Competitive Delivery Options For Retailers: Deliv API

Candice McMillan, May 31st, 2013

DelivWith 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 API Enables Pre-ordering and Flexible Payment Options

Eric Carter, May 27th, 2013

CeleryCelery, 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.


Purchase, Deposit, and Bank from a Smartphone with Paidpiper

Eric Carter, May 8th, 2013

PaidpiperPaidpiper, 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.


The Gyft API: It’s Game On for Developers

Greg Bates, April 23rd, 2013

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.


Google’s Closed Shopping API Opens Opportunity for YC-backed Semantics3

Guest Author, April 17th, 2013

Last month Google announced it was killing off several products, perhaps most notably Google Reader. Caught in the mix, and perhaps somewhat under the radar, was also notice of the deprecation of their shopping search API.


Postmaster Launches API for Easier Integration of Shipping Carriers in eCommerce Platforms

Janet Wagner, March 25th, 2013

PostmasterPostmaster, a cloud-based, small package shipping platform for SMBs and eCommerce companies, has announced the launch of the public beta version of the Postmaster API. The Postmaster API was designed to allow easy integration of multiple shipping carriers into e-commerce systems as well as to help companies save time and money throughout the entire shipping process.


PayZang Launches Payment Processing API

Eric Carter, March 25th, 2013

PayZang, payment processing provider, has introduced a new payment API. The API allows merchants to integrate payment options with third party applications and platforms. PayZang hopes to attract new customers with the API because integration will speed up online shopping and bill pay experiences.


Have API Will Travel: 5 Great APIs on Getting Places

Greg Bates, March 18th, 2013

Rome2rioLooking through our directory of travel APIs and getting lost? That’s no surprise; we’ve cataloged 168 of them so far. Fortunately, Valentin Dombrovsky, CEO of Travelatus did a great service by focusing on the 5 he says, “are the ones that offer interesting opportunities for your site—no matter who you are, an OTA, an airline or a hotel chain, for example.” Writing for Tnooz, the magazine that talks travel tech, his 5 picks are rome2rio, DealAngel, Evature, Flightstats, and InKnowledge’s Taxi Fare Calculator.


The Listrak API for Ecommerce: Winning Customer Loyalty and Expanding the Base

Greg Bates, March 14th, 2013

ListrakListrak is an email marketing company solely focused on the ecommerce channel. By getting to know their clients in depth, reviewing clickstream data and transactional history, and plotting customers on a lifecycle grid, Listrak is focused on delivering two things, according to CEO Ross Kramer, “help our customers acquire more new customers, and sell more to existing customers.” The Listrak SOAP API makes automation of managing email campaigns easier.


Yellow Pages Group: Let Your APIs do the Walking

Greg Bates, March 8th, 2013

YellowBack in May 2011 Canadian YPG launched their developer ecosystem, which Programmableweb covered at the time, ”to support and stimulate startup innovation in the local search and location based services market, including a certified developer program and four ways to monetize applications.” Fast forward 20 months and the ecosystem now has 2,300 API-related partners, according to Mashery’s Devon Biondi.


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