3 Ways Headless eCommerce for B2B Boosts Your ROI

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November 9th, 2017|Big Thoughts|

Today, far too many B2B companies are being dragged down by clunky, on-premise eCommerce systems. Although frustrations arise, initiating a digital change and starting to consider modern-day technologies like headless eCommerce platforms, is intimidating for these organizations. If so much time and budget has been invested into a massive order management system, how much more [...]

4 Ways Headless eCommerce Reduces Your Technology Debt

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November 8th, 2017|Big Thoughts|

Keeping up with the technology curve is an ongoing initiative at any business, and it is not a new phenomenon.  Since the introduction of the first IBM mainframe, IT has been continually challenged to keep up without breaking the budget. From mainframes to enterprise software packages to SaaS applications to the headless eCommerce platforms of [...]

How to Avoid Replatforming Again by Choosing Headless eCommerce

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November 7th, 2017|Big Thoughts|

Like any system in your business that has anything to do with technology, you are constantly trying to keep up with the latest advancements, reduce costs, and maintain growth. In eCommerce, your customers are demanding better user experiences (mobile), improved search, more product information, and improved access to order history, invoices, and other eCommerce related [...]

3 Benefits of Headless Commerce Platforms

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November 6th, 2017|Big Thoughts|

eCommerce platforms were designed with a desktop computer shopper in mind. But over the past several years we’ve seen new devices start to pop-up, if not take over as leaders, as shoppers have started shopping on screens of all sizes and even via devices that don’t have a screen at all. With things like Amazon [...]

2017 B2B eCommerce Trends: What You Need to Know

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January 15th, 2017|Big Thoughts, Webinars & Events|

B2B eCommerce is booming. It’s expected that the total volume done online for B2B will surpass $1 trillion by 2020. The reason for this is because consumers expect B2C experiences in all aspects of their life so they expect it in their business life as well. This is translating into a strong demand. We’re seeing [...]

What Can B2B eCommerce Marketing Learn From Going To The Bar?

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December 19th, 2016|Big Thoughts|

This blog post was published originally by OrderCloud.io partners, Apruve, a credit-management platform for B2B eCommerce. To see the original post, click here.  As the busy workday comes to an end a very important question is asked, “Where are we going for happy hour?” This is a question loaded with variables. Do we judge on location, [...]

Mapping B2B Business Requirements Like a Boss

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December 14th, 2016|Big Thoughts|

This post was written with Irish Titan, a Four51 partner and full-service digital agency building and optimizing eCommerce, complex websites and digital strategy. When it comes to eCommerce, planning for a business-to-business (B2B) application can be daunting. Simply put, B2B is complex. There are multiple layers of functionality that lay on top of a standard [...]

How to Slash Your Operating Costs by 90%

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November 30th, 2016|Big Thoughts|

Deloitte recently completed a survey that found that on average people in the United States check their mobile devices 46 times per day. This is not just millennials. Deloitte's research is based on people across all age groups. If there's 185 million smart phone users in the United States and each are looking at their phone [...]

Microservices: A Best-Practice Approach For Building Integrations With OrderCloud.io

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November 17th, 2016|Big Thoughts|

As software developers, we are often responsible for making challenging technical decisions. At the highest levels, this means narrowing down the vast selection of software choices and architecture styles available and figuring out which work best together that drive sustainability, scalability, reusability, and rapid development cycles. What framework should I use? What is the best [...]

The B2B Data Model 101: Your B2B eCommerce Platform Should Work Like A Telephone

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November 2nd, 2016|Big Thoughts|

To understand the complexities of B2B, and more specifically the evolution of the B2B data model, you need look no further than another revolutionary (albeit older) tool that dramatically changed the efficiency of businesses - the telephone. Let’s start with a simple example. You are a customer service rep on the telephone with your customer. [...]

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