Trends that will shape eCommerce in the first half of 2022

GUEST OPINION: The first eCommerce sale happened in 1994. Dan Kohn, a 21-year old Economics student had sold a CD set to his friend 300 miles away.

Fast forward 27 years, today there is nothing that cannot be bought online. And at the beginning of 2021, eCommerce sales had hit the $4.891 billion mark. Partly because of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic again herding us back inside our homes. And partly because most of us had gotten accustomed to shopping at leisure from the comfort of our homes.

A lot had changed between 1994 and 2021.

Online shopping, today, is more than just about convenience. It has become an experience that people have started to enjoy and look forward to. Thus, opening up new, exciting, and rewarding opportunities for business with digital shopfronts.

Now as we step into the new year 2022, it is obvious that new trends will emerge. By the end of the year, eCommerce might not look anything like it does right now.

But the power of predictive intelligence vested in us by available data (and business instincts) can help us identify and earmark some of the trends that will shape the eCommerce industry in 2022 and beyond.

Here are some of those trends that we will see boom and bloom in the first half of the year. 1. Headless commerce

eCommerce is no doubt an extremely dynamic sector. Customer expectations keep changing and changing the online architecture becomes tough for sellers. But with the advent of headless commerce , a term coined in 2013, by Dirk Hoerig, co-founder of commercetools , the future looks promising.Just like headless CMS, headless eCommerce separates the front and the back-end architecture. And allows change in either without the need for disturbing the other.Headless commerce offers flexibility and speed in customizations. It also aids […]

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