BigCommerce Order API: How to Import e-Stores' Order Data

Published 1 February 2021 | Updated 24 February 2021 | Natalia Kovalchuk

To overcome the main competitors, all SaaS app providers need to grow their business possibilities and expand into new markets. Especially as the main eCommerce trends in 2021 show that the number of eCommerce software providers rises every day.

If you are running a SaaS app solution and want to work with a significant number of clients, you need to develop multiple integrations with various shopping platforms. This activity can help you to expand your business and beat the competitors.

Shopping platform integration also allows you to seamlessly retrieve order data from platforms and manage them by your system. This enables you to provide a wide range of features to your target audience while at the same time retaining existing customers.

In this article, we are going to explore all the aspects of BigCommerce Order API integration. We have chosen to examine the details of BigCommerce connection development as it is one of the world's most popular shopping platform solutions.

Why Do eCommerce Software Providers Need to Import e-Stores’ Order Data Into Their Systems?

No matter the type of software you provide to your clients, it is imperative to be able to import their e-stores’ order data into your own system. That’s a must if you want to provide a unified, consistent experience to eCommerce shop owners and to be able to automate a multitude of business processes, from inventory management and order fulfillment to syncing product listings.

The data imported from e-stores can be used for various purposes, depending on your industry and clients’ needs. For instance, shipping management software providers should import order data into their systems to be able to sync orders across the distribution channels and provide a seamless shipping experience with no order delivery failures.

Simultaneously, multichannel software providers can use e-stores’ order data to track orders across a vast range of business channels. On the other hand, product information management providers can utilize this data to organize all data-related info in a secure location and provide real-time updates of order info to their end customers.

Two other examples of SaaS business providers who can make the most out of importing e-stores’ order data into their systems are localization software and warehouse management software providers. In the first case, professionals offering localization software can use the order data to sync stock across different international sales channels. In the second case, warehouse management solution providers can use the data to provide up-to-date info about e-stores’ stock, orders, and inventory.

The ability to provide all of these functionalities and import e-stores’ order data requires you to develop a reliable connection with various shopping platforms. Below, we’ll show you how to perform BigCommerce Order API integration.

BigCommerce API Integration Development

If you’ve worked with BigCommerce e-store owners so far, you’re probably well aware of the unique technology behind the BigCommerce API. The truth is that the development of API integration with BigCommerce is quite a tedious process.

Because many retailers opt-in for using BigCommerce as their eCommerce platform, it’s imperative to develop a reliable integration with it if you run a SaaS app solution. You can do this in two ways: hire a developer who can set up the entire process or work with a reliable eCommerce API integration tool that can help you build the connection easily.

BigCommerce API integration allows you to quickly access the BigCommerce store databases and retrieve important order data, product data, shipping info, and any other reliable info about e-store operations.

Whatever your choice, it’s important to remember that BigCommerce is a perfect platform to focus on in 2021.

BigCommerce Order API Integration: How to Get Order Data From This Shopping Platforms

Now that you are well aware of the importance of integrating your business with BigCommerce, it’s time to get practical and look at the specific steps you can take to perform an API integration with this platform.

At API2Cart, we provide a unified API for performing quick integrations with different shopping platforms like BigCommerce. Moreover, we have more than 100 API methods that you can use for getting and managing all the BigCommerce e-stores’ data.

If you need to import BigCommerce s-stores’ order data, you can use such API methods for this:

  • order.info: this API method enables you to retrieve specific order-related info connected to order id, order currency, create date, shipping method, etc. The example of the response of this method:
  • overflow
    
