CommerceHQ API Integration

Published 11 March 2021 | Updated 21 April 2021 | Khrystyna Oliinyk

There is a great variety of shopping platforms available on the market that allow building online stores. That is why in order to stay competitive and reach more potential clients every eCommerce software provider like PIM, warehouse management, product catalog, localization software, or others must develop integration with various eCommerce platforms.

CommerceHQ API integration is worth mentioning connection that can help you increase consumer acquisition and market dominance for your SaaS application. In this post, you will see why it's essential for you as a SaaS software vendor to link your software with the CommerceHQ platform, one of the promising eCommerce platforms.

What Are the Benefits of CommerceHQ API Integration?

CommerceHQ is considered by many to be an all-in-one eCommerce platform. This shopping cart was first unveiled in 2015, and it was made widely and fully available in 2017. Today, CommerceHQ is used by over 3000 online retailers, and the number of its clients continues to grow.

CommerceHQ is popular in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, and many other countries. Thus, CommerceHQ API integration can help you open up new market opportunities and grow your business.

You should also be mindful that attempting to access consumer data on various systems requires a high level of technical expertise since each eCommerce platform, including CommerceHQ, has its way of preserving data. As a result, establishing various integration protocols will take a substantial amount of time and effort, which we will explain below.

What Challenges You May Face When Developing Shopping Cart Integration

Because each eCommerce platform has its logic, integrating with them raises many unique challenges. Understanding each platform can take a long time and a lot of practice when working with different eCommerce platforms. Integration with eCommerce platforms results in a bunch of issues, some of which are mentioned below:

  • It is not a smart idea to build integration by yourself because you might not be aware of all the technical complexities that certain eCommerce platforms pose. You'll need a highly trained development staff to complete this task.

  • Integration is a difficult task that requires constant effort, experience, and understanding. A unique integration could take few months to finish, so you can picture how long it would take programmers to develop more than one integrations with eCommerce platforms.

  • Launching updated versions of eCommerce platforms is probably the most difficult challenge when trying to integrate your SaaS software with them. Your devs could have designed integrations that depend on previous implementations of the eCommerce platform, so you may run into issues when trying to get newly updated data.

All these things make your integration with eCommerce platforms very challenging, so finding a way to make it simpler is very important. The smartest thing you can do is to use a ready-made solution like API2Cart, which has already developed integration with more than 40 eCommerce platforms and marketplaces, including CommerceHQ.

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The Solution to Easy CommerceHQ Integration

As previously said, integrating with numerous eCommerce platforms takes a significant amount of time, energy, and commitment. A simple way to integrate with CommerceHQ is via a unified API provided by API2Cart. Integrating once with API2Cart, you get access to 40+ shopping carts and marketplaces including CommerceHQ. You’ll be able to easily get and process store data such as orders, products, customers, shipments, categories, etc.

We provide more than 100 API methods to work with needed store data. Currently, for CommerceHQ we have the following methods:

for working with products:

  • product.list

  • product.add

  • product.update

for working with orders:

  • order.list

for working with order statuses:

  • order.status.list

for working with shipments:

  • order.shipment.list

  • order.shipment.add

Our dev team constantly works on developing support for new methods, cart versions, and platforms. API2Cart provides interactive documentation that allows you to try and see how everything works directly on our web page. To access the system it is offered a 32-symbol API key to ensure the process. Considering uptime, it’s worth saying that our service is available on 99,9%.

So, how to implement the CommerceHQ API integration using API2Cart?

  1. First of all, you have to register your API2Cart account. We provide a 30 day trial period for you to test our service.

  2. Add a store based on CommerceHQ.

  3. Work with orders, products, shipments, and other data retrieved from online stores based on CommerceHQ.

For example, if you need to get product data and product images, you will have to execute product.list method. This API method lets you retrieve the list of required products from your clients’ online stores based on CommerceHQ or any other eCommerce platform. It returns 10 products by default.

Below you can see the response example of product.list method.


