3dcart’s new 7.0 platform released with a plethora of new features and upgrades, including our new, incredibly efficient RESTful API. With REST API, store owners will have the ability to accept and return data in XML or JSON. This popularly requested update allows for merchants versed in web development to easily build widgets or various applications on 3dcart.

For those not familiar with API (Application Programming Interface), its basic function is to retrieve, create and/or edit your store’s database using code rather than your web browser. Customers, customer groups, distributors, products, categories, manufacturers and orders are a few examples of popularly accessed data via this method.

Our REST API is designed to have predictable, resource oriented URLS and to use HTTP response codes to indicate API errors. We use built-in HTTP features, like HTTP verbs, which can be understood by off-the-shelf HTTP clients. As mentioned, JSON or XML will be returned in all responses from the API, including errors.

3dcart, in our aim to provide innovative, exciting updates to our platform and infrastructure, is proud to offer developers worldwide with a third-party-friendly API. Whether you’re looking to build applications, perform tasks such as listings or simply looking to update orders, customers and/or products, REST API is your solution to efficiently accessing the information you require.