hybris api integration

Published 5 April 2021 | Updated 5 April 2021 | Khrystyna Oliinyk

eCommerce is one of the easiest and simplest ways to distribute products online, but it can be very challenging for online retailers. They need to use various eCommerce software such as shipping, inventory and order, online marketing, warehouse management, and a lot of other eCommerce products. Online retailers can easily perform a variety of regular operations thanks to eCommerce resources. The ability to integrate with different shopping platforms is one of the main principles of eCommerce software. Therefore, every eCommerce software vendor must integrate their software with shopping platforms.

Integration with eCommerce platforms and marketplaces will help you to increase your competitive advantage. The more shopping marketplaces and platforms your eCommerce software supports, the more likely you are to meet the needs of the higher number of online retailers. That's also why you, as an eCommerce service provider, should think about connecting your software with as many eCommerce platforms and marketplaces as possible, as this would help both you and your clients.

Hybris API integration is one more way to attract more clients and gain market dominance. In this post, we'll explain why it's important for you, as an eCommerce software vendor, to integrate your system with the Hybris platform, one of the most popular eCommerce platforms.

Key Reasons Why You Should Implement Hybris API Integration

Hybris is one of the top eCommerce options for large businesses in the United States, United Kingdom, and other areas of Europe. This platform is mainly used in the business and retail industry. Because of this, many businesses prefer the structure of Hybris and have switched to this platform from other eCommerce platforms.

The Hybris architecture is highly adaptable, allowing companies a wide variety of customization options. Over 19,000 online stores have built their websites on this platform. That is why integration with Hybris is a tremendous opportunity for eCommerce service vendors to attract more potential customers.

The Hybris API makes it possible to get products, orders, customers, and other store information. Thus, B2B SaaS providers can implement many functionalities if they have access to this data.

Without integration with various shopping platforms, such as Hybris, your eCommerce solution won't be able to meet the needs of many online store owners. You should also keep in mind that trying to access data in different systems requires a high level of technical expertise, as each system has its own way of storing data. Consequently, setting up different integration protocols will require a significant amount of time and effort, which we will discuss below.

Hybris API Integration Difficulties

When it comes to integrating eCommerce applications with different shopping marketplaces and platforms, we can confidently say that this is one of the most challenging activities that any company offering eCommerce services has to face. If you want to integrate your eCommerce applications with different shopping platforms, you need a lot of time and skills to fully understand each shopping platform. Integrating with the Hybris eCommerce platform will lead to many issues, some of which we will go over below:

  • Integrating on your own is not a wise idea as you might not be aware of all of the technological complexities of a particular shopping platform. To complete such a project, you should hire a highly skilled production team.

  • Integration is a difficult task that requires constant efforts, experience and skills. A particular integration may take several months to complete. You can then estimate how long it will take developers to create many integrations with different eCommerce platforms and marketplaces.

  • The introduction of new versions can be the biggest obstacle to multiple integrations with different shopping platforms. Your developers likely built integrations that rely on previous iterations of eCommerce platforms. As a consequence, you can experience some difficulties when attempting to obtain different variants of data from online stores.

As we've seen above, attempting to integrate with the Hybris eCommerce platform requires a high level of technical knowledge. For all these reasons, interacting with multiple shopping platforms is extremely difficult, so it's important to figure out how to make things as convenient as possible. The best thing you can do is to consider using API2Cart's unified API, which has already integrated with more than 40 eCommerce platforms and marketplaces.

Usage of API2Cart for Hybris API Integration

As mentioned earlier, integrating with numerous eCommerce marketplaces and platforms requires a significant amount of time, money, and effort.

With a third-party solution like API2Cart you can avoid all of these challenges. The service allows you to easily connect with over 40 popular shopping platforms and marketplaces, including Hybris, Shopify, Magento, PrestaShop, OpenCart, BigCommerce, WooCommerce, and many more, using just one unified API.

API2Cart has a wide range of API methods that allow eCommerce application providers to work with product details, orders, shipments, categories, and customers. In particular, for Hybris API integration it has the following methods like:

  • product.list

  • order.list

  • customer.list

  • order.status.list

  • order.add

  • and many others

For example, if you need to get a list of products you will have to execute product.list method which will send you the following response structure:


{
    "return_code": 0,
    "return_message": "",
    "pagination": {
        "previous": null,
        "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": [
                    {
                        "id": "ram",
                        "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",
                                "name": "4",
                                "sort_order": 0,
                                "price": 0,
                                "weight": 0,
                                "quantity": null,
                                "type_price": "value",
                                "sku": null
                            },
                            {
                                "id": "8",
                                "product_option_item_id": "8",
                                "name": "8",
                                "sort_order": 0,
                                "price": 0,
                                "weight": 0,
                                "quantity": null,
                                "type_price": "value",
                                "sku": null
                            },
                            {
                                "id": "12",
                                "product_option_item_id": "12",
                                "name": "12",
                                "sort_order": 0,
                                "price": 0,
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                                "type_price": "value",
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                            }
                        ]
                    },
                    {
                        "id": "pa_rom",
                        "product_option_id": "pa_rom",
                        "name": "ROM",
                        "description": "",
                        "sort_order": 1,
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                            {
                                "id": "64",
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                                "name": "64",
                                "sort_order": 0,
                                "price": 0,
                                "weight": 0,
                                "quantity": null,
                                "type_price": "value",
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                            },
                            {
                                "id": "128",
                                "product_option_item_id": "128",
                                "name": "128",
                                "sort_order": 0,
                                "price": 0,
                                "weight": 0,
                                "quantity": null,
                                "type_price": "value",
                                "sku": null
                            },
                            {
                                "id": "256",
                                "product_option_item_id": "256",
                                "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": ""
                }
            }
        ]
    }
}

You can try out how it will work by using our demo stores or your clients’ store. Just register a free 30-day account and follow the guidelines. We also have useful guides on how to add stores based on different platforms like open-source and hosted.

If you have any questions about how API2Cart works and how it can help you solve your business cases, contact us or schedule a call with our representative. We'll be happy to help you with any issue.

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