SAP Commerce Cloud offers a REST based API called Omni Commerce Connect (OCC) that can be used to implement shopping, account management, checkout, and even administration flows in a application. However, many enterprise sites have significantly customized their controller logic and those customizations may need to be re-created in client side code or in the separate OCC controllers. This can add additional effort when migrating to an OCC based solution like Spartacus. Synthetic APIs can reduce this workload, which can be found on Layer0, along with AMP and SSR technology to optimize website speed for websites running on the platform.
Layer0 lets you deliver your Next.js storefront on SAP Commerce Cloud in sub-second speeds. The average website on Layer0 see median speeds of 320ms loads, as measured by Largest Contentful Paint (LCP). But Layer0 is much more than merely a website accelerator. It is a Jamstack platform for eCommerce. Layer0 makes websites faster for users and simpler for frontend developers. The platform was built specifically for large-scale, database-driven websites such as eCommerce and Travel and included the following benefits:
With Layer0, your Next.js SAP Commerce Cloud store will run in sub-second speeds and your developers will be empowered to control edge caching and reduce rework using the various developer productivity tools that come with the platform.
Check out Annie Selke, a SAP Commerce Cloud website on Layer0. This mid-sized retailer is outranking eCommerce giants like Amazon, Wayfair, and Williams-Sonoma for key phrases in the search engines on Layer0 with 300ms average page loads.
Layer0 is also a contributor to React Storefront (RSF), an open source PWA framework built on Next.js, which powers over billion dollars in eCommerce revenue across multiple big name brands. Beyond functionality provided by Next.js, such as server-side rendering, RSF adds the following benefits: Automatic AMP; eCommerce UI component library; Predictive prefetching and caching; Lazy hydration, instant back navigation, skeletons; CMS platform connectors; eCommerce platform connectors; Session & cart management
If you're currently using Next.js, use the this guide to deploy your Next.js application on Layer0 and get sub-second loads in as little as 1 hour of work.
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