We’re live with our first release of the year for Oracle Commerce Cloud! Continuing with our improvements from late last year, we’ve added scheduled orders, more B2B capabilities, support for thirteen additional currencies, integration with Fusion OMS, and selective publishing (publish only what you want to make live). You can also now create and manage keyword redirects for search right from our Admin, configure your own URL patterns, create your own UIs that leverage OCCS APIs, and more!
17.1 Major New Features
Allows B2C or B2B sites to allow shoppers, when placing an order, to schedule the order for automatic reordering, particularly useful for instances when the shopper frequently purchases the same products on a regular basis. Allows the shopper to schedule flexible interval selections (e.g. weekly, monthly) and suspend/resume scheduled orders as needed in their account.
Currently available only to orders placed with a deferred payment method (e.g. invoice) and is not full-blown subscription capabilities.
Assigns the ability for specific contact(s) on an account to self-administer the account, specifically to add new contacts or modify existing ones, and create/modify billing and/or shipping addresses. “Buyer” role is automatically assigned to all contacts. New “Adminstrator” role now supported.
Contacts with the role of “Administrator” can now perform more tasks, including creation and modification of existing contacts and modification of existing addresses on the account. Enables Accounts to self-manage certain aspects of their account, improving customer satisfaction and reduced cost for the merchant.
This new integration using enables fulfillment of B2B and B2C orders created on Oracle Commerce Cloud using Order Management Cloud. Includes returns and exchange processing, as well as real-time view of order status updates from Order Management. The integration can be customized and extended in a number of ways, including the ability to listen to the status of the order at a line or header level, listen on any return events, or map configurable products to another attribute in Order Management or use the capabilities of the existing Order Management and CPQ integration.
This is an Integration Cloud Services integration that is available to licensed customers of Oracle Commerce Cloud, Order Management Cloud, and Integration Cloud Services.
Commerce Cloud now supports selective publishing which allows merchants in the Admin to select a subset of items for publishing to production. Multiple design changes can be selected and published together. Required changes are aggregated and preselected for the next publishing event. Allows multiple users working in different areas of the admin to safely select only some items and publish them without pushing all changes by all users.
Additional New Features and Other Changes
Language and Currency Support
Languages: No new languages are supported. Thirty-three languages are currently supported: Arabic (ar) (Storefront only), Bulgarian (bg), Chinese—Simplified (zh_CN), Chinese—Traditional (zh_TW), Croatian (hr), Czech (cs), Danish (da), Dutch (nl), English (en, Estonian (et), Finnish (fi), French (fr), French Canadian (fr_CA), German (de), Greek (el), Hungarian (hu), Italian (it), Japanese (ja), Korean (ko), Latvian (lv), Norwegian (no), Polish (pl), Portuguese—Brazil (pt_BR), Portuguese—Portungal (pt_PT), Romanian (ro), Russian (ru), Slovenian (sl), Spanish (es), Swedish (sv), Thai (th), Turkish (tr), Ukrainian (uk).
Currencies: Thirteen new currencies have been added in 17.1: AED (UAE Dirham), DZD (Algerian Dinar), EGP (Egyptian Pound), IDR (Indonesian Rupiah), LBP (Lebanese Pound), MAD (Moroccan Dirham), MYR (Malaysian Ringgit), NZD (New Zealand Dollar), PAB (Panamanian Balboa), QAR (Qatari Riyal), SAR (Saudi Riyal), UAH (Ukrainian Hryvnia), VND (Vietnamese Dong).
