The commercetools Accelerator helps retailers and brands address speed, flexibility and performance issues in light of unprecedented online demand 

Munich (Germany), April 7, 2020 commercetools, a leader in next-generation commerce software, today launched the commercetools Accelerator, an offering to help retailers and brands launch enterprise commerce initiatives in weeks versus months. The flexible solution allows enterprises to easily connect to their back-end systems such as CRM, ERP and OMS, integrate complex product catalogues, get up and running with commerce initiatives right away, and easily add any other channels such as POS, voice, chat and IoT when they’re ready.

The commercetools Accelerator combines commercetools’ API-based modern enterprise commerce platform with pre-built front-ends from our partners — starting with Vue Storefront, an advanced, open-source Progressive Web App (PWA). The headless nature of the commercetools platform allows it to be combined with other frontends and storefronts to power a great commerce experience, including those available on the commercetools Integration Marketplace. It helps solve current retail pain points including:

  • existing commerce platforms not being designed to scale to meet high demand and handle peak performances;
  • time-to-market issues with adding critical business functionality such as click-and-collect solutions; and
  • product data importing challenges to easily import data and make it available to any sales channel.

“Many of our customers are seeing surges in online sales, and we are working to help them be as fast, flexible and responsive as this challenging situation requires, which is what our platform is built to do,” said Dirk Hoerig, Co-Founder and CEO, commercetools. “While protecting colleagues and customers are primary goals, this is not the time to pull back on finding new ways to prepare a business for the months ahead and beyond this crisis.”

According to a study from Digital Commerce 360, 30 % of retailers suspect that COVID-19 will cause their eCommerce business to increase, and only 36% of retailers are taking a “wait-and-see” approach to action they are taking relative to COVID-19, while the rest are being proactive.

The commercetools Accelerator can be an easy first step in migrating away from rigid legacy platforms that don’t provide the flexibility needed today.

commercetools also offers 60-day free trial to retailers and brands who want to test the launch of new commerce functionality and specific commerce projects.

To learn more about The Commercetools Accelerator, visit here.

About commercetools
commercetools is the world’s leading platform for next-generation B2C and B2B commerce. To break the market out of being restrained by legacy suites, commercetools invented a headless, API-first, multi-tenant SaaS commerce platform that is cloud-native and uses flexible microservices. Using modern development building blocks in a  true cloud platform provided by commercetools, customers can deliver the best commerce experiences across every touchpoint on a large scale. 

commercetools has offices across the US, Europe,  and Asia Pacific, with headquarters in Germany. Since its founding in 2006,  commercetools software has been implemented by Fortune 500 companies across industries, from retail to manufacturing and from telecommunications to fashion.