Online shopping is booming, but that’s not to say that the physical retail store is irrelevant. In fact, people still enjoy the physical shopping experience and a large percentage of transactions are still made in store as opposed to online. Bearing this in mind, the ability to interact and communicate with customers in this environment has huge benefits. Estimote is a sensor-based analytics and engagement platform that is designed to communicate with smart phone users in stores, and get a better understanding of how they behave and engage with products. The Estimote API provides the means for this technology to be integrated with other applications.
Online shopping has won many a consumer over with the quick, easy and convenient benefits it provides. But even with all its pros, the check-out process can still be a bit laborious and time consuming. As with all things digital, we have become spoiled for choice and anything other than lightening fast can make users a little grumpy. This is the issue that Paddle has set out to address. It’s an app for iPhone, Android and tablets that allows users to make payments with a quick click or tap. The Paddle API also makes it quick and easy for its functionality to be integrated with other existing e-commerce systems.
CityDeals.com, local/national deal and discount finder, enables developers to access its deals database via the CityDeals API. Third party apps can feature daily deals and discounts, or provide a searchable interface of CityDeals.com’s entire portfolio of discounts. CityDeals.com partners with retailers and service providers around the globe to provide an expansive offer of discounts applicable on a national scale or at the local level.
For busy mums with equally busy and demanding little ones, anything that can add convenience and simplicity to the everyday routine is a winner. One area where convenience is key, is shopping. GoMummy is an online flash sales shopping website for mums and kids, aimed at making the process easy and hassle free. The company now provides the GoMummy API which makes it possible for developers to take the idea even further by integrating the functionality with new websites and applications.
One day, you might be doing your holiday shopping from your car. Elastic Path believes the future of digital commerce will follow the shopping experience, going beyond websites to a new era of smart devices, even ones inside your car. The Vancouver-based ecommerce company just received $8 million in financing, which will go toward supporting the company’s Cortex API, a hypermedia platform that extends the shopping experience to multiple devices. Toronto’s Wellington Financial provided the financing.
Passwords are passé, or so thinks Amazon. The online retail giant is launching its own single sign on service for third-party developers. Dubbed “Login with Amazon,” the API enables Amazon’s 200 million active customers to sign into websites, apps and games using their Amazon credentials.
With e-commerce becoming more popular by the day, along with the convenience of shopping online and having goods delivered directly, are local retailers in danger of losing many of their regular in-store spenders? Deliv is a delivery service application that aims to tackle this very issue and offers retailers who decide to provide online shopping options, a same-day delivery solution that can match or beat the costs of having items shipped. The Deliv API makes it possible for developers to integrate this functionality with other applications.
Celery, flexible ecommerce solution provider, allows users to accept pre-orders without charging the customer until the product is ready to ship. On the flip side, customers also have the capability to pre-pay for goods and services. In addition to flexible payment options, Celery allows developers to integrate its functionality with third party apps and workflows via the Celery API.
Paidpiper, mobile payments processing provider, offers its unique mobile payments platform via the Paidpiper API. Instead of relying on network security to ensure reliability and compliance, Paidpiper’s unique approach secures the smartphone making the transaction to prevent malfeasance and fraud. By securing the smartphone itself, no need for additional POS hardware becomes necessary.
Gyft opened its doors in 2012 with a focus on transforming plastic gift cards into their much more convenient–and transferable–digital equivalents. Now, it’s turned its attention to the gaming industry that rewards players with points, rewards, credits and coins. But when players want to cash out, gamers and others need to avoid high transaction costs, as CEO Vinny Lingham told Sarah Perez of Techcrunch.