Bold Commerce provides an Adobe Commerce extension that enables merchants to take advantage of the world-class Bold Checkout experience without needing to replatform.
Bold Checkout supports users of both Adobe Commerce (formerly known as Magento 2) and Magento Open Source.
This document outlines basic information and features of Bold Checkout on Adobe Commerce and directs you to additional resources if necessary.
There is a variety of ways to use Bold Checkout in combination with your Adobe Commerce store:
- Bold-hosted checkout — Use the proven Bold Checkout three-page checkout experience. The recommended and easiest way to use Bold Checkout on Adobe Commerce.
- Dual checkout — Run Bold Checkout alongside your Adobe Commerce checkout. This is a great option if you want to use Bold Checkout for certain payment gateways and Adobe Commerce for others.
- Self-hosted checkout — Self-host your checkout for the most control over the user experience. You have two options:
- Adobe Frontend — Retain the current checkout experience and swap out existing backend functionality for Bold Checkout. Bold provides only the payment section of the checkout.
- Open Source Checkout Templates — Retain the prebuilt Bold Checkout three page template, and customize the checkout experience from there.
All options use Bold Checkout functionality to replace Adobe Commerce functionality during the customer checkout process. The following table provides more details about each option:
|Bold-Hosted Checkout||Dual Checkout||Self-Hosted Checkout: Adobe Checkout||Self-Hosted Checkout: Bold Templates|
|Use Bold Checkout functionality||Yes.||Yes.||Yes.||Yes.|
|Frontend interface||Bold's three page checkout experience.||Use your existing experience, with an additional button that directs to the Bold checkout experience.||Use your existing experience, with Bold's payment interface.||Use Bold's three page checkout experience, with any necessary customizations.|
|Development effort||Low or none — using the pre-built solution keeps code requirements low.||Low — using the pre-built solution keeps code requirements low.||Low to medium — you may need to tweak your implementation to work with Bold.||Medium to large — you can customize as little or as much as you want.|
|Integration support||Retain nonvisual integrations.||Retain all integrations in existing experience. Retain nonvisual integrations in Bold Checkout experience.||Retain all integrations.||Retain nonvisual integrations. With custom development, retain all integrations.|
|Customization options||Lightweight customization using Checkout LiFE.||Lightweight customization of Bold Checkout using Checkout LiFE. No customization of existing checkout.||Merchant retains full control of behavior of checkout interface.||Merchant retains full control of behavior of checkout interface.|
Supported Adobe Commerce versions
Bold Checkout supports both the enterprise Adobe Commerce and Magento Open Source products. The following versions are supported:
- Version 2.3
- Version 2.4
Supported payment gateways
The Adobe Commerce integration is compatible with all Bold-supported payment gateways.
Bold strongly recommends using PayPal Complete Payments (PPCP) or Braintree as payment gateways with Adobe Commerce. The merchant is not charged Bold Checkout fees on these platforms.
Refer to the following table for our support of alternative payment methods on PPCP and Braintree (such as wallet/express pay):
|Payment Gateway||Alternative Payment Methods|
|PayPal Complete Payments|
Supported Adobe Commerce features
Bold Checkout supports the following features through either the Adobe Commerce admin or the Bold Checkout admin:
|Feature||Feature management location|
|Add store logo to checkout page||Bold Checkout admin|
|Three page checkout flow||Bold Checkout admin|
|Multi-language support||Bold Checkout admin|
|Guest and authenticated checkout||Bold Checkout admin|
|Gift cards||Bold Checkout admin|
|Adobe Commerce shipping, taxes, and inventory functionality||Adobe Commerce admin|
|Address and discount validation||Adobe Commerce admin|
|Custom domain||Adobe Commerce admin|
|Returns and refunds||Adobe Commerce admin|
|Fulfillments and captures||Adobe Commerce admin|