Archive for Announcements

X.Commerce logos and branded marks

X.commerce and eBay, Inc. want to protect X.commerce logos and branded marks, so they ask the community to follow the guidelines.

For this purpose, FPO X.commerce has developed a Press kit that contains various useful information.

For example, the X.commerce logo should appear in its original color and typeface. X.Commerce logos and marks should not be distorted, changed, or altered in any way. Also the logo should be placed on a solid, light colored or white background.

Please, find more info and dowload the Press kit using this link.

X.Commerce: some new information and press releases.

Find the latest news and three press releases about X.Commerce using this link. The information is quite important and interesting, so it’s definitely worth your attention.

Some facts about X.Commerce platform

Although, even if there was no sensational information about X. Commerce platform during X.Commerce Innovate Developer Conference, some light can be shed on the nature of this project. First of all, to delight of both Magento merchants and developers, eBay announced that X. Commerce is going to be an open ecosystem largely built around Magento (not surprisingly, but anyway).

The features in X.Commerce include:

  • Account management, access rights and permissions linked to PayPal
  • Supply management and demand
  • Marketing management / CRM
  • BI services (PayPal)
  • A very wide range of API Marketplaces
  • Payment solutions and advanced billing (automated payment, retail payment, checkout solutions, PayFlow)

Still, there is more information to reveal in future. Stay tuned!

X.commerce Partner Program

As many of you know, X.commerce Innovate Developer Conference 2011 ended one week ago. In my opinion, it was the event we all have been waiting for since summer. One thing is certain: the conference was a huge hit. A lot of things were covered during the conference, and you can always check a vivid summary made by Naveed Anwar (aka Bald Geek).

Taking in concideration its big success, now it is the right time to join this great community and make your own contribution. By joining X.commerce Partner Program, you’ll have a chance to be a part of this fast-growing ecosystem with thousands of people around the world.

Like they say: register now!

Innovate: eBay + Facebook = a new life for eCommerce?

X.commerce Developer Conference is over, so it’s time to review some of important announcements from its participants. Here’s a great article by Rip Empson from TechCrunch talking about eBay and Facebook integration.

X.Commerce: introducing X.commerce Developer Package

While the Innovate Developer Conference 2011 is on its way (btw, you can see its keynotes live), let’s see what is X.Commerce Developer Package is about.

X.commerce Developer package is a downloadable package consisting of all the necessary code, message contracts and samples to get started with building, testing and integrating with the Fabric. The developer package is open to all developers without registration. With the developer package, users can create the X.commerce environment on their local workstations without any external dependencies.

For more details, please, find the full and detailed X.Commerce Developer Package Overview.

X.Commerce: join the elite group of fellow pledge-takers.

Not much time left for the Innovate Developer Conference 2011 to begin. On the eve of this beautiful event, in recognition of your early contributions to the X.commerce platform, you have been invited to take this pledge, and join the elite group of fellow pledge-takers.

Being a pledge taker, you will be able to:

  • Proudly display the X.commerce Pledge logo on your web site
  • Have your logo displayed along with PayPal, eBay, Magento, and other fellow pledge taker logos
  • Get early exposure for your company across the X.commerce ecosystem
  • Express pride in being an early contributor to the X.commerce vision

Please, find more information here.

Get certified at X.Commerce Innovate Developer’s Conference

According to susies from Magento team, during the Innovate Developer’s Conference at San Francisco’s Moscone Center on October 12th-13th, developers will have the first-ever opportunity to earn Magento Developer Certification by taking a beta version of the exam. Magento Developer Certification is the gold standard for credibility among Magento developers, partners and merchants.

What is Magento Developer Certification?

  • An objective, professional mid-advanced level certification geared toward professional developers that have real-world experience with Magento implementations
  • Sponsored by Magento
  • Created by Magento developer gurus with the input of experts from the global Magento ecosystem
  • Developed using the most rigorous industry standards and methodologies for exam development, ensuring exam’s accuracy in evaluating relevant skills

How much does it cost?

Participants in the initial beta test will pay a reduced rate of $150, a $110 savings (regular price $260) for the exam. However, space is limited so register for your exam in advance to guarantee your spot! Space will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

How do I sign up?

Step 1: Register for the Innovate Conference.
Step 2: Register for the exam.

When do I find out about the results?

Participating developers will be notified by email 4-6 weeks after the conference. Developers who pass the exam based on the Beta exam analysis will achieve the Magento Certified Developer or Magento Certified Developer Plus credential.

What if I can’t make it to Innovate?

Starting in December, developers will be able to take the Magento Developer Certification exam at one of 10,000+ testing sites worldwide. Please check for updates here.

Magento encourages all developers to take advantage of this rewarding opportunity. If you have additional questions, please send an email to with ‘certification’ in the subject line.

See you at Innovate!

Welcome aboard the X.Commerce eXpress

The X.commerce eXpress is coming to a developer or e-commerce event near you! The bus is travelling across the USA to spread the word about the X.commerce platform, the new open-source environment that will change the future of commerce.

About the X.commerce eXpress

The 42′ bus is a self-contained promotional space that includes PayPal, eBay and Magento demos, a networking lounge area and special offers on X.commerce Innovate Developer Conference 2011 event registration.

The flexible event set-up includes

  • Two 10′ x 10′ tents
  • Two 8′ banquet tables
  • Six high-top cocktail tables
  • Two A-Frame signs

So what are you waiting for? Welcome aboard!

Save up $400 by signing up for Innovate before the early bird period expires!

Innovate Developer’s Conference welcomes everyone who works in a field of eCommerce

If eCommerce plays a major part of your life, you should definitely visit the Innovate Developer’s Conference. Two days of this incredible event include various speakers from all over the world, hands-on training and great networking opportunities. The basic point of the conference are:

  • Find out about Magento, PayPal and eBay’s plans for creating the future of commerce with the new X.commerce platform
  • TOMS Shoes founder Blake Mycoskie’s speach
  • Presentations from Magento Co Founder Yoav Kutner and top Magento figures.
  • A live performance by The Shins and, of course, lots of fun!

Join the conference and Magento, PayPal, eBay & 4,000 eCommerce-focused developers in October 12-13 in San Francisco

Early bird registration ends today, on the 31st of August. Register today to lock in your early bird discount.

Save up $400 by signing up for Innovate before the early bird period expires!

The thing is that not only the early birds save $200 on the Innovate registration fee ($299 instead of $499), but they can also secure a free night in one of the many great conference hotels situated just minutes from the Moscone convention center. All you have to do is register by August 31st to get this awesome discount.