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I am a POS software developer with a few thousand users in Canada and the US. Many of my merchants now want to integrate the system with a webstore, preferably Shopify. How do I upload inventory to a Shopify webstore and download the orders? Is the REST API the sole option? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Shopify Staff (Retired)
Shopify Staff (Retired)
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Hi @Kuno ,


You have a few options in order to achieve this


1) As mentioned, you can use the Shopify Admin API ( to create products and inventory and to get orders. This API is available in both REST and GraphQL


2) You can import products and download orders using CSV files: and


3) You can check the Shopify App Store, there are other apps that use the Admin API for you to handle uploading products for you (

To learn more visit the Shopify Help Center or the Community Blog.