Integrated digital experience plus eCommerce solution will help retailers and brands shave 6-8 months off implementations 

Munich (Germany) / Las Vegas (USA), March 4, 2019 – commercetools, a global leader in next-generation commerce software, and BloomReach, the digital experience platform company have released an integrated version of their commerce and digital experience platforms. The BloomReach and commercetools Starter Store, targeted at upper mid-size retailers and brands, will be demonstrated at Shoptalk being held this year in Las Vegas March 3-5. 

Both BloomReach and commercetools were recently named a ‘Visionary’ in their respective Gartner Magic Quadrant (1) and both are built utilizing a modern, API-based architecture. This flexible design enables retailers and brands to create highly customized digital ecosystems in which to sell and merchandise their products. The Starter Store – which can be implemented by internal IT organizations, digital agencies or system integrators – shaves six to eight months off a typical content and commerce platform migration. The combined solution has already been implemented for brands in fashion and optical retailing.

“Usually, companies need six to twelve months to implement e-commerce capabilities,” explains Dirk Hoerig, CEO of commercetools. “With the Starter Store, this will be possible in only six to eight weeks – a significant reduction that will make it possible to realize new e-commerce strategies and respond to market changes in almost real time. As a headless commerce platform, commercetools complements the BloomReach portfolio on a level like no other software. It is great to see that the work we have put in over the past year is now paying off and that our partnership with BloomReach has made this exciting joint development possible.”

The commercetools commerce platform is an enterprise-class, cloud-based solution built exclusively on APIs providing optimum speed, agility and flexibility so retailers and brands can enable commerce on any channel. The BloomReach digital experience platform (DXP) is an API-oriented set of enterprise technologies including content management (CMS) and AI-powered site search and merchandising tools that provide brands with a consistent, secure and personalized digital experience across all digital touchpoints. Available now directly for retailers and through a global network of partners, the Starter Store is a modern best-of-breed commerce approach brands can leverage to engage with their customers in dynamic new ways, while driving increased omnichannel revenue.

“Brands today must connect with a variety of audiences across many touchpoints”, said Raj De Datta, CEO and co-founder of BloomReach. “Plus, they must innovate quickly to create engaging experiences that act on customer trends. Traditional commerce platforms can’t meet these requirements as they were built solely for transactions. BloomReach and commercetools meet the future by pairing an experience platform with a headless commerce platform, and connecting them through microservices and APIs.”

Commercetools and BloomReach will showcase The Starter Store at Shoptalk, March 3-5 at the Venetian Exhibit Hall in Las Vegas at the following locations:

  • BloomReach Booth 3610
  • commercetools Booth 4618

Learn more about the event and request a Starter Store demo here: https://ok.commercetools.com/shoptalk-2019

(1) Source: Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for Digital Experience Platforms,” by Irina Guseva, Gene Phifer, Mike Lowndes and Gavin Tay, 11 February 2019 / Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for Digital Commerce,” by Penny Gillespie, Jason Daigler, et al., 5 June 2018

About commercetools

commercetools is a next-generation software technology company that offers a true cloud commerce platform, providing the building blocks for the new digital commerce age. Our leading-edge API approach helps retailers create brand value by empowering commerce teams to design unique and engaging digital commerce experiences everywhere – today and in the future. Our agile, componentized architecture improves profitability by significantly reducing development time and resources required to migrate to modern commerce technology and meet new customer demands. It is the perfect starting point for customized microservices.