    {
        "return_code": 0,
        "return_message": "",
        "result": {
            "id": 100,
            "order_id": "100",
            "basket_id": "82bba777-3b01-4c49-ba10-b139ca71d4b9",
            "channel_id": "1",
            "customer": {
                "id": "1",
                "email": "5lk6ay44r8q@classesmail.com",
                "first_name": "Maria",
                "last_name": "Conklin",
                "phone": null
            },
            "create_at": {
                "value": "2021-02-01T13:59:50+0000",
                "format": "Y-m-d\\TH:i:sO"
            },
            "currency": {
                "id": 1,
                "name": "Hryvnia",
                "iso3": "UAH",
                "symbol_left": "₴",
                "symbol_right": "",
                "rate": 1,
                "avail": true,
                "default": true
            },
            "shipping_address": {
                "id": "1",
                "type": "shipping",
                "first_name": "Maria",
                "last_name": "Conklin",
                "postcode": "49503",
                "address1": "3259  Wetzel Lane",
                "address2": "",
                "phone": "05089819087",
                "city": "Grand Rapids",
                "country": {
                    "code2": "US",
                    "code3": "USA",
                    "name": "United States of America"
                },
                "state": {
                    "code": "MI",
                    "name": "Michigan"
                },
                "company": "Megatronic Plus",
                "fax": "",
                "website": null,
                "gender": null,
                "region": null,
                "default": false,
                "additional_fields": {
                    "email": "5lk6ay44r8q@classesmail.com"
                }
            },
            "billing_address": {
                "id": "1",
                "type": "billing",
                "first_name": "Maria",
                "last_name": "Conklin",
                "postcode": "49503",
                "address1": "3259  Wetzel Lane",
                "address2": "",
                "phone": "05089819087",
                "city": "Grand Rapids",
                "country": {
                    "code2": "US",
                    "code3": "USA",
                    "name": "United States of America"
                },
                "state": {
                    "code": "MI",
                    "name": "Michigan"
                },
                "company": "Megatronic Plus",
                "fax": "",
                "website": null,
                "gender": null,
                "region": null,
                "default": true,
                "additional_fields": {
                    "email": "5lk6ay44r8q@classesmail.com"
                }
            },
            "payment_method": {
                "name": ""
            },
            "shipping_method": {
                "name": "None"
            },
            "shipping_methods": [
                {
                    "name": "None"
                }
            ],
            "status": {
                "id": "2",
                "name": "Shipped",
                "history": [],
                "refund_info": null
            },
            "totals": {
                "total": 39.5,
                "subtotal": 49.5,
                "shipping": 0,
                "tax": 0,
                "discount": 10
            },
            "total": {
                "subtotal_ex_tax": 49.5,
                "wrapping_ex_tax": 0,
                "shipping_ex_tax": 0,
                "total_discount": 10,
                "total_tax": 0,
                "total": 39.5,
                "total_paid": null,
                "additional_fields": {
                    "shipping_discount_ex_tax": 0,
                    "subtotal_discount_ex_tax": 10,
                    "tax_discount": 0,
                    "subtotal_tax": 0,
                    "wrapping_tax": 0,
                    "shipping_tax": 0
                }
            },
            "discounts": [],
            "order_products": [
                {
                    "product_id": "88",
                    "order_product_id": "1",
                    "model": "CC3C",
                    "name": "[Зразок] Кавомашина Chemex 3 Кубок",
                    "price": 49.5,
                    "price_inc_tax": 49.5,
                    "quantity": 1,
                    "discount_amount": 10,
                    "total_price": 39.5,
                    "tax_percent": 0,
                    "tax_value": 0,
                    "tax_value_after_discount": 0,
                    "options": [],
                    "variant_id": null,
                    "weight_unit": "kg",
                    "weight": 1,
                    "barcode": null,
                    "parent_order_product_id": null
                }
            ],
            "bundles": [],
            "modified_at": {
                "value": "2021-02-01T14:01:22+0000",
                "format": "Y-m-d\\TH:i:sO"
            },
            "finished_time": {
                "value": "2021-02-01T14:01:22+0000",
