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Medusa Admin

Medusa is an open-source headless commerce engine that enables developers to create amazing digital commerce experiences.

Medusa is released under the MIT license. Current CircleCI build status. PRs welcome! Discord Chat Follow @medusajs

🚀 Quickstart

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  1. Install Medusa CLI

    npm install -g @medusajs/medusa-cli
  2. Create a new Medusa project

    medusa new my-medusa-store --seed
  3. Start your Medusa engine

    medusa develop
  4. Use the API

    curl localhost:9000/store/products | python -m json.tool

After these four steps and only a couple of minutes, you now have a complete commerce engine running locally. You may now explore the documentation to learn how to interact with the Medusa API. You may also add plugins to your Medusa store by specifying them in your medusa-config.js file.

🗄 Setting up Admin

  1. Clone this repository
    git clone https://github.com/medusajs/admin medusa-admin
    cd medusa-admin
  2. Install dependencies
    yarn install
  3. Start the development server
    yarn start
  4. Go to http://localhost:7000

Back in your Medusa engine installation directory, you can create your own user for the admin by running:

medusa user -e some@email.com -p some-password

Alternatively, if you've seeded your server with our dummy data, you can use the following credentials:

admin@medusa-test.com // supersecret

🛒 Setting up a storefront for your Medusa project

Medusa is a headless commerce engine which means that it can be used for any type of digital commerce experience - you may use it as the backend for an app, a voice application, social commerce experiences, or a traditional e-commerce website, you may even want to integrate Medusa into your own software to enable commerce functionality. All of these are use cases that Medusa supports - to learn more read the documentation or reach out.

To provide a quick way to get you started with a storefront install one of our traditional e-commerce starters:

  • Gatsby Starter
    npm install -g gatsby-cli
    gatsby new my-medusa-storefront https://github.com/medusajs/gatsby-starter-medusa
  • Nextjs Starter
    npx create-next-app -e https://github.com/medusajs/nextjs-starter-medusa my-medusa-storefront

With your starter and your Medusa store running, you can open http://localhost:8000 (for Gatsby) or http://localhost:3000 (for Nextjs) in your browser and view the products in your store, build a cart, add shipping details and pay and complete an order.

☁️ Linking development to Medusa Cloud

With your project in local development, you can link your Medusa instance to Medusa Cloud - this will allow you to manage your store, view orders, and test out the amazing functionalities that you are building. Linking your project to Medusa Cloud requires that you have a Medusa Cloud account.

  1. Authenticate your CLI with Medusa Cloud:
    medusa login
  2. Link project
    medusa link --develop

You can now navigate to Orders in Medusa Cloud to view the orders in your local Medusa project, just like you would if your store was running in production.

⭐️ Features

Medusa comes with a set of building blocks that allow you to create amazing digital commerce experiences, below is a list of some of the features that Medusa come with out of the box:

  • Headless: Medusa is a highly customizable commerce API which means that you may use any presentation layer such as a website, app, chatbots, etc.
  • Regions allow you to specify currencies, payment providers, shipping providers, tax rates, and more for one or more countries for truly international sales.
  • Orders come with all the functionality necessary to perform powerful customer service operations with ease.
  • Carts allow customers to collect products for purchase, add shipping details, and complete payments.
  • Products come with relevant fields for customs, stock keeping, and sales. Medusa supports multiple options and unlimited variants.
  • Swaps allow customers to exchange products after purchase (e.g. for incorrect sizes). Accounting, payment, and fulfillment plugins handle all the tedious work for you for automated customer service.
  • Claims can be created if customers experience problems with one of their products. Plugins make sure to automate sending out replacements, handling refunds, and collecting valuable data for analysis.
  • Returns allow customers to send back products and can be configured to function in 100% automated flow-through accounting and payment plugins.
  • Fulfillment API makes it easy to integrate with any fulfillment provider by creating fulfillment plugins, check the /packages directory for a full list of plugins.
  • Payments API makes it easy to integrate with any payment provider by creating payment plugins, we already support Stripe, Paypal, and Klarna.
  • Notification API allow integrations with email providers, chatbots, Slack channels, etc.
  • Customer Login to give customers a way of managing their data, viewing their orders, and saving payment details.
  • Shipping Options & Profiles enable powerful rules for free shipping limits, multiple fulfillment methods, and more.
  • Medusa's Plugin Architecture makes it intuitive and easy to manage your integrations, switch providers, and grow with ease.
  • Customization is supported for those special use cases that all the other e-commerce platforms can't accommodate.

Database support

In production, Medusa requires Postgres and Redis, but SQLite is supported for development and testing purposes. It is recommended that you install Redis and Postgres on your development machine if you plan to use Medusa for a project.

To use Postgres and Redis you should provide a database_url and redis_url in your medusa-config.js.


Medusa is all about the community. Therefore, we would love for you to help us build the most robust and powerful commerce engine on the market. Whether its fixing bugs, improving our documentation or simply spreading the word, please feel free to join in. Please check our contribution guide for further details about how to contribute.

Repository structure

The Medusa repository is a mono-repository managed using Lerna. Lerna allows us to have all Medusa packages in one place, and still distribute them as separate NPM packages.


Licensed under the MIT License

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