magento 2 order api

Published 14 June 2021 | Updated 14 June 2021 | Khrystyna Oliinyk

If you are a B2B software vendor developing systems like inventory management, warehouse management, order management, shipping management, and other similar software, there’s tough competition running in your industry.

In order to gain an edge over your competitors, you need to make your software outperform their products and add features that can help your clients (e-retailers) no other software can. The fact is also, that the more shopping platforms your software integrates with, the more potential clients you may get.

Magento 2 integration is one more way to attract more customers to your solution. This article will tell you more about the benefits of integration with Magento 2 and how to easily implement Magento 2 order API integration.

Why do B2B Software Vendors Need to Get Order Info?

No matter what eCommerce software you are dealing in, order data is necessary to provide important functionality for e-retailers.

Following are some of the common use cases where order data is needed:

Inventory management

Order data is crucial information for inventory management systems as order data contains the status of a particular product in stock. If an order is placed on the online store, the actual available stock of the product has to decrease by one, thereby updating the stock status.

Such data when retrieved from eCommerce platforms will help inventory management systems to keep the inventory levels updated and synchronize inventory across different sales channels. Therefore, order data helps inventory management systems to manage and synchronize inventory levels and keep track of stock at all instants of time.

Warehouse management

A warehouse is a storage space where retailers store their products to be delivered to their customers. Managing a warehouse consists of a number of operations starting from receiving orders, storing the said products, packing orders, to shipping to the desired location. For all these operations to be carried out seamlessly, warehouse management systems need access to order data from eCommerce platforms.

Access to such data can give all the relevant information about the orders being placed on the client stores and aligns the entire process that finally ships them to the destination.

Order fulfillment

Order fulfillment is the process of successfully accepting an order request from the customer, processing it, and ensuring proper delivery of the order to the customer. It entails all the steps taken by the store owners when an order is booked to finally deliver it to the customer. These steps require order data to be carried out seamlessly without delay.

Report and analytics

An important aspect of eCommerce systems is to generate insights from the data they have gathered. Reports and analytics help businesses to make wise decisions for their revenue. However, for an eCommerce software to generate reports it needs access to data related to orders.

Software vendors can only access the information with the help of integration between eCommerce platforms.

Magento 2 Key Facts

Magento 2 is an eCommerce platform that powers more than 167,000 online customer websites/stores. It is popular in the United States, United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany, and other countries.

This platform offers plenty of advanced features to improve user experience compared to Magento 1. However, developing integration with Magento 2 can be with some challenges which we will discuss below.

Magento 2 Integration Challenges

If you would like to get Magento 2 order data, you will need first to develop integration with the Magento 2 platform. Here are the common challenges you may encounter:

  1. Magento 2 is an extremely complex eCommerce platform for integration.

  2. You need an advanced developer with specialized programming skills to develop the integration.

  3. Integrations are very expensive and time consuming, taking around 8 weeks and 4000 dollars to complete one of their kind.

  4. Integrations require consistent updates and maintenance, adding up to investments.

Magento 2 Order API: How to Import Order Data

If you are looking for an easy and cost-effective way to integrate your software with Magento 2 and get orders from it, API2Cart is your go-to solution.

APi2Cart provides a method order.list to get all the required information related to orders. This method fetches all the information related to orders, including a number of orders placed in the store, customer’s email address, name, phone number, shipping and billing address, and shipping method used. Such information is very crucial for eCommerce systems to perform their designated functions.

Here is the response structure of this method:


