Headless commerce development services

Headless commerce is a thing in the e-commerce domain. It’s a modern approach to building robust, highly maintainable, and scalable online retail business. Learn more about headless commerce development services from DigitalSuits.

We’re proven experts in headless commerce development

E-commerce platforms provide a fast and easy way to launch your online store, but they have restrictions. Headless development allows you to go beyond many limitations while exploiting those platforms' advantages. There's no limit to the potential of headless commerce development services on the frontend that allows businesses to increase customer retention rates over time and launch new digital channels whenever they choose.

The headless solution relies on an API-based flexible link between the backend (‘the body’) and the frontend (the ‘head’). Thus, the functionalities and data are transferred via APIs to various frontend channels, providing the desired user experience. DigitalSuits is a headless commerce development company with a proven track record and projects that have reached the market and started generating revenues. We’ve been building headless commerce solutions for various domains, business sizes, and purposes. Also, we’ve got hands-on experience with migrating your existing store to the headless architecture, maintenance, and support.

Headless development with popular e-commerce platforms

Shopify headless development

Shopify headless development

Shopify offers headless development capabilities with a Hydrogen framework. Our team has been working with the state-of-the-art Shopify tools like Hydrogen and Oxygen to help you build multiple e-commerce stores and still enjoy Shopify’s benefits. Manage your e-commerce store comfortably and conveniently with one of the most convenient e-commerce platforms, while we handle the rest.

BigCommerce headless development

BigCommerce headless development

BigCommerce is one of the most popular e-commerce platforms that can be used as a headless CMS. Our team assists with replatforming, seamless CMS integration, advanced functionality integration, and customized design. We strive to empower you to deliver unparalleled online shopping experiences, leveraging BigCommerce's headless commerce technology for blazing-fast performance.

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Headless commerce development

Our headless solutions will help you move beyond the standard functionality of e-commerce platforms. You will get more flexibility as well as efficient content management.

Replatforming to headless commerce

Don’t get stuck with a solution that doesn’t fulfill your needs anymore. We implement migration from popular e-commerce platforms to a headless technology effortlessly, keeping your data safe.

Headless corporate development

E-commerce isn’t the only sphere where we can use headless development. We can bring your corporate systems to a whole new level in terms of flexibility and efficiency.

Headless API development

We provide custom API development for headless commerce solutions that allows you to connect your store with other systems, tools, and third-party services.

Third-party integrations

Our team will enhance the functionality of your headless solution by linking it to the external service providers. As a result, all integrations will smoothly blend into your online shop.

UI/UX design

Our experts will ensure the smooth performance of your online store to keep users satisfied. We know how to make engaging and attractive interfaces as well as provide frictionless UX.

Testing and QA of headless solutions

We ensure impeccable quality of your headless system with full-stack testing of databases, APIs, user interfaces, and other critical elements.

Headless development consulting

If you lack specialists with relevant headless solutions development experience in your area or simply need an outside view, we’re ready to help you with our in-depth expertise.

Headless development technologies we use





Shopify Hydrogen



Shopify Oxygen


Node.js Serverless












Shopify Plus


BigCommerce enterprise

Why choose our headless commerce development company

Expertise with the e-commerce

The e-commerce domain is one of our strong suits. We’ve helped numerous e-commerce businesses jumpstart their online stores, revamp their existing solutions, migrate to new platforms, and more.

Experience in headless development

As a team who uses a headless development approach, we have gained practical experience with a variety of use cases, including revamping existing solutions, creating APIs, and more.

Business mindset

We value your resources like time and money. That’s why, we offer the most workable tech solutions to our clients that will help them reach their business goals and optimize the development process.

Certified developers

Our software development team comprises professional and certified software engineers. We continuously improve our expertise and skills to be able to deal with tech challenges coming our way.

Headless commerce development challenges we help you overcome

Development resources

To add functionality layers to your e-commerce store or revamp it from the ground up, you’ll need qualified human resources like software engineers and UI/UX designers. We help you overcome that challenge and fill the talent gap with our qualified specialists.

Infrastructure handling

When you go headless, you’ll automatically need to handle complex issues like database and infrastructure management. Our team helps you fix technical issues, integrate third-party tools like ERP and CRM, and maintain your new growing infrastructure.

Website performance

Going headless might deteriorate your website speed due to numerous APIs and integrations that connect the front-end data with the back-end. We review the bottlenecks that cause website speed issues and fix them.

Security vulnerabilities

The headless commerce model offers businesses customization options they haven't had before. However, this freedom of choice comes with security vulnerabilities as well. Our goal is to find, detect, and prevent any security issues you might face.

Why go with headless development for your online store

Enhanced customization options

Trying to customize a Shopify theme created by some third party is a complex endeavor. Its condensed code is hard to make sense of and change. The headless architecture includes a custom frontend that you can alter and improve how you like. With headless platforms, developers can build a user experience from scratch that fit individual business needs.

