Interplay is the first low-code headless ecommerce platform. Interplay Commerce brings all the flexibility and expansive functionality of a headless architecture as well as the speed, integration consistency, and cohesive development environment of low-code.
Ecommerce platforms continue to evolve at an ever-increasing rate. To keep pace with such rapid innovation, platforms are moving away from monolithic all-in-one applications and moving toward a ‘headless’ model where the front-end interface is separated from the back-end management applications. In 2020, 61% of retailers said they would leverage headless commerce, and that number will continue to rise -- for good reason. Simultaneously, low-code is revolutionizing how applications are developed. Interplay Commerce (IPC) combines Headless and Low-code to provide a revolutionary platform for ecommerce.
Headless ecommerce is better:
Risks and Challenges with Headless Architecture
There are several headless ecommerce platforms available. Our platform, Interplay, is also a headless architecture. It’s also Low-code drag-and-drop, which is a very powerful combination.
Typical headless systems are abstracted API systems created to be flexible to adapt to the retailer's needs. This also means functionality and features have to be custom added and often missing functionality for advanced commerce operations leaving the specific implementation to the retailers development team. Due to its micro services and API driven architecture headless commerce systems get over engineered. This makes headless commerce implementations over budget and miss timelines creating uncertainty for retailers. There needs to be a coordinated middleware and out of the box functionality. That’s where low-code comes into play.
Low-code development environments place as many functions or code as possible into discrete modules or containers. Developers can then connect these modules together in a drag-n-drop visual environment, which then connects those modules together with appropriate data connections.
Low-code development is better:
Interplay is both Headless and Low-Code
Interplay combines the benefits of headless ecommerce architecture with low-code development to provide a uniquely powerful and fast deployable platform.
Interplay Commerce (IPC) is best:
Low-code development offers many advantages, but the most important is speed. With Interplay, developers can code well, and they can code fast. When low-code is coupled with headless ecommerce through Interplay, a business can get all of the benefits of headless ecommerce along with absolutely none of the risk.