Building Headless E-commerce Website for Textile Technology CompanyOur 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.
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 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 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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