Even with some fantastic pre-built platforms like Magento, Shopify, and WooCommerce, there`s always been a need for front-end customisation and server-side code tweaking to optimise and adapt them for the unique needs’ of a huge variety of businesses.
In other words, in the traditional model often referred to as monolithic, you go to the e-commerce website back-end to make changes to the front-end. In a headless model, changes to the look, feel and function of your store are made directly at the front-end.
The back-end of your store becomes modular. Your catalogue, product search, payment system, and inventory can be treated as independent blocks of code each served by their own database.
When the architecture is segmented like this, developers can work on one aspect without affecting the others or the front-end. Individually, these back-end services become simpler, faster, more stable, and easier to scale.
The separation you get from going headless returns the type of granular control over both front-end design and the user journey that an agile business needs.