Your Website & Commerce7

Commerce7 doesn't have a built-in CMS, rather, we have widgets that allow you to plug our ecommerce tools into any modern CMS such as WordPress or Craft. This gives you more control over your website look and feel while still providing you with that great back-of-house management that wineries require. To sum it up, you'll need to plug the Commerce7 tools (widgets) into your own custom website or work with a designer to create a website if you don't have one already.

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Your website

To get your website up and running with Commerce7, you'll either want to build a new website, or integrate the Commerce7 widgets to your existing website. 

Templates

If your website is in need of a refresh or if you don't yet have a website, we have some template options available. Templates are the quickest way to get started; you can select a design built by one of our third party designers and they'll get you up and running in no time at all. 

If you need assistance, you can contact support@commerce7.com and we can get you connected with the template designer. To see a list of template options, click here.

Implementing the widgets

If you are familiar with web design, you can follow our designer documentation to implement the widgets yourself. We also have a couple of design support resources that can be contacted if you're choosing to add the C7 code yourself:

Preview website

While onboarding (and until your website is ready), you'll have a preview website so that you can preview your online content such as products, promos, checkout, etc. 

The URL will look something like this, but it will be unique based on your winery name: https://spectra-winery-demo-v2.v2-template.commerce7.com. You can find your URL under Settings > General, or you can click your company name in the top left corner of the admin panel to view it. 

The preview website is only a sample and the files cannot be edited or used as your final website design.

 

 


Choosing a CMS

The base requirements for a CMS to work with our platform are that the CMS must support dynamic/wildcard URLs (a URL like /profile/order-history/* that points to a single template) and you must be able to inject javascript into the CMS. 

Content Management Systems we know work with Commerce7: 

  • WordPress
  • Craft
  • Expression Engine
  • Fae

Content Management Systems that do not work with Commerce7:

  • Squarespace

 


 

Website design partner

To integrate the widgets to your existing website or create a new custom design, you'll need a design partner.

If you have a designer you typically work with - great! We are happy to support them through the process. If you don't have a designer lined up, while Commerce7 doesn't provide design services, we have a network of strong designers familiar with our platform we can recommend to you.

Choosing a design partner

You can view the full list of Commerce7's design partners here. If you're starting fresh or creating a new website, while there are many designers that could craft a beautiful website for your brand, you will want to make sure that your new website follows design and ecommerce best practices so that it's easy for your customers to navigate and purchase products.

A few designers who follow best practices and that we recommend:

You can also reach out to support@commerce7.com for a recommendation based on your specific needs.