Headless - What & Why
What is Headless?
Headless is the term used to describe eCommerce stores that use and eCommerce platform to setup the store but choose not to use the user interface provided by the platform. Instead, the user experience is built from scratch using modern technologies like React and Angular and configuration information is fetched from the platform using Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) supported by the platform
Headless is suitable for stores that desire higher levels of performance and user experience customization. While platforms provide pretty good user experience for most use case, stores that desire custom interactions are limited to extensions that exist on the platform or building new extensions. Add to that the fact that platform performance can only be optimized so much given they have to support a variety of user cases, it sometimes becomes more effective to build the user experience from scratch
Client Sorority Specialities
Sorority specialties is an eCommerce company specializing in sales of sorority merchandise to sororities around the US. A need for lower maintenance costs forced them out of their then platform Magento and with the help of atmosol, they built a solution that used APIs and some parts of a BigCommerce user experience to build a partial headless solution.
We would absolutely recommend atmosol for anyone needing development work. They do a thorough job and the team had that higher skillset that we were looking for In our Magento Store Project.Michelle Hunt Chromatography Research Supplies
atmosol has been a very critical partner to our success. If we did not have their responsiveness, if we did not have their support, and the personalized team that works with us, we would not be where we’re at today.Thomas Guenther Groupe SEB