82 Shopping APIs

Adam DuVander
Oct. 08 2009, 02:47AM EDT

Though a few shopping APIs are some of the earliest examples we have, their popularity has continued to grow for a simple reason: there's an obvious revenue model tied to them. When developers use one of the 82 Shopping APIs in our directory, that can mean money in the pocket of the API provider. And, by virtue of various affiliate and revenue-sharing programs tied to many of these APIs, it can also mean money in the pocket of the developer.

The old guard are still going strong. We list 316 Amazon mashups and 178 eBay mashups. Those two APIs make up the majority of the 550 shopping mashups.

Among the shopping mashups is the recently added entry for BidSwish, a visual interface for eBay auctions.

BidSwish

A number of new shopping APIs have shown up this year, as well. Most intriguing was the world's first grocery API. You can also now connect to handmade goods with the Etsy API.

For reference, here's the full list of shopping APIs in the ProgrammableWeb directory:

  Allegro API: Online auction marketplace

  Amazon eCommerce API: Online retailer

  Amazon Flexible Payments Service API: eCommerce payments service

  Amazon Fulfillment Web Service API: eCommerce fullfillment service

  Amazon Historical Pricing API: Historical product sales data

  Authorize.Net API: Internet based payment gateway services

  AvantLink API: Affiliate marketing network

  Bandsintown API: Music concerts and recommendations service

  Baynote API: Recommendations service

  Best Buy Remix API: eCommerce shopping services

  Bountii Price Search API: Electronics and appliances price comparison service

  buySAFE API: E-commerce trust network

  BView API: Local search service

  Cafe Press API: Customized retail product service

  CleverSet API: Recommendations service for eCommerce sites

  CNET API: Shopping services

  Commission Junction API: Online affiliate programs

  DataUnison eBay Research API: eBay pricing and sales trend data

  Direct Textbook API: Book price comparison service

  eBay API: Online auction marketplace

  Etsy API: Handmade product marketplace

  FanSnap API: Ticket search service

  Footprints API: Community funding service

  Franglo API: European classifieds service

  FraudLabs Credit Card Fraud Detection API: Credit card verification service

  Glam Apps Platform API: Women-focused content and social network

  Glue API: Semantic social and recommendations service

  GoodStorm API: Online retail ecommerce

  Google Checkout API: Shopping cart services

  iList API: Classified ads service

  IPInfoDB E-Commerce Fraud Detection API: Fraud detection service

  Kelkoo API: Comparison shopping service

  LinkPoint API: Customizable payment processing services

  LinkShare API: Affiliate marketing network

  Loomia API: Recommendation service

  Lulu Publishing API: Programmatically publish books

  Medianet Open MP3 API: Music search services and music store

  Moneybookers API: Online payments service

  New York Times Best Sellers API: New York Times best-seller lists data

  nooked API: Feed management services for eCommerce

  Octopart Electronics API: Electronics parts search services

  Oodle API: Online classifieds service

  PayLeap API: Electronic payment service

  PayLoadz API: File storage and seller download services

  Payment Vision Pay API: Payment processing service

  PayPal API: Online payments

  PaySimple API: Online payment gateway

  Payvment API: Shopping cart web service

  PointLoyalty API: Rewards program service

  PopShops API: Affiliate marketing service

  PriceGrabber API: Comparison shopping service

  PriceRunner API: Shopping comparision engine

  Printfection API: Sell custom merchandise

  ProStores API: CRM and other business applications

  QuarkRank API: Consumer reviews service

  Rakuten API: Japanese shopping web service

  RapidPoints API: Rewards program services for small businesses

  RealGifts API: Service for sending real gifts on Facebook

  Shopping.com API: Online retail shopping

  ShopStyle API: Shopping database services

  ShopWindow API: Comparison shopping service

  Shopzilla API: Comparison shopping service

  ShotCode API: Allows phones to act as barcode scanners

  Spreadshirt API: eCommerce apparel store service

  StrikeIron Sales Tax Basic API: Sales and use tax data service

  StyleFeeder API: Recommendations service

  SwapThing API: Community driven swapping site

  Tesco API: UK grocery chain

  ThisNext API: Social shopping service

  Tradera API: Swedish online auction marketplace

  TrustCommerce API: Payment processing services

  UPC Database API: UPC lookup service

  Vindicia API: Online billing service

  Vouchers.Im API: Shopping coupons and deals services

  Windows Live Expo API: Online classifieds service

  Wine.com API: Wine reference and resources

  Wishpot Shopping API: Community shopping wish list services

  Yahoo Shopping API: Shopping services

  Yelp API: Local user reviews and city guides

  zanox API: Internet monetization services

  Zazzle API: On-demand product creation service

  Zixxo API: Online coupons

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Adam DuVander Hi! I'm Developer Communications Director for SendGrid and former Executive Editor of ProgrammableWeb. I currently serve as a Contributing Editor. If you have API news, or are interested in writing for ProgrammableWeb, please contact editor@programmableweb.com Though I'm a fan of anything API-related, my particular interest is in mapping. I've published a how-to book, Map Scripting 101, to get anyone started making maps on websites. In a not-so-distant past life I wrote for Wired and Webmonkey.

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