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HubSpot Product Team
HubSpot Product Team

[Closed] AMA - Get to know Commerce Hub! | October 9 - 13, 2023

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Hey HubSpot Community!

 

I’m Nicoline! I’m a Product Marketer for Commerce Hub at HubSpot. At INBOUND ‘23, we announced the launch of Commerce Hub to help you better grow your business and support your commerce process.

 

As we all know, time is money! It can be frustrating losing time to arduous tasks around collecting payment and the strain delayed payment puts on your business. That’s why we launched Commerce Hub to help you get paid faster, save time, and increase your revenue.

 

With this Hub, you’ll have access to new revenue tools like Invoices. Plus, you can choose your preferred payment processor with the addition of Stripe Payment Processing. Here’s to an exceptional opportunity-to-revenue process all within your CRM!  

 

Commerce Hub is available to all U.S.-based customers with either a:

  • HubSpot account and an integrated Stripe account (using Stripe Payment Processing integration)
  • Starter+ subscription to another Hub & HubSpot Payments

 

We plan to expand Stripe Payment Processing globally. If you’re interested, join the waitlist

 

Log in to try Commerce Hub 

 

We also know that money doesn’t grow on trees and you may have questions about our newest Hub.  We’d like to invite you to an AMA (“Ask Me Anything”) to answer any questions you have about Commerce Hub and how you can digitize your commerce process. 

 

[AMA] Get to Know Commerce Hub

Ask any questions right here in this thread to learn from a member of the Commerce Product team.

 

When:  October 9th - 13th, 2023

 

Where: Right here! Drop your questions about Commerce Hub in this thread.

 

Not sure what to ask? Here are some ideas:

  • How do I get Commerce Hub?
  • What other tools integrate with Commerce Hub?
  • When should I use a Payment Link vs. Quote vs. Invoice?
  • What are some use cases of customers using Commerce Hub?   

Looking forward to hearing what’s on your mind when it comes to Commerce Hub and how we can help your business grow better!

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WSales7
Member

[Closed] AMA - Get to know Commerce Hub! | October 9 - 13, 2023

We need the ability to do 28 day billing or weekly or daily billing. When will this simple feature be added?

JackCoopersmith
HubSpot Product Team
HubSpot Product Team

[Closed] AMA - Get to know Commerce Hub! | October 9 - 13, 2023

Hey @WSales7 great question here - this admittedly isn't something we have at the very top of our roadmap, however I'd love to be sure to log the feedback so that when we deliver this feature (potentially some time next year) we ungate you in the first wave. If this is something you'd be interested in, do you mind reaching out directly via DM with your email address and Hub ID?

^this offer of course goes to anyone else reading this too!

traviskl
Contributor

[Closed] AMA - Get to know Commerce Hub! | October 9 - 13, 2023

We're actively using Invoices today and excited about some of the features that are being rolled out (ability to send an invoice directly from the invoice, rather than copying the link!). 

 

Is it possible to build a workflow that automatically sends reminder emails when an invoice is past due to the billing contact on a deal? We have a custom field labeled "contact type" on the Contact Record to indicate who the billing contact is.

traviskl
Contributor

[Closed] AMA - Get to know Commerce Hub! | October 9 - 13, 2023

Actually, I think I figured it out! I set up a workflow with emails with a handful of personalization tokens. 

 

Is there a way to have invoices automatically created a sent on a certain date?

JackCoopersmith
HubSpot Product Team
HubSpot Product Team

[Closed] AMA - Get to know Commerce Hub! | October 9 - 13, 2023

Hey @traviskl hope you're doing well today! So regarding distributing invoices, we actually literally just started rolling out a feature today that does NOT require you to copy a link so if you're not seeing that now, you should in the next week or so (and if you hear this and say "but I want it now!" go ahead and DM me your Hub ID and we'll get you ungated ASAP. Same goes for anyone else reading this)

 

You're spot on regarding workflows, don't hesitate to reach out here though if you're running into roadblocks. Invoice URLs can also tokenize 😉

 

When it comes to your final question, we're calling that "recurring invoicing" and that is indeed towards the top of our product roadmap. Do you mind sending along your email and Hub ID to me via the community DM so that we can ungate you the moment we get to private beta or maybe even the alpha stage? Again, same offer goes for anyone reading this!

