What Is The Difference Between MACH and Composable Commerce?

Ecompromo | February 24, 2021 | Web Marketing

If you’re in the commerce space, whether you’re evaluating vendors or just staying up to date on the latest and greatest trends, then you’ve probably heard about Headless Commerce, Composable Commerce and MACH. So what are they and how do they differ?

If you’re in the commerce space, whether you’re evaluating vendors or just staying up to date on the latest and greatest trends, then you’ve probably heard about Headless Commerce, Composable Commerce and MACH. So what are they and how do they differ?

Headless Commerce

Well, firstly, headless commerce is more widely known, since it was established in 2011 by Elastic Path. Its strategy of decoupling the front end of presentation layer from the back end commerce engine enables businesses to deliver continuous customer journeys across multiple touch points without that dependency on the back end slowing you down.

Since then, technology has developed more to create more flexibility across these commerce journeys. And here in lies, MACH.

MACH

Now MACH simply a collection of technologies wrapped up in an acronym, which stands for:

  • Microservices
  • APIs Cloud
  • Native
  • Headless Commerce

So what does MACH do? Well to understand that you will need to understand each component separately.

Microservices are independently deployed packaged business capabilities that …read more



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