React offers some benefits compared to the other popular frontend frameworks out there, including:
SFCC offers two APIs are: Open Commerce API (OCAPI) and Commerce Cloud API (CCAPI) which is in beta.
The Open Commerce API (OCAPI) is a RESTful API used by Salesforce Commerce Cloud which consists of three component APIs:
OCAPI is a fairly robust API, however if your site is still on Pipelines architecture you may have a harder time integrating your existing customizations with OCAPI. In those cases use synthetic APIs and migrate that functionality to OCAPI at a later date. CCAPI layer in beta seems promising, but it is too early to judge the extent in which it will support speedy headless storefronts.
Layer0 lets you deliver your React store on SFCC in sub-seconds. The average website on Layer0 sees median pages loads of 320ms, as measured by Largest Contentful Paint (LCP). But Layer0 is much more than 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,eCommercer websites and comes with the following key benefits:
With Layer0, your React Salesforce Commerce Cloud storefront 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 are part of the platform
Check out Shoe Carnival, a sub-second SFCC site running on Layer0. The shoe retailer has reduced page loads by 92%, outperforms 98% of leading websites, and increased revenue by 40% since launching on Layer0.
Layer0 is also a main contributor to React Storefront, an open source eCommerce framework which powers over billion dollars in eCommerce revenue a year. Check it out if you are looking to re-write your eCommerce site into a blazingly fast site. Or if you're currently delivering a React frontend, use the this guide to deploy your React application on Layer0 and get sub-second loads in as little as one hour of work.
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