MiaSrebrnjak
Community Manager
Community Manager

[Closed] AMA - Get to know Commerce Hub! | October 9 - 13, 2023

Hi all 👋

 

Thank you for the interesting topics & questions you've raised so far! 🙂 

I wanted to invite a couple of other Community members to this AMA:

Hi @jen_furr@GrantCarlile@KGood1@Jnix284@NOperacions@LBS1@ryandrive@MWells-Kress@PEvans405@KKirchberg@TomM2@traviskl@Sam62@PStruckmann@AprilG@Franci@MisterKennedy@danbanon@HFisher7, is there anything you'd like to learn about the Commerce Hub? Now's the chance to ask our team! 🙂         

 

 

Cheers
Mia, Community Team     

 




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IBibi
Member

[Closed] AMA - Get to know Commerce Hub! | October 9 - 13, 2023

 

How do I get Commerce Hub and what other tools integrate with Commerce Hub

JackCoopersmith
HubSpot Product Team
HubSpot Product Team

[Closed] AMA - Get to know Commerce Hub! | October 9 - 13, 2023

Great place to start without a doubt @IBibi and I hope you've done well today! So to get started with Commerce Hub you'll want to click on Sales > Payments in the upper navigation. From there, you'll be prompted to choose your payment processor - HubSpot payments or Stripe.

 

When it comes to integrations, I'm curious - what would you WANT to integrate with?

DPMortimer
Participant

[Closed] AMA - Get to know Commerce Hub! | October 9 - 13, 2023

Thanks for doing this AMA.

1.

I'll ask what I got asked at all 5 HUGs I attended in September: What's the timeline on global release/access, please?

2.

Even with full access to everything, what are the cases for and against using Commerce Hub vs Shopify *the most common ecomm POS our clients use), please?

Thanks a lot!

 

JWarren7
HubSpot Moderator
HubSpot Moderator

[Closed] AMA - Get to know Commerce Hub! | October 9 - 13, 2023

Hi Paul! Two great questions. Thanks for bringing these up. 

Regarding bringing Commerce Hub international, we're planning to start a limited roll-out this year, then expand to additional markets over the upcoming quarters. We plan on using our Stripe integration to power this, so be sure to fill out the wait list below to make sure you are notified when we go live in the relevant market. 


Stripe International wait list:
https://offers.hubspot.com/stripe-integration-beta-waitlist

Regarding Commerce Hub vs. Shopify there are a few things to consider. Commerce Hub is a great fit for quote to cash sales processes and ecommerce use cases that can be accomplished with "mini" carts (lean more about optional products here). 

If you need a full-fledged shopping cart, then Shopify will likely be a better fit for the time being. It's also important to note that Commerce Hub doesn't currently support automatic shipping or tax calculations. We aim on tackling these points next year. 

Hope that was helpful. Let me know if I can further clarify any of this!

DarrenScottUK
Contributor

[Closed] AMA - Get to know Commerce Hub! | October 9 - 13, 2023

can the invoices be integrated within an existing invoice/financial system? HubSpot could generate the automation but we are bound by an existing system.

JWarren7
HubSpot Moderator
HubSpot Moderator

[Closed] AMA - Get to know Commerce Hub! | October 9 - 13, 2023

Hi Darren - thanks for asking about this one. One of our top priorities for Commerce Hub is to offer a complete invoice sync between HubSpot and external accounting systems. 

I assume from your username you're based in the UK. I'm curious to hear which invoicing/financial systems are most prevelant over there.

 

Are there any tools in particular you'd love to see Commerce Hub sync invoices with? 

danmoyle
Most Valuable Member | Elite Partner
Most Valuable Member | Elite Partner

[Closed] AMA - Get to know Commerce Hub! | October 9 - 13, 2023

The quiet drop of Commerce Hub at INBOUND23 (kind of just an off-hand "oh yeah here it is" moment) was either genius or someone didn't think it would be ready by September 😂 

 

Is the goal with Commerce Hub to work with CMS Hub and overtake other online marketplace solutions? 

