Grow Your Business With SuiteCommerce Advanced

Grow Your Business With SuiteCommerce Advanced

Here’s everything you need to know about NetSuite’s SuiteCommerce Advanced platform and why it might be the right pick for you!

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1. What's SuiteCommerce?

Where else to start but with the basics! SuiteCommerce is NetSuite’s eCommerce platform and an additional module of the NetSuite product, becoming part of your Single Source of Truth.

With SuiteCommerce, you — or a SuiteCommerce Developer — can set up a fully integrated eCommerce website into your NetSuite ERP. This means that all the information — products, prices, inventory, you name it — that lives in your ERP feeds your eCommerce website.

And because it’s a NetSuite product, you won’t be needing any connectors or integrations.

So far, so good!

Are SuiteCommerce and SuiteCommerce Advanced the same?

There are currently two types of SuiteCommerce products: SuiteCommerce — previously known as SuiteCommerce Standard — and SuiteCommerce Advanced.

They do share many similarities, but there are some differences.

SuiteCommerce Advanced came before SuiteCommerce, and both SuiteCommerce technologies came after NetSuite’s original solution: Site Builder.

But let’s put Site Builder aside for now. Let’s focus on the differences and similarities of the two SuiteCommerce products first.

SuiteCommerce Advanced vs. SuiteCommerce

What’s the difference, you may ask? This is probably the most asked question when it comes to understanding SuiteCommerce, at least for those just testing the waters of the NetSuite universe!

Here’s a quick and easy guide that helps you understand which one of these platforms would be a better fit for your eCommerce business. But for a thorough assessment of which platform is better for your particular business, book a consultancy call with our SuiteCommerce experts to get all the help you need. It’s free!


Came out in 2018 as a lighter version of SuiteCommerce Advanced. This new, more lightweight, and more affordable alternative would be the perfect hybrid between SCA and Site Builder, including the best of each.

SuiteCommerce Advanced

NetSuite launched the first version of SuiteCommerce Advanced in 2012. The main advantage over SuiteCommerce is that it offers optimal and robust multichannel experiences.

The possibilities are endless, whether you want to integrate email marketing tools or custom merchandising features.

Increased site speed and performance, as well as extra merchandising features, e.g., upsell, cross-sell, and faceted navigation, to name a few, are benefits that come with SuiteCommerce Advanced.

Also: it also allows you to manage multiple sites under the same brand umbrella.

However, the biggest advantage it has over SuiteCommerce is that with SuiteCommerce Advanced gives you unrestricted access to the source code.

SuiteCommerce vs. SuiteCommerce Advanced: Uncovered

Both versions have fully responsive themes, integrate perfectly with Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager, and support multiple currencies/taxes/shipping prices. So that’s covered.

All the features available in SuiteCommerce Advanced are also available in SuiteCommerce. However, the most significant difference lies in the level of control you have over them.

Specifically, SuiteCommerce lacks access to the source code, and version updates in SuiteCommerce are installed automatically instead of manually.

In contrast, SuiteCommerce Advanced gives you complete control of your website. You get flexibility, full server-side scripting, and a more powerful search engine. Unlimited growth opportunities!

SuiteCommerce SuiteCommerce Advanced
Analytics and Reporting
Code-Level Access for Personalization and Customization Limited Full Access
Responsive Themes Yes Yes
Dynamic Search Fair Customization Option Expansive Customization Option
Customized Checkout Flow Limited Yes
Scriptable Cart Yes Yes
Micro-Sites No Yes
Security Full HTTPS Support Full HTTPS Support

Both SuiteCommerce and SuiteCommerce Advanced are excellent platforms for robust and scalable eCommerce. You just need to figure out which one is better for you. Luckily, you don’t have to do that on your own. Our team of SuiteCommerce consultants can help you get started, so stop second-guessing and schedule your meeting now!

Remember we mentioned Site Builder? SuiteCommerce is now the star of NetSuite’s eCommerce technologies, but what’s the deal with Site Builder?

Site Builder is NetSuite’s first-ever eCommerce solution, launched around 2004. And although a long time has passed since its original launch, it’s still going strong.

New website developments in Site Builder sites are rare but not unheard of. There are still several original Site Builder websites out there that require maintenance, support, and updates.

