2018 eCommerce Predictions: 5 Trends Made Possible by Headless eCommerce Platforms

December 28, 2017

Categories: Best Practices, eBooks

For the past several years, we’ve heard analysts like Forrester and Gartner look ahead to 2020 as the apex of B2B eCommerce growth, expecting B2B eCommerce sales to pass $1trillion by the start of this new decade.

With 2020 just two short years away now, you’ve undoubtedly been part of this sea change, jumping on the B2B eCommerce bandwagon in some way, shape, or form. For many businesses, the past few years have been about getting started with eCommerce. Building the simple storefront to make sure you have some sort of digital presence established.

In 2018, we’re going to see businesses moving to what we’re calling “the next generation of B2B eCommerce,” on headless eCommerce platforms. Enterprises’ priorities will shift to connecting their systems and building modern, custom eCommerce solutions that respond to today’s ever-changing B2B buyers’ demands. We’ll see 2018’s eCommerce solutions pushing beyond the restrictions of the archaic in-house and on-premise systems of yesterday.

This is why we’ve created an eBook to bring you our 2018 eCommerce predictions.

In 2018, the buzz around headless eCommerce platforms will continue to grow as today’s buyers demand more from the B2B eCommerce buying experience and seek a greater degree of flexibility, lower cost options and better performance from their platform. Throughout this eBook we’ll discuss how headless eCommerce platforms, the next generation of eCommerce capabilities, are not only driving but also empowering the B2B market to challenge standard eCommerce solutions.

2018 eCommerce Predictions: This year, headless eCommerce platforms will change the game for B2B eCommerce, supporting the rise in these five trends:

  1. Enterprises demand more than just a shopping cart when it comes to their eCommerce experience.
  2. Companies adopt “client owned commerce” to support their desire to control their own product roadmap.
  3. Artificial intelligence (AI) finds a place in B2B eCommerce strategy.
  4. Internet of Things (IoT) is an enabler of growth and increased operational efficiency.
  5. The API Economy expands as developers embrace the adoption of a best-of-breed eCommerce development strategy.

Download the 2018 B2B eCommerce Predictions eBook to find out why the future for business and eCommerce is bright in 2018. More business than ever will be done online, pushing costs of managing orders to new lows, and customer satisfaction to new highs.