Headless eCommerce and other headless systems are a growing technology. I have explained in one of my posts about headless CMS. Going headless is not limited to the CMS landscape, it has already invaded the eCommerce world. In this post, I will discuss what headless commerce means and some of the headless commerce solutions.
- Why do I need a headless system
- What makes a headless eCommerce system
- Headless eCommerce platforms
- Headless CMS with eCommerce integration
- Last thoughts
Why do I need a headless ( eCommerce) system?
So, why do we need this anyway? Monolithic systems have been serving our purpose for a long time, and it does not seem like there is any need for a new approach. Isn’t it?
However, with the expansion of IoT devices, traditional monolithic systems are incapable of presenting the content to users. Monolithic systems are mainly designed to run on web-based systems on a desktop and are not capable of adapting to many other devices connected to the internet. Headless systems are born to resolve this issue.
Therefore, as an online store owner, if you want your customers to purchase your product at a KIOSK at the airport, or through any other device connected to the internet, it is time for a transition. Headless eCommerce is capable of expanding your business to more potential customers.
What makes a headless eCommerce system ?
Headless commerce systems are a subset of headless systems. These systems are more complex than headless CMS. Headless eCommerce systems integrate many other subsystems:
- Inventory control system
- Customer relationship management systems(CRM)
- Payment processing
- Content management system
- Security systems
Headless eCommerce platforms
Here are some of the headless eCommerce platforms
Headless CMS that support eCommerce integration
Most of the eCommerce businesses today are based on traditional monolithic systems that coupled backend and front-end together. while this approach has its strengths and weakness, it is definitely not the ideal solution with the expansion of growing IoT devices. Headless eCommerce systems have an edge over the traditional systems by helping online merchants reach many customers anywhere in the world.