Whitepaper commercetools divante composable commerce reference architecture

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commercetools – Composable Commerce, Reference Architecture

There’s no doubt that headless, microservices-based and cloud-native architecture has changed eCommerce software for good. So why exactly choose commercetools for your new eCommerce platform?

We’d like to start a discussion with this eBook and draft the reference architecture for commercetools deployments. It's not a full overview of all available options, but rather a quick-win; a solid and recommended boilerplate for new projects you’re starting on the commercetools platform.

More than that, it’s meant to show you the right direction to take for your own research and experimentation.

On more than 40 pages, you‘ll find:

  • Using your own vs. buying services for eCommerce
  • The ecosystem of composable commerce
  • Three key features of commercetools
  • Unified eCommerce frontends
  • Custom domain and integration services and apps


What is Composable Commerce?

Composable commerce is a commerce system built from Packaged Business Capabilities (PBCs). Each PBC is a software component that represents a well-defined business capability.

This way, composable commerce offers every business a selection of best-of-breed commerce components that are all connected – or composed – into a custom application built for specific business needs.

Each Packaged Business Capabilities (PBCs) is a feature or capability of the application and is typically a third-party software component. A good example of PBC is a checkout or search engine. The composable approach utilizes a whole palette of various vendors who offer dedicated solutions for specific business needs.

Find more information about the commercetools architecture in our Blueprint Architecture White Paper.