Digital commerce experiences are increasingly stepping outside the bounds of the dot.com website. To make newer touchpoints such as mobile apps, in-store digital, interactive display, rich content and IoT natively shoppable, or support one-touch, gesture or voice-enabled transactions, merchants need to extend payment processing anywhere.
The key to achieving anywhere commerce is API-driven systems that allow applications to share and process data. Many organizations are exploring microservices as a flexible way to extend, customize and scale their commerce functionality to fit the new world of shoppable touchpoints.
Microservices are small applications built around specific business functionality decoupled from other pieces of your commerce platform. Their independence and dedicated APIs allow them to integrate with diverse touchpoints and be scaled, updated and removed without impacting the database or code of your core commerce platform. They’re especially helpful when you want to satisfy unique use cases without “breaking your build.”
But is building a payments microservice the right way to satisfy unique requirements within emerging consumer touchpoints?
Third party payment solutions are already microservices-like
There’s good reason why ecommerce platforms typically don’t ship with native payment processing and require integration with third parties for merchant accounts and payment gateways. Payments is too critical …read more