Demo: Introducing Catalyst Accelerator for Retail

catalyst accelerator for retail

We’re excited to announce the release of our new Catalyst Accelerator for Retail, which illustrates API development best practices for retail-specific use cases. It provides developers with access to source code, API portals, and web experiences that are designed to showcase an application network for the following use-cases:

How APIs Can Create Delightful Shopping Experiences

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Making inventory and location data available to online and mobile consumers can ensure they can buy what they want, when and where they want.

In the pre-smartphone world, malls were a meeting and hangout place for teenagers. The co-location of teenagers, parents, and stores was a major advantage for traditional retailers looking to drive demand and sales in their customers’ natural social scenes.

However, in today’s post-smartphone world, social scenes have expanded to social networking services like Facebook and Snapchat—contributing largely to the decline of the mall.