Feature Alert 23 -
As usual, we have been busy in the last weeks working on and improving commercetools™ platform and would like to share some updates with you.
###1: Custom fields on carts and orders
Adding more structure to carts and order objects was on our backlog for some time. We added this feature recently to support a bunch of use cases for your order management system. Using the custom fields for both objects allows you to store e.g. information on the used sales channel or detailed data regarding the technology used to generate this order. More information is available here.
###2: New messages when a product was published or unpublished
Also, we created some new messages to support your product workflow. Whenever a product was published or unpublished, you will be informed via a separate message and can trigger additional steps like changing the product data in adjacent systems. Find more information about these new messages on this site.
###3: Category order hints
Also, from now on products can have a category order hint for each category they are assigned to. This allows controlling the order of products and how they appear in categories. Find more about this improvement here.