Value of OpenCart API Integration for B2B SaaS Solutions

Published 9 September 2014 | Updated 14 April 2020 |

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In the highly interconnected world we are living today, Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are the glue. As a B2B software provider, you know they make application integration possible so that the parties can interact with data and use it for functionality and business enhancement.

For such solutions as marketing automation, shipping management, order and inventory management, WMS, dropshipping automation software is essential to be integrated with various shopping platforms' APIs. Without that, they won't be able to manage the data connected with products, customers, orders, etc.

But what shopping cart software to choose for the connection with? In this article, we are going to focus on OpenCart API integration and it's main aspects.

Integrations in the World of eCommerce

B2B eCommerce, as we know it today, is built on data connections. SaaS apps for retailers cannot work correctly without a quality integration with shopping platforms and marketplaces. That is because the majority of the features and services that they offer need data from e-stores to work.

For example, inventory management systems cannot track order statuses without order ids and billing last names. Price optimization systems cannot suggest better prices and autocorrect them when needed without knowing the seller's prices.

Apart from being essential for many businesses, shopping cart software integration is also a beneficial investment. Every new platform, a piece of software integrates with opens up a bank of potential clients that often counts tens of thousands of online merchants. Plus, access to data on customers, products, orders, tracking numbers, etc. makes an opportunity to extend the set of features that an application supports.

What is OpenCart API Integration?

Judging from both the market demand and what our clients ask for, OpenCart is one of the most common integration choices. The platform powers more than 8% of eCommerce stores out there, which is equal to more than 200 000 retail businesses.

The integration process, however, is something you will not like. It will take no less than one month, cost thousands of dollars to pay for developers' work and make you spend more money on its upkeep and maintenance. Imagine what a pain it will be to integrate with several shopping platforms and marketplaces!

Also, OpenCart API integration requires detailed learning of its architecture and complicated API docs. This shopping platform has a high number of versions and releases the new ones continuously. For you, it means constant upgrading of the developed integration that needs more tech specialists and more money spendings.

So, how to implement the integration with OpenCart's API easily and fast?

How to Perform Multiple Integrations at Once?

API2Cart offers a unified API designed to make it possible to data interact with more than 40 shopping platforms and all their versions with only one connection developed. Among the platforms that the solution supports are Magento, Shopify, WooCommerce, X-Cart, CS-Cart, and others.

API2Cart provides detailed API docs with examples, 24/7 customers' support, 100 methods for managing the data and a 30-days free trial period.

It is a perfect option for integrating with OpenCart and the other shopping cart software for those solutions that work in the sphere of:

  • Shipping management
  • Repricing
  • Marketing automation
  • Order and inventory management
  • Dropshipping automation
  • ERP
  • WMS
  • POS
  • And others.

If you'd like us to tell you more about our unified API and how it will work for your business, schedule a call with our representative or leave us a message.