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Magento 2.3 Open Source & Commerce Features and Release Notes

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

Magento 2.3 Features

We are all passionate about Magento 2 and all its new releases. With every update, the platform gets revolutionary features that revamp the default e-commerce experience entirely and put extension providers out of a job. And the closest major update is Magento 2.3, so let’s discuss how the new platform version may look and when it will be available.

We were amazed when 2.2.2 was released with such features as Magento Shipping, Advanced Reporting, Instant Purchases, Dotmailer Integration, and MFTF. The zero-step checkout experience was magnificent. Although the idea is not new, it was represented in Magento 2 for the first time. Registered customers no longer have to enter any address details, payment preferences, or shipping options. Furthermore, the purchase is made right on a product page. But let’s return to our mutton.

We expect that Magento 2.3 will be released somewhere in mid-2018. And it will include the following core features:

  • Progressive Web Apps;
  • BlueFoot CMS & Page Builder;
  • Klarna Integration
  • Amazon 3rd Party Sales Channel;
  • Multi-Source Inventory;
  • RabbitMQ

Magento 2 Roadmap | Magento 2 Release Notes

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Amasty Advanced MSI Magento 2 Extension

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

The release of Magento 2.3 extended the capabilities of ecommerce merchants and brought improvements to online shoppers experience by implementing some vital features. One of the enhancements available with the latest version of the Magento 2 platform is related to inventory management. The new mechanism introduces MSI, or Multi-Source Inventory, that allows ecommerce merchants to manage products inventory within multiple warehouses located in different regions and countries. The MSI feature simplifies the workflow of store owners who have various inventory sources and run a few websites, as well as enhances dropshipping opportunities.

So, what about third-party extensions handling multi-source inventory? Are they still useful for Magento 2 web stores that can leverage the MSI functionality by default? We will try to answer this question in today post by exploring the possibilities of one of such tools – the Amasty Advanced MSI extension for Magento 2.

The Magento 2 multi-source inventory module enhances the default functionality making virtual stocks management more flexible and extending shipment options. Besides improved admin workflow, the Amasty extension provides a smart algorithm for shipping products at a minimal cost. This functionality is limited on the Magento 2 platform out of the box. Below, we describe the main features and usability of the Advanced MSI extension.

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Magento 2 Multi Source Inventory (MSI)

- Fire development, Magento 2

Magento 2 multi Store Inventory

The following article sheds light on a new important enhancement to our favorite e-commerce platform – Magento 2 Multi Source Inventory. The project will be available for the Open Source (Community) edition by the end of 2018, so it’s time to say a few words about its nature, goals, benefits, and usability.

What is the meaning of the multi source inventory functionality of Magento 2? Behind this term, you will discover a huge improvement to the Magento core that introduces the ability to connect multiple inventory sources to your e-commerce store. Note that you not only link them together but also leverage an algorithm of selection that chooses a warehouse or a physical store depending on various conditions to make the delivery as much efficient as possible.

Of course, such functionality also enables some advanced drop shipping opportunities, so does it mean that a huge part of multi source and drop shipping modules will become useless with the release of Magento 2.3 that tends to be the first version with the built-in multi source capabilities? We will try to provide the answer below. Continue Reading