When developing the commerce extension, the focus was specifically on the presentation and maintenance of complex nested product and category structures, which guarantees simple and intuitive operation even with extensive shop applications.
Commerce supports a large number of languages and currencies to enable global use. Country- and currency-dependent tax rates can be adjusted individually at the backend.
When ordering a product, localisation can also be performed, which automatically adapts the shipping method depending on the destination.
The operator can manage an unlimited number of products in the online shop. This also includes "virtual" products, such as software, images, music or video files, which can be offered to users to download after a successful purchase.
Product descriptions, prices and images, as well as relevant documents, can be attached when integrating products into TYPO3. There is also a possibility to create multiple versions of a product (different colours, sizes etc.)
With commerce, the usability of an online shop is greatly increased by the large number of payment options. PayPal or even hire purchase are available as well as electronic transfer and credit card purchases.
The extension has many advantages for the operator of an online shop as well:
commerce also offers the opportunity of evaluating and monitoring statistics on goods and creating individually configurable customer groups at the backend. Important marketing features, such as validity periods (for instance for seasonal products or happy hour regulations) or individual discounts or vouchers, can also be defined.
The extension is compatible with all TYPO3 6.2 LTS versions including the latest 7 LTS version. Other extensions, such as tt_address, are needed to support commerce.