In the context of Salesforce Commerce Cloud, SFRA stands for “Storefront Reference Architecture.” It is a framework for building responsive and customizable e-commerce storefronts on the Salesforce Commerce Cloud platform.
The SFRA provides a set of pre-built, customizable templates and components that enable developers to create a highly personalized and responsive shopping experience for customers. It includes a responsive design that ensures the storefront looks great on any device, including desktops, tablets, and smartphones.
The SFRA also provides a comprehensive set of features and functionalities for e-commerce, such as product pages, shopping cart, checkout, and customer account management.
Overall, SFRA is a powerful tool that allows developers to build highly customized e-commerce storefronts on the Salesforce Commerce Cloud platform, while providing a seamless shopping experience for customers.
How to start with SFRA
To get started with SFRA in Salesforce Commerce Cloud, you will need access to a Commerce Cloud account and have the necessary permissions to create, modify and deploy SFRA storefronts. Here are the general steps to follow:
- Set up a Commerce Cloud sandbox account: Before you begin working with SFRA, you will need a Commerce Cloud account. You can create a sandbox account to experiment with SFRA templates and components without affecting your live site. If you already have an account, you can skip this step.
- Install the SFRA cartridge: SFRA is a cartridge that needs to be installed into your Commerce Cloud account. You can install the SFRA cartridge using the “SFRA Installer” or “Import & Export” functionality in the Business Manager.
- Customize the SFRA storefront: Once the SFRA cartridge is installed, you can start customizing the storefront by modifying the SFRA templates and components. You can do this in two ways: using the Business Manager or a local development environment.
- Deploy the SFRA storefront: After customizing the SFRA storefront, you can deploy it to your sandbox or production environment. You can deploy using the Business Manager, command line interface or continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) tools.
- Test and iterate: Finally, test your SFRA storefront thoroughly to ensure it is working as expected. You can use automated tests, manual testing or user acceptance testing (UAT) to verify that the storefront meets your business requirements. Make any necessary modifications and redeploy as needed.
Note that the above steps provide a general outline of the SFRA implementation process. The actual steps involved will depend on your specific business requirements and technical expertise.