Why Ecommerce via API

31.07.2019

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No programming. No backend. No problems. Suitable for ecommerce of all sizes. It allows you to add a Shopping Cart and a integrate Shopping Process into any website, mobile and desktop application or to integrate micro transactions into a game. Find out why you should use Apicart Shopping Cart API.

Introduction

During the last year we have ben working on a tool that will allow web developers to create a flexible, multi-platform e-commerce easily and will be suitable even for a complete beginner.

Features

Our Shopping system via API brings you the following features:

  • Any existing website can be easily converted into an e-commerce platform
  • Our API can be accessed from everywhere so you can a create a mobile or a desktop application for shopping or microtransactions.
  • It can be used for microtransactions in games and applications
  • It allows you to create an e-commerce using only static pages 👉 cheap, easy to maintain, without dependencies, suitable for micro e-commerce. Checkout our https://sandbox.apicart.net. It is hosted via Github Pages.
  • Do you like VueJs, React or Angular? Because we do and you can use them easily with our SDK!
<button id="add-to-cart-button" v-on:click="addItemToCart">Add to cart</button>
<script>
var addToCartButton = new Vue({
  el: '#add-tp-cart-button',
  methods: {
    addItemToCart: function () {
      apicart.cartManager.addItem(
        'https://mock.apicart.net/projects/cdn/data/product/0001.json',
        1,
        function (product) {
          alert ('Product' + product.name + 'was successfully added into the cart!');
        }
      );
    }
  }
});
</script>

Context

Every e-commerce platform needs at least a shopping system composed from products, carts, orders and customers management and an administration for visualizing all the relevant data.

If you you want to create an e-commerce platform, you can use some online-system, open source solution or program it on your own from scratch ☠️. Each of these solutions however is suitable for something different and have its negatives:

  • You don't owe any data (not even a product information)
  • The system can be deprecated, complicated, not flexible and hard to maintain

In case you want to want to program an e-commerce on your own, you will have to:

  • Manage a lot of dependencies.
  • In order to run the app, you will also have pay for some piece of hardware.

For example for a small e-commerce for some artist that want to sell his 50 nice paintings it means a lot of work and it can be also quite expensive 💰.

In case you want to create a larger e-commerceyou will waste your time, money and potential on something, that is already done.

That is why we have invented the Apicart.

How it works

A simple example:

  • customer come on your website, clicks on a button for adding a product into the cart
  • SDK will take care of it and will send the information into our system.
  • The information is then visualized in the administration.
  • The same works for everything else like for changing the amount of products in the cart, sending orders and etc.
apicart.cartManager.addItem(
 'https://mock.apicart.net/projects/cdn/data/product/0001.json',
  1,
  function (product) {
    alert ('Product' + product.name + 'was successfully added into the cart!');
  }
);

The administration also allows you to manage products, billing and payment methods. You can use our SDK, to get these information.

apicart.shippingMethods.manager.getShippingMethods(null, function (responseIsOk, response) {
  console.log(response.data.findShippingMethods.shippingMethods);
});

The two small pieces of code solved carts management and shipping methods listing (if you add some html). It can really save you a lot of time ⌛.

Behind the scene

The system is composed from two main parts:

Administration

Administration visualizes everything that is happening on your platform. Overview of new and abandoned of carts, information about orders and customers and etc.

You can also manage billing and payment methods, change order states or simply analyze detailed information about everything.

Store API

This API allows you to create carts, orders and save information about customers. You can also use this API to get those information.

We have also prepared a few features that makes the implementation extremely easy:

All you need to do is to initialize the UI components. They will manage the shopping process automatically.

Try it. We provide testing for free!

Are you planing to create a small, medium or a large e-commerce platform? Don't want to program a complex shopping process and administration? Do you want something that is easily maintainable and flexible?

Checkout our documentation for easier start and try it, its for free.

It is like composing puzzles. 🙂

Code less. Do more!


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