There is no dearth of hosted eCommerce and off-the-shelf software, but when you want absolute control over your online store, custom-built is the way to go. Custom development provides the flexibility to tailor the eCommerce solution to the nuances of your business, while allowing for seamless integration with in-house and third-party systems.
With the choice of technology and development frameworks available today, forward-thinking retailers are opting for fully customized eCommerce solutions that will be faster, scalable, and maintainable.
A typical enterprise eCommerce solution, being the complex monolith it usually is, can be expensive and difficult to scale. With tightly-coupled systems, deploying the smallest of UI changes becomes complicated. The modern approach to eCommerce system architecture is to adopt microservices, which allows for feature sets to be decoupled and developed in isolation. This decentralization will give you deployment and development flexibility resulting in faster time to market.
In a microservices architecture, each microservice is an atomic business function that can be developed independently.
Microservices is best when working with extended teams or when your development units are dispersed around the globe.
The system as a whole becomes more efficient as you need scale only those services that are more frequently used.
Each microservice is a separate block of code and this decomposition makes the application code easier to maintain.
As with development, microservices can be deployed individually and rolled back easily, if needed, without affecting the rest of the system.
Each microservice can use a different tech stack (including independant SQL/NoSQL datastores) making it possible to choose the most apt technology for the specific service. Adopting newer technologies also becomes easier and less risky.
Fault isolation possible with an MSA ensures that the system continues to function even when one of the services is down.
B2C or B2B, having an eCommerce website has become an irrefutable part of doing business. Core modules inherent to an eCommerce system include: