I have been searching on in the community, but as a newbie did not find the right answer yet. Hopefully you can help me...
My fulfilment partner wants to receive the order they have to fulfil in an XML format. They use a EDI system I have been told by them. At this moment my Shopify store sends a regular email to them, which they would have manually feed into their system. If they receive the order in XML format, it will go automatically; which saves me plenty of money.
How can I achieve this?
No, a POST is more like a programmatic form submission (one server directly sending a payload to another server). If you can, ask them if they have a REST API. That's a very common means of integrating sites and services across the internet.
Is an XML format a must or can they process CSV files as well?
We have customers of our app, EZ Exporter, that have a similar process where they use our app to automatically send a custom CSV file of new orders to their fulfillment partner's FTP server. Our app supports an export schedule of as frequent as every 15 minutes.
If they support CSV files and they need it formatted a specific way, please feel free to reach out to us and if you can provide a sample CSV file I can confirm with you whether our app can support their format.