82 Shopping APIs

82 Shopping APIs

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   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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