But, truth be told, when it comes to getting NetSuite’s most advanced eCommerce features, SuiteCommerce takes the cake.

SuiteCommerce Advanced vs. Site Builder

For a more in-depth comparison between Site Builder and SuiteCommerce Advanced, here are high-level descriptions of key features included in Site Builder and SuiteCommerce solutions.

If you’re thinking of migrating from Site Builder to SuiteCommerce, our NetSuite eCommerce experts are here to advise you and help you make the best decision for your business. Reach out and request your free consultation!

Website Components Site Builder SuiteCommerce
Comparison Standard Site Advanced Site Customization SuiteCommerce Site
Look and Feel Basic Site Themes and Layouts provided bye NetSuite Limited customization with CSS Full customization
Site Setup Point-and-click Web Site Setup page Point-and-click Web Site Setup page Advanced Site Setup page
Site Template Basic templates included Basic templates included / HTML customization capabilities Available for each module included in Commerce web store and fully customizable
Site Development Tools Point-and-click HTML customization capabilities in Themes and Layouts Developer Tools based on Node.js and Gulp.js Developer Tools are delivered with the Commerce installation and integrated in a local development environment
Product Display Point-and-click Point-and-click Available through Item Search API

Site Builder vs. SuiteCommerce: The Ultimate Comparison

Site Builder SuiteCommerce
General Features
Native integration into backend systems (financials, CRM, order management, inventory, marketing) X X
AJAX architecture . X
CDN Warning! CDNs are not supported for Site Builder X
Secure Shopping Domain using SSL X X
Single Secure Domain for Shopping and Checkout . X
Development Environment 3rd party design tools to build and customize templates from the NetSuite UI Commerce Web Store Developer Tools
Automatic “minification” of JavaScript code and libraries . X
Note: No natively, but can be achieved through customization.
Site Builder SuiteCommerce
Site Management
Multiple sites from one administration account X X
Multi language X X
Multi currency X X
Local Tax/VAT/GST X X
EU cookie notifications X X
Design flexibility Templates provided for each portion of a page or create own template. Upload cascading style sheets (CSS) or build own HTML pages Pixel-perfect design capabilities and unlimited layout control
Multiple device support Requires additional customization Responsive design
Custom fields support Checkout and my account pages only X
Custom content types . Requires site management tools
Note: SuiteTax is not supported by Suite Builder tax calculation.
Site Builder SuiteCommerce
Keyword search X X
Type ahead/search as you type . X
Site-search . X
Customize search criteria settings (exact, starts with, partial, or fuzzy matches) . X
Quick order search . X
Site Builder SuiteCommerce
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Search engine friendly URLs X X
Dynamic SEO meta data X X
HTML & XML site maps X X
Canonical tag support X X
Language/country specific URLs via sub domain . X
Facets as URL parameters . X
Site Builder SuiteCommerce
Catalog & Product Browsing
Customized pricing, advanced pricing rule s& special pricing X X
Content personalization . X
Faceted navigation . X
Multiple display options for list page . X
Dynamic merchandising . X
Display stock availability X X
Automatic image resizing . X
Social sharing . X
Quantity pricing X X
Pickup in store . X
Categories support X X
Site Builder SuiteCommerce
Marketing and Promotions
Flexible coupons and promotions X X
Stackable promo code . X
Integrated, closed-loop marketing X X
Cart abandonment marketing X X
Customer segmentation X X
Site Builder SuiteCommerce
Analytics and Reporting
Unified customer record X X
Customizable dashboards X X
Track customer lifetime ROI X X
3rd party analytics integrations X X
User Account Management
Email Address Management X X

Site Builder isn’t as advanced as SuiteCommerce; I think that’s clear. It’s not mobile-friendly, it doesn’t support HTTPS, and NetSuite won’t be releasing new versions.

However, if you believe that Site Builder is the right option for your specific business, we can help, too! Save your slot in our calendar and get expert help.

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2. SuiteCommerce Features

SCA is very powerful, yes. But if you factor in its additional features, the sky’s the limit!

That’s why it’s so important you know about them and understand them. SuiteCommerce comes with many, many out-of-the-box features.

Schedule a call with our SuiteCommerce consultants to get advice on which ones might be the right features for your store.

