API Integration with ecommerce shopping cart and quickbooks

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API integration with my ecommerce shopping cart, Quickbooks acounting software would be a massive help no more import and export data. Real time stock view and less work for me to remember and to do.

If there is anyone else who thinks this idea would help them please vote for this idea .
Thank You
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I have an application already running in my showroom. I want to update the data on regular bases or on real time bases into inflow. A simple but complete api would be a big step to make inflow even better.

Paul
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Hi there,

Thanks for getting in touch with us! We certainly appreciate the honesty and the suggestions here and I will be sure to pass along your suggestions to the developers to have a look.

Thanks again!
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Hi.

We were able to integrate it with Quickbooks using EDI Link Connect. We printed our documents to PDF and then using the tool it converted the PDF into a Quickbooks compatible file that we are able to post. It only took a couple days to get it setup. Here is a link if you are interested: http://ecdynamics.com/pdf-conversion.php
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Thanks for the update! I'm sure other users will find that helpful....
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with a little bit of work and analysis of the underlying database we have been able to integrate the our web system and inflow using Visual Studio 2010 c#.

i know Inflow dont reccomend but it is possible and not too difficult
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Hi Steve, thanks very much for the update. I would caution against casual users attempting this (also because we cannot support this configuration) but if you're doing so successfully all I can say is please be sure to back up your database as much and as often as possible since if you're pushing into the system directly we won't be able to help you troubleshoot any errors which occur.

All the best!
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Maybe a Woocommerce WP web extention:
https://getsatisfaction.com/inflow_in...
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Rob Epp

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At this point I'd just be happy if I could cut-and-paste an address from Amazon. Data entry for each field is terrible. Integration with Amazon, Ebay and Stamps.com would make my life much easier. We use Quickbooks Online so that would be great too.
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Thanks Rob. Cutting and pasting is an excellent point -- that should definitely be easier.

For integrations, you can periodically import/export information from CSV format between inFlow and other programs. Here's some information for eBay in particular.
http://www.inflowinventory.com/softwa...
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I'll add NopCommerce to list of products that would be great if some integration. Fantastic E-Commerce solution that is very active development and community.

http://www.nopcommerce.com/docs/77/ho...
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any thoughts/plans on API integration with Xero accounting?
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Hi Mark, no formalized plans that I'm aware of at this time but if you wanted to have a look at your other posting I've found a support document here: http://help.xero.com/Help/Accounts_In... which outlines how to import into Xero. And you can export from inFlow using the instructions here: http://www.inflowinventory.com/softwa.... Hope that helps!
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We are still trying to find the right addition to create a complete solution based off AbleCommerce, which sadly is missing native functionality for purchasing/receiving inventory maintenance. It's built on .NET with its own API so it is very customization friendly and plays well with others.
I really liked everything I saw with InFlow, but the lack of connectability or even tools to create your own connectivity is the one major flaw. If this got created, even if it meant we would have to hire someone else to code the integration process, we'd be so happy to work with this!!
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Hi elizB,

What you may consider (if you're still interested in using inFlow) is having someone work with your AbleCommerce system to create a report that pulls your order data into CSV. That can be imported into inFlow and managed from there and we certainly have information available here: http://www.inflowinventory.com/softwa... which would allow you to copy info out of inFlow. If you have a consultant working for you who's familiar with SQL Server you may find that helpful to automate some of what you're doing but the import process would still have to be managed manually at present.

I do hope that helps and if there's anything further we can do to help please let us know!
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The API based shopping carts are usually hosted, and don't require any unique programming skills. They are more user-friendly in the administration and take care of bug fixes. In this post you can consider several examples of API based carts http://www.shopping-cart-migration.co...
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Where are you with API? I'm working with Shopify and need to have my inventory management integrated with it. I like that your program offers BOM, I'm a small mft and ecommerce owner, and need to keep track inventory with one program.

How do we get something moved from under consideration to planning?

I've looked at other inventory programs and so far I keep coming back to yours but having API would make it the BEST inventory program for small businesses!
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Hi Barbara,

Currently, nothing on API yet... I know it's disappointing and frustrating (we're really sorry about that) but it's not quite there yet on the top list of things to include in inFlow. We're working to improve inFlow on its own before we're ready to start expanding with integration. Please understand and thank you so much for the feedback!

As for Shopify, you can download orders and get them into inFlow by using our import-export function. Please see here for more information: http://www.inflowinventory.com/softwa...

Hope that helps,
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We have a software product,CatalaSys which integrates other sales channels, currently Ebay and Amazon uploading product listings and also managing multiple images per item.

Currently it's running in a production in our own small business only and we are in the process of integrating with inFlow, not too difficult a task since CatalaSys runs on SQL Server and the data models are similar.

If there is sufficient interest then we will make this product available on the open market.

Mike Carr, It Consultant, Digital Quality Ltd.
Digital.Quality.Ltd@gmail.com





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Hi Mike. Can't see much detail from your screencap but it looks interesting. Could you make your product available for evaluation? Our little ecommerce business is growing and we're struggling to make InFlow scale with us. Currently evaluating LinnWorks but we don't want to give up all the great InFlow reporting we've built in Excel over the last year.
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Hi Rob

I'll send you a short video presentation shortly, in the meantime, could you mail me at Digital.Quality.Ltd@gmail.com and I can send you more information directly.

FYI, we evaluated LinnWorks some time ago and were not impressed by the stability of the software nor the design. InFlow is certainly better designed and, despite the fact there are still some bugs apparent, I'd say it was the better engineered. My only doubt about it is the commitment to further development,

Mike
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Hey all,

It`s great to see the community coming together and sharing their own solutions to the demands of growing businesses! We recognize that an API is something that more and more users are hoping to see and we`re definitely taking steps in that direction. In terms of our commitment to development, we`re working hard on version 3 of inFlow right now and I would encourage you to read Stephen`s comments regarding version 3 and how that relates to an API here: https://getsatisfaction.com/inflow_in... for information on where we`re at.

In the mean time, please let us know if there`s anything we can do to help and if you want to keep informed of updates to version 3 keep an eye on the blog here: http://www.inflowinventory.com/Blog/i... for more details.

Cheers!
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Hi Shalu! Thanks for getting in touch with us, unfortunately inFlow doesn't currently integrate with Quickbooks but please have a look at the official response above as that will give you the latest update on inFlow and APIs/Integration. Thanks again for getting in touch, please let us know if you have any questions.