by the Spree Commerce engineers, and allows your storefront to connect with any third-party service. In this sense, you dont need to migrate from one store to another to get the full benefits of additional features or extensions.

As your business expands, you simply connect to the new service required. Wombat has a wide range of pre-built integrations, which avoids much of the custom coding developers would have to perform otherwise.

Responsive (Mobile Friendly)

Some of of the first questions we’re asked by clients are, “Will my online store be mobile friendly?” and, “Will people be able to transact and buy things via their mobile device, laptop, iPad, etc.?”

Spree Commerce can easily be customized to fit into the ‘mobile friendly’ tag. And with its 3.0.0.rc1 and 2.4.3 update, you don’t even need to customize it to make it mobile friendly. By default, Spree will create a responsive e-store for you.

Easy to Integrate Payment Gateway

Spree Commerce comes with the pre-built feature of payment gateway integration. This leads to easy integration with any payment gateway you want in your Spree Commerce e-store, whether it’s Paypal, PayU, Stripe, Authorize.net, or any other payment gateway. You just need a developer familiar with Rails, and it’s done!

To learn more about building out your storefront with Spree, visit Bacancy Technology. To view this blog in its original format, visit the blog of blog of Bacancy Technology.