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28 JUN 2017
Added Serbian language support.
16 APR 2017
Initial Document Creation
The 17.2 release of Oracle Commerce Cloud includes substantive improvements and changes to the following areas of the product:
- Catalog and Promotions
- Assisted Selling Application
What follows is a brief summary. For more details about each feature and improvement, please review the What’s New 17.2 Release document and the official Oracle Commerce Cloud documentation in the Oracle Cloud Help Center.
Create additional B2C sites and assign catalog and price groups to each site via API. Manage multiple B2C sites using a single administration interface, enabling merchants to run multiple websites on unique URLs that require a unique shopper experience per site, including different content and product assortments.
The OCCS Admin UI provides a centralized location for business users to manage shared and site-specific promotions, product catalogs, pricing, and content for multiple sites per site. Includes preview by site, site-specific SEO, and Storefront and Agent support for multiple sites. Sites have the same look and feel and layouts, but separate shopping carts per site.
A new “Approver” role is now available which, when assigned to an active contact on an Account, allows order approvals to be enabled. The option to control purchasing by requiring approvals based on a configurable order total purchase limit can be configured in the Admin UI. Merchant admins can allow/disallow Account admins to control this approval feature on their own accounts. Merchants can also choose to “hold prices” on an order waiting for approval for a configurable length of time before an order is cancelled.
Due to the nature of this feature, layout changes must be made in order to add order approvals to the Storefront.
Provides the ability to leverage a new audience membership API endpoint within custom widgets to display different content to shoppers within difference audiences, specifically rules against default or custom shopper profile properties of type string. Based on audience membership, different content can be shown within a widget on the Storefront.
Major new Experiments and Design Studio feature makes it easy to test performance and success of different website experiences, allowing A/B testing of widget variations, as well as testing of different widgets.
Allows testing of major system changes that would not be possible with standard client-side approach, for example, comparing the number of products per page, different product recommendation presentations, a promotional banner versus product recommendations versus marketing copy, or different widget presentations for showing shipping and handling charges.
There are also a number of additional new features, changes, and improvements included in the Oracle Commerce Cloud 17.2 release. By functional area, these include:
There are no changes to browser support.
Serbian is now supported in 17.2—Serbian-Cyrillic (sr) and Serbian-Latin (sr_Latn).
Improves ability to resolve webhook failures more efficiently by querying the failure list and requeuing the failures in bulk using a single API call (instead of separate ones). The failed webhook list can now be queried by message ID, webhook message type, server type, or saved time.
Enhanced publishing selection capabilities include allowing merchants to Select/Deselect All per page, view how many assets were selected, Clear All sections, and see information on multiple authors and which assets they modified.
Allows merchants to combine multiple SKUs to create a new product/SKU bundle. This new catalog type is available in the Storefront and Agent APIs as well. Merchants can now easily create pre-combined products that are appealing to shoppers and respond to shopping trends and behaviors quickly (e.g. bundling products that shoppers are already naturally buying together).
This enhancement makes it easier for business users to manage their promotions, allowing them to sort and view sub-sets of promotions and have more granular control over promotions organization. Can be used to organize like promotions together and/or group together promotions that are managed by different teams.
Provides updated shopping cart to allow merchants to edit quantities and view items in a more user-friendly way. Allows store associates to see the cost breakdown and applied discounts in the cart more easily.
Allows product recommendations to be included in two email types already available out of the box: Abandoned Order and New Account.
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