Easy access to relevant product information
As Samsonite activates a wide variety of sales channels both online and offline, the need for a better way to manage these various touchpoints and get a full centralized overview over these channels became apparent. We developed a set of APIs that allow Samsonite to provide selected partners with relevant information from their backend systems Salesforce B2B Commerce and SAP. Through an API gateway, these parties are provided with relevant product information like prices, stock availability, and product descriptions.
Connecting with external marketplaces
In Samsonite’s ecommerce activities, they activate a variety of online marketplaces. If Samsonite identifies a relevant new marketplace for their digital commerce ecosystem, it’s crucial to be able to integrate them with their ecosystem as efficiently and easily as possible. That’s why we have developed APIs that allow them to do this effectively. In addition, some marketplaces offer their own integration solutions. This way, Samsonite is always free to choose how they connect with these external channels.
Microsoft Azure as a reliable backbone
As sales across this wide variety of channels can create significant peaks in traffic and requests, it was crucial to build the API layer on a robust basis. That is why we selected Microsoft Azure as the preferred backbone for this project. This cloud-based hosting solution is able to handle large data streams passing through without any delays or slowdowns. As it is a cloud-based solution, it also allows Samsonite to scale its integrations without any limitations.
The services that made this happen
Together with Samsonite marketing and IT, we have created a technology architecture and laid out a roadmap towards reaching their business goals and gain operational efficiency through digital.
API & Integrations
We have developed a set of APIs that offer selected partners relevant product information and link them to Samsonite’s backend systems through an API gateway. We offered Samsonite a solution that allows for easy integration with external marketplaces into their own multichannel commerce ecosystem.