11 months ago

And the winner is...

The judges have weighed in, and our community has voted! Go to the ma | SHOP.COM : Unleash Contest gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the awesome submissions.

Even though the competition is over, you don't have to stop coding. Update your portfolio to inform your followers about new projects and get feedback from fellow hackers.

Questions?

We're here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion forum or email support@devpost.com and we'll respond as soon as we can.


11 months ago

Time to judge!

Monday 7/25 (up till 5:00 pm EST) is the last day to submit to the SHOP.COM Unleash contest!

Winners will be announced on Monday 08/01!


11 months ago

Last Week!

We are in the final week of the SHOP.COM Unleash contest.

 

Submit your entries by 7/25 to have a chance for the $3,000 first or $2,000 second prize winnings!

 

Thank You!


12 months ago

SHOP.COM - Unleash: 11 Days Left

There are 11 days left to submit your ideas and try to win "The Beast $3,000" or "The Fury $2,000"!

 

Go for it!


12 months ago

Tax and Shipping Service

The endpoint "Tax and Shipping" gives the opportunity to predict tax and shipping costs for an item.  

Use it to give your client an estimate of the total cost of one or more quantities of an item.

In the return, the "productTax" attribute is the tax on the product only, while the "tax" attribute is the tax on the product costs added to any tax on shipping.

(the "productTax" attribute needs to be truncated, that enhancement is in queue)

Several shipping options may be returned, with the "default" shipping method marked as such.

Example:

GET /AffiliatePublisherNetwork/v1/taxandshipping?prodIds=600496745&quantity=1&zip=27284 HTTP/1.1
Host: api.shop.com

Returns:

{…

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12 months ago

SHOP.COM APN API: Product Summary vs Product Detail

When using the /products endpoint, product detail is retrieved by putting that product ID in the URL.  This identifies a specific resource.

Example:  /products/834207132?publisherID=TEST&locale=en_US

When the specific product resource is not identified in the URL, then the call is a "search" that is filtered by the query parameters provided.

Example: /products?publisherID=TEST&locale=en_US&perPage=15&term=laundry

 

SHOP.COM carries millions of products.  To help manage potential payload size for a search call, for each product in the return set only the product summary data is returned rather than product detail data.

Following is an sample of product summary data returned with a search call, then that…

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12 months ago

The SHOP.COM APN API Histograms

Each "search" call with our /products endpoint will return the paginated result set of product summary data.  The result set also includes Histograms to help you further exlpore and drill into the data set.

The four Histograms offered are:

Category (with a count of products for each category)

Brand (with a count of products for each brand)

Seller (with a count of products for each Vendor that sells one or more of the products on SHOP.COM)

Price Range (with a count of products, distributed as evenly as possible across price ranges)

 

Here is the Histogram provided when doing a…

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about 1 year ago

Some sample calls with the APN API

Get the full SHOP.COM category taxonomy:

GET /AffiliatePublisherNetwork/v1/categories?publisherID=TEST&locale=en_US HTTP/1.1
Host: api.shop.com
Content-Type: application/json
apikey: XXXXX
Cache-Control: no-cache

 

Search using term "laundry":

GET /AffiliatePublisherNetwork/v1/products?publisherID=TEST&locale=en_US&perPage=15&term=laundry HTTP/1.1
Host: api.shop.com
Content-Type: application/json
apikey: XXXXX
Cache-Control: no-cache

 

Get all products for category 3-7706_a:4013204 "Laundry Detergents":

GET /AffiliatePublisherNetwork/v1/products?publisherID=TEST&locale=en_US&perPage=15&categoryId=3-7706_a:4013204 HTTP/1.1
Host: api.shop.com
Content-Type: application/json
apikey: XXXXX
Cache-Control: no-cache

 

 

 

Get product details for Snap "Free and Clear Laundry Detergent":

GET /AffiliatePublisherNetwork/v1/products/600496745?publisherID=TEST&locale=en_US HTTP/1.1
Host: api.shop.com
Content-Type: application/json
apikey: XXXXX
Cache-Control: no-cache

 

Get Tax and Shipping for one box of Snap "Free and Clear Laundry Detergent":

GET /AffiliatePublisherNetwork/v1/taxandshipping?prodIds=600496745&quantity=1&zip=27284 HTTP/1.1
Host: api.shop.com
Content-Type: application/json
apikey: XXXXX
Cache-Control:…

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about 1 year ago

SHOP.COM Exclusive Brands

In one of the webinars with registrants this week, there was a request for the list of brands sold at SHOP.COM that are exclusive and not available anywhere else.

Here is the list, in XML form, URL encoded, with the brandId (value) and the name (textValue).

 

Example:  The first value given is:

<value>%22Motives&reg; Cosmetics by Loren Ridinger%22</value>

 

To get all the products for this brand, use that value in the branId of the API call:

 

https://api.shop.com/AffiliatePublisherNetwork/v1/products?publisherID=TEST&locale=en_US&perPage=15&brandId=%22Motives%26reg; Cosmetics by Loren Ridinger%22

 

Full List:

 

<entry>

<value>%22Motives&reg; Cosmetics by Loren Ridinger%22</value>

<textValue>Motives&reg; Cosmetics by Loren Ridinger</textValue>

</entry>

<entry>

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about 1 year ago

The SHOP.COM API Product Review Snapshot

The SHOP.COM API Product Review Snapshot

The response for a product detail call includes two attributes related to reviews:  the total number of reviews and the overall rating (using a 5-star rating scale).

With this review snapshot conveniently provided in the API response, an application has many options in creating an innovative user experience such as sorting and filtering by review counts and/or the overall rating.

