Mar 31, 2023



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Mar 31, 2023



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Composable commerce has arrived! But what is it?

As technology advances it becomes more streamlined and accessible. This brings with it changes in business practices and customer behaviour. One such advancement is composable technology. Its modular approach allows businesses to bolt on apps. And it’s moving at pace!

Peter Lambrou


Sitecore Optimisation Consultant MVP Strategist

woman holding shopping bags jumping in front of a mural
woman holding shopping bags jumping in front of a mural
woman holding shopping bags jumping in front of a mural

Composable architecture moves away from the monolithic approach of a one vendor system. It’s an API first approach that provides a lot more flexibility and scalability by decoupling the front-end presentation layer. This is called headless.

Sitecore’s Composable DXP works on this premise. It’s a powerful set of tools that comprises bolt-on, compatible modules to build the perfect customer experience.

Shopping online has become the norm. Millions of us take to the keyboard and mouse to shop. We also expect a tailored experience. With composable technology now moving into the ecommerce space, customer expectations can be exceeded, and business outcomes can be achieved quicker. Sitecore’s OrderCloud can help deliver commerce to all online channels.

How does composable commerce work?

Composable commerce architecture uses:

  • MACH (microservices, APIs, cloud, and headless)

  • JAMstack (JavaScript, APIs, and Markup)

MACH and JAMstack deliver flexibility that can't be achieved through the 'traditional' ecommerce solutions out there.

Headless commerce stores can be built to meet today's and tomorrow's digital demands. But that's not all, for composable commerce to really deliver it must follow three simple principles:

  1. A modular architecture: Every component is independent. This results in quicker delivery times, faster time to market, and better customer personalised experiences across every channel and device.

  2. An open ecosystem: Allows you to build the best possible solution to suit your business requirements. Using third party apps and pre-built solutions, there's plenty of choice to create what you need - at a lower cost.

  3. Business centricity: Choosing exactly what you want from the composable stack ensures you: (1) get what your business needs to succeed. and (2) can quickly change elements of your composable stack to meet changing demands.

What to expect from composable commerce

You've decided to ditch your one-dimensional siloed ecommerce platform and opt for the composable approach. What should your level of expectations be?

For starters, the convenience of plug and play will truly open your eyes to the possibilities of what you can achieve. Every composable module is never a permanent fixture – you are not locked into one monolithic solution.

The beauty of composable tech is its flexibility. It's the freedom to easily build a future proof ecommerce store - to replace any module as and when you feel fit.

Your business’s agility increases significantly. You can scale and pivot accordingly to give your customers the very best digital commerce experiences you can possibly offer. And all of this at a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) due to faster time market and zero requirement to re-platform.

Composable commerce: Summary of benefits

  • Scalability, agility and flexibility

  • Lower TCO

  • Plug and play build (low code/no code)

  • Future proof

Working with Codehouse

Our experts have been busy working with some of Sitecore’s composable modules. With over 15 years of experience working with Sitecore your project will be in capable hands. If you want to find out more about how composable technology can help drive your business forward, get in touch.

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