Written by Manpreet KaurContent Writer
The Salesforce Commerce Cloud API is a RESTful API developed to boost the capabilities of Salesforce B2C Commerce. It allows the developers to retrieve the B2C Commerce resources to create seamless experiences without taking a cut of efficiency and growth.
The Salesforce Commerce Cloud API is developed on an API-first platform that facilitates the developers to create eCommerce facilities using:
New API gateway that offers multi-tenant support
In-built tracking, measuring, and logging
Deliver cutting-edge eCommerce with the headless development
eCDN layer before the APIs
Also, it is imperative to secure headless commerce applications to ensure data privacy and confidentiality. The Salesforce Commerce Cloud APIs use AuthN and AuthZ to authenticate and authorize. Authentication verifies the identity of the user. Authorization refers to verifying access to specific resources and ensuring the user is eligible to do what he is doing.
Q1. Is it possible to use the Salesforce Commerce Cloud API with B2C Commerce instances?
Ans: Yes, using the Salesforce Commerce Cloud API with various B2C commerce instances is possible.
Q2. Does Salesforce Commerce Cloud API include SDK?
Ans: Yes, the Salesforce Commerce Cloud includes SDKs such as Node.js SDK (retrieves all endpoints of Salesforce Commerce), TypeScript SDK, and Isomorphic SDK.
Q3. Is there any relation between the Salesforce Commerce Cloud API and OCAPI?
Ans: No, the Salesforce Commerce Cloud API is different from the OCAPI (Open Commerce API). The Salesforce Commerce API offers extra features such as API-driven architecture, eCDN, policy deployment, robust tracking and measuring abilities.
Q4. Is it obligatory to have MuleSoft to use the Salesforce Commerce Cloud API?
Ans: No, you don’t need to have MuleSoft. Instead, you can access the API as REST API. MuleSoft works as an internal API gateway. However, its usage is limited to the Commerce Cloud and doesn’t interfere with the API interaction.
Q5. How much does the Salesforce Commerce Cloud API cost?
Ans: The existing Salesforce Commerce cloud users can use the Salesforce Commerce Cloud for free. In addition, they can access them when needed. However, it will have utilization-based cost models in the future.
All the new advancements to the Salesforce Commerce Cloud will be introduced through the Salesforce Commerce API. The API helps you explore the limitless opportunities to build, accelerate, and flourish. At Royal Cyber, we offer bespoke Salesforce Commerce Cloud services to help you build online stores seamlessly. Get in touch with our Salesforce certified resources to explore more.