 

 

Example

This call:

https://api.shop.com/AffiliatePublisherNetwork/v1/products/600496809?publisherID=TEST&locale=en_US

Returns this response ("review snapshot" data is in bold):

{
"name": "Snap&trade; Disinfectant Cleaner",
"maximumPrice": "$12.95",
"minimumPrice": "$12.95",
"id": 600496809,
"brand": "SNAP&trade;",
"shortDescription": "Clean, deodorize and disinfect a…

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about 1 year ago

Webinar for Registrants: SHOP.COM API registration and exploration

Announcing the 3rd of 3 June webinars to overview SHOP.COM API registration and exploration.

Date: Thursday, June 16th

Time: 1:00 pm (EST)

click here to register

In the webinar, we will demonstrate registering at developer.shop.com, accessing the SHOP.COM APN API, exploring the API, and some features of the API.

Thanks!


about 1 year ago

Demonstration of Apps using the SHOP.COM API

The SHOP.COM API has been implemented in some interesting ways.  To explore ideas and innovation, we will review a website that uses the API for an affiliate program, and two tools (a Web Application and a Chrome Extension) that enable non-developers to leverage the API and promote SHOP.COM products on their sites/blogs.

Date: Thursday, June 9th

Time: 2:00 pm (EST)

click here to register

 


about 1 year ago

Webinar for Registrants: SHOP.COM API registration and exploration

Announcing the 2nd of 3 webinars for registrants of the SHOP.COM Unleash contest.

The 3rd and last one will be on 6/16 at 1:00 pm (EST)

Date: Thursday, June 9th

Time: 1:00 pm (EST)

click here to register

In the webinar, we will demonstrate registering at developer.shop.com, accessing the SHOP.COM APN API, exploring the API, and some features of the API.

Thanks!


about 1 year ago

Webinar for Registrants

Just a reminder!

We are providing a webinar for regsitrants of the SHOP.COM Unleash contest.

Date: Thursday, June 2nd

Time: 1:00 pm (EST)

click here to register

In the webinar, we will demonstrate registering at developer.shop.com, accessing the SHOP.COM APN API, exploring the API, and some features of the API.

Thanks!


about 1 year ago

Wanted: Tools for Affiliates

Affiliate marketing is growing and changing.  "Sales Sites" that just link off to products and services are a thing of the past, but trusted sites with valuable information are the strong players in affiliate marketing.  

Successful Affiliate Marketers are following Seth Godin's advice: 

“Don’t find customers for your products, find products for your customers.”

Digital properties that are authoritative and/or have a following are incorporating more affiliate marketing.  

A recent article at Marketingland.com states:

A study conducted by Forrester Research on behalf of LinkShare concluded that “US affiliate marketing spending will increase by a compounded annual growth rate of

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about 1 year ago

Find your Niche!

The SHOP.COM API gives you access to millions of products, but also gives you the power to target very specific products.

Suppose you wanted a vertical app about shoes, and its niche is users only interested in the most expensive, casual Vans.

In the following, you can see how our API is used to retrieve shoes that are:

categoryId=2-2179248 | Casual Shoes!

brandId=Vans | Vans!

priceRangeId=[65.01 TO 247.34] | upper priced (the expensive ones)!

 

CURL

curl --request GET \
--url 'https://api.shop.com/AffiliatePublisherNetwork/v1/products?publisherID=TEST&locale=en_US&perPage=15&priceRangeId=%5B65.01%20TO%20247.34%5D&brandId=Vans&categoryId=2-2179248' \
--header 'apikey: XXXX' \
--header 'cache-control: no-cache' \
--header 'content-type: application/json' \

 

HTTP

GET /AffiliatePublisherNetwork/v1/products?publisherID=TEST&amp;locale=en_US&amp;perPage=15&amp;priceRangeId=[65.01 TO…

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about 1 year ago

Shopper Cash Back: A SHOP.COM benefit featured in our API

SHOP.COM offers a strong Cash Back program to enable SHOP.COM customers to earn real "cash" into their accounts.  This is "cash" that can either be used to buy SHOP.COM products or sent to the customer via check.

Our API provides the Cash Back value for each product, so that developers can incorporate that feature into their innovative creations.  Below is a sample return payload for our OPC-3 product, and I have bolded the attribute that gives the Cash Back value.  In this case, the Cash Back is $1.44

 

Learn more about the SHOP.COM Cash Back program here:  SHOP.COM Cash

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about 1 year ago

Study by Visa identifies shopper desires

All of us know that "how consumers shop" is changing.  

Visa's most recent study, The Future of Retail, conducted by research and advisory firm Stylus, looks at the trends affecting this industry and the factors influencing changes in consumer behaviour.

The number one trend listed in the study was: 

 

1. Customers want personalised shopping experiences across all touch points

 

You can read more about ths study here: 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sponsored/business/business-reporter/12097694/visa-three-trends-that-could-change-the-way-we-shop.html

 

 

Go for it!

 


about 1 year ago

Welcome

Welcome to the SHOP.COM "Unleash" contest!

Help us change how people shop by building creative apps with the SHOP.COM Affiliate Network Publisher (APN) API.

Some "getting started" steps:

1) Learn more about the SHOP.COM APN API, and register as a developer, at this location:  developer.shop.com

2) Here is a document that goes through the exact steps to get and API key and test the APN API: https://github.com/pdumas-shop/shop-com/blob/master/UnleashAPIKeyInstructions.pdf

3) If you want an APN publisher ID, to assist you with development or so that you can earn money as an APN affiliate, then get your publisher ID at this location:…

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