Headless Commerce Solution

Flexible Framework to Fit Your Needs

API-First Commerce

Building underneath an established front-end, Broadleaf's Headless Commerce Solution lets you build a best-of-breed commerce platform. Use our API layer to centralize commerce administration and backend processes while enabling web, point of sale, native, and other applications.

Broadleaf APIs are packaged as microservices with over 30 independently deployable and scalable bounded contexts. These services work together seamlessly to meet the needs of any next generation of commerce solution.

But just being headless is not enough. With Broadleaf, you'll start with over 1,000 API endpoints each backed by completely customizable Java and Spring components. This functionality is surfaced in an admin application that utilizes metadata to provide backend users with a rich, cohesive experience while also allowing for independently maintainable microservices.

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API-First Microservices

Extending or adding to the thousands of RESTful APIs available demonstrates the power of our microservice-based commerce framework.

By default, Broadleaf APIs utilize OAUTH-2 with extensions to support customer-owned data (like carts) and tools to make managing granular permissions easier.

We equip you with the right set of tools, but you are always in control

Extensible Everything

Enable the ability to customize components, API endpoints, and your backoffice Admin with Broadleaf Microservices.

Each microservice represents a bounded context with its own APIs, service, and data tiers. Even the React-based Admin utilizes metadata and a large component library, designed to be fully extensible.

Your technology should adapt to meet the needs of your business, not vice versa.

Deploy Your Way

Deploying microservices individually or together should be your choice.

Our microservices can be composed and deployed in a single container or separated as needed. You can run on Azure, AWS, GCP, or any other cloud provider or private data center.

Manage your own hardware costs, scalability, and control over sensitive data.



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Technology Stack

Built on open technologies, Broadleaf allows full customization of all components used in the solution.

Core Technologies

  • SpringBoot / Java
  • oAUTH / OWASP / Spring Security
  • JPA (Oracle, Postgres, MariaDB, MySQL)
  • Messaging (Kafka, GooglePubSub, Spring Cloud)
The Broadleaf admin and demo applications utilize React but the APIs can be used with other popular technologies such as Vue.js and Angular.
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Framework Extensibility

Just like with the Spring framework, Broadleaf is built to be fully extensible allowing you full control of the domain, business logic, and API layers. With over 1,000 REST APIs and 100s of out of box entities, Broadleaf starts with the most common commerce needs so that you spend time focused on the specific differentiators for your business. With Broadleaf, each component has a clear extension pattern and customers receive access to source so there are no black boxes.
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Commerce Features

Broadleaf is preferred by large brands with complex commerce needs.

The solution includes best in class features for...

  • Catalog management
  • Pricing, promotions, and discounts
  • Shopping (browse, cart, checkout)
  • Customer service
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