SaaS applications make it easier for online retailers to handle all operational aspects of their business. It includes order management, logistics, customer management, etc.
Such functionality can be easily implemented thanks to the integration with eCommerce platforms. Moreover, integrating with various shopping platforms allows you to attract more potential customers. The greater the number of shopping platforms your SaaS solution supports, the higher the likelihood that it will satisfy the needs of more online store owners.
In this article, we’ll show you how Lightspeed integration with your SaaS software can help you reach more consumers, boost your market share, and get your company headed in the right direction.
The Benefits of Lightspeed Integration
Lightspeed is a simple to use eCommerce platform that enables the development of an online store. It was founded in 2005 but positioned itself as a POS solution until 2016. It offers many products and services, including inventory monitoring and analysis, marketing tools, customization of products, and more.
More than 17000 online stores are built on this platform, making it an excellent possibility for you to attract new clients and expand your market share. Lightspeed is popular in the Netherlands, United States, Belgium, Canada, and many others. So, if you plan to market your product to these countries, Lightspeed integration must be on the list of your supported platforms.
However, you need to be aware that developing integration with the eCommerce platform requires specific technical expertise since each system has its way of storing data. Below, you will find the difficulties that may occur when developing Lightspeed integration.
The Challenges of Integration
Integrating with different shopping platforms can be time-consuming and challenging, and you may encounter the following problems:
To develop integration with an eCommerce platform, including Lightspeed, you will have to hire a developer who has enough experience in writing such integrations. Usually, it isn't easy to find the right one.
It can take a month or even more to integrate with one specific eCommerce platform. So imagine how long it will take the developers to build an integration with various shopping platforms.
A single integration with an eCommerce platform can cost you more than $10,000. This cost is way too high for those who want to integrate their solutions with more than one shopping platform.
One of the greatest challenges is launching new versions of the platforms. Your developers may have designed integrations based on earlier versions of the platforms, so you may experience problems trying to access data from updated platforms.
Integrating with shopping platforms is a challenge, so it is essential to find solutions that make it easier.
Unified API for Easy Lightspeed Integration Development
Integration with various shopping platforms requires a lot of time, resources, and effort. The good news is that Lightspeed integration can be easily implemented with the API2Cart unified API. It makes it possible to integrate your software with more than 40 shopping platforms, including Magento, Shopify, PrestaShop, WooCommerce, OpenCart, BigCommerce, and Lightspeed at once.
API2Cart has already developed integrations for popular shopping platforms, which will save your time, money, and resources. Using it, you can quickly and easily access store-based data from any eCommerce platform that our service supports.
Lightspeed integration via API2Cart allows you to work store data in the following way:
get product info using product.list and product.info methods
count products in store using product.count method
update price and quantity for a specific product via product.update method
get order info using order.list and order.info methods
count orders in store via order.count method
add and update orders using order.add and order.update methods
work with shipments using order.shipment.list and order.shipment.tracking.add methods
and many more
If you have any questions about how API2Cart works and how it can help you implement your business requirements, please contact us. We are happy to help you with any matter.
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