 

How do you see Commerce Hub working for businesses who don't have a relatively simple Quote-Invoice-Payment journey? Will it be pretty flexible? 

 

Thanks! 

 

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JackCoopersmith
HubSpot Product Team
HubSpot Product Team

[Closed] AMA - Get to know Commerce Hub! | October 9 - 13, 2023

O we're more than ready @danmoyle ! Also @mccormack I'd say I agree that Commerce Hub isn't currently focusing on gigantic companies, we are indeed focusing on the SMB segment more than anything (fewer than 100 employees generally, though certainly not exclusive of bigger firms) which is of course a sweetspot for HubSpot overall. We're also going to start rolling out internationally in the very very near future and continue to do so into early next year

 

@danmoyle when it comes to your question around CMS Hub + Commerce Hub, we definitely have some major synergy there:

  • You're able to quickly and easily add payment links to pages to get paid wherever whenever
  • You're able to leverage the HubSpot framework to do things like create a list of active subscribers (using the subscription object) and surface specific content to them
  • Because your commerce and customer data live under the same roof with Commerce Hub, you're able to leverage that data to surface specific content for upsells/cross-sells that are most likely

Regarding working with those who don't have a straightforward QTC motion, that's absolutely something we're solving for and will continue to solve for. I can make some assumptions here, but what exactly does "not a straightforward QTC process" entail to you?

mccormack
Participant

[Closed] AMA - Get to know Commerce Hub! | October 9 - 13, 2023

@danmoyle

 


someone didn't think it would be ready by September 😂 

Definitely this option @danmoyle. It's not ready. It is only available to US-based customers so I cannot fully test it. Alas, at this early stage, I doubt that it can manage millions in payments. After a thorough evaluation of what resources are available to me, it's really only for a SME (SMB as you may call it). 

 

A few notes from across the Atlantic

 

  • The system changes (invoicing milestones, payments, etc) to facilitate Commerce Hub have been pushed globally to all users. This has caused confusion internally: questions raising from internal users following HubSpot about the announcement to quotes no longer working in the same manner as pre-5 September 2023;
  • When it comes to the EU, HubSpot are not aware fully of financial regulations. I have had to hack certain things into the system to comply with EU legislation. 

Alas, an alternative EU-based solution has been priorised over Commerce Hub. For us, it is the best option. 

 

Raffy
Top Contributor | Partner
Top Contributor | Partner

[Closed] AMA - Get to know Commerce Hub! | October 9 - 13, 2023

Are you aware of the roadmap to making that availalbe in the Philippines? Are you sharing workarounds for this?

JWarren7
HubSpot Moderator
HubSpot Moderator

[Closed] AMA - Get to know Commerce Hub! | October 9 - 13, 2023

Hi Raffy! Thanks for reaching out about this. 

 

We're planning to start a limited international roll-out for Commerce Hub this year, then expand to additional markets over the upcoming quarters. We plan on using our Stripe integration to power this, so be sure to fill out the wait list below to make sure you are notified when we go live in the Philippines.


Stripe International wait list: 
https://offers.hubspot.com/stripe-integration-beta-waitlist

Raffy
Top Contributor | Partner
Top Contributor | Partner

[Closed] AMA - Get to know Commerce Hub! | October 9 - 13, 2023

I signed up. Keeping my fingers crossed for this. 

I understand Stripe is not supported in the PH either.  Will using your "Stripe integration to power this" allow me to use the commerce hub?

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JWarren7
HubSpot Moderator
HubSpot Moderator

[Closed] AMA - Get to know Commerce Hub! | October 9 - 13, 2023

Great follow-up question, Raffy! If Stripe is not supported in the Phillipines, then you will not be able to use the Stripe integration to leverage Commerce Hub. My apologies for the misunderstanding. 

Our long-term goal is to offer Commerce Hub to all our merchants, regardless of where they are located. 

MandyDROS
Top Contributor | Diamond Partner
Top Contributor | Diamond Partner

[Closed] AMA - Get to know Commerce Hub! | October 9 - 13, 2023

Can you automatically generate invoices? 

 

What are the reporting capabilities with the commerce hub?  

 

Do your invoices sync with any accounting or ERP systems?