React offers some benefits compared to the other popular frontend frameworks out there, including:
Omni Commerce Connect (OCC) is the platforms REST-based API that can be used to implement shopping, account management, checkout, and administration flows in an application. Many enterprise sites, though, have significantly customized their controller logic and those customizations may need to be re-created in client side code or 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 SSR and AMP technology to optimize website speed for sites running on the platform.
Layer0 lets you deliver your React storefront on SAP Commerce Cloud at sub-second speeds in a matter of hours. The average website on Layer0 see median speeds of 320ms loads, as measured by Largest Contentful Paint (LCP), an important metric in Google bases search rank. More than just a website accelerator, Layer0 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 includes the following benefits:
With Layer0, your React SAP Commerce Cloud store will run at instant 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.
Kate Spade, Planet Blue, and Shoe Carnival are more impressive examples, representing the sub-500ms page speeds attainable for React stores on Layer0.
Layer0 is also a contributor to React Storefront, an open source framework which powers over billion dollars in eCommerce revenue a year. Check it out if you are looking to re-write your eCommerce website into a blazingly-fast site. Or if you're currently using React for your frontend, use the this guide to deploy your React application on Layer0 and get sub-second loads in as little as 1 hour of work.
"Bringing our site to Layer0...helps us keep our top ranking position in search engine result pages."
“Everyone has commented on how blazing fast our site is, which is thanks to Layer0. It was one of the fastest implementations we’ve ever seen”
"We want to be able to fail fast, and [Layer0’s] split testing is a very important piece for us to do this."
“The way you factored in A/B testing is better than any tool I have seen.”