Shopping APIs connect your back-end systems and make data digestible for your front-end systems. If designed correctly, your APIs will play a major role in creating new business models and products and increase your network effect by allowing external developers to leverage your most valued assets in a straightforward and consistent way. But commerce APIs can’t power your user experience and support new and innovative business models without an API strategy. Follow Get Elastic for tips and insights on API business models, benefits and drawbacks, implementation strategies, and applications of shopping APIs. Connect with us and subscribe via email, RSS, Twitter or Facebook.

The Rise of Shopping APIs [Infographic]

Infographic Friday comes early this week, we’ve teamed up with Monetate on the Rise of Shopping APIs. Click image to enlarge Tweetable stats: 100 new APIs are launched every week Tweet this Programmable Web estimates there’ll be 30K APIs ...

Monetizing Commerce APIs [Video]

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Matt McLarty of Layer 7 Technologies‘ Tech Talk Tuesday to discuss the monetization of APIs, and particularly talk about Cortex (commerce API), the first “intelligent API” for ecommerce. ...

7 Wicked Ecommerce Applications of Shopping APIs

Ever wonder how Facebook Timeline and Twitter apps like Hootsuite and Klout are made possible? These social networks have made their APIs public (application programming interfaces), enabling developers to access their content and data in order to build ...

Why A Shopping API Is The Best Way To Future-Proof Your Business

Contributed by David Chiu, Ecommerce Industry Strategist at Elastic Path Here at Get Elastic, we’ve spent a fair amount of time exploring the importance of having a broad, consistent multichannel customer experience. Typically, we look at things from ...
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