So, the big question is can you use a 3rd party program with Envision Cloud to sell retail online?
The answer is YES, but you'd need a developer with REST API experience!
What else can you do with Envision Cloud API?
With Envision Cloud's REST API, you can create custom reports, integrate with marketing companies, and so much more! The possibilities are almost endless with Envision Cloud API. To integrate Envision Cloud and a 3rd party program, you’d need a developer with REST API experience!
How does Envision Cloud work with 3rd party programs?
Using Envision Cloud API, your business can connect the Envision Cloud system with other programs like Shopify, WooCommerce, and so many more! API stands for Application Programming Interface and these interfaces are what allow various software solutions and Envision Cloud to communicate with one another. This communication is done through API calls, which occur anytime you send a request after setting up your API with the correct endpoints. An API call is when your information is transferred, processed, and feedback is returned.
How would you connect Envision Cloud to a 3rd party program? Let’s take it step-by-step:
1. Find & Hire a Software Developer
First off, you’d need to find and hire a software developer who knows how to work with the 3rd party program of your choosing, external APIs, and REST APIs. This can be done by searching for a local web developer online or utilizing sites like guru.com to find someone with the experience you’d need. Additionally, some 3rd party programs have listed developers your company can connect with and hire, like Shopify with Shopify experts or WooCommerce with WooExperts. The cost of these services varies but can start around $500. 3rd party development fees should be discussed with your vendor.
2. Sign up for Envision Cloud API
Next, you’d sign up for our API at developer.envisiongo.com. Here you’d create an account and register for Envision Cloud API. You’d also decide on the API plan that best fits your business, which your developer can assist you with! Our plans start at $30. You'd also need to sign the "Application Programming Interface (API) Disclaimer." This disclaimer allows you to select a plan and agree to the 3rd party terms & conditions.
3. Your Developer Performs the Integration
Last, you’d have your developer work with our API to integrate the 3rd party program and Envision Cloud. Developers can learn more about Envision API by going to developer.envisiongo.com, clicking APIs in the upper right, and then clicking Envision API to view all the capabilities of Envision API!
So, who's excited about API? We know many businesses have been looking for a way to sell retail online or pull very specific reports. We hope the flexibility of Envision Cloud API can be a way for your business to gain new tools and continue your growth!