Shopify Order API

Published 27 January 2021 | Updated 13 May 2021 | Natalia Kovalchuk

eCommerce software vendors such as multichannel systems, shipping management, dropshipping automation solutions providers need to do everything possible to get an edge over the competition and stay ahead of the curve. One of the best ways to do that is to develop the integration with a great number of eCommerce platforms. The development of such connections allows software vendors to increase their market share. Also, it enables them to get and manage the required data available on eCommerce platforms.

So, to gain access to e-stores’ data, eCommerce software providers need to develop reliable integrations between their systems and the APIs of shopping platforms. Once a connection is established, it becomes possible to work with all essential data from retailers’ online stores. It includes the info about orders, products, inventory, shipping, etc.

One of the platforms you need to focus on in 2021 is Shopify. This growing eCommerce platform is used by hundreds of thousands of your potential customers who are eager to drive their business.

Below, we’re taking a closer look at the Shopify integration development process and showing you step-by-step how to get all the necessary order details from this platform. However, before exploring the Shopify Order API connection details, let’s look at the reasons why you need to work with e-stores’ data.

Why do B2B eCommerce Software Need to Work with e-Stores’ Order Data?

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Any eCommerce software used by e-retailers has to work with specific e-stores' data to offer the necessary functionality to their customers. For instance, multichannel software have to work with data related to orders to manage and track customers’ orders across multiple sales channels. The access to order data also allows such systems to sync inventory across various platforms, update order statuses, make up-to-date reports related to the orders, etc.

Similarly, shipping management software have to work with e-stores’ order data to properly monitor and sync inventory levels, create shipments & shipping labels, and provide the other important functions.

Warehouse management solutions should get the info related to orders to sync inventory and ensure no important product runs out of stock, especially during a sales campaign.

Marketing automation services have to work with e-stores’ order data to send emails that notify online stores’ customers on orders statuses, recover abandoned carts, and many more.

To retrieve order details, software providers of different types need to develop an API integration between their solutions and various shopping platforms. It includes performing the connection with Shopify, Magento, WooCommerce, and the other platforms. Without such integration in place, software providers will not be able to propose their features to eCommerce shop owners and access the data from their stores.

Shopify API Integration Development

Shopify is one of the most prevalent eCommerce platforms available today. It offers eCommerce shop owners all of the tools they need to set up their first shop and ramp it up. With more than 1 million stores, this platform offers a wide range of features, offering its users a wide range of choices and many benefits. Integrating your SaaS business with Shopify is undoubtedly a very smart thing to do in 2021.

The process of integration development involves trying your app or software with a shopping platform like Shopify. Once integrated, you’ll be able to expand your market share, expand your pool of customers, gain access to actionable data, improve certain functionalities of your app, and ultimately boost your profits.

Nevertheless, you need to be aware that the integration process is far from being simple. Shopify, just like any other eCommerce platforms out there, has its own integration difficulties and challenges.

To be more specific, Shopify API documentation is quite unique and requires certain skills. The integration involves hiring a highly skilled developer who can bypass data security-related issues and overcome API abuse, data losses, and data breaches. Even after the integration is successfully implemented, it requires further upgrades and support.

Luckily, you don’t need to have to deal with all of these issues by yourself. You definitely can integrate your software with Shopify much easier. Keep reading to understand how you can do that.

Shopify Order API Integration: How to Retrieve Orders Details from This Shopping Platform

The easiest and less time-consuming way to develop Shopify Order API integration is to leverage the power of API2Cart. This unified shopping platform integration interface provides many API methods for working and managing e-stores’ data. Using API2Cart enables you to get a list of orders, customers, and products from Shopify e-stores.

API2Cart is quite popular among software vendors who work in the spheres of ERP, repricing, shipping management, order management, POS, dropshipping automation, marketing automation, chatbots.

