Gartner Research

Innovation Insight for API-Based Digital Commerce

Published: 13 February 2018

ID: G00340186

Analyst(s): Mike Lowndes

Summary

API-based or "headless" commerce can power modern multichannel transactions for innovative businesses looking for flexible solutions. Application leaders responsible for digital commerce technologies should use this research to determine whether this model fits their digital business ambitions.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • Definition
  • Description
    • What Capabilities Are in API-Based Platforms?
  • Benefits and Uses
    • It's Not Just About Request-Based APIs
  • Risks
  • Evaluation Factors
  • Recommendations
  • Representative Providers

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