More flexibility

The headless approach allows you to reuse the blocks from the existing pages on the new ones. Customizing Shopify or BigCommerce themes becomes much easier and faster than creating custom components. That gives more control over the look and feel of your commerce platform. In addition, you get control over the user experience for both your customer and your admin users.

Omnichannel content management

A headless content management system (CMS) allows you to use the same content for multiple platforms: a website, a mobile app, a blog. No need to create a complex system with a separate data source for each channel. A headless content management system will deliver your products, product videos, or blog posts to any channel that you need.

Long-term cost savings

Headless commerce development may seem more expensive than traditional commerce at first glance. But if you look a bit at the future perspectives, you may discover what benefits will bring new and unique digital sales channels. Even if front-end development costs will likely increase, you should consider that these unique tools will bring both customer acquisition and retention. You can save money on sales and marketing campaigns by adding more customization options to your e-commerce platform's front-end.

Improved performance

Headless solutions are built with the peculiarities of your particular business in mind. Therefore, they are often faster than the one-size-fits-all templates e-commerce platforms provide. As the content and products are housed centrally and delivered via API, developers focus on building front-end experiences on different devices and touchpoints, so a headless approach facilitates faster time to market and adopting new channels, entering new regions, and so forth.

Enhanced SEO

The ready-made themes from the e-commerce platforms are not very SEO-friendly, providing only basic SEO optimization. Using the headless approach, you create a solution tailored to your SEO requirements from the start and easy to fine-tune. A headless content management system will deliver your products, product videos, or blog posts to any channel that you need. You can optimize the loading time of your website by using a Content Delivery Network like Netlify or Cloudflare.

What are our headless e-commerce solutions made of

Shopify Plus

We provide Shopify Plus development services that help businesses gain the results they aim at. Shopify offers various packages. For example, Shopify Plus is an excellent choice for businesses with high potential for growth. With Shopify Plus, merchants can use the management tools in the Shopify organization admin such as Users, Store, and Shopify Flow. Moreover, customers get advanced apps that help high-growth businesses. Shopify Plus supports additional application programming interface (API) for custom apps.

The custom front-end we create for you will send requests to Shopify API to get the necessary information. The number of such requests per time period is capped by rate limits. Shopify Plus has the highest rate limit. Therefore, we use it as a basis for a large and complex e-commerce solution, generating a significant flow of requests.


Shopify and BigСommerce are among the most popular and renowned e-commerce platforms. When businesses need improved functionality they go headless with BigCommerce. By delivering API-driven experiences through a CMS, DXP, application, device, or custom frontend, they meet businesses’ needs, increase their efficiencies and reduce bottlenecks.

BigCommerce made discovering, testing, and onboarding headless solutions easy with the help of the Channels Toolkit. Using it, you can detect and manage headless storefronts right from the platform’s control panel.

Almost all the functionality of a BigCommerce store is available via APIs. The platform offers public APIs for new features even before the release of native features that will employ it. Thus, new functionality is open to the development community as soon as possible.

Headless CMS

E-commerce platforms like Shopify or BigCommerce offer built-in content management systems. However, with their help, you can only edit the content for a particular theme. Some additional tools will be required if you also have a mobile app or a blog.

With the headless approach, you can use one content management system for all distribution platforms. Thus, you can alter the content once to update it everywhere via APIs linked to different platforms, saving time and effort.

Agile headless commerce approach facilitates brand consistency and customer experience.

For our headless e-commerce projects, we prefer using the Strapi CMS. Our team also works with Contentstack, DatoCMS, and Contentful. Nonetheless, we can employ any CMS to create a headless solution for you.

Static or dynamic site generation

There are different ways to generate the “picture” a user sees when entering your website. For example, you can create its HTML version, save it on a server and retrieve it when requested. It’s called a static site generation.

The alternative is dynamic site generation or server-side rendering. In this case, a back-end compiles data from a database or a third-party API on the server to create an updated site version page each time it is requested.

Each approach has its merits. Static site generation can be faster to implement and provides better loading speed. However, using server-side rendering is crucial if you want to give the users some up-to-date information (the availability of a product, for instance). We can provide you with the option that suits most of your marketing and SEO needs.

Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

A DXP is a type of software that provides companies the possibility to digitize business operations, deliver connected customer experiences, and gather actionable customer insight. It is possible to combine DXP with a headless CMS solution to build an extremely customer-oriented foundation.

Clients get great value from the flexible, API-driven content and its capability to integrate with other services. In addition to this, developers and marketers get room for additions and edits without interfering with the project flow. However, some companies, which particularly had content management systems using experience, may want to start segmenting audiences in order to target personalized offers. In that case, your platform will have operational and marketing capabilities for that.

