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.

Product editions

Adobe offers two Commerce editions to fit the requirements of your eCommerce business. The information in the user documentation is designed to accommodate business users from either edition, with notations for features and functions that are specific to one edition or an extended feature set.

  • Magento Open Source is a self-hosted eCommerce platform with essential commerce features available free of charge. It offers you a stable and customizable solution for your growing small business or as a tool to prototype new ideas and business models for larger merchants.

  • Adobe Commerce is an enterprise-level eCommerce platform that provides a richer set of out-of-the-box features, with an unlimited ability to customize and seamlessly integrate with third-party providers. Robust and scalable, Adobe Commerce offers you a stable, secure, and customizable solution for your growing business. Adobe Commerce includes one of our cloud infrastructure options and 24/7 customer support. It is designed to allow you to sell multiple brands, geographies, currencies for both B2C and B2B buyers from a single platform. For a list of the advanced capabilities included with Adobe Commerce, see Commerce features in our developer documentation.

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
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
2.4.5 release - Updated information in Secure Your Commerce Account for authentication workflow and two-factor authentication introduced with Adobe Identity Management System requirement for Commerce accounts. Update 8/11/2022
2.4.5 release - Updated information in Access Your Commerce Account to reflect the Adobe ID requirement to access their Commerce account ( Update 8/11/2022
2.4.5 release - Added release notes for the B2B v1.3.4, Inventory Management v1.2.5, and Page Builder modules. New 8/9/2022
2.4.5 release - Added new topics for Adobe Identity Management System integration in the Commerce Admin: Adobe Identity Management Service (IMS) Integration Overview and Configure the Commerce Admin Integration with Adobe IMS. New 8/9/2022
2.4.5 release - Updated information in the Google API configuration reference, and the Google Analytics and Google AdWords topics for new GTag support for Google services integration and move from Google Universal Analytics to Analytics 4. Update 8/9/2022
2.4.5 release - Updated Google reCAPTCHA and Google reCAPTCHA Storefront topics to reflect additional support for configuration of reCAPTCHA validation on the storefront. Update 8/9/2022
2.4.5 release - Updated the Page Builder Layout - Columns topic for new columns container. Update 8/9/2022

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