API2Cart API methods that allow to retrieve and work with Shopify orders:

  • order.info: this method enables you to retrieve information about a specific order. An example of the response of this method you can see below:
  • 
    {
      "return_code": 0,
      "return_message": "",
      "result": {
        "id": "#1001",
        "order_id": "649194274916",
        "basket_id": "dbbf8d3a787f5e33ff9e74971b805ec4",
        "channel_id": null,
        "customer": {
          "id": "832711229540",
          "email": "admin@mail.com",
          "first_name": "John",
          "last_name": "Smith",
          "phone": ""
        },
        "create_at": {
          "value": "2018-12-21T13:27:11+0000",
          "format": "Y-m-d\\TH:i:sO"
        },
        "currency": {
          "id": "3518f8944d42212dd37daffe097d216e",
          "name": "US Dollar",
          "iso3": "USD",
          "symbol_left": "$",
          "symbol_right": "",
          "rate": 1,
          "avail": true,
          "default": true
        },
        "shipping_address": {
          "id": "2",
          "type": "shipping",
          "first_name": "WAREHOUSE_2",
          "last_name": "admin",
          "postcode": "54654",
          "address1": "dffdsfs",
          "address2": "ddd",
          "phone": "568548568",
          "city": "dddd",
          "country": {
            "code2": "UA",
            "code3": "UKR",
            "name": "Ukraine"
          },
          "state": null,
          "company": "LOCAL TESTING INC",
          "fax": "",
          "website": null,
          "gender": null,
          "region": null,
          "default": false
        },
        "billing_address": {
          "id": "1",
          "type": "billing",
          "first_name": "admin",
          "last_name": "admin",
          "postcode": "54654",
          "address1": "ddd, ddd",
          "address2": "ddd",
          "phone": "",
          "city": "dddd",
          "country": {
            "code2": "UA",
            "code3": "UKR",
            "name": "Ukraine"
          },
          "state": null,
          "company": "",
          "fax": "",
          "website": null,
          "gender": null,
          "region": null,
          "default": true
        },
        "payment_method": {
          "name": "Cash on Delivery (COD)"
        },
        "shipping_method": {
          "name": "Priority Mail International",
          "additional_fields": {
            "provider_code": "usps",
            "code": "PriorityMailInternational",
            "id": 540957016164,
            "price": 139.91,
            "carrier_identifier": null
          }
        },
        "shipping_methods": [
          {
            "name": "Priority Mail International",
            "additional_fields": {
              "provider_code": "usps",
              "code": "PriorityMailInternational",
              "id": 540957016164,
              "price": 139.91,
              "carrier_identifier": null
            }
          }
        ],
        "status": {
          "id": "closed",
          "name": "Closed",
          "history": [
            {
              "id": "open",
              "name": "Open",
              "modified_time": {
                "value": "2018-12-21T13:27:11+0000",
                "format": "Y-m-d\\TH:i:sO"
              },
              "notify": false,
              "comment": ""
            },
            {
              "id": "closed",
              "name": "Closed",
              "modified_time": {
                "value": "2019-05-03T13:55:49+0000",
                "format": "Y-m-d\\TH:i:sO"
              },
              "notify": false,
              "comment": ""
            }
          ],
          "refund_info": null
        },
        "totals": {
          "total": 151.32,
          "subtotal": 11.41,
          "shipping": 139.91,
          "tax": 0,
          "discount": 0
        },
        "total": {
          "subtotal_ex_tax": 11.41,
          "wrapping_ex_tax": null,
          "shipping_ex_tax": 139.91,
          "total_discount": 0,
          "total_tax": 0,
          "total": 151.32,
          "total_paid": null,
          "additional_fields": {
            "shipping_discount_ex_tax": 0,
            "subtotal_discount_ex_tax": 0,
            "tax_discount": 0,
            "subtotal_tax": 0,
            "wrapping_tax": null,
            "shipping_tax": 0,
            "presentment_currency": "USD",
            "presentment_subtotal": 11.41,
            "presentment_total": 151.32,
            "presentment_shipping": 139.91,
            "presentment_tax": 0,
            "presentment_discount": 0
          }
        },
        "discounts": [
          
        ],
        "order_products": [
          {
            "product_id": "",
            "order_product_id": "1552853729380",
            "model": "sdegss23222",
            "name": "Test product",
            "price": 11.41,
            "price_inc_tax": 11.41,
            "quantity": 1,
            "discount_amount": 0,
            "total_price": 11.41,
            "tax_percent": 0,
            "tax_value": 0,
            "tax_value_after_discount": 0,
            "options": [
              