  • Accelerate Deployment
  • Drag and Drop Features
  • Continuous Buying Experience
  • Site Performance
  • Related Product Recommendations
  • Mobile-friendly
  • Responsive Design Technology
  • Pixel-perfect Storefront
  • Supports any selling model (B2B/B2C)
  • Accelerate Deployment
  • Drag and Drop Features
  • Continuous Buying Experience
  • Site Performance
  • Related Product Recommendations
  • Mobile-friendly
  • Responsive Design Technology
  • Pixel-perfect Storefront
  • Supports any selling model (B2B/B2C)
  • Full-featured POS
  • Online and in-store unified shopping experience
  • Omnichannel Servicing
  • Multiple Payment Options
  • One Page Checkout
  • Sell anywhere, in any currency
  • Timeline Display of purchases, returns, and support requests
  • Built-in reports
  • KPI
  • Dashboard
  • Customer Portal
  • Returns Management
  • Real-time Store Product Availability
  • Seamless order fulfillment
  • Manage Supplies and Stock Levels

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SuiteCommerce Reviews

Troy W.
Director of Sales - Review via G2
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"Implementation is a breeze! It is really easy to make a great-looking eCommerce site with not a lot of knowledge of HTML or scripting. If you are a current NetSuite user and need an eCommerce solution, SuiteCommerce Standard or SuiteCommerce Advanced is the only way to go."
Melissa S.
Retail Store Manager - Review via G2
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"Exceptionally adjustable. There are diverse dimensions of controls for various clients. It's exceptionally simple to transfer records and offer them on the site and through email promoting efforts. Email showcasing efforts are anything but difficult to oversee and setup."
Juliany G.
Security & Investigation - Review via G2
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"Quickly creating mobile and web experiences through a single data source gives us the opportunity to take more into account sales associates with tools and information to help and attract buyers. You will only have one platform instead of maintaining multiple fragmented systems and user experiences."

3. SuiteCommerce Developers

You won’t find higher-level SuiteCommerce Advanced developers out there!

Only an experienced SuiteCommerce Developer can build you an eCommerce that integrates deeply with your NetSuite system for seamless scalability.

Our experts have +10 years of experience in NetSuite eCommerce, with +250 websites developed in more than 15 different verticals.










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4. SuiteCommerce Consulting

Better. Stronger. Faster SuiteCommerce.

Take your SuiteCommerce business anywhere with the help of our team of experts, and their comprehensive eCommerce methodologies.

Get more sales and more traffic learning from the best, with custom SuiteCommerce solutions, strategies, and training.


Maximize NetSuite and SuiteCommerce power by fully understanding their capabilities.


Instantly boost performance by auditing your SuiteCommerce implementation.


We help build unique shopping experiences through front and back-end customizations.

Cart Migration

Coming from another shopping cart software? We help merchants smoothly land on SuiteCommerce.


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5. View Our SuiteCommerce Case Studies


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"The whole migration from the NetSuite site builder platform to the suite commerce advanced platform would not have been possible without Tavano Team. I don't think I've ever worked with a partner that was as easy to work with. I know we've chosen the best partner.”

6. SuiteCommerce Themes

Get your business up and running in no time with our premium SuiteCommerce themes.

The best solution for a stylish, scalable, and commerce-ready store that’s integrated seamlessly with NetSuite.

Your SuiteCommerce Advanced site ready in two weeks!

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Landmark 1:20

Powerful B2B SuiteCommerce theme with a strong focus on B2B features and engaging UX for repeated shoppers.

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Our most popular, given its versatility as a multi-purpose theme with powerful merchandising features.

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Bold design with clean and versatile layouts, supporting large catalogs with a wide range of products.

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Powerful yet simple, PartsDirect is a versatile theme perfect if you manage a large product catalog.

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Fun, bold, and bright theme that allows you to showcase products in an eye-catching and natural way.

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This stylish theme, combines elegant and modern layouts with stunning visual assets that your customers will love.

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Our minimalistic and clean theme that allows products to shine through handsome and fashionable visuals.

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7. SuiteCommerce Pricing

Because NetSuite uses a subscription model, the total cost will vary based on the number of users, required or selected features, and your contract’s duration.

You do know some things from the get-go, though: There is no free version, and there is no free trial.

Also, you know that a) SuiteCommerce Advanced subscription fee will be higher than one for SuiteCommerce, and b) both SuiteCommerce and SuiteCommerce Advanced are always used with NetSuite ERP. 

