Headless is the Next Stage in E-commerce’s Evolution, Says Mollie Partners
- 09.02.2023 11:20 am
Mollie, one of the fastest-growing financial services providers in Europe, has today shared that many of its partners are reporting a significant increase in appetite for headless solutions. Mollie has already developed a strong network of partners in the headless and composable commerce ecosystem, offering integrations with leading partners in the space such as Shopware and commerce tools.
Headless technology, which raised more than €1.5 billion in funding between 2020 and 2021, enables businesses to achieve highly tailored customer solutions, faster and more economic development, easier scaling, and better website and mobile performance.
Shopware, as the leading open commerce platform, offers comprehensive e-commerce solutions for all B2C, D2C, and B2B needs. Merchants can elevate their businesses with maximum flexibility, full scalability, and expert support every step of the way. This is also due to Shopware’s API-first approach, which answers the demands of headless commerce. With this architecture, merchants can use Shopware as a backend and basically connect any front end they desire.
“Businesses need a highly flexible e-commerce platform. Headless commerce offers this flexibility. You get full scalability and unlimited growth potential with a headless and API-first architecture. As testimony to the many years of partnership, we are excited to integrate our headless solution with Mollie and offer merchants an end-to-end solution” says Sebastian Hamann, founder and co-CEO of Shopware.
Today’s online shoppers have made it clear that quick and efficient payment methods, fast shipping, and free returns are among the top drivers for their attraction and loyalty to a retailer. Those invested in headless can more flexibly support these demands, as well as see reduced time to market, cost savings, and overall improved performance across multiple touchpoints.
Parallel to the trend toward headless and signalling the company’s dedication to innovation, Mollie has begun a global integration with commercetools, a pioneer in headless solutions. The integration provides commerce tools customers with all leading, localised payment methods as well as seamless payment processing and a comprehensive transaction dashboard.
"Payment processing is core to eCommerce solutions which is why it’s important for us to have the most adept partners in this space. We’re excited for Mollie to join our global partner ecosystem, and look forward to working together in ensuring our customers have the right tools to further grow their business," says Karlis Zemitis, Global ISV Partnerships Manager at commerce tools.
As more than half (52%) of European ecommece shoppers say that they think their country’s economic situation will worsen over the next 12 months, businesses will have to do more with less to capture dwindling consumer spend.
“For companies who operate in multiple markets, operate across multiple channels, use multiple currencies or revenue models, and who are looking to invest in the next innovation - headless and composable are crucial,” says Michaela Weber at Mollie. ”Many of our partners, such as Shopware and commerce tools, are seeing strong growth through this technology and expect demand to continue to increase.”