            ],
            "variant_id": "18051723034724",
            "weight_unit": "g",
            "weight": 9072,
            "barcode": null,
            "parent_order_product_id": null,
            "additional_fields": {
              "fulfillment_service": "manual",
              "presentment_currency": "USD",
              "presentment_price": 11.41,
              "presentment_total_price": 11.41,
              "presentment_discount_amount": 0,
              "presentment_tax_value": 0,
              "duties": [
                
              ]
            }
          }
        ],
        "bundles": [
          
        ],
        "modified_at": {
          "value": "2019-05-03T13:55:49+0000",
          "format": "Y-m-d\\TH:i:sO"
        },
        "finished_time": null,
        "comment": "",
        "store_id": null,
        "warehouses_ids": [
          "16136732772"
        ],
        "refunds": [
          
        ],
        "gift_message": null,
        "additional_fields": {
          "processed_at": {
            "value": "2018-12-21T13:27:10+0000",
            "format": "Y-m-d\\TH:i:sO"
          },
          "order_name": "#1001",
          "financial_status": "paid",
          "fulfillment_status": "fulfilled",
          "confirmed": true,
          "gateway": "Cash on Delivery (COD)",
          "landing_site": "/admin",
          "location_id": "NULL",
          "name": "#1001",
          "number": 1,
          "reference": "NULL",
          "referring_site": "",
          "source": null,
          "source_identifier": "NULL",
          "source_name": "web",
          "source_url": "NULL",
          "taxes_included": "false",
          "test": "false",
          "token": "e3bafb67b5c399bc6e8e32a61c87f06a",
          "total_line_items_price": "11.41",
          "total_price_usd": "151.32",
          "total_weight": 9071,
          "user_id": "NULL",
          "browser_ip": "93.77.238.130",
          "landing_site_ref": "NULL",
          "tracking_company": "Other",
          "tracking_number": "a2c.demo.track",
          "tracking_url": null,
          "note_attributes": [
            
          ],
          "tags": [
            "jfgjfgj"
          ],
          "transactions": [
            {
              "id": 822194438244,
              "order_id": 649194274916,
              "amount": "151.32",
              "kind": "sale",
              "gateway": "Cash on Delivery (COD)",
              "status": "pending",
              "message": "Pending the Cash on Delivery (COD) payment from the buyer",
              "created_at": "2018-12-21T13:27:10Z",
              "test": false,
              "authorization": null,
              "currency": "USD",
              "location_id": null,
              "user_id": null,
              "parent_id": null,
              "processed_at": "2018-12-21T13:27:10Z",
              "device_id": null,
              "error_code": null,
              "source_name": "web",
              "receipt": {
                
              },
              "admin_graphql_api_id": "gid://shopify/OrderTransaction/822194438244"
            },
            {
              "id": 822196994148,
              "order_id": 649194274916,
              "amount": "151.32",
              "kind": "sale",
              "gateway": "Cash on Delivery (COD)",
              "status": "success",
              "message": "Marked the Cash on Delivery (COD) payment as received",
              "created_at": "2018-12-21T13:29:04Z",
              "test": false,
              "authorization": null,
              "currency": "USD",
              "location_id": null,
              "user_id": null,
              "parent_id": 822194438244,
              "processed_at": "2018-12-21T13:29:04Z",
              "device_id": null,
              "error_code": null,
              "source_name": "web",
              "receipt": {
                
              },
              "admin_graphql_api_id": "gid://shopify/OrderTransaction/822196994148"
            }
          ]
        }
      }
    }
    

  • order.list: allows you to pull a list of orders from the store, returning by default four orders

Using these methods, API2Cart enables you to enhance your functionality and get all the necessary order details to propose advanced features to your clients. With API2Cart API methods, you’ll be able to:

  • Get all the order details like order id, status, create date, shipping address, payment method, etc.
  • Update order statuses in bulk or individually
  • Control shipping info and inventory levels
  • Create detailed, insightful reports

If you want to learn more about how API2Cart can help you get all necessary order details and leverage the power of Shopify Order API integration, do not hesitate to contact us.

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