Workflow to set up a storefront

Current version: 9.1

The following workflow offers a high-level view of the steps required to use the Storefront site template to quickly set up a web shop. The workflow is not meant to be definitive or exhaustive but instead to provide a general idea of how to proceed.

  1. Optionally, before you create a storefront, define a catalog of sellable items, create the inventory, assign prices, add customer details, and determine how orders and promotions are handled. You do this in the Sitecore Commerce Business tools. Alternatively, you can complete this step later and associate the catalog to the storefront once it has been built.


    You can only assign a catalog to one site. For example, if a site uses the Habitat catalog, you must clone the Habitat catalog to use it with another site. 

  2. In the Content Editor, set up the storefront and configure it.

    When you select the Commerce Storefront Template, a complete storefront solution (pages and subpages) is added to the Home node in the Content Editor.

    If you do not select the Storefront template, there are no page or sub-page nodes beneath Home.

  3. To view the storefront, or create and manage web pages, expand the site node, right-click Home and click Experience Editor.

  4. Modify elements of the web shop in the Experience Editor. Alternatively, you can modify all elements of the storefront through the Content Editor by browsing items in the tree and modifying the settings on the Content tab.


In the Content Editor, you cannot create, edit, or modify catalog category or product data managed by the Business Tools. However, except for versioning and assigning security, you can modify page data including custom meta data, tags, page design, and navigation as well as standard Sitecore data such as presentation, analytic attributes, and appearance settings. You can also indirectly sort catalog items by navigating to the Sortorder field, when viewing standard fields, configure a numeric value, and sort items.


After merchandisers create a new sellable item or make changes to an existing one, the storefront must be updated to show the new or changed item.

In addition to the Storefront documentation, you might need to consult:

  • The Commerce Connect documentation for information on the packages installed with Commerce Connect.

  • The SXA documentation if you are an administrator who is installing and configuring SXA, setting up user accounts, creating tenants and sites, or if you are a content author who is creating web shop content (such as text, images, and associated documentation).

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