Sixty-one currencies are currently supported. Full list here (new ones are in bold): AED (UAE Dirham), ARS (Argentine Peso), AUD (Australian Dollar), BGN (Bulgarian Lev), BOB (Boliviano), BRL (Brazilian Real), CAD (Canadian Dollar), CHF (Swiss Franc), CLP (Chilean Peso), CNY (Chinese Yuan Renminbi), COP (Colombian Peso), CRC (Costa Rican Colon), CZK (Czech Koruna), DKK (Danish Krone), DOP (Dominican Peso), DZD (Algerian Dinar), EGP (Egyptian Pound), EUR (Euro), GBP (British Pound Sterling), GTQ (Guatamelan Quetzal), HKD (Hong Kong Dollar), HNL (Lempira), HRK (Croatian Kuna), HUF (Hungarian Forint), IDR (Indonesian Rupiah), INR (Indian Rupee), JPY (Japanese Yen), KES (Kenyan Shilling), KRW (South Korean Won), KZT (Tenge), LBP (Lebanese Pound), MAD (Moroccan Dirham), MXN (Mexico Peso), MYR (Malaysian Ringgit), NGN (Naira), NIO (Cordoba Oro), NOK (Norwegian Krone), NZD (New Zealand Dollar), PAB (Panamanian Balboa), PEN (Peruvian Nuevo Sol), PHP (Philippine Peso), PKR (Pakistani Rupee), PLN (Polish Zloty), PYG (Paraguayan Guarani), QAR (Qatari Riyal), RON (Romanian Leu), RSD (Serbian Dinar), RUB (Russian Ruble), SAR (Saudi Riyal), SEK (Swedish Krona), SGD (Singapore Dollar), THB (Thai Baht), TJS (Somoni), TRY (Turkish Lira), TWD (New Taiwan Dollar), UAH (Ukrainian Hryvnia), USD (US Dollar), UYU (Uruguayan Peso), VND (Vietnamese Dong), XAF (CFA Franc BEAC), ZAR (South African Rand.
Makes it possible for merchants and partners to write their own browser-based UIs that leverage Oracle Commerce Cloud APIs. Can now configure OCCS to return standard headers for one’s own domains. CORS-allowed domains can now be configured for all REST APIs and specific domains can be added to the allowed origins list.
Allows users to customize the URL patterns for product detail pages and collection pages via the Admin UI. Allows increased flexibility in configuring product and collection page URLs according to a merchant’s SEO Strategy. Merchants should pay close attention to tracking specifically configured URLs to avoid creating duplicates.
OCCS now supports the ability for users to place a vertical tab stack on any type of page layout. This method allows a user to place one or more widgets in each section of the stack. Can be used to allow a shopper to navigate between topics of content in a single view.
This enhancement makes it possible to automatically detect the viewport and fetch the most appropriate image to use using the /images REST endpoint. This custom Knockout binding can be used in a widget to create the URL that is sent to the /images endpoint, making it easier to utilize. This method can be used to improve storefront performance, so images are properly sized or resized before they are downloaded to the client browser. It can also be used to specify override dimensions for specific viewports.
Provides merchants with the ability to create SKU properties at the base or custom product type level, allowing for unique data per SKU, such as UPC. These SKU properties are available in the Storefront REST API and JS as well as in the Order Webhook. Note: These values do not currently appear and are inaccessible to the Agent Console and Assisted Selling Application.
Allows business users to clone an existing promotion and edit basic information, including start and end dates, title, description, and priority to create a new promotion with less effort. Utilizing this method allows merchants who rerun similar promotions to use existing promotions as a starting point when creating a new one, reducing errors, testing and validation time, and speeding up initial creation. The ability to clone promotions only applies to promotions in the Admin UI and does not include ones that are in the PMDL.
This new feature provides merchants with the ability to choose whether promotions are applied to items in the shopping cart using list price (default) or the lowest discount price first. It allows business users to control more precisely how Commerce Cloud applies discounts to items and provides more options for selecting how to apply the discounts directly in the UI.
The Shopper profile page for registered shoppers has been enhanced to make it easier for store associates to navigate to a shopper’s basic information, such as order history, address book, notes, and other relevant information. Has also been enhanced for unregistered shoppers as well to make it easier for store associates to find a customer, order, or create a new account.
Provides a generic payment gateway extension for supporting any credit card or gift card type, in addition to the previously supported Chase and CyberSource payment gateways. Note that custom properties on payment types are not currently supported.
New Search Administration UI allows business users to create and manage keyword redirects without needing to rely on IT. Business users can use this capability to provide non-product content results for keyword searches (e.g. set up a keyword search for “returns” to redirect to your page on returns), redirect searches for keywords to a special landing page (e.g. set up keyword searches for a particular brand or holiday to redirect to a specially merchandised page), or redirect searches for keywords to a manually curated Collection or Category page.
Use relative URLs to redirect shoppers to pages within the store and use absolute URLs to redirect shoppers to external pages. Using relative URLs allows business users to preview and test keyword redirects before publishing.
This feature was previously available via API only.