{
    "return_code": 0,
    "return_message": "",
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        "next": "BcHRDoIgAADAXyLEwkcmy6VTIhCFN3HJtNy0SQu%2BvrtqQDS01xQnWumZpjzsMJ%2FstkexgvAG5vhxdEkfPTwj5fK%2Bqgae%2BI7Nh2nARJitveZtPQpInHTgdVqaD15uxwqL%2BH3CYiTWC7tRnUXJQsz4hjtV4nvpuTKyln8%3D"
    },
    "result": {
        "products_count": 1,
        "product": [
            {
                "id": "42",
                "type": "configurable",
                "u_model": "iphone_11_pro",
                "u_sku": "iphone_11_pro",
                "name": "iPhone 11 Pro",
                "description": "The iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max are smartphones designed, developed and marketed by Apple Inc. They are the 13th-generation flagships of the iPhone, succeeding the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, respectively. Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the devices alongside a lower-end model, the iPhone 11, on September 10, 2019, at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park. Pre-orders began on September 13, 2019, and went on sale on September 20.[5]\r\n\r\nKey upgrades over the previous devices include the triple-lens rear camera system and the A13 Bionic chip.[6] The 11 Pro is Apple's first iPhone to feature a \"pro\" designation, which was previously used only for larger Apple devices, such as the iPad Pro and MacBook Pro,[7] and the first to include in the box an 18 W fast charger and a Lightning to USB-C cable that allows connection to current Mac computers.[8]",
                "short_description": "",
                "price": 450,
                "advanced_price": [],
                "quantity": 995,
                "inventory": [],
                "u_brand_id": null,
                "u_brand": null,
                "categories_ids": [
                    22
                ],
                "stores_ids": [
                    "1"
                ],
                "url": "https://demo.api2cart.com/woocommerce/?product=iphone-11-pro",
                "seo_url": "https://demo.api2cart.com/woocommerce/?product=iphone-11-pro",
                "meta_title": "",
                "meta_keywords": "",
                "meta_description": "",
                "avail_sale": true,
                "avail_view": true,
                "is_virtual": false,
                "is_downloadable": false,
                "weight": 0.2,
                "weight_unit": "kg",
                "sort_order": 0,
                "backorders": "Do not allow",
                "manage_stock": "yes",
                "create_at": {
                    "value": "2020-05-06T11:55:10+0000",
                    "format": "Y-m-d\\TH:i:sO"
                },
                "modified_at": {
                    "value": "2020-05-06T14:00:42+0000",
                    "format": "Y-m-d\\TH:i:sO"
                },
                "tax_class_id": "2",
                "special_price": {
                    "value": 0,
                    "avail": false,
                    "created_at": null,
                    "modified_at": null,
                    "expired_at": null
                },
                "tier_price": [],
                "group_price": [],
                "images": [
                    {
                        "id": "add_57",
                        "http_path": "https://demo.api2cart.com/woocommerce/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/iphone_11_pro_sg_1_3.jpg",
                        "file_name": "iphone_11_pro_sg_1_3.jpg",
                        "mime-type": "image/jpeg",
                        "size": null,
                        "create_at": null,
                        "modified_at": null,
                        "alt": "iPhone 11 Pro",
                        "avail": true,
                        "sort_order": 0,
                        "type": "IMAGE_TYPE_ADDITIONAL"
                    },
                    {
                        "id": "base_58",
                        "http_path": "https://demo.api2cart.com/woocommerce/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/iphone_11_pro_sg_2_3.jpg",
                        "file_name": "iphone_11_pro_sg_2_3.jpg",
                        "mime-type": "image/jpeg",
                        "size": null,
                        "create_at": null,
                        "modified_at": null,
                        "alt": "iPhone 11 Pro",
                        "avail": true,
                        "sort_order": 0,
                        "type": "IMAGE_TYPE_BASE"
                    },
                    {
                        "id": "add_59",
                        "http_path": "https://demo.api2cart.com/woocommerce/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/iphone_11_pro_sg_3_2.jpg",
                        "file_name": "iphone_11_pro_sg_3_2.jpg",
                        "mime-type": "image/jpeg",
                        "size": null,
                        "create_at": null,
                        "modified_at": null,
                        "alt": "iPhone 11 Pro",
                        "avail": true,
                        "sort_order": 0,
                        "type": "IMAGE_TYPE_ADDITIONAL"
                    },
                    {
                        "id": "add_60",
                        "http_path": "https://demo.api2cart.com/woocommerce/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/iphone_11_pro_sg_4_2.jpg",
                        "file_name": "iphone_11_pro_sg_4_2.jpg",
                        "mime-type": "image/jpeg",
                        "size": null,
                        "create_at": null,
                        "modified_at": null,
                        "alt": "iPhone 11 Pro",
                        "avail": true,
                        "sort_order": 0,
                        "type": "IMAGE_TYPE_ADDITIONAL"
                    },
                    {
                        "id": "add_61",
                        "http_path": "https://demo.api2cart.com/woocommerce/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/iphone_11_pro_sg_6_2.jpg",
                        "file_name": "iphone_11_pro_sg_6_2.jpg",
                        "mime-type": "image/jpeg",
                        "size": null,
                        "create_at": null,
                        "modified_at": null,
                        "alt": "iPhone 11 Pro",
                        "avail": true,
                        "sort_order": 0,
                        "type": "IMAGE_TYPE_ADDITIONAL"
                    }
                ],
                "product_options": [
                    {
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                        "product_option_id": "ram",
                        "name": "RAM",
                        "description": "",
                        "sort_order": 0,
                        "type": "select",
                        "required": true,
                        "available": true,
                        "used_in_combination": null,
                        "option_items": [
                            {
                                "id": "4",
                                "product_option_item_id": "4",
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                                "sort_order": 0,
                                "price": 0,
                                "weight": 0,
                                "quantity": null,
                                "type_price": "value",
                                "sku": null
                            },
                            {
                                "id": "8",
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                                "type_price": "value",
                                "sku": null
                            },
                            {
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                                "type_price": "value",
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                            }
                        ]
                    },
                    {
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                        "description": "",
                        "sort_order": 1,
                        "type": "select",
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                            {
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                                "type_price": "value",
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                            },
                            {
                                "id": "128",
                                "product_option_item_id": "128",
                                "name": "128",
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                                "price": 0,
                                "weight": 0,
                                "quantity": null,
                                "type_price": "value",
                                "sku": null
                            },
                            {
                                "id": "256",
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                                "name": "256",
                                "sort_order": 0,
                                "price": 0,
                                "weight": 0,
                                "quantity": null,
                                "type_price": "value",
                                "sku": null
                            }
                        ]
                    }
                ],
                "u_upc": null,
                "u_mpn": null,
                "related_products_ids": [],
                "dimensions_unit": "m",
                "width": 71.4,
                "height": 8.1,
                "length": 144,
                "additional_fields": {
                    "viewed_count": 0,
                    "ordered_count": 2,
                    "stock_status": "In stock",
                    "custom_total_sales": "2",
                    "tags": ""
                }
            }
        ]
    }
}

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