Progressive Web Apps (PWA)

By using Progressive web apps (PWA) you get a chance to deliver a native app-like experience to users. These web applications use the latest web capabilities but can appear to the user like traditional applications or native mobile apps. Combining the capabilities of websites and mobile software, they are eager to create an immersive user experience that will lead to higher conversion rates and more time spent on site. Brands can leverage PWAs in headless e-commerce development to enable mobile-first e-commerce transformation in the most convenient and quickest way and at the lowest cost.

The key characteristics of PWAs include reliability, excellent performance, and immersive user experiences that can thrill and delight users.

Frequently asked questions

Just like any technology, the headless approach has its pros and cons. Let’s start with the pros:

  • Faster time-to-market. Since decoupling of the front-end and back-end lies in the heart of the headless commerce approach, businesses can focus on building the presentation layer only. Building only the front-end part leads to faster development process and time-to-market.
  • Higher loading speed. Decoupling the front-end from back-end results in faster data retrieval and enhanced website speed.
  • Better SEO optimization. Headless approach is more flexible in the SEO context. It facilitates powerful metadata, canonical tags, markup, and more.

However, a headless solution comes with its shortcomings as well.

  • High cost. Headless development can be a costly solution in short perspective. It may be more costly and complicated to maintain your system due to uncoupled front-end and back-end parts.
  • High maintenance cost. Also, it may take extra time and human resources to support both front-end and back-end parts separately.
  • Complexity. Since headless approach is a relatively new technology, it can be hard to find talents with relevant expertise to build a solution you need.

Still, if the benefits mentioned earlier are critical in your case, using this approach is more feasible in the long run.

In a headless content management system, the content repository is separated from the presentation part. You can use one headless CMS across several front-ends. Thus, you may employ omnichannel strategies, integrating content into any software or website by calling the APIs that serve as flexible links. What is the best headless frontend framework for e-commerce? Headless commerce development is gaining traction, so there are no big names in this field yet. However, some front-end JavaScript frameworks are widely used in headless development:

  • React – characterized by a VDOM model, JSX extension, and perfect debugging features.
  • Vue – great for development of interactive web interfaces.
  • Angular – offers cross-platform development capabilities and PWA development
  • Next.js – a server-side rendering framework good for e-commerce applications since it aids in powerful SEO optimization and rich UI.
  • Gatsby – a server-side rendering framework that impresses with its speed and performance.

Every framework has so much to offer, so it’s better to choose depending on your business goals.

To estimate the average cost of a headless solution, you have to consider the number of factors that will influence the final price: team size, development hours, location of a software development team, complexity of the project, timeline, and more. All in all, the price might significantly range as headless commerce development can be costly due to the need to integrate APIs, third-party services, and more. Thus, headless development cost ranges from $10.000 to $50.0000 for a small project with simple functionality and can grow further. A more complex project with enhanced features like personalized recommendations can reach $100.000 and more.

What our clients say

Michael Lewis


,Claim Technology
“The DigitalSuits team fully devoted themselves to producing a quality final product.”
Their team was responsible for the IT architecture, front- and backend web development work for the platform components, and API implementations. The main app is programmed using Ruby on Rails, and the frontend was developed using React.js. They delivered superior services, assigning only highly-experienced professionals to the project.

David Olkovetsky


,Artisan Revere
"They're extremely focused on making sure results achieve your standards."
We hired DigitalSuits to develop our website in conjunction with our designer. Our goals were to get the site pixel-perfect compared to our designs. DigitalSuits team was able to meet all of the expectations for the project. The company appreciated how well the team took their feedback and was always eager to fix any issues.

Check our cases

Building Headless E-commerce Website for Textile Technology Company

Our client, a US-based company, produces various textile products like headwear, air masks, skincare exfoliants, and kitchen aprons. We started our collaboration with a project called OURA. There was a need to empower the website and strengthen its position in different markets. Recently, our client contacted us with a new project called Ouragins. This is the client’s new business direction — to create scrubs for medical staff designed to kill germs and protect.
Building Headless E-commerce Website for Textile Technology Company

Headless BigCommerce Solution for OURA

Our client OURA, a US-based company, approached us with a need to empower their website and expand their presence in different markets. The company produces different types of textiles: headwear, air masks, skincare exfoliants, kitchen aprons. We were impressed by the company's inspiring core values — donating charities that help children with cancer.
Headless BigCommerce Solution for OURA

Headless E-commerce Platform for OURA

The client had a typical Shopify website that did not meet new business needs. The primary requirement was content management for detailed product descriptions, including video and photo content, SEO for effective website promotion in Search systems, and redesign to improve UI/UX. We focused on these custom features.
Headless E-commerce Platform for OURA
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