Frequently Asked Questions

Slatwall is in use across many different industries; consumer product, manufacturing, publishing, education.  The one thing they have in common is a unique business model that provides them with a distinct competitive advantage, and the inability of other commerce platforms to fit withiin that model.  

Slatwall allows you to manage and sell merchandise products like most eCommerce platforms, but that is only one of five product types.  You can also sell Subscriptions or Memberships that have terms and benefits.  The Content Access product type provides a paywall to files in your CMS so you sell pages, PDF's, video files, etc.  Event products allow  you to sell tickets or seats to events, manage inventory, wait lists, reminders, take attendance. Slatwall also allows you to create Product Bundles, creating new products from groups of individual products.

We don't offer a self running demo because it really wouldn't be helpful in evaluating if Slatwall is the right fit for your business.  The flexibility inherent in the platform means that the right set-up for one business would be completely wrong for another, that is why the time spent understanding your specific requirements is so important to the process.

Yes, we offer a fully supported and manged could server offering for Slatwall which you can learn more about on our Pricing page.

The ability to integrate with Slatwall is critical to most of our clients and making this integration as easy as possibe is our goal.  We provide a full RESTful API, allowing developers to leverage all of the data points in the platform.

SLatwall comes with a long list of integrations out of the box:

  • 1&1 iPayment    
  • Authorize.Net    
  • Canada Post    
  • Click & Buy    
  • Endicia    
  • FedEx    
  • Full Circle    
  • Gigya    
  • Google    
  • Mura    
  • Orbital ( Chase Paymentech )    
  • Parcel2Go    
  • Payflow Pro    
  • PayLeap    
  • PayPal Express    
  • SagePay    
  • SOFORT Überweisung    
  • Stripe    
  • UPS    
  • USA epay    
  • USPS    
  • Vertex    
  • Virtual Merchant

And the Slatwall architecture makes writing new integrations is easy .

Slatwall does have some basic bootstrap templates included, but the this is not the platform for you if you are looking for 1000's of pre-canned designs.  The Slatwall philosophy is that your front-end should look and behave exactly the way you want it to, and not be dictated by the commerce engine.

Yes!  Slatwall is CMS agnostic, it does not care how you manage your content, you can use Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla, some home-grown system, whatever works for your business.

Yes, Slatwall is a full end-to-end commerce platform that allows you to take orders and process them directly in the administrator.

Slatwall is a 100% free and open source project that can be found on github.  We provide custom development, managed hosting & support services for the platform.

Go ahead and try it out...