Merchant documentation

Welcome to the next generation of the world’s leading digital commerce platform. Adobe Commerce provides online merchants with unparalleled flexibility and control over the look, content, and functionality of their online stores. The Admin features powerful marketing, search engine optimization, and product management tools that give you the power to create sites that are tailored to your unique business needs.

The information in the merchant documentation is designed to accommodate business users working in Adobe Commerce or the Magento Open Source code base. There are notations for features and functions that are exclusive to Adobe Commerce, or to an extended feature set.

Adobe Commerce

Adobe Commerce is an agile B2B and B2C commerce platform which enables merchants and brands to accelerate revenue through customer-centric digital commerce experiences across online and physical spaces. It is the leading choice for mid-size and enterprise organizations as it offers the most flexible deployment models from on-prem to managed cloud with guaranteed SLAs. Adobe Commerce enables API-first integrations and fully customizable extensions, and the richest set of enterprise-grade commerce experience capabilities from marketing to merchandizing and fulfillment. Adobe Commerce is built on an open-source code base to deliver flexibility and extensibility like no other commerce platform.

For a list of the advanced capabilities included with Adobe Commerce, see Commerce features in the Release Information.

Magento Open Source code base

Magento Open Source is the code base that Adobe officially contributes to and ensures compatibility for transition to Adobe Commerce. This is part of Adobe’s initiative to empower individual developers and foster small businesses who aspire to grow fast.

Merchant guides

Getting Started Getting Started
The "why, where, and how" questions that most merchants have when first learning to use Adobe Commerce or Magento Open Source, as well as resources and reference information. This is a springboard to more advanced topics.
B2B for Adobe Commerce B2B for Adobe Commerce
This feature set is designed to meet the needs of sellers (merchants) whose customers are primarily companies—possibly with complex organizational structures and multiple staff members with various roles and levels of buying permission.
Catalog Management Catalog Management
One of the most important areas in creating and managing your store is the product catalog and categories. The Admin provides many tools for the initial setup of your store and product catalog.
Inventory Management Inventory Management
The Inventory Management features enable merchants with a single store to multiple warehouses, stores, pickup locations, drop shippers, and more. Use these features to maintain quantities for sales and handle shipments to complete orders.
Merchandising and Promotions Merchandising and Promotions
Create targeted promotions and opportunities for customer engagement that turn shoppers into buyers. Manage customer relationships by supporting post-purchase activities and offering special discounts to returning customers. Learn best practices and techniques to support your SEO initiatives.
Content and Design Content and Design
Your content defines the pages and elements that customers see when they access your store. Define basic elements for your pages, such as text and images, as well as more advanced elements that provide interactive and dynamic content to enhance the shopping experience.
Page Builder Page Builder
Page Builder makes it easy to create content-rich pages with custom layouts. These features are designed to improve quality, and reduce the time and expense of producing custom pages.
Customer Management Customer Management
As you continue to maintain and expand your store, manage customer accounts and customer groups in the Admin.
Stores and Purchase Experience Stores and Purchase Experience
The cart is positioned at the end of the path to purchase, at the intersection of buy and abandon. Set up the point of purchase and the supporting functions that turn shopping cart items into completed orders.
Admin Systems Admin Systems
The Admin provides multiple tools for managing your system and optimizing its performance. This includes Admin user account administration, with the associated roles and permissions.
Configuration Reference Configuration Reference
A quick and handy reference that provides field descriptions for every configuration setting in the Admin.

What’s new in the merchant guides

Description Type Date
2.4.6 release - Updated the Products list and Admin configuration reference topics to include information about product display limitations that can be used to improve performance for large catalogs. Update 03/14/23
2.4.6 release - Updated the Create and delete customer segments and Customer Configuration reference topics to include information about real-time validation for segments. Update 03/14/23
2.4.6 release - Updated the Braintree and Braintree configuration reference topics to reflect updated and new payment options supported by the bundled Braintree integration. Update 03/14/23
2.4.6 release - Updated the Currency configuration and Currency Setup configuration topics to include the new Fixer API (APILayer) option. Update 03/14/23
2.4.6 release - Updated the Configure email communications and System configuration reference topics to include the new SMTP option for email communications. Update 03/14/23
2.4.6 release - Updated the Inventory Management Release Notes with a descriptive list of fixes included in the latest bundled extension version (v1.2.6). Update 03/14/23
2.4.6 release - Updated the B2B Release Notes with a descriptive list of fixes included in the latest extension version (v1.3.5). Update 03/14/23
New topic - Added the Audience activation topic to the Customer Management Guide, which provides detailed information about activating Real-Time CDP audiences in Adobe Commerce. New 03/13/23
New topic - Added the Transfer a Commerce account topic to the Getting Started Guide. New 02/27/23
New guide - Content now published in the Experience League: Customer Management Guide Move 12/5/2022
New guide - Content now published in the Experience League: Configuration Reference Guide Move 12/1/2022
New guide - Content now published in the Experience League: Admin Systems Guide Move 11/14/2022
New guide - Content now published in the Experience League: Sales and Purchase Experience Guide Move 10/25/2022
New guide - Content now published in the Experience League: Merchandising and Promotions Guide Move 9/27/2022
New page section - Added information about removal of the Inventory Management modules to improve performance for Commerce instances that do not use these features. Update 9/21/2022
New guide - Content now published in the Experience League: Catalog Management Guide Move 9/1/2022

2.3.x documentation

The [Adobe Commerce 2.3 User Guide][] remains available on the domain for Adobe Commerce 2.3 customers who are on an extended support contract.

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