{
    "return_code": 0,
    "return_message": "",
    "pagination": {
        "previous": null,
        "next": "BcHdEkJAGADQB3Kx2NXOXrjIWNpaJTIadzYj7PipL4Wn7xwmBbQQVeroU9nVsQd66LzNiW08zpkocy%2FgWmeEvIZ%2Bl1jfW35anTVtjKCXzLe2dHl%2FpiYwC7JGpn9JEAspAk5HUvKlrFQv2gMQVJ%2FjWybQjH6KIcyUKLDBHvfBxim1AUKqqeYEi6ec9qS9uu4f"
    },
    "result": {
        "orders_count": 1,
        "order": [
            {
                "id": "000000001",
                "order_id": "1",
                "basket_id": null,
                "channel_id": null,
                "customer": {
                    "id": "1",
                    "email": "admin@mail.com",
                    "first_name": "John",
                    "last_name": "Smith",
                    "phone": null
                },
                "create_at": {
                    "value": "2019-12-20T13:48:19+0000",
                    "format": "Y-m-d\\TH:i:sO"
                },
                "currency": {
                    "id": "USD",
                    "name": "US Dollar",
                    "iso3": "USD",
                    "symbol_left": "$",
                    "symbol_right": "",
                    "rate": 1,
                    "avail": true,
                    "default": true
                },
                "shipping_address": {
                    "id": "2",
                    "type": "shipping",
                    "first_name": "John",
                    "last_name": "Smith",
                    "postcode": "12345",
                    "address1": "Green str.35",
                    "address2": "",
                    "phone": "",
                    "city": "Chicago",
                    "country": {
                        "code2": "US",
                        "code3": "USA",
                        "name": "United States of America"
                    },
                    "state": {
                        "code": "IL",
                        "name": "Illinois"
                    },
                    "company": "",
                    "fax": "",
                    "website": null,
                    "gender": null,
                    "region": null,
                    "default": false,
                    "additional_fields": {
                        "prefix": "",
                        "suffix": "",
                        "middlename": "",
                        "tax_id": null
                    }
                },
                "billing_address": {
                    "id": "1",
                    "type": "billing",
                    "first_name": "John",
                    "last_name": "Smith",
                    "postcode": "12345",
                    "address1": "Green str.35",
                    "address2": "",
                    "phone": "",
                    "city": "Chicago",
                    "country": {
                        "code2": "US",
                        "code3": "USA",
                        "name": "United States of America"
                    },
                    "state": {
                        "code": "IL",
                        "name": "Illinois"
                    },
                    "company": "",
                    "fax": "",
                    "website": null,
                    "gender": null,
                    "region": null,
                    "default": false,
                    "additional_fields": {
                        "prefix": "",
                        "suffix": "",
                        "middlename": "",
                        "tax_id": null
                    }
                },
                "payment_method": {
                    "name": "checkmo",
                    "additional_fields": {
                        "additional_payment_info": null
                    }
                },
                "shipping_method": {
                    "name": "UPS Ground",
                    "additional_fields": {
                        "code": "custom_custom",
                        "provider_code": "custom"
                    }
                },
                "shipping_methods": [
                    {
                        "name": "UPS Ground",
                        "additional_fields": {
                            "code": "custom_custom",
                            "provider_code": "custom"
                        }
                    }
                ],
                "status": {
                    "id": "complete",
                    "name": "Complete",
                    "history": [
                        {
                            "id": "complete",
                            "name": "Complete",
                            "modified_time": {
                                "value": "2019-12-20T13:48:19+0000",
                                "format": "Y-m-d\\TH:i:sO"
                            },
                            "notify": true,
                            "comment": "Reference order #000000001
Payment method:checkmo
Shipping method: UPS Ground
Complete
" } ], "refund_info": null }, "totals": { "total": 9, "subtotal": 10.5, "shipping": 0, "tax": 0, "discount": 0, "additional_fields": { "hidden_tax": 0 } }, "total": { "subtotal_ex_tax": 10.5, "wrapping_ex_tax": null, "shipping_ex_tax": 0, "total_discount": 0, "total_tax": 0, "total": 9, "total_paid": 9, "additional_fields": { "shipping_discount_ex_tax": 0, "subtotal_discount_ex_tax": 0, "tax_discount": 0, "subtotal_tax": 0, "wrapping_tax": null, "shipping_tax": 0 } }, "discounts": [], "order_products": [ { "product_id": "5", "order_product_id": "1", "model": "sku_1", "name": "Product1", "price": 1.5, "price_inc_tax": 1.5, "quantity": 7, "discount_amount": 0, "total_price": 10.5, "tax_percent": 0, "tax_value": 0, "tax_value_after_discount": 0, "options": [ { "option_id": 0, "name": "Color", "value": "mint green", "price": 0, "weight": 0, "type": null, "product_option_value_id": null } ], "variant_id": null, "weight_unit": null, "weight": 0, "barcode": null, "parent_order_product_id": null } ], "bundles": [], "modified_at": { "value": "2019-12-20T13:48:19+0000", "format": "Y-m-d\\TH:i:sO" }, "finished_time": null, "comment": "", "store_id": "1", "warehouses_ids": [], "refunds": [], "gift_message": null, "additional_fields": { "base_currency_code": "USD" } } ] } }

Moreover, your software can get to know about new orders via a webhook for order.add event.

Conclusion

API2Cart is a unified API that allows you to integrate your eCommerce software with more than 40 shopping carts and marketplaces on which your clients have built their e-stores. Such an integration saves your time, money, and resources. Moreover, API2Cart also looks after the maintenance and upgrades required after the integration process.

If you are to implement Magento 2 order API integration, contact us and we will gladly answer all your questions.

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