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May: What's new in composable?

May 2024 - Commerce • News

What’s new in composable is your monthly guide to capitalising on the evolving composable commerce landscape.  

Don’t miss your monthly insights on the latest industry news, new and insightful learnings and thought leadership that will ensure your business is at the forefront of composable commerce, plus key dates for events you don’t want to miss.

It's your monthly one-stop shop for all things composable. Enjoy! 

Industry news 
MACH Alliance expands certification scope for 'best-of-both' strategies. As the landscape evolves, the MACH Alliance is implementing changes to its certification criteria based on a certification review and research into enterprise technology buyer requirements. In responds to the need for clearer guidance amid market consolidation, changing trends, and modernisation efforts by legacy and larger vendors, see the certification scope here.

BigCommerce recognised as a leader in IDC MarketScape shares the IDC MarketScape model assessing the competitive landscape of technology vendors in a given market. It employs a rigorous scoring methodology based on qualitative and quantitative criteria to graphically illustrate each vendor's position. The framework allows for meaningful comparison of vendors' offerings, capabilities, strategies, and success factors, providing buyers with a comprehensive evaluation of their strengths and weaknesses. Read more here.

Alokai shares composable architecture for SAP commerce modernisation. When Alokai launched in 2017, the 'headless' approach was gaining traction in eCommerce. While promising solutions for performance, flexibility, and scalability, many adopted it without fully understanding its true strengths and limitations. Tech giants like Google championed this revolutionary way to build eCommerce applications, fuelling the hype. Read the full article here.

We've been named as Alokai's partner of the year! The Alokai team has been an invaluable extension of our own, their expertise and knowledge proving indispensable time and time again. From partnering to launch the world's first MACH composable tech stack for MKM, to delivering sophisticated B2B SAP solutions for Winparts across their European site architecture. We're thrilled to be named Alokai's partner of the year and look forward to the future of our partnership. Read the full article here.

Our collaboration with Winparts on their new website has been remarkable. Although still in MVP stage, it's live and receiving orders - a significant milestone. This ongoing project hits green checkmarks for Winparts. To date, we have delivered a world-first 'best-of-both' platform using MACH solutions to modernise SAP Commerce Cloud, with Lighthouse scores already 90+ (projected 99+ at full launch). However, this is just the beginning as we support Winparts' ambitious European expansion plans. Watch this space.

New and insightful

Composable commerce: the answer to your tired website. Is it time for a website resuscitation with composable commerce? Our Senior Business Analyst Carole Breetzke provides a unique perspective on the game-changing composable eCommerce approach with MediaCat. Discover valuable business strategies that will propel your operations forward and give you a competitive edge in this rapidly transforming landscape. Don't miss her trailblazing insights here.

BigCommerce Unveils The Next Big Thing: 100+ New and Innovative Features and Partner Integrations to Empower Brands and Retailers. At its inaugural Next Big Thing product launch, BigCommerce, a leading composable eCommerce platform, introduced over 100 significant platform enhancements, new features, and integrations. Read more about it here.

Unlocking sustainable systems: are websites a hidden carbon giant? As the impact of climate change gets closer to home and more devastating by the day, the global sustainability movement is only getting bigger. It’s impacting our daily lives from the food we purchase to the travel and lifestyle choices we make. But how are the websites we use daily contributing to carbon emissions? Are we doing enough in our industry to make this often-overlooked digital space greener? Listen to a full keynote recording here.

Staying ahead in the age of social commerce: How to meet, delight and convert Gen Z customers where they already are. As consumer paths to purchase become more complex, with 80% of new shoppers interacting with multiple digital touch points before converting, according to BigCommerce's research commissioned by Google, businesses like HMV are leveraging composable technologies. These technologies enable personalised, seamless commerce experiences that find and convert new consumers on the platforms they already use, capitalising on this complexity. Listen to a full keynote recording here.

Dates for your diary 


Elevating Ecommerce in the Middle East: Leveraging AI for Strategic Advantage with Klevu. This webinar, moderated by Mairaid Harte of Klevu, is tailored for eCommerce businesses in Saudi Arabia and the UAE looking to gain a competitive edge on 7th May 2024. Engage with peers and industry leaders, gain actionable insights, and empower your business with strategies to thrive in the competitive eCommerce sector. Register your interest here.

Unlocking B2C Success: Building Robust Composable Commerce Strategies with Royal Cyber. Discover the power of composable commerce for B2C success in this Live Webinar on 9th May. Register your interest here.

In-person events: 

IRX & eDX returns between the 22nd-23rd May at NEC Birmingham. Join the leaders of eCommerce and grow your business. Where digital leaders, eCommerce heads, CX experts, business leaders, developers and architects explore the digital tools and innovation changing the face of modern commerce. Register now to attend, here.

Salesforce World Tour London. Salesforce's World Tour London is back on the 6th June at the ExCel London. Learn about new Salesforce technology plus customer speakers and industry innovation. Register here.

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