A few online calculators can help you get a rough idea of costs before asking for an official quote.

But it’s always a good idea to reach out directly to your trusted partner. So save yourself the headache and speak to one of our NetSuite eCommerce experts

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8. SuiteCommerce Advanced vs Shopify

Shopify is a great platform, and its presence in the industry is undeniable.

But SuiteCommerce Advanced has some advantages over it, especially when it comes to B2B and complex integrations with NetSuite.

SuiteCommerce Advanced

ERP Integration

SCA’s integration with NetSuite ERP software is seamless.

Integrating Shopify with any ERP will have its challenges, but as long as you’re working with an ERP expert, you’ll be fine!


Supports multi-language stores and multiple currencies (in checkout too).

Shopify Plus supports multi-language as clones. In other words, it requires one instance per language.

ERP Integration

Supports larger catalog volumes, and more control over your displays.

Limited number of SKUs, and limited product listing customizations.

Web Design

Lots or paid themes and 6 free themes, but they not as widely known, so you would still get the feel of an original website if you’re starting out and trying to save some money.

Lots of paid themes and 9 free themes, but they are widely used. You would need to shop a little to find a design that’s really unique.


SCA is a great platform for B2B. It has an Impressive collection of native customizations specific for B2B

Shopify Plus has a limited selection of customizations available specific for B2B. Its much stronger for B2C.


With SCA you have complete access to the source code, and the coding languages it uses are common.

To customize Shopify plus, you’ll need a developer with knowledge of Liquid.


SCA has multiple add-ons that can save time and money. Make sure you get them from a reliable source.

Shopify Plus, however, does not support well the usage of third-party plugins simultaneously. Your performance can be affected.


With SCA you’re better off getting a professional quote. But even then, pricing is pretty straightforward.

Shopify Plus has charges based on revenue, and extra features mean extra costs.

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9. SuiteCommerce Advanced vs Magento

SuiteCommerce Advanced vs. Magento? Many struggle when comparing SuiteCommerce Advanced and Magento, mainly because they share many similarities.

However, there are a few critical differences. Let’s do the similarities first.


Business Operations

Full visibility of business operations. Reporting, dashboards, analytics, whatever you need to track, measure, and review your data, you've got it.

Global Tools

The Global Tools are super complete, too. Both support multiple languages, currencies, shipping, and Tax & VAT tools to help you manage your business.

Customer Account

Regardless of B2B or B2C, both Customer Account tools are quite extensive. Address book management tools and order status/history for B2C, and quoting, personalized catalog views, or online payment for B2B are just a few of the available resources.

SuiteCommerce Advanced

SEO and Marketing

SCA has a top-level out-of-the-box feature and you’re free to integrate supporting solutions on top of that.
Also has an out-of-the-box feature, but it’s not as intuitive as SCA’s.


Amazing for scalability. Best for enterprise, mid-market or small companies with projections to grow into mid-market.
A little less scale-compatible because of Shopify Plus’s tiered structure.


Works seamlessly with other NetSuite products. No surprises here.
Magento’s integration with any ERP will have its challenges, unfortunately, regardless of the platform.


With SCA you’re better off getting a professional quote. But even then, pricing is more straightforward.
Cost might be lower than SCA to start, but security patching and integrations can hike up the cost pretty quickly.

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10. SuiteCommerce Advanced vs BigCommerce

Both BigCommerce and SuiteCommerce Advanced have small, mid-size, and large businesses as customers, although BigCommerce is more open towards freelancers. Here are the main differences.

SuiteCommerce Advanced


SCA’s implementation cost is as personalized as the final result. You won’t pay for features you won’t use.
With its tiered pricing you may pay for many unused features. Also, BigCommerce takes a percentage of your revenue once you start selling big.


Extensive Global Tool package, with huge language capabilities and other useful resources.

Extremely solid for single-language sites, or businesses that do not require operations in a large number of languages.


Works seamlessly with other NetSuite products, obviously.

Interestingly, BigCommerce does not require a particular business management software in order to function. But integrations are not without its challenges.


Easy to understand once you get the hang of it.

Steep learning curve unless you employ a web/IT expert.


SCA is only web-based.
BigCommerce is available in different devices — web-based, Windows, Linux, Android, iPhone, Mac.

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