What is “Headless e-commerce” and what does it mean for our customers? How it helps them to achieve their business goals to be leaders in a very competitive market of online trade? In this post let we have a closer look under the hood of “Headless e-commerce” trend.
First, headless software, the newest form of headless technology can be found in websites. Traditional e-commerce websites have their own back-end and front-end. All the pieces work with the same code base and communicate directly with each other, making the website as a whole. However in a headless installation the front-end is a stand-alone piece of software, which through API communicates with a back-end. Both parts operate separately from each other, and can even be placed on separate servers, creating a minimum version of a multi-server architecture. The bridge between both parts is the API client. The endpoints of the API are connected to each other..
In the context of the front-end, it is an important developer's tool with which you can test code, check the quality and consistency of the layout and do all these things much more effective.
Same, “Headless e-commerce” means a new perspective approach to e-commerce front-end development, which is API-driven and supports monolith business logic within various channels of today e-commerce. Moreover, it brings performance, scalability, extensibility and security to online store front-end operation.