What is Headless Commerce?
Headless Commerce is an approach to implementing ecommerce software without dictating the screens through which the customer will interact with the store.
A Headless Commerce application provides a library of ecommerce functionality through a set of APIs, which are called by the ecommerce website, a mobile App, voice assistant, wearable technology or other smart device. The Headless Commerce engine itself has no user interface.
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- A customer visits the ecommerce website using a browser, a page is retrieved from the web server.
- The headless commerce engine integrates with other systems such as a search engine to build a list of products that match a customer's search query.
The web pages can be built using any technology, completely independently from the headless commerce engine.