Third-party integration can be something very abstract. First, we need to clarify the meaning of third-party integration. To put it simply companies are looking to automate their processes and integrate their E-commerce website (in China or worldwide) with other third-party software. It is possible to integrate E-commerce platforms, accounting software and other business software, as well as automate tasks, such as importing orders, starting the optimization and retrieve information about planned routes.
The following operations are supported:
- Order Management System
- Warehouse Management System
- Delivery tracking
- Marketing automation
WHY USE THIRD-PARTY INTEGRATION
QPSOFTWARE can help you accomplish third-party integration. It is an investment that needs to be implemented and by doing so, you will accomplish the following:
- Reduce your costs
- Increase the productivity of your departments
- Have a better analysis of your sales orders
- Automatize your campaign management
- Connect your different E-commerce stores (JD and Tmall for China)
- Keep synchronized your online stores and CRM
- An improved ability to reach your customers
- Your sales and accounting teams will remain united
There are many other advantages that will be specific to your business and your objectives. From a general point of view, it will produce great benefits to you and your team by reducing the time spent on each task, while increasing the efficiency and performance of your business.
DEVELOPMENT OF THIRD-PARTY INTEGRATION
Once you know the different software you want to integrate and combine, there are two main options to reach your objective:
- You can use the standard connectors for the most famous tools;
- Or you will need some custom development;
In each case, we will need to talk about APIs. They are a bridge connecting the different systems and allowing them to integrate. Sometimes, the APIs are already existing, and in this case, you will need to choose which one will make the life of the developers easier. Otherwise, if these are not available, you will need to make these connections yourself. This is something very specific and technical that QPSOFTWARE can help you with.
What is an API?
API stands for Application Programming Interface. Basically, it is a software that allows two applications to transmit information to each other. You can imagine the API as the messenger that delivers your petition to the provider and then gives you their response.