Features & Roadmap


Storefront Starter Kit

  • Server-side rendering by default

    A modern stack including Next.js, Apollo, React and Material UI for fully server-side rendered (SSR) pages.

  • Event Tracking & Analytics

    Third-party analytics provider support, including Segment.io for ecommerce tracking events.

GraphQL Dev Server

  • Checkout and Order Endpoints

    GraphQL Endpoints for Checkout and Orders

Authentication Service

  • Single sign-on

    Universal login and authorization with a Reaction OAuth and OpenID Connect provider

Component Library

  • Storefront Client

    React Components for Product Detail Page, Product Grid, Cart, Checkout, and Customer Account Profiles

  • Automated Component Testing

    Snapshot testing for React components.

  • Automated Continuous Deployment

    Staging deployments and NPM semantic releases automatically built and deployed with every commit


GraphQL Dev Server

  • Checkout and Order Endpoints

    GraphQL Endpoints for Checkout and Orders


  • GraphQL API

    Use GraphQL endpoints in place of DDP Subscriptions for Product Grid and PDP

  • Testing

    End-to-end and acceptance testing.

  • Continuous deployment

    Staging branch built and deployed with every commit to a release branch

  • Keep up with the latest pre-release branch

    Many refactors and fixes for the app, detailed in the pre-release pull request.


GraphQL Dev Server

  • More endpoints

    GraphQL Endpoints for Cart, Catalog, Products, Tags, and Accounts with improved pagination


  • Simplifying Reaction

    Move optional packages out of the core product, for a slimmer, faster Reaction.

  • Deploy to Heroku

    Deploy an instance of Reaction with the click of a button.

  • Serve Assets from CDN

    Option to serve bundled CSS and JS from a CDN out of the box.

  • And more

    Robots.txt files, bundle size reporting for releases and more. Read the full release notes for more.

  • Remove legacy revision control

    Improve product grid performance and simplify publication logic by removing the legacy revision control system.

  • Meteor 1.7

    Upgrade to the latest Meteor release.

  • Introducing the GraphQL Dev Server

    Run a pure Node server for GraphQL development, without involving Meteor.

  • Major changes to Catalog and Pricing

    The GraphQL Catalog and Reaction Catalog collection now use a new, better schema, and also introduce a new Pricing object. Read the release notes for more details.

  • More GraphQL API endpoints

    Mutations, queries and resolvers for addresses, roles, currencies and more.

  • Snyk security

    Add continuous integration tests for security vulnerabilities with Snyk. Read the changelog for more.

  • New GraphQL endpoint

    Start GraphQL and GraphiQL API with endpoints for viewers and accounts

  • Jest testing

    Introduce Jest specs and patterns to test GraphQL resolvers, schemas and more. Read the changelog for details.

  • Introducing the Catalog

    A faster, slimmer Catalog for storefront viewing. Read the changelog for more.

  • Docker & Circle CI

    Use CircleCI workflows to run automated tests and update Docker to support multi-stage builds.

  • Update and dynamically load modules

    Load certain modules dynamically for faster startup speeds, along with removing or replacing large dependencies like ImageMagick.

  • Babel 7

    Babel 7, part of the Meteor 1.6.1 upgrade, brings possible breaking changes along with other changes in this release, detailed in the changelog.

  • Code linting

    Enforce and establish new code rules for consistency and quality, across all Reaction applications.

  • Meteor 1.6

    Enhanced developer tools including native debugging with breakpoints and Chrome DevTools.

  • Node 8

    Faster V8 engine speeds.

  • Multi-tenant Marketplace

    Onboard and manage multiple branded shops in a multi-tenant marketplace.

  • Marketplace Merchants

    Enable and manage multiple merchants or vendors in a single marketplace with split order fulfillment and payment processing.

  • Stripe Connect

    Stripe Connect payments for Marketplaces.

  • Advanced Permissions

    Create and modify groups, roles, and permission sets at a granular level.

  • Bulk Order Management

    Change status and process multiple orders.

  • One Step Checkout

    Simple one step cart and checkout experience.

  • Drag & Drop Merchandising and Product Management

    Arrange order of product's and its variants in your shop with drag and drop. Clone product variants, manage product options (eg. size/color), related product photos. Edit fields inline.

  • Product Publishing Workflow

    Publishing and approval workflow based on revisions and roles.

  • Accounts & User Management

    Invite users and grant permissions. User authentication with account profile page, global address book and order history for users.

  • Inventory

    Manage product variant line item inventory reservations.

  • Search

    Search and filtering for products, orders, accounts, plus search APIs.

  • Stripe Payments

    Use Stripe for accepting payments.

  • Taxes

    Custom tax rate management.

  • Flat Rate Shipping

    Ship your products around the globe.

  • Backorders

    Shoppers can purchase products even when quantity runs out.

  • Tag Taxonomy

    Uses recursive tag taxonomy for categorization.

  • Email Configuration & Templates

    Configuration for over 40+ SMTP and email service providers. Manage and edit email templates for your shop.

  • Social Media integration

    Integrated custom product social media messaging (FB, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram).

  • i18n and l10n

    Internationalization and localization to translate and localize all content for the world.

  • RTL Localization

    Right-to-left language support.

  • Multi-Currency Support

    Support for additional currencies beyond US Dollars with auto locale conversion.

  • Docker Ready

    Build, ship and run Reaction containers anywhere.

  • Integration tests

    End to end integration testing of Reaction and packages for a better codebase.

  • Mobile friendly

    Optimized experience for all mobile, tablet, and desktop devices.

  • Babel and ES6

    Refactor to ES6, plus package and architecture changes

  • Windows friendly

    Cross platform development environment with Linux, OS X, and Windows support.