It’s official: commercetools has scored another "leader" recognition and was named a leading provider in headless commerce in the
IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Headless Digital Commerce Applications 2020-2021 Vendor Assessment
According to the IDC MarketScape, commercetools stands out with:
#1 Modular architecture that enables customers to build a commerce platform that suits their specific needs
#2 Performance based on cloud-native and event-driven architecture that allows customers to achieve scale with less hardware and flex based on load


IDC MarketScape Headless Commerce 2020

SOURCE: IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Headless Digital Commerce Applications 2020-2021 Vendor Assessment,
by Jordan Jewell, December 2020, IDC #US45741620.

IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT suppliers in a given market.

The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. The Capabilities score measures vendor product, go-to-market and business execution in the short-term. The Strategy score measures alignment of vendor strategies with customer requirements in a 3-5-year timeframe. Vendor market share is represented by the size of the icons.



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“Consider commercetools when [...] your organization is primarily focused on differentiating with technological agility and adapting to change.”

IDC MarketScape

IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Headless Digital Commerce Applications 2020-2021

Why This Report Is a Must-Read

Digital businesses count on this influential resource to guide them in selecting the right technology for their needs. In this IDC report, get insider insights for 11 of the top headless digital commerce application vendors, including commercetools. Learn about their strengths and challenges, as well as which points are most important for companies to consider when selecting an eCommerce platform.


Key Takeaways

  • Industry's first-ever headless commerce-only report
  • Discover why the future of commerce is API first
  • Learn how IDC defines real headless commerce
  • See which platforms support GraphQL and why it should matter to you
  • Understand the different deployment models and why multi-tenant SaaS is the gold standard
  • Explore what organizational/technical criteria must be adopted before headless commerce