Go headless and best of breed.
That’s the key advice from Commercetools chief product officer Kelly Goetsch for large enterprises looking to expand their e-commerce. (He will dive deeper into this topic in his presentation on “How IT and marketing can use microservices to peacefully co-exist and serve the needs of customers” at our MarTech Conference next month in Boston.)
Founded in 2013, Commercetools provides function-specific cloud-based mini-applications that operate with the help of about 300 APIs. If you want to add a function to check inventory before making a sale, add that component. If you want a new kind of checkout, add that one.
This best of breed “Lego bricks” approach works well for e-commerce, Goetsch told me, because selling products is a series of discrete steps that a brand might want to customize for its unique approach.