The future for Craft Commerce with Brandon Kelly and Luke Holder

Episode 1 of the Commerce Minded podcast

Hosted by Stephen Callender

Sep 4, 2018

In this episode of Commerce Minded

As a relative newcomer to the custom ecommerce CMS world, Craft Commerce is pushing the envelope with new, powerful authoring and developer capabilities. Brands looking at Shopify Plus, BigCommerce and Magento as options, should add Craft Commerce to their platform review conversations.

With Craft CMS 3 released in April 2018, Craft Commerce 2 just weeks away from its own release, and the excitement around Dot All 2018, I chatted with Pixel & Tonic CEO Brandon Kelly and original primary Commerce developer, Luke Holder.

Listen to learn the back story on Craft Commerce 2 and to see why now is the perfect time to consider Craft Commerce 2 for new store builds of any complexity.

Bonus, Brandon tells about what to expect for Craft CMS 4!

Key takeaways

  • The advent of Craft CMS 3 and Craft Commerce 2 will allow the Pixel & Tonic team to focus on rapid iteration of new authoring features, so developers won’t have to worry about breaking changes in a looming Craft CMS update.

  • Luke Holder is dedicated fully to the development of Commerce.

  • The goal of Commerce Lite is to reach a wider audience that doesn’t require a feature-rich ecommerce store.

  • Pixel & Tonic’s marketing efforts will expand to focus on end user businesses, not just developers and agencies, as they release new features that fulfill the needs of whole teams.

  • Improved APIs and a plugin store will encourage contributions from the community in the realm of more integrations and data reporting tools.

  • This year’s Dot All conference will “turn it up to eleven.”