xt:Commerce 6 FREE is here: What you need to know about the free store software
xt:Commerce 6 FREE was recently released and is available for free download on the manufacturer's website. The new shop version was developed in close cooperation with payment service provider Klarna and offers numerous features for conversion optimisation. Like the previous version, xt:Commerce 6 is also optimised for search engines and, thanks to Responsive Design, also ensures an attractive shop presence and a user-friendly shopping experience on mobile devices.
The most important xt:Commerce 6 innovations at a glance
The proven features from xt:Commerce 5.1 (e.g. the modules for creating vouchers and PDF invoices as well as for processing orders) are also included in xt:Commerce 6. In addition, there are some new features:
1-Step-Checkout for faster purchase transactions.
The completely new checkout process was integrated in cooperation with Klarna. Customers can now send their orders much more easily and quickly. Abandoned purchases, which are often due to a checkout that is too cumbersome, are thus reduced.
New user-friendly admin layout
The administration area has undergone a redesign. The new user interface is designed similarly to common Windows applications and is therefore easy to understand and use. Via the admin area, you can keep an eye on all processes and monitor all actions - for example, the performance of your shop.
Open source code
With xt:Commerce 6, the developers have for the first time dispensed with encryption. The software is available with completely open source code and no longer requires an IonCube Loader. This means that you as a merchant can optimally adapt the software to your needs and expand it at will with individual interfaces.
xt:Commerce 6 FREE payment methods are not extendable
Some popular payment options are already pre-installed in xt:Commerce 6:
- Klarna Checkout (credit card, hire purchase, invoice, direct debit).
Since the free shop version is "powered by Klarna", a Klarna account is required to activate all payment methods; additional payment methods cannot be set up.
For whom is xt:Commerce 6 not suitable?
Anyone who wants to offer special payment methods - for which no Klarna account is required - should stay with the latest xt:Commerce 5.1 version. Klarna is not pre-installed here. Instead, in addition to PayPal, invoice/pre-payment, direct debit and instant transfer, PayPal Express/PayPal Plus, Skrill and Amazon Pay are already integrated - further payment methods can be purchased via the App Store.
For operators of multiple shops, an xt:Commerce 6 installation is also not recommended. This is because only a single shop can be managed via xt:Commerce 6, whereas xt:Commerce 5.1 offers multishop functionalities (for 1-30 shops).
As an xt:Commerce 5.1 shop operator, you can also benefit from the newly developed functions in the near future: At the moment the xt:Commerce developers are working on the update scripts with which older shop versions can be extended with the new features of the 6 version.
xt:Commerce 6 for free download
The new shop version xt:Commerce 6 FREE sounds like an exciting solution for your shop? Find out more here and download the software free of charge from the manufacturer's website: