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The B2B Ecommerce ‘Cheat Code’ For Your Business

Read Time 8 mins | Jun 17, 2024 2:58:35 PM

Since Shopblocks pivoted to focus on B2B ecommerce in 2022, I’ve been highlighting a significant gap in industry resources.

If you're launching a simple store from your bedroom, selling hoodies, there are countless resources to guide you through every tech decision. But if you're looking to curate a sophisticated ecommerce ecosystem for a well-established wholesaler with a £500M turnover, finding relevant advice is much more challenging.

Returning from B2B Online Chicago 2024, it was clear that education remains a critical need. Many attendees, 90% by my estimation, were seeking insights, often after experiencing failed B2B ecommerce implementations over the past two years.

The Power of Composable Commerce

A recurring theme at the event was the substantial benefits of adopting a composable commerce strategy.

While the term was coined by Gartner in 2020, recognising the shift from traditional "headless" ecommerce, it's crucial that every B2B leader understands and strives for this approach when planning scalable ecommerce solutions.

B2B operations are inherently complex. With multiple suppliers, thousands of product lines, established sales channels, special pricing agreements (SPAs), and diverse touchpoints, managing these elements requires a robust, flexible system. Your ERP, finance and credit control systems, order management, warehouse management, marketing tools, and AI must all integrate seamlessly.

Embracing Flexibility with Composable Commerce

Composable Commerce emphasises flexibility, leveraging a modular, Lego-like framework.

This approach allows businesses to mix and match components to create tailored customer and administrator experiences, building your ecommerce empire with precision.

But it's more than just customisation; it's about empowerment. Composable Commerce puts you in control, enabling you to select best-in-class components and experiment with new technologies and emerging trends. The possibilities are endless.

Strategic Implementation for Success

However, adopting Composable Commerce requires strategic planning. It's not about randomly assembling tools; it's about understanding your business needs, identifying the right solutions, and architecting a flexible and scalable system.

While Composable Commerce isn't new, it can still be transformative. It's a continuous journey of exploration and refinement, where each decision offers an opportunity to learn and grow. It's never too late to start.

At Shopblocks, we're here to help you navigate this journey.

Contact us today to learn how Composable Commerce can revolutionise your B2B ecommerce strategy.
Stewart Reynolds

CCO & Co-Founder at Shopblocks