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Composable Commerce: Navigating Overlooked Transformation Challenges to Boost Business Agility

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Retail Touchpoints by Yury Bialykh

Composable Commerce: Navigating Overlooked Transformation Challenges to Boost Business Agility

Retailers are waking up to the limitations of monolithic commerce stacks. These legacy models hinder one’s ability to be truly agile, which is particularly troublesome when considering the ever-emerging challenges of today’s commerce landscape. Sick of drawn-out development cycles and high costs, retailers want to transition to a composable commerce strategy.

Embodied by the MACH philosophy (or Microservices, API First, Cloud-native and Headless), composable architecture brings multiple benefits, from tailored solutions for unique business challenges and shorter development cycles to innovation via technology diversity and robust future-proofing.

While retailers must embrace a composable commerce strategy to become more agile and effectively disrupt their respective markets through rapid innovation, undergoing such a massive transformation is no easy task. It requires significant technical maturity and possibly assistance from an experienced partner.

What Does it Actually Mean to Go Through a Transformation?

There is much work involved for a retailer to shift from a legacy monolithic platform to a composable commerce strategy, especially if that company has an already established digital presence with millions of lines of custom code. In fact, retailers need considerable expertise to work with that code and make changes. To that end, retailers must assemble a well-staffed team with ample technical experience; likewise, companies must familiarize themselves with the cloud. Additionally, because transitioning to modern MACH digital architecture is not merely a question of technical know-how, retailers will face many other essential questions nestled within the larger business-specific context. Questions like: How will business users’ operations change? How much automation is beneficial? How to measure success? Could we reuse this customer-build feature?

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