Employing Out-of-the-Box Storefronts

Objectives

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the out-of-the-box storefronts based on different technologies

The out-of-the-box storefronts

SAP Commerce Cloud provides two standard out-of-the-box storefronts:

  1. SAP Commerce Cloud, Composable Storefront (aka. Spartacus)
  2. Accelerator Storefronts (Deprecated since 2205)

Composable Storefront - Brief Introduction

As the most important official storefront support going forward, SAP Commerce Cloud, Composable Storefront is a lean, Angular-based JavaScript storefront for SAP Commerce Cloud.​

It is based off the Spartacus open source code, and is included in the SAP Commerce Cloud license at no extra cost. Please note, starting with version 5.0, "SAP Commerce Cloud, Composable Storefront" is the name for the official release of project "Spartacus" libraries published by SAP. Please always look for the related documentation on the SAP Commerce Cloud, Composable Storefront Help Portal.

Let’s check out the following video to get a brief introduction to the Composable Storefront (Please ignore the use of the old name "Spartacus").​

Composable Storefront - Demo

After the brief overview of Composable Storefront features, check out the following video to watch a simple demo of a sample Composable Storefront (please ignore the use of the old name "Spartacus").

Please note that any additional content regarding the Composable Storefront is out of scope of this course. If you want to know more:

  • You can check out the unit 2 "Installing SAP Commerce Cloud Composable Storefront" of the Advanced Level Learning Journey. In fact, all the hands-on exercises of the entire Advanced Level Learning Journey are based on or related to the Composable Storefront.
  • you can also attend the standard Composable Storefront (aka. Spartacus) Developer Course to learn how to customize and extend the Composable Storefront:

    C4H370

  • or check out the Composable Storefront (aka. Spartacus) Channel on the SAP microlearning video platform​. ​

Accelerator Storefronts

Besides the Composable Storefront, SAP Commerce Accelerator is a ready-to-use web implementation template that enables you to jumpstart your implementation and easily build and maintain a feature-rich and flexible commerce solution.​

However, in alignment with the SAP Commerce Cloud's mission to provide a modern, headless commerce experience with easier upgrades of back-end functionality, Accelerator Storefronts are deprecated since version 2205. Concrete information about the deprecation is here

If you still want to know more about accelerators:​

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