How to Import WooCommerce Orders into Your System?

Published 9 September 2020 | Updated 9 September 2020 |

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As a SaaS app provider looking to import WooCommerce orders into your system, it becomes mandatory for you to know how to use the simplest and most effective way to do that. Since importing data from WooCommerce stores is quite a tedious task, we want to show you the best way to perform such a kind of operation.

Automating the process of importing orders allow you to save a whole lot of time and improve your software functionality. Basically, whether you are marketing automation, shipping management, or inventory software provider, you need to be able to quickly and seamlessly work with the order data from shopping platforms like WooCommerce in order to offer your customers reliable service.

In this article, we’re going to show you how to easily connect your software to WooCommerce and import the order data from the stores based on it.

Why Do Software Vendors Need to Import Order Data From e-Stores?

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Whether you are an ERP, warehouse, order, shipping, or inventory software provider, setting up automated order import is probably one of your main challenges. Your constant need for data is crucial, as it can help you to serve your final customers better and automate their processes related to order fulfillment and monitoring.

So why is it essential to access order data from e-stores? This info is required as it allows your system to manage the e-store customers’ order data effectively and filter it by ids, store id, customer id, customer email, order status, order ids, financial status, fulfillment status, shipping provider, and time parameters.

Also, suppose you are running, for example, shipping management software. In that case, you need to retrieve order info to be able to monitor and sync inventory levels, create shipments, generate shipping labels, etc.

However, access to the order data from online stores is possible only if you integrate with eCommerce platforms used for those stores’ creation.

Great integration with shopping platforms enables you not only to access all the needed data but also to offer superior services to e-retailers. Above all else, you’ll gain more market share and will be able to take your business to new heights of success. One of the most important eCommerce platforms you need to focus on is WooCommerce. The integration with WooCommerce can bring your software business amazing perspectives.

What do You Need to Know About WooCommerce?

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WooCommerce has been the leader in the eCommerce shopping cart software for a few years now. This powerful and versatile platform prides itself with over 3 million live websites, over 1,290 themes, 980 plugins, and huge popularity among eCommerce users.

This platform powers 28% of all online stores and an impressive 4.9% of all websites. The number of WooCommerce e-stores increases continuously. This shopping cart solution is widely used in the United States (290.000+ of e-stores based on WooCommerce), United Kingdom (11.000+ of e-stores), India (8.450+ of e-stores), and Australia (8.100+ of e-sores).

This shopping platform has managed to get steady growth, even during the pandemic, which is quite impressive.

People choose WooCommerce for the creation of their e-stores because it comes with some astounding benefits. First of all, it's quite affordable, so it can become an excellent platform for people who are just starting out selling online. Second, WooCommerce is modular, similar to WordPress, enabling developers to enhance each plugin and component's functionality.

Last but not least, it offers powerful analytics features and is super fast, offering an edge over other similar platforms.

Integrating your software with WooCommerce enables you to expand your software users' numbers and enrich your service.

How Can You Integrate Your Software with WooCommerce?

Integrating your software with WooCommerce is a long-term investment of both time and money. WooCommerce is an extremely “tricky” eCommerce platform that comes with numerous integration pitfalls.

The first and most significant problem with WooCommerce’s system is that it has numerous API versions. Developers can get confused pretty easily. The vast majority of developers only write integrations using the latest version, without realizing that companies using old versions are left behind.

Another big issue with WooCommerce is that it comes with PHP modules. These are quite bulky and require extensive data workloads to function correctly. The result of improper integration is store unavailability or extremely slow store loading.

The great news is that you don’t have to experience all of these integration issues using API2Cart. Our solution allows you to connect to WooCommerce smoothly. Additionally, we support all WooCommerce versions starting with 1.6.0, which is pretty much all of them.

API2Cart allows you to integrate with more than just WooCommerce. You can now connect with over 40 shopping platforms and marketplaces at once. API2Cart enables you to manage all the e-stores’ data easily and quickly import WooCommerce orders right into your system.

How to Import WooCommerce Orders?

Finally, we want to show you how you can practically leverage the capability of integration with WooCommerce and import orders from its stores into your system easily. For these purposes, you can use API2Cart and API methods provided by it.

