Connect to Supplier DB using an API, how to?

emasso
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The idea is to have all their products in stock on my website; my problem is that I have never worked with APIs. I know the basics but never really connected or developed anything. Is there a way to find help with this?


- My Website or DB should get info (once a day, a week) >> Supplier DB >> Supplier DB Answer >> My Website or DB showing info online.

- Client research or demand >> My Website or DB shows updated info
- Client payment >> My Website or DB >> Supplier DB >> DB Answer >> My Website or DB (product sold, payment done, management of data for shipping, etc...)

 I'm thinking it wrong but is the idea


Thanks

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Liam
Shopify Staff
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Hi Emasso,

 

I believe you are on the right track - essentially the Shopify store would send order info to your supplier and your supplier would send back shipping info to update the order on Shopify's side. You could schedule API calls to transfer data daily, or you could use Shopify's webhooks to send order info over to your supplier each time an order is made. If you don't have development experience it could be worth looking into hiring a developer to assist with the setup and then hand over maintenance to you? 

Liam | Developer Advocate @ Shopify 
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