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Get into the right mindset

For developers and e-commerce managers who are used to working with WYSIWYG platforms, transitioning to an API-first e-commerce platform can be a challenge. However, with the right approach and mindset, the transition can be smooth and successful. Here are some tips to help you get started:


Transitioning from a WYSIWYG platform to an API-first e-commerce platform can be a challenge, but with the right approach and mindset, it can be a successful and rewarding experience. By focusing on the data, embracing the flexibility, focusing on the user experience, collaborating with others, and integrating with other systems, you can surely get a head of your competition.

Focus on the Data

API-first focuses on data, so it's important to understand how data is structured and how it can be manipulated. Start by familiarizing yourself with the data model and think about how you can use it to create content, manage products, and power applications.

Embrace the Flexibility

It's designed to be flexible, so don't be afraid to experiment and try new things. This is what the platform was designed for, so take advantage of its flexibility to create powerful applications.

Focus on the User Experience

Use it to power applications. It's important to focus on the user experience and think about how users will interact with the applications or/and website. This can involve working with designers and UX specialists to create the best user experience.

Get Familiar with the API

An API-first e-commerce platform relies heavily on its API, so it's important to understand how it works. This can involve reading the documentation, trying out the API using tools like Postman, and working with the API in a test environment.

Work with a Frontend Framework

An API-first e-commerce platform is often used with a frontend framework, such as Vue.js or React, so it's important to get familiar with these frameworks and understand how it works.

Integrate with Other Systems

An API-first e-commerce platform can be integrated with other systems, such as accounting software and shipping systems, so it's important to consider these integrations when planning your e-commerce strategy.


API-first approach allow you to work with other developers, designers, and content creators from other teams, departments or companies.