Introduction to Headless Commerce

Headless commerce is a modern approach to eCommerce architecture that involves decoupling the front-end presentation layer from the back-end functionality. This means that the user interface and the backend system are developed and managed independently. Simply put, the frontend is separated from the backend, allowing businesses to provide a more personalized and seamless shopping experience across multiple channels.

With headless commerce, businesses can easily integrate with different touchpoints, such as mobile apps, social media platforms, and IoT devices.

This article will explore the use cases of headless setups where modern technology benefits businesses. If you are interested in the detailed difference between headless and headful architectures, you may refer to the MACH article.

eCommerce Platform For Auto Parts Business

In the U.S. alone, over 1,300 companies are involved in manufacturing parts for various automobiles.

As with most other industries, auto parts manufacturing slowed at the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, and customer behavior changed drastically. As lockdowns were ordered and the automotive supply chain was affected, clients turned to eCommerce stores for their auto parts. Embracing the artistry of Magento ERP integration became crucial for seamlessly managing inventory, orders, and supply chain operations, ensuring continuity in serving customers through eCommerce platforms despite disruptions in traditional automotive channels.

Automotive eCommerce, which includes auto parts eCommerce, is here to stay and is only expected to grow in the future.

So, how do you build a competitive auto parts eCommerce platform?

Introduction to Magento and the MACH world

If you haven’t heard of MACH, allow us to elaborate on what it stands for. By searching the internet, you may find that “MACH number (M or Ma) is a dimensionless quantity in fluid dynamics representing the ratio of flow velocity past a boundary to the local speed of sound.” 

While that MACH is named after Moravian physicist and philosopher Ernst Mach, our MACH is from the Information Technologies world :)

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Big events, big news for the digital commerce industry

Greater collaboration. New services. Integrating AI into the user experience. These were the headline grabbers from announcements made at two recent springtime events – and they’re opening the door to new possibilities for more efficient business and technology cooperation through exciting approaches to the customer experience.

Here’s a recap of the two main events: AdobeSummit and Magento Association.

E-commerce and COVID-19

Empty city streets, padlocks set firmly over metal bars. Covered windows at shops and cafes that were until very recently buzzing with patrons just a couple of weeks ago. Now they’re all deserted. No, this is not a zombie apocalypse movie scene…it is a dark moment in time but it is also our new reality…at least for the next couple of weeks if not months.

The myth of soft skills

Recently more and more people online bring up the topic of soft skills, its importance at the workplace and influence on the overall hierarchy and mood within the company.
But today I would like to cover its impact on the general productivity and draw a line between soft and so-called “hard skills” and also I would like to dispel a myth of importance soft skills only for managers.

AR and AI for fashion brands

Despite the incredible convenience of online shopping, including saved time and efforts, wide ranges of products to be compared and purchased, provided discounts, and detailed product information, eCommerce has not yet completely replaced traditional trade.

One of the main reasons here is that customers have no physical access to products and can not touch, feel, and closely examine the items they buy. This drawback becomes even more significant in the case of digital fashion stores selling clothing, shoes, and accessories, where shoppers additionally need to make sure about the size and look. Note that, the average return rate for apparel stores is between 20-30%, which is much higher than the 10% rate for gifts, toys, and home products.

Cloud hosting strategy

After the decision to move to the cloud and determining a cloud strategy, the next step is to follow cloud strategy steps like demand analysis, create a system design, and finally set up and test the cloud infrastructure. This all sounds very trivial and is very similar to a dedicated hosting approach, but there are some special points to consider in a cloud environment.