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About Clothing APIs
Not long ago, retailers kept all of their inventory in-house and private. Once online shopping became popular, programmers raced to develop closed APIs for their respective companies.
Since that time, businesses have realized the advantages of opening their retail APIs to the world, reaching more consumers than ever before through smaller e-commerce sites, bloggers, and product aggregators, as well as comparison sites.
What is an API for Clothing?
A clothing API allows developers to quickly import product information from large retailers like Amazon, Zappos, and Forever 21. Current product availability, pricing, sizing, available colors, and images are the most popular requests.
Besides catalog requests, these APIs can offer ordering directly from within the site or app, recommendations of other products the consumer may be interested in based on search history, and much more.
How does a Clothing API work?
API stands for Application Programming Interface. They programmatically link two data sets that previously were not communicating. Once a developer accesses a retailer’s catalog through API, they can then integrate all or part of the requested product line into their site or app to offer to their own end users.
Who are Clothing APIs for?
Any online retailer, clothing aggregator, or affiliate can use an API for clothing in their e-commerce website or application.
Why is an API for clothing essential?
With the sheer number of online merchants collectively offering billions of apparel items for sale every day, it would be impossible to aggregate the information, much less keep it updated. APIs solve this issue by quickly pulling the requested data and delivering it to the user.
What can a developer expect from a clothing API?
Developers can expect clothing APIs to pull accurate, up-to-date information on clothes sales from their chosen retailer(s). Transactional data sent should be encrypted on both ends to protect the user, and the origin site should share the data in near real-time for a seamless experience.
Are there examples of free APIs?
- Amazon Price
- Forever 21
- Color Extractor for Apparel
Clothing API SDKs
All Clothing APIs are supported and made available in multiple developer programming languages and SDKs including:
- Java (Android)
- C# (.NET)
Just select your preference from any API endpoints page.
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