How to Build Beautiful and Fast Jamstack eCommerce in 3 Steps?
Combine the power of Crystallize, our open source Jamstack eCommerce boilerplate using Next JS and React with serverless hosting on Vercel to launch fast headless commerce in just a few minutes.
We live in the performance-obsessed world where every second matters. As a user, we want to browse websites and make purchases fast and secure. As businesses, we want the above for our users because it means better conversion, more revenue. For the most part, this boils down to a better customer experience, which, among other things, means a faster website.
One of the recent studies reported that 50% of surveyed customers are willing to pay more money for a faster and better experience while shopping online (source link here).
Having this in mind, it is easy to understand the rapid acceptance of the Jamstack approach among developers and businesses.
OK, that’s great and all, but how can I build fast Jamstack ecommerce?
Glad you asked.
Jamstack eCommerce in 3 Steps
Remember WordPress’s famous 5-minute installation? Well, this is our version of it, except that we use our open-source pre-made Jamstack eCommerce boilerplate using React & NextJS of course. We have Crystallize as product information management (PIM) and eCommerce backend, and the tailor-made eCommerce frontend (built with Next JS) is hosted serverless on Vercel using incremental pre-rendering. The result is a blazing fast and beautiful eCommerce experience with rich product information, engaging stories with images and videos managed from a single source.
To get up and running with this eCommerce solution follow these steps:
1. Crystallize API powers the backend. To make use of it simply sign up for a fully-featured free tier in just a couple of clicks and then set your Crystallize tenant.
2. Clone and configure the Next JS eCommerce boilerplate. Simply follow the CLI command line:
$ npx @crystallize/cli@latest MyJamstackProject
3. Deploy serverless on Vercel. Vercel deployments are simply the command line:
$ vercel --prod
4. And that’s all.
You can check out a live example of the beautiful and fast Jamstack eCommerce experience built as a furniture webshop and magazine.
Or watch the Livestream, where you can see in detail how to build your own Jamstack eCommerce powered by Crystallize.
Fast Site Speed
The Jamstack eCommerce boilerplate you are seeing is already optimized for fast site speed. Best practices and clean code. Beautiful design. Ready for you to make it your own.
Rich Product Information and Marketing Content
Product information and marketing content is managed in the Crystallize product catalog. That means you don’t need another service, like headless CMS, for example, for your marketing content because you can manage structured product information and rich marketing content from the same product page.
Store products and documents in the product catalog. Set up multiple languages for your products and store. Create engaging experiences with rich taxonomies using topic maps. Organize products and documents in the matrix-based grid organizer. Tailor-make your product and document structure with powerful shapes configuration. The toolset you need to build beautiful information architecture to support your eCommerce experience.
Where To Go From Here?
If you are more interested in launching eCommerce Apps for iOS and Android, check out our React Native eCommerce boilerplate.
If you have a different framework in mind, take a look at one of these open-source ecommerce boilerplate examples.
If you have an ecommerce project in mind but are not sure how Crystallize fits in it schedule a 1-on-1 demo, we’ll do our best to help you out.