This Amazon Product Advertising Ruby library offers support for the Amazon Web Services API. Besides AWS, the Ruby library additionally backs up amazon.co.uk, amazon.de, amazon.fr, amazon.ca, and amazon.co.jp. Such international sites can benefit from browsing operations like CustomerContent, SellerListing, and TransactionLookup; shopping cart ops like CartCreate, CartAdd, and CartModify; and supplementary batch requests.
In May, PW reported on Gumroad's API that aimed to simplify online transactions. Indeed, the earlier release did move Gumroad towards its goal: "to democratize the ability to sell stuff online." However, Gumroad's latest offer, Platform API, simplifies the online buying process even further. The earlier API required buyers to register for a Gumroad account and required the use of links. The Platform API removes the need for links and buyer accounts. Instead, an entire transaction occurs on the merchant's site.
This segment of the past year's APIs focuses on eCommerce, Sales, Marketing and Social Media. Sub categories covered here include Advertising, Content, Printing, Products, Coupons, CRM, Taxes, Feedback, Auctions, Shipping, Ratings, Personalization, SEO, Engagement and others.