What Do Flexible Technologies mean for Composable Commerce?
Composable Commerce solutions, unlike a single-core, full-stack commerce platforms, consist of a portfolio of smaller applications which may come from multiple vendors, but play nicely together through APIs and the orchestration layer that supports them.
The future is flexible. Composable commerce embraces modern architectural patterns for both the back end (MACH) and front end (JAMstack).
The MACH Advantage
Modular by nature, microservices allow you to compose your ideal commerce solution, or add capabilities to your legacy system through robust and well-defined APIs.
Robust, well-designed and mature APIs are flexible enough to support a variety of touchpoints and use cases, but not so granular that they’re overly complex or come with a steep learning curve.
Composable commerce-as-a-service provides on-demand consumption. No need to deploy your own solution, you can subscribe or unsubscribe to components as you wish. Cloud-nativity ensures limitless scalability and resilience, and enhanced security. An attacker can’t take down your entire system by gaining access to a single component.
Headless means a component ships without a front end, enabling interoperability between components and compatibility with any front-end or touchpoint. Headless is not just for commerce --consider headless content, payments and search applications to go “fullMACH.”