APG & Co. partnered with Overdose. to implement a headless e-commerce solution utilizing commercetools Frontend technology. The project faced challenges with the integration of payment gateways such as Adyen, Afterpay, Klarna, Paypal, Algolia, and Nosto. Additionally, the complexity of various website workflows presented obstacles to delivering the project within the desired timeline. Despite these challenges, the Overdose. and APG & Co. teams worked together to find solutions and ultimately deliver a successful outcome.
The delivery of the website utilizing the new "Headless" technology with commercetools Frontend presented challenges, particularly in the integration with various systems such as Adyen, Paypal, Algolia, and Nosto. Overdose's development team worked tirelessly to debug, investigate, and test potential solutions while also engaging in ongoing discussions with commercetools Frontend support to find the best course of action. Through perseverance and collaboration, the team was able to overcome the challenges and deliver a successful project for APG & Co.
The Overdose. team worked closely with APG & Co. to implement a "Headless" website, leveraging the commercetools Frontend technology stack with a portfolio of MACH-aligned services. As a first in Australia utilising many of these technology patterns, the team worked on a path of continuous improvement to localise the solution to market. Working in deep collaboration with commercetools Frontend team, we were able to overcome these challenges and deliver a best-in-class eCommerce solution across the group of brands.
The implementation of new technology in a project can bring both opportunities and challenges. To ensure a successful outcome, it's essential to have a clear understanding of potential risks and have a plan in place for addressing them. In the project with APG & Co., the team was aware that working with new technology would present unexpected hurdles, but with a proactive approach, they were able to navigate these challenges effectively. A steering committee was established to keep the project on track, and with the support of technology partners and the allocation of resources, they were able to resolve any issues that arose and achieve their goals.
For the purpose of streamlining business operations and managing three websites efficiently, APG & Co. and OD elected to adopt a headless approach utilizing commercetools Frontend technology. This allowed for a consistent experience when switching between websites while maintaining each site’s unique design and identity.
A key objective for the SABA website was to highlight all the unique features of each garment. This could include the European fabrics, fit information or styling tips from the SABA designers. The design implemented included a detailed product information block, product callouts on the category page and feature highlights positioned between the product images.
The focus was on highlighting Saba’s versatility, from workwear to weekend wear, throughout the customer journey, including content blocks on the homepage, category grids, and product pages. The brand caters to both men and women, so the team approached this by splitting the homepage hero banner into two sides, using a mix of both male and female model shots, and category blocks throughout the site.