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Connecting to AmeriCommerce

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AmeriCommerce is available as a shopping cart system at Shopgate.

Simply enter your AmeriCommerce API information at Shopgate, and we will build a mobile website and apps with these wonderful features for you:

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Import to AmeriCommerce

Orders

 

Customer Account

Login with Desktop Shop Account
Login to Desktop Shop with Mobile Account
Customer Groups / Tier Pricing
Show Desktop Orders On Mobile

 



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Export to Shopgate Mobile Shop

Products
Categories
Reviews

 



Sync

Delivery Status "Shipped"
Order Status "Canceled"
Stock Quantity, on Product Detail Page

 



Validate, upon Cart Changes

Coupon
Shipping Method & Price
Product Availability

 



 

In this article, you will find everything you need to set up your mobile shop at Shopgate.

 

Topics covered in this article:

  1. Getting started
  2. Requesting SOAP API service
  3. Creating API credentials
  4. Building your mobile shop at Shopgate
  5. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

 

1. Getting started

Building your AmeriCommerce mobile shop with Shopgate is simple and fast! All versions of AmeriCommerce shops are supported at Shopgate.

Before you get started, make sure to sign up for a Shopgate account for free if you don't already have one.

 

2. Requesting SOAP API Service

The first step is to request SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) API Service to be enabled in your AmeriCommerce account. You will need to do so in the AmeriCommerce backend. Read more on AmeriCommerce's support site: What is API integration?

To request SOAP API service to your account, please follow the simple steps below.

  1. Log in to your AmeriCommerce backend.



  2. Request your SOAP API key at the Developer's API SDK Access page. Note that this is a paid service at AmeriCommerce.



  3. Note down your SOAP API key. You will need to enter this key as your "AmeriCommerce API Key" in Chapter 4, step 4.

 

3. Creating API credentials

In this chapter, you will learn how to create the API credentials required in Chapter 4: Building your mobile shop at Shopgate.

3.1 Enabling API Access to a User Group

After SOAP API service is enabled for your AmeriCommerce account, you will be able to enable API Permissions to a User Group. This can be done by following our simple steps below:

  1. Navigate to Settings > Security > User Roles/Groups, select a group you want to enable API Access to, and click on the Edit icon.
    NOTE: If you need to create a User Group for this purpose, click the big orange New button on the top right.


  2. User Group Permissions window will open. If SOAP API service is enabled, you will see API listed as an option in the Permissions table. Enable API Access to this User Group by selecting all 4 checkboxes on the row API. Click Save.



  3. Now you have successfully enabled API access to the selected User Group. Continue to create an "API" User - this user account will be used to access the API data.

 

3.2 Creating an "API" User

  1. Create a special "API" User Account by navigating to People > Users. Click on the New button on the top-right.



  2. In the New User window, select a Username and a Password, and note them down in a safe place. These will be your API credentials at Shopgate. You will need to enter them as your "AmeriCommerce API Username" and "AmeriCommerce API Password" in Chapter 4, step 4.



  3. In section "Member of", please select the User Group you have given the API Access to in Chapter 3.1. Fill in the other information as you wish, and click Save.



  4. That's it! Now you have all the information ready to build your mobile shop with Shopgate.

 

4. Building your mobile shop at Shopgate

To build your AmeriCommerce mobile shop at Shopgate, simply enter your AmeriCommerce API key and credentials. Follow the steps below to get started:

  1. Log in to your Shopgate Admin page.

  2. Click on Integration from the menu bar, then select Install Interface.



  3. In the drop-down labeled Select a system, start typing AmeriCommerce, and select it from the search result.



  4. A popup opens. Enter your AmeriCommerce store url. Enter your SOAP API Key as your AmeriCommerce API key. Enter the username and password from your User Account created in Chapter 3 as your AmeriCommerce API Username & Password. Click connect to establish the interface.



  5. If a connection is made successfully, a popup shown below will open. Here you will be able to assign jobs for your first connection. We recommend to leave all assignments to ON at this time. Click Save.



  6. Congratulations! Now you should see the progress bar running, and the Shopgate backend automatically filling your mobile shop with your products. Depending on how many products you have, the import process can take anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours. You can always check the status of the imports. If no status bar is shown, it means either the import is finished, or no import is running at the moment.

    Welcome to the mobile world :)



 

5. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

5.1 How do I update my mobile shop?

You do not need to manually update your mobile shop. Whenever there is an update in the Shopgate software, we will update your shop via API method automatically.

 

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