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You can use the webhook for order.add event, which ensures you’ll get a notification anytime a client places a new order. Alternatively, you can use the order.list method, which allows you to regularly get a list of new orders once in a while.

Below you can see order.list method method response example.

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{
  "return_code":0,
  "return_message":"",
  "result":{
    "orders_count":5,
    "order":[
      {
        "id":"1",
        "customer":[
          {
            "id":"26",
            "email":"molestie.in@molestiesodales.co.uk",
            "first_name":"Adara",
            "last_name":"Cortez"
          }
        ],
        "status":[
          {
            "id":"3",
            "name":"Shipped",
            "history":[
              {
                "history":[
                  {
                    "id":"3",
                    "name":"Shipped",
                    "modified_time":"2014-03-25 15:29:00",
                    "notify":"True",
                    "comment":"Make Payable To: \nFrost\n\nSend To: \nAddress 1\n\nYour order will not ship until we receive payment.\n"
                  }
                ]
              }
            ],
            "refund_info": null
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "id":"2",
        "customer":[
          {
            "id":"26",
            "email":"molestie.in@molestiesodales.co.uk",
            "first_name":"Adara",
            "last_name":"Cortez"
          }
        ],
        "status":[
          {
            "id":"1",
            "name":"Pending",
            "history":[
              {
                "history":[
                  {
                    "id":"1",
                    "name":"Pending",
                    "modified_time":"2014-03-25 15:30:58",
                    "notify":"True",
                    "comment":""
                  }
                ]
              }
            ],
            "refund_info": null
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "id":"3",
        "customer":[
          {
            "id":"26",
            "email":"molestie.in@molestiesodales.co.uk",
            "first_name":"Adara",
            "last_name":"Cortez"
          }
        ],
        "status":[
          {
            "id":"1",
            "name":"Pending",
            "history":[
              {
                "history":[
                  {
                    "id":"1",
                    "name":"Pending",
                    "modified_time":"2014-03-25 15:31:57",
                    "notify":"True",
                    "comment":""
                  }
                ]
              }
            ],
            "refund_info": null
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "id":"4",
        "customer":[
          {
            "id":"25",
            "email":"quis.lectus.Nullam@egetlacusMauris.co.uk",
            "first_name":"Adara",
            "last_name":"Huffman"
          }
        ],
        "status":[
          {
            "id":"3",
            "name":"Shipped",
            "history":[
              {
                "history":[
                  {
                    "id":"3",
                    "name":"Shipped",
                    "modified_time":"2014-03-25 15:34:52",
                    "notify":"True",
                    "comment":"Make Payable To: \nFrost\n\nSend To: \nAddress 1\n\nYour order will not ship until we receive payment.\n"
                  }
                ]
              }
            ],
            "refund_info": null
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "id":"5",
        "customer":[
          {
            "id":"12",
            "email":"rutrum.justo.Praesent@risus.net",
            "first_name":"Darrel",
            "last_name":"Knapp"
          }
        ],
        "status":[
          {
            "id":"3",
            "name":"Shipped",
            "history":null,
            "refund_info":[
              {
                "shipping":0,
                "fee":0,
                "tax":0,
                "total_refunded":-38,
                "time":"2015-04-02 10:54:56",
                "comment":"Product Did Not Meet Customer’s Expectations",
                "refunded_items": [
                  {
                    "items": [
                      {
                        "product_id": "50",
                        "variant_id": "50",
                        "qty": 1,
                        "refund": -35
                      },
                      {
                        "product_id": "93",
                        "variant_id": "93",
                        "qty": 1,
                        "refund": -3
                      }
                    ]
                  }
                ]
              }
            ]
          }
        ]
      }
    ]
  }
}

This is one of the best methods you can use to import WooCommerce orders since you can quickly filter orders by certain parameters or use the order data for resolving your system’s needs and providing the necessary functionality to the e-retailers.

With API2Cart, you can quickly and easily import WooCommerce orders straight into your system. You can do that with just one integration without having to consume time and energy, trying to overcome all WooCommerce integration issues. Best of all, you can get connected with over 40 shopping platforms in addition to WooCommerce.

Want to learn more about how API2Cart can help your software to overcome all the WooCommerce integration challenges? Reach out to us right now. Just click the button below.