                "format": "Y-m-d\\TH:i:sO"
            },
            "comment": "",
            "store_id": null,
            "warehouses_ids": [],
            "refunds": [],
            "gift_message": null,
            "additional_fields": {
                "base_handling_cost": "0.0000",
                "handling_cost_ex_tax": "0.0000",
                "handling_cost_inc_tax": "0.0000",
                "handling_cost_tax": "0.0000",
                "handling_cost_tax_class_id": 2,
                "base_wrapping_cost": "0.0000",
                "wrapping_cost_ex_tax": "0.0000",
                "wrapping_cost_inc_tax": "0.0000",
                "wrapping_cost_tax": "0.0000",
                "wrapping_cost_tax_class_id": 3,
                "payment_provider_id": null,
                "payment_status": "",
                "refunded_amount": "0.0000",
                "order_is_digital": "false",
                "store_credit_amount": "0.0000",
                "gift_certificate_amount": "0.0000",
                "ip_address": "5.58.56.92",
                "geoip_country": "Ukraine",
                "geoip_country_iso2": "UA",
                "default_currency_id": 1,
                "default_currency_code": "UAH",
                "staff_notes": "",
                "discount_amount": "10.0000",
                "coupon_discount": "0.0000",
                "shipping_address_count": 1,
                "is_deleted": "false",
                "ebay_order_id": "0",
                "order_source": "manual",
                "external_source": null,
                "items_total": 1,
                "items_shipped": 1,
                "base_cost": null,
                "cost_ex_tax": null,
                "cost_inc_tax": null,
                "cost_tax": null,
                "cost_tax_class_id": null,
                "shipping_zone_id": null,
                "shipping_zone_name": null,
                "subtotal_ex_tax": "49.5000",
                "subtotal_tax": "0.0000",
                "base_shipping_cost": "0.0000",
                "shipping_cost_ex_tax": "0.0000",
                "shipping_cost_tax": "0.0000",
                "total_ex_tax": "39.5000",
                "shipping_cost_tax_class_id": 2,
                "type": null,
                "coupon_id": null,
                "amount": null,
                "transactions": [
                    {
                        "id": 322639315,
                        "order_id": "100",
                        "event": "purchase",
                        "method": "custom",
                        "amount": 39.5,
                        "currency": "UAH",
                        "gateway": "custom",
                        "gateway_transaction_id": null,
                        "payment_method_id": "custom.card",
                        "status": "ok",
                        "test": false,
                        "fraud_review": false,
                        "reference_transaction_id": null,
                        "date_created": "2021-02-01T13:59:50+00:00",
                        "avs_result": null,
                        "cvv_result": null,
                        "credit_card": null,
                        "gift_certificate": null,
                        "store_credit": null,
                        "offline": null,
                        "custom": {
                            "payment_method": ""
                        },
                        "payment_instrument_token": null,
                        "custom_provider_field_result": null
                    }
                ]
            }
        }
    }
    

  • order.list: this method allows you to receive a complete list of orders from BigCommerce. It returns four orders by default

Using these two methods, you can expand your functionality and propose important features to your target niche:

  • Use various filters to segment the order info by availability and status
  • Control and automate shipping operations
  • Manage inventory levels
  • Update order statuses quickly and seamlessly, either individually or in bulk
  • Create detailed reports connected to the orders

Conclusion

API2Cart unified shopping cart data integration solution can offer you a great number of benefits. Some of them are:

  • Free trial: you get 30 days to try the service and see how it works for your business
  • Gain access to over 1 million potential customers: API2Cart provides you integration with BigCommerce and 40+ other platforms, giving you access to roughly 1 million new customers
  • Save precious time and money on integrations: another benefit of API2Cart is that you only have to perform a single integration to our system and gain access to a set of integrations to all 40+ platforms
  • Access the data you need: you can easily retrieve, delete, add, update, and sync store data from all of these supported shopping platforms
  • Full tech support: the support team from API2Cart is always by your side, offering you all the help and guidance you need to benefit from continual support

Try API2Cart now and see how it helps you with the development of BigCommerce Order API integration.

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