Headless Commerce is that separation which makes back end and front end two different identities in an e-commerce application. It presents various product catalogues without any traditional constraints of the eCommerce platform. In addition, you have full control over the presentation and aesthetics of the products.
Developers decouple the “head” or front-end template from the back-end data that gives them an upper hand to modify and optimize the style of various product categories. Developers can put details, checkout pages, categories, etc on content management systems such as WordPress, HubSpot. This helps the company to focus on branding, B2B, B2C, content promotion, and so on. Companies integrate eCommerce functionalities with CMS (Content Management System) to expand their reach and explore new horizon over the internet.
Difference between Headless and Traditional eCommerce****
Liberty for front-end development
Removing the constraints for front end development helps the developer to build front end from scratch and hence provide a good experience for users and admin. It creates the possibility of maximum customization and personalization.
All in one
Headless commerce allows businesses to accumulate benefits of the various websites into a single website. The obtained functionalities are much more optimized and flexible in usage.
Whereas, traditional eCommerce is often more complex, less flexible, and customizable. They don’t provide the separation of front end and back end that can hamper their business marketing and eCommerce needs.
Comparison between Vue Storefront and Saleor
Progressive web app for eCommerce platform supported by Magneto 2 which works 100% offline. The main advantage of the Vue Storefront is to connect with various eCommerce backend (Pimcore, Big Commerce, Magneto, etc) through API.
A Graph QL-first, the headless eCommerce platform that provides fast and reliable functionalities to some of the biggest names in the industry. It’s an open-source software based on Python and Django that creates a modern good looking user interface for an online shopping experience
Features of Vue Storefront
- Platform Agnostic- This is like heaven for developers because it allows the software to run on any operating system such as Windows, Unix, Linux, Mac OS, etc. Agnostic software is free from predefined limitations they can run on a various operating system with more flexibility and built-in-resilience.
- PWA- Progressive web app was introduced in 2015 with the aim of delivering the best user experience while reaching to new bases. Companies like Trivago, Twitter, Walmart, etc are taking advantage of this technology.
- AMP- Accelerated mobile pages were launched by Google for eCommerce sites. They have their own open-source framework that makes the pages lighter and faster and easily accessible on mobile devices.
Features of Saleor
- GraphQL API- An open-source data query and manipulation language for APIs. It’s a syntax that helps to describe how to ask for information/data followed by loading data from server to client. The client/user can specify exactly what type of data they need. Hence, it increases user engagement and satisfaction. Data is aggregated from different sources. Companies like Facebook, Shopify, GitHub are using this technology for enhancing their user engagement.
Headless Ecommerce- Customization of catalogues and storefronts, building mobile apps, and building user shopping experiences. The latest updates introduced a modular front end powered by a Graph QL API.
Tool integration in Saleor & Vue Storefront
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