Simple Commerce

Simple e-commerce addon for Statamic 3

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Looking back to a year ago, when I started working on it, I could see there wasn't any good e-commerce addons for Statamic and I could see there was demand, so I figured I'd build my own addon.

July 25, 2020 Initial v2.0 Launch

This was the day I launched v2.0 of Simple Commerce - built completely with flat-files.

The launch consisted of me tagging the v2.0 release on Github and announcing it on both the Statamic and Simple Commerce Discord channels.

June 28, 2020 The big rewrite

At this point, I was just about to ship v1 of Simple Commerce but I took some steps back to think about it.

Statamic - at its heart - is a flat file content management system. Meaning it stores content as markdown files, instead of in a traditional database...

But why did I build an addon for Statamic that would mean developers would need a database. Wouldn't that put people off using my product at all? After all, people go to Statamic, mainly because of its files approach.

In the end, I made the decision to start development again and so v2 was born.

February 3, 2020 Open for beta testers

This was the day that I opened Simple Commerce v1.0 open to beta testers.

This version was powered by a database, not flat-files, like it is now. I had a group of about a dozen beta testers who helped me iron out any massive bugs. It was a pretty awesome experience!

Looking back to a year ago, when I started working on it, I could see there wasn't any good e-commerce addons for Statamic and I could see there was demand, so I figured I'd build my own addon.