10 Top Inventory APIs

Supply chain managers know the importance of keeping inventory properly safe, stored and managed. That's why there are many inventory tools available, including wireless tracking tools such as RFID chips & barcodes, intelligence sevices for demand forecasting, sales predictions and timely replenishment, warehouse management tools including robots, distribution center placement, season-based planners, shopping personalization tools, concept stores to attract online shoppers, smart pricing tools, stock automation based on AI, and methods for streamlining returned merchandise.

Developers wishing to create applications with inventory innovation in mind need suitable APIs to accomplish this.

What is an Inventory API?

An Inventory API is an Application Programming Interface that allows developers to integrate inventory services with their own applications.

The best place to discover these APIs is in the Inventory category of the ProgrammableWeb API directory. In this article, we highlight ten popular ones, based on page visits to the directory.

1. eBay Sell Inventory API

The eBay Sell Inventory APITrack this API is used to create and manage inventory item records and then convert them to product offers on eBay marketplaces. It can be used to create and manage inventory locations, create and manage inventory item records, create offers, and publish and manage offers. This API only supports Good 'Til Cancelled (GTC) fixed-price listings. It does not support auction listings or variable listing durations.

2. SellerCloud API

SellerCloud provides an ecommerce platform for ordering, selling, and keeping inventory of merchandise. SellerCloud APITrack this API is available to integrate the SellerCloud platform to third-party applications. API methods are available for selling on numerous retail marketplaces, plus order management, point of sale, shipping and many other ecommerce functions.

3. Ecomdash API

Ecomdash provides inventory control software for eCommerce. The ecomdash eCommerce APITrack this API allows developers to build powerful applications and integrations to the most popular eCommerce channels, such as ebay, Amazon.com, shopify, and Etsy. The ecomdash API allows third party software to integrate with the inventory management module of ecomdash. The API provides the ability for custom development, sales channel expansion, and handling supply chain management.

4. Lightspeed API

Lightspeed provides businesses a way to manage inventory, sell online, connect with suppliers and engage with customers. The Lightspeed Retail APITrack this API allows developers to integrate the Lightspeed Retail system into their applications, enabling the users to access most of everything that is available within their accounts.

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5. Zebra API

Zebra provides inventory management and analytics for retail, warehouse and distribution centers, healthcare, manufacturing, and hospitality. The Zebra APITrack this API can be used to generate 1D or 2D barcode images that can be printed or scanned across 103 barcode types like QR Code, UPC, Code 128, and Data Matrix. Barcode images can be easily embedded.

6. DEAR Systems API

DEAR Systems is cloud inventory management software for eCommerce. The DEAR Systems APITrack this API provides ways to manage eCommerce enterprise resource planning (ERP) data including inventory, invoices, customers, suppliers, and additional business operations.

7. Exact Online

Exact Online is an online business software for business owners and accountants. Exact Online offers packages for small businesses in manufacturing, wholesale distribution, and professional services as well as for accounting and CPA firms. The Exact Online REST APITrack this API allows developers to incorporate Exact Online functionality into third-party applications. API services include CRM, assets, documents, accounting, payroll, projects, users, and more.

8. Toast API

Toast is a restaurant management platform that offers point-of-sale (POS) and inventory solutions for restaurants. The Toast REST APITrack this API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Toast with other applications. API access for Toast is available to approved partners.

9. Barcode Lookup API

The Barcode Lookup APITrack this API allows developers to query a database of more than 150 million products by barcode or search text. The API returns a given product's name, category, description, customer reviews, photos, etc. It could be used to provision a shopping app, barcode scanning app, or product information lookup tool with necessary information.

10. Square Inventory API

Square enables developers to build customized payment solutions. The Square Inventory APITrack this API allows users to manage inventory counts and integrate with 3rd-party tracking software. Use this API to adjust inventory quantities and review inventory changes for products in a Square catalog.

More APIs, plus SDKs and other developer resources are available in the Inventory category.