Is it possible to fetch Online Sessions / Traffic data which is shown in the Analytics section?

Is it possible to fetch Online Sessions / Traffic data which is shown in the Analytics section?

marvelous42
Shopify Partner
7 0 5

Hi there.

 

I am trying to recreate some of the analytics/reports data which cannot be accessed through the Analytics API anymore due to deprecation. 


So the question is: Can I fetch online sessions (traffic) data which is natively tracked from the website? Here I am not talking about the views of each product which is accessible, but overall traffic!

Thanks.

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Liam
Shopify Staff
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Hi Marvelous42,

 

To measure overall traffic you may be more successful with using analytics tools like Google Analytics, as there's no direct API endpoint for accessing online store traffic. 

 

 

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marvelous42
Shopify Partner
7 0 5
So the traffic data from the dashboard cannot be fetched through the API?

JoseR_uf
Visitor
1 0 0

How come there is no endpoint to the sessions and traffic data you gather?
Sessions measured by Google Analytics differ +/- 10% from what i can see in my store dashboard because of how GA4 measures this, and i would like to keep uniform data for analysis. Are there really no plans to fetch this data in REST API?

marvelous42
Shopify Partner
7 0 5

My point exactly, it also seems like a lot of extra work to add an third party analytics tool just to get the basic information Shopify already has 😕 We are building an app for the marketplace, so we need to require that every single store has GA etc. installed.

Liam
Shopify Staff
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From looking through our APIs, it doesn't seem that the analytics data is currently exposed by API endpoints, but I've added this as a feature request to our internal dev team.

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marvelous42
Shopify Partner
7 0 5

Thanks for the reply Liam. So for the time being we will require that our clients installing the app from the marketplace needs apply a third party analytics in order to get this data, is that correctly understood?

 

DMJerry402
Visitor
1 0 0

Hello @marvelous42 .  Did you get an answer for this?  I am using DOMO and I no longer see the traffic or session end point when trying to connect, so I'm thinking they haven't added it back.

@Liam - Do you know if this is still correct or do we have a workaround that doesn't involve G4 or UA?  Really need our clients to be able to tie to the reports in the management portal.

Mauricio_
Visitor
2 0 0

Hello @Liam. Any updates?

Peter_Datma
Shopify Partner
49 0 5

Hello Marvelous42,

 

Quick question, you said that the data for product views is accessible, how can you access it? 

 

Thanks!

Peter @ Datma (product analytics & reporting)