How to Import Magento Orders into Your Software

Published 1 March 2021 | Updated 1 March 2021 | Natalia Kovalchuk

One of the best ways eCommerce software providers can get ahead of the competition in 2021 is by leveraging the power of stable integrations with shopping platforms. Such integrations allow businesses to extend their client database, add new functionality, and enjoy a happier clientele by offering better services.

While there are many shopping cart solutions out there, Magento stands true to its name as one of the most impressive platforms available on the market. Development of integration between your software and Magento will give you a clear edge on your market and enable your business to increase.

Regardless of your type of eCommerce software, you probably need to work with order data stored in Magento. These are the actual order info of e-stores’ customers that you need to gain access to. Below, we’ll show you how to do exactly that and how to capitalize on a robust and reliable integration with Magento without breaking the bank.

Why Do Software Solutions Need to Get the Orders From e-Stores?

Before looking at the actual steps you need to perform in order to import Magento orders, it’s essential to lay the groundwork and understand why software solution providers need to get the orders from e-stores. Whether you are an ERP, shipping management, warehouse management, multichannel, order or inventory software provider, it becomes imperative for you to set automated order import.

Because most e-merchants use different platforms to conduct their business, it’s also crucial to integrate your business with as many of these platforms as possible to streamline the order import process. Magento integration is just the first piece of the puzzle because you’ll also need to integrate your solution with tens of other shopping cart solutions.

So why do you need to get the orders from e-stores of your clients? First, you need this type of data to propose your unique services and functions to potential customers. By gaining access to order info across a multitude of platforms, you can enable your clients to update and filter their orders, add tracking details, and access their order info database with ease with the help of your solution.

For example, a multichannel software provider needs to gain access to order data to sync the inventory across multiple shopping platforms and keep their customers’ website orders up to date. Simultaneously, access to order-related data allows them to update shipping info, make up-to-date reports, etc., automatically.

Why Is It Important to Import the Data From Magento?

Now, importing data from eCommerce platforms is essential indeed, but choosing Magento is even more important, for obvious reasons. This open-source eCommerce platform has had tremendous growth since 2011, powering over 250k live sites.

In 2018, since Adobe acquired Magento, their eCommerce sales skyrocketed to over $224 billion. One of the main reasons e-shop owners choose this platform is that it has a robust community of developers who continually innovate and create new and better features.

Magento comes with countless customization features and numerous themes, making it very attractive for eCommerce shop owners who want to take their business to whole new engagement levels. Some of the top brands using Magento are Samsung, Coca-Cola, Lenovo, and Nescafe Dolce Gusto.

The integration with Magento and access to its order data may bring huge possibilities to eCommerce software owners. It allows them to propose their services to Magento sellers and perform the functionality related to managing the order info.

How Can You Integrate Your Software with Magento and Import Its Orders into Your Software?

Setting up a secure connection with Magento is definitely not the easiest thing you can do. Magento REST API is quite complex and requires a clear understanding of all ins and outs. Basically, you have two options when it comes to the integration:

  • Hire a developer or a team of developers: this first option gives you the benefit of having a hands-on approach to the integration process. However, it takes a lot of time, involves enormous costs, and requires constant improvement and fine-tuning. Many experts have labeled the Magento integration as a “true hell” because of the platform's outrageous requirements and complexities.
  • Work with a company experienced in complex integrations with Magento and other platforms: this is a surefire way to bypass the drawbacks of hiring a developer or a team of developers. A unified shopping platform integration solution such as API2Cart gives you the benefit of managing to work around complex integration issues and connect your eCommerce software with Magento and other 40+ shopping platforms at once.

API2Cart provides many API methods that enable retrieving, deleting, updating, and syncing the Magento data.

You need to use order.list method or webhook for order.add method provided by API2Cart to quickly import orders into your software, not just from Magento but also from all other supported platforms.

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The example of order.list method response you can see below:

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{
    "return_code": 0,
    "return_message": "",
    "pagination": {
        "previous": null,
        "next": "BcHdEkJAGADQB3Kx2NXOXrjIWNpaJTIadzYj7PipL4Wn7xwmBbQQVeroU9nVsQd66LzNiW08zpkocy%2FgWmeEvIZ%2Bl1jfW35anTVtjKCXzLe2dHl%2FpiYwC7JGpn9JEAspAk5HUvKlrFQv2gMQVJ%2FjWybQjH6KIcyUKLDBHvfBxim1AUKqqeYEi6ec9qS9uu4f"
    },
    "result": {
        "orders_count": 1,
        "order": [
            {
                "id": "000000001",
                "order_id": "1",
                "basket_id": null,
                "channel_id": null,
                "customer": {
                    "id": "1",
                    "email": "admin@mail.com",
                    "first_name": "John",
                    "last_name": "Smith",
                    "phone": null
                },
                "create_at": {
                    "value": "2019-12-20T13:48:19+0000",
                    "format": "Y-m-d\\TH:i:sO"
                },
                "currency": {
                    "id": "USD",
                    "name": "US Dollar",
                    "iso3": "USD",
                    "symbol_left": "$",
                    "symbol_right": "",
                    "rate": 1,
                    "avail": true,
                    "default": true
                },
                "shipping_address": {
                    "id": "2",
                    "type": "shipping",
                    "first_name": "John",
                    "last_name": "Smith",
                    "postcode": "12345",
                    "address1": "Green str.35",
                    "address2": "",
                    "phone": "",
                    "city": "Chicago",
                    "country": {
                        "code2": "US",
                        "code3": "USA",
                        "name": "United States of America"
                    },
                    "state": {
                        "code": "IL",
                        "name": "Illinois"
                    },
                    "company": "",
                    "fax": "",
                    "website": null,
                    "gender": null,
                    "region": null,
                    "default": false,
                    "additional_fields": {
                        "prefix": "",
                        "suffix": "",
                        "middlename": "",
                        "tax_id": null
                    }
                },
                "billing_address": {
                    "id": "1",
                    "type": "billing",
                    "first_name": "John",
                    "last_name": "Smith",
                    "postcode": "12345",
                    "address1": "Green str.35",
                    "address2": "",
                    "phone": "",
                    "city": "Chicago",
                    "country": {
                        "code2": "US",
                        "code3": "USA",
                        "name": "United States of America"
                    },
                    "state": {
                        "code": "IL",
                        "name": "Illinois"
                    },
                    "company": "",
                    "fax": "",
                    "website": null,
                    "gender": null,
                    "region": null,
                    "default": false,
                    "additional_fields": {
                        "prefix": "",
                        "suffix": "",
                        "middlename": "",
                        "tax_id": null
                    }
                },
                "payment_method": {
                    "name": "checkmo",
                    "additional_fields": {
                        "additional_payment_info": null
                    }
                },
                "shipping_method": {
                    "name": "UPS Ground",
                    "additional_fields": {
                        "code": "custom_custom",
                        "provider_code": "custom"
                    }
                },
                "shipping_methods": [
                    {
                        "name": "UPS Ground",
                        "additional_fields": {
                            "code": "custom_custom",
                            "provider_code": "custom"
                        }
                    }
                ],
                "status": {
                    "id": "complete",
                    "name": "Complete",
                    "history": [
                        {
                            "id": "complete",
                            "name": "Complete",
                            "modified_time": {
                                "value": "2019-12-20T13:48:19+0000",
                                "format": "Y-m-d\\TH:i:sO"
                            },
                            "notify": true,
                            "comment": "Reference order #000000001
Payment method:checkmo
Shipping method: UPS Ground
Complete
" } ], "refund_info": null }, "totals": { "total": 9, "subtotal": 10.5, "shipping": 0, "tax": 0, "discount": 0, "additional_fields": { "hidden_tax": 0 } }, "total": { "subtotal_ex_tax": 10.5, "wrapping_ex_tax": null, "shipping_ex_tax": 0, "total_discount": 0, "total_tax": 0, "total": 9, "total_paid": 9, "additional_fields": { "shipping_discount_ex_tax": 0, "subtotal_discount_ex_tax": 0, "tax_discount": 0, "subtotal_tax": 0, "wrapping_tax": null, "shipping_tax": 0 } }, "discounts": [], "order_products": [ { "product_id": "5", "order_product_id": "1", "model": "sku_1", "name": "Product1", "price": 1.5, "price_inc_tax": 1.5, "quantity": 7, "discount_amount": 0, "total_price": 10.5, "tax_percent": 0, "tax_value": 0, "tax_value_after_discount": 0, "options": [ { "option_id": 0, "name": "Color", "value": "mint green", "price": 0, "weight": 0, "type": null, "product_option_value_id": null } ], "variant_id": null, "weight_unit": null, "weight": 0, "barcode": null, "parent_order_product_id": null } ], "bundles": [], "modified_at": { "value": "2019-12-20T13:48:19+0000", "format": "Y-m-d\\TH:i:sO" }, "finished_time": null, "comment": "", "store_id": "1", "warehouses_ids": [], "refunds": [], "gift_message": null, "additional_fields": { "base_currency_code": "USD" } } ] } }

As API2Cart continues to grow and expand, we’re going to introduce a number of new platforms that will enable our clients to reach even more e-shop owners.

If you want to learn more about how you can import Magento orders into your software, we advise you to try our professional service for free. You have a period of 30 days to test API2Cart for free. Contact us to learn more!

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