Magento Commerce 2.2.4 has been released, and includes new tools and functionality that can be easily configured to fit your ecommerce website's checkout, look and feel, as well as multiple fixes and enhancements. Here's an overview...

Amazon Pay

Amazon Pay fits in to a branded checkout experience, and allows customers to use one familiar and trusted login to checkout. Amazon Pay provides 300 million active Amazon customer account holders with an easy way to check out when using a Magento ecommerce website, helping to build and maintain loyalty. Shoppers simply use the payment and address information already stored in their Amazon accounts. The service also benefits from Amazon’s advanced fraud protection and payment guarantee policy, and multi-currency processing.

Amazon Pay. Image: Magento

Klarna payments

With Klarna, merchants can provide customers with the option to pay now, pay later, or pay in installments. The Pay Later option allows customers to pay up to 30 days after delivery via invoice so they can try before they buy. The Slice It option allows customers to pay in installments at a low-interest rate – payment flexibility which helps to increase conversion rates (merchants have seen up to 62% higher average order value for customers using Klarna). Klarna also assumes all credit and fraud risk for the service.

Flexible payment options
Flexible payment options

Vertex tax calculating

Vertex simplifies, automates and speeds up the complexity of calculating sales tax, helping to reduce cart abandonment along the way by explaining exactly what shoppers will be paying. Accurately calculating taxes has proven to be a challenge for many, and this new partnership with Magento should be the perfect solution for many merchants. Vertex are a leading provider of tax technology solutions, and provides real-time, accurate sales tax calculations that take into account the latest rates and rules, and product taxability.

Magento Shipping and dotmailer enhancements

Enhancements to the Magento Shipping and dotmailer bundled extensions have also been included in the latest release.  Merchants can now use dotmailer to create their own transactional email templates. Magento Shipping capabilities have also been expanded, providing easy access to multiple carriers and rates enabling merchants to provide a range of shipping options across carriers that meet shoppers’ delivery budgets.

Magento Shipping options. Image: Magento

Community contributions

Almost 200 community contributions, including performance tuning and 80 engineering fixes, feature in the new release.