Speed, scalability, flexibility, API-first, Cloud Native, and full control over your customer’s experience are only a few of the advantages of headless architecture.Learn more
The first and foremost advantage of headless commerce solutions is that you can use the best-of-breed products and services. One of the most important questions is which elements of the architecture to build vs. which ones to buy. You choose the Search, PIM, and OMS that fits your business model best. Then you can build the elements that make the difference for the end-user. Usually, it’s the unified headless front end and integration layer.
Previously, with all-inclusive monolithic platforms, there was always a temptation to change the platform whenever you needed to improve conversion rates or redesign the site. Now, it’s not. If you’re changing the UI, you’re not dealing with the eCommerce platform at all. On the other hand, it’s easier to change the platform because it’s, well, “just API.” You can always find a replacement service.
That’s why choosing an eCommerce platform, which is now more like the “glue” between all the other architecture puzzle pieces, is more important than ever. The other deciding factor is how the platform administration tools fit into the existing company processes, such as introducing new products or fulfilling orders. If it fits and you’ve trained the team, you probably won’t change this in the foreseeable future.
Buy vs Build
Lower cost of ownership is a vital argument for the composable commerce architecture. You just use the best-of-breed services composed of just a few components built and tailored to the customer’s needs.
Develop at a different pace
The front end is a space for conversion rate optimization and requires a lot of experiments and changes. The back end needs to be safe and secure, so it’s developed at a totally different pace. That’s completely fine. With headless architecture that has both layers deployed completely on their own, these characteristics can be saved without negatively impacting either one.
Progressive web apps (PWAs) and optimized front-end apps are a way to improve the conversion rates and improve the web vitals metrics for your site. You can scale out the front end separately to the back end, which, on the other hand, is a huge space for cost-and-effort optimization while still providing the users with the best possible experience.
Founded in 2008, Divante has constantly applied top-notch technology across all major platforms to empower companies in their mission. Since then, we’ve established a proven process that we now follow in cooperation with our clients.
We use a fast iterative process based on scrum methodologies. The entire process is divided into sprints, and the backlog is gradually refined as the work progresses. Depending on your needs, the process is ready to be adjusted for better time and cost-efficiency.
The first step to understand business and technical requirements.
2. DISCOVERY PHASE
A full analysis to verify the preliminary scope and make a final offer.
3. AGREEMENT AND PLANNING
Formal issues and planning of the project kickoff.
4. AGILE DEVELOPMENT
Design, development, testing, code review, and user feedback settled in T&M.
5. GO LIVE!
Further Development and Scaling Strategy.
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