- Getting Started
- How do I sign up for the ChannelAdvisor Developer Network? 1.1.2
- I am an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) who wishes to provide an integrated solution to ChannelAdvisor customers. What do I need to do? 1.1.3
- I'm a developer and think I can help your customers, but I'm not sure what they want. Do you have a list of projects that your customers might be interested in? 1.1.4
- Can I get access to a test account? 1.1.5
- How does authentication work in ChannelAdvisor's API? 1.1.6
- How do I find the AccountID for one of my accounts? 1.1.7
- How do return types work in ChannelAdvisor's API? 1.1.8
- What's a Web Service?
- Can your API do this?
- How do I retrieve a list of orders from ChannelAdvisor? 2.1.2
- Can I write software to add and update inventory items in ChannelAdvisor automatically? 2.1.3
- I have my own eCommerce Store front-end, but want to use ChannelAdvisor's checkout. How do I do this? 2.1.4
- I want to submit sales for channels outside of ChannelAdvisor. How does that work?
- Coding and Web Service Interoperability
- Can ChannelAdvisor's API be used with Perl? 3.1.2
- Can ChannelAdvisor's API be used with Java? 3.1.3
- Can ChannelAdvisor's API be used with Python? 3.1.4
- I can choose any language to connect to ChannelAdvisor. Which should I use? 3.1.5
- What SOAP Framework is used to build ChannelAdvisor's Web Services?
This page contains frequently asked questions from developers using ChannelAdvisor's API.
We are happy to grant you credentials to the APIs. However, they are not very useful unless you have a CA customer grant you access to their account.
See the Understanding Security page for instructions.
I am an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) who wishes to provide an integrated solution to ChannelAdvisor customers. What do I need to do?
Contact Marc Sebes (marc.sebes -at- channeladvisor dot com) as a first step in determining if your functionality is a fit for our customers.
I'm a developer and think I can help your customers, but I'm not sure what they want. Do you have a list of projects that your customers might be interested in?
Check out our Partner Opportunities page for a list of projects that our customers have expressed interest in.
To request a test account, please complete the following ChannelAdvisor support form: http://ssc.channeladvisor.com/support/common-requests/request-new-posting-account.
If you are a 3rd party software developer working on an API integration for a ChannelAdvisor client, please have the client submit this request on your behalf. This will ensure the account is created with the proper information for you to work on the client's behalf.
Once the account has been created, you or the client you are working with will be notified. At that time you can follow the instructions on the Understanding Security page to gain access to the new account using the API.
Please note that all transactions completed within a ChannelAdvisor account are billable transactions. Note: Additional fees may be required for an additional posting account.
ChannelAdvisor assigns each developer or organization a Developer Key and password. These two pieces of information are required in every call to a ChannelAdvisor API. For any call accessing ChannelAdvisor account data, an AccountID is required as well. Developers must have permission from the seller to access their account's data. Sellers seeking access to their own account data through APIs are welcome as well. Our code samples show the usage of the Developer Key and password.
See Understanding Security for more details.
If you are a CA customer, go to My Accounts > Developer Network > Account Authorizations in the ChannelAdvisor user interface. You will find the information there.
If you are a developer, call the GetAuthorizationList API method.
See the APIResult documentation.
Here are some useful articles to get you started. In general pay attention to the articles about SOAP and WSDL:
I have my own eCommerce Store front-end, but want to use ChannelAdvisor's checkout. How do I do this?
The methods of the Cart Service, particularly CreateCart, allow you to send shopping cart information to ChannelAdvisor. This method returns a CheckoutURL which you can use to redirect your buyers to ChannelAdvisor Checkout.
Yes. While trying to make this work, we found these articles helpful:
- Integrating a PERL/SOAP client with a .NET XML Web Service.
- 5 Tips for .NET Programming in Perl
- Hello adCenter Sample in Perl - Although this sample is for Microsoft's adCenter, it will help you a great deal learning about interoperating between Perl and .Net Web Services.
- Parsing a result object from SOAP::Lite
- How to call a .NET-based Web Service from the SOAP::Lite Perl Library
Yes. This article contains details about using Apache SOAP for connecting to a .NET XML Web Service.
Yes, but it can be challenging. At the very least, you can post the XML and make it work. Here is the best article we found for using SOAP with Python:
At ChannelAdvisor, we prefer and recommend C#, but really any .Net-based language will be the easiest to connect to ChannelAdvisor's Developer Network. Java is our next recommendation, followed by PHP.
See the Code Samples page for examples of connecting to ChannelAdvisor using different languages.
ChannelAdvisor uses Microsoft's .NET technology to create its Web Services. The API supports SOAP 1.1 only.