What is API integration?
API integration is an interface that allows one application to expose its functionality and data to other application. It’s a connection between two or more software applications. This integration is possible thanks to API (application programming interfaces) that give systems the ability to exchange data sources. API integrations allow various applications to accommodate and share certain functionalities and features, synchronize data, or even automate various processes to save time. By creating an API integration, integrated applications now share information and communicate with each other.
Common API integration options include sharing customer data, such as contact information, geolocation, shopping preferences and more. Other types of integrations bring a certain functionality from one application into the other, such as bringing a payment gateway into an e-commerce store, so customers don’t have to exit the e-shop to finish their purchase. There are many application options for API integrations available.
What’s the difference between API integration and native integration?
API integrations vary in implementation and application when compared to native and external integrations, because they need to be configured with some coding knowledge and skills necessary. Native integrations are created directly by developers of the main application, and they are already present in the system, making them native to the general functionality. They only need to be activated and configured.
External integrations are created by an outside source, such as developers of another software that can integrate with the primary software you want to integrate. They can be also created by a third-party or a service that specializes in creating integrations for various software via API or other means.
How can you use API integration in Luigi’s Box?
API integrations are great time savers that allow you to get rid of mundane or unproductive tasks, or bring a part of a workflow from one app to another app. They can also bring additional features with little to no effort. Thanks to a couple lines of code and a little skill, you can implement Luigi’s Box into your e-commerce website. Take a look at our API documentation and see what types of functionality you can bring to your website.
We also offer a selection of native integrations, so you don’t have to dig in your website’s code manually. Simply activate them from the interface of your e-commerce platform and use Luigi’s Box without any difficult configuration or coding.
What e-commerce platforms can integrate Luigi’s Box?
You can use Luigi’s Box search on these e-commerce platforms.
- Creative Sites
What are the benefits of API integration?
- Use Luigi’s Box on your website
- No difficult coding required
- Saves time and resources
- Provides easier workflow and better search