What are our headless e-commerce solutions made of?
Shopify is one of the most popular and renowned e-commerce platforms. We have significant expertise in working with it, so we often choose this platform as the basis for our e-commerce solutions. We provide Shopify Development services that help businesses gain the results they aim at.
Shopify offers various packages, but not all of them are equally good for a headless solution. Shopify Plus is a more flexible solution that supports more options and permissions to your store’s code. It will be 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 and Shopify Plus supports additional application programming interface (API) calls that lets to integrate with custom apps. Merchant Success Program, the Shopify Plus Partner Program, Shopify POS Pro, and a Shopify Plus Community on Facebook help and support merchants to get higher revenue and increase sales.
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 Bigcommerce 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.
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.
Highly customized React.js or angular sites to a CMS give developers the possibility to integrate even the most complex commerce requirements. So, brands can adopt content for any digital. Agile headless e-commerce empowers teams easily repurposed or edited, empowering 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. That is called 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, and be able to start with the operational transformation process without going through partnering with another headless commerce development company.
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 are: Reliable - Uncertain network conditions don’t influence loads. High-speed - Quickly responds to user interactions without uneven scrolling. Engaging - An immersive user experience that can thrill and delight users.