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Add Like Button to your Spree Store

Posted on February 11, 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.

Our handy Spree extensions adds like/favorite buttons to the product page to allow your users to express how much they love the product.

See the heart-shaped icon below the bags? From now on users can LIKE items and mark them as FAVORITES. How cool is that?

To make it even better, our extension let’s storefront admins sort products by likes count—now you’ll know which items are particularly popular.

Adding the extension to your Spree store takes just a few minutes.

Add spree product like to your Gemfile:

Bundle your dependencies and run the installation generator:

If you want more on this extension, you can find a step-by-step guide at the project’s GitHub read me.

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Spree Commerce Upgrades Zendesk Integration

Posted on February 10, 2015 by Alexander Diegel

Spree Commerce upgraded the Zendesk integration for its automated ecommerce integration platform, Wombat. Now, users can get connected with this leading customer service integration in 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 Zendesk integration, Wombat users can proactively help their customers with any issues that may arise.

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

  • Send support ticket data directly to Zendesk in real time
  • Quickly assign tickets to customer service reps so they can proactively handle issues
  • Send order data to Zendesk so the team can monitor order status

“Efficient customer service is critical to the success of any ecommerce brand,” said Spree Commerce CEO and co-founder Sean Schofield. “The quicker you can handle any issues that come up, the happier your customers will be. With these upgrades, we’ve made connecting with Zendesk and automating your customer service issues as easy as possible; no custom code necessary.”

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

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8 Reasons Why Infigic Loves Spree Commerce

Posted on February 05, 2015 by Divya Manikandan

8 Reasons Why Infigic Loves Spree (And You Should, Too)

About the Author

Divya Manikandan is a Digital marketer at Infigic. Infigic is an ecommerce agency that develops with Spree Commerce. Infigic was started by experienced ecommerce professionals who have built succesful ecommerce ventures in the past and have started off this venture to help fellow ecommerce entrepreneurs. You can check out Infigic’s portfolio here.

When it comes to choosing an ecommerce site for your company, there are many options available. Your ecommerce website holds the top priority for your company and therefore it becomes a difficult task to choose the right framework that fits your business requirements.

Spree commerce is currently considered the most popular choice among online store owners, and a lot of retailers are moving towards Spree. And that’s precisely the reason why we’ve chosen Spree Commerce as one of our key platforms.

Here are 8 reasons that tell you about the rising importance of Spree commerce:

1. Easy to Use

Spree is lightweight and easy to use. It’s user interface for online store and back end administrative module is quite user friendly.

2. Ruby on Rails

Spree is written in Ruby on rails which is currently a very popular, reliable and stable open source platform.

3. Easy Documentation

The Spree Commerce user guides that Spree’s developers created are easily available and of immense help to new companies. You can be part of the Spree community and avail the facility of expert advice if you have any issues regarding the application.

4. Licensing

Spree-BSD license has the least amount of restrictions, irrespective of your business size. Even if you are a small company or a multi-national giant, you’re free to use Spree for commercial purposes without paying any license fees.

5. Customization made Easy

Spree is completely flexible, and can be molded as per your business requirements, not the other way around. With a lot of ready extensions available from the community, Spree often becomes the preferred choice for many ecommerce companies.

6. Mobile Optimization

Online shopping has moved from “desktop at home” to smart phones and tablets. Therefore, it has become imperative to optimize the stores for small screens. Spree stores perform exceptionally well on all handheld devices, like tablets and smartphones.

7. Provides Extension

Whether it’s integrating any 3rd-party applications or creating a new one for yourself, with Spree Commerce’s API, Spree extension development is child’s play.

8. Tighter Integrations with 3rd Party Tools

With the roll out of Wombat, Spree offers tighter integration with Wombat—a platform for storefronts that need to connect to key systems such as accounting, ERP, and fulfillment.

You can view this post in its original format by visiting the blog of Infigic.

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Spree 3 Release Candidate and Version 2.4.3 Released

Posted on February 04, 2015 by Jeff Dutil


The Spree 3.0.0.rc1 and 2.4.3 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 2.4.3 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.

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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