Recipe for E-Commerce Success: Dawn Foods Goes Headless to Bring Rich B2B E-Commerce Experience to Bakers

Jul 6, 2020, 16:29 PM by commercetools; Contentstack; EPAM Systems, Inc.
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DURHAM, N.C. and SAN FRANCISCO and NEWTOWN, Pa., July 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --commercetools, the next-generation commerce software company, Contentstack, a modern content management system (CMS), and EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE: EPAM), a leading global provider of digital platform engineering and software development services, have taken the bakery industry high tech with a new headless commerce solution for Dawn Foods, a global bakery manufacturer and ingredients supplier. The B2B e-commerce solution gives Dawn Foods' retail bakery customers a fast and easy way to browse and order from the entire product catalog of donut mixes, gourmet chocolates, ready-to-serve cakes, frozen muffins, brownie mixes, icings, fillings, glazes and more. The 100-year-old company that started as a donut shop, today supplies bakeries worldwide with everything from mixed ingredients to fully-baked products and equipment.

With the new e-commerce solution formally announced on July 1, Dawn Foods' retail bakery customers can access their extensive product catalog, order with one click without having to enter shipping or billing information and access an online payment portal. Prior to the new solution, all interactions with bakeries happened by telephone or in person. The new solution is built on a microservices-based and responsive platform that works on mobile, tablet and desktop devices.

"Bakeries have felt the heat – literally – from trying to simplify processes while working long hours in 80+ degree kitchens and focusing on business resiliency during the pandemic," said Gireesh Sahukar, Senior Director of Digital Technology, Dawn Foods. "We partnered with experts from commercetools, Contentstack and EPAM Systems to help us develop the solution to make our bakery customers' lives easier and deliver them rich digital experiences that they've come to expect in their daily life."

The solution is built using commercetools' pioneering headless architecture and suite of APIs, which frees companies from the rigid restraints of traditional commerce platforms so that they can roll out modernized commerce experiences fast. With commercetools, enterprises can easily test new promotions and try out new business processes.

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