Case Study: Shopping Cart Product Feed Integration: CS-Cart
For this case study we are going to talk about how we took multiple product feeds and integrated them into a multi-location shopping cart system online.
Client: Pet Depot
Data Feed Format: e-DSS
Shopping Cart: CS-Cart
Scope of Work: Integrate various vendor product feeds (e.g. Lone Star) based on Pet Depot franchise location. Push/pull inventory and images on a daily basis. Import / Export orders on re-occuring basis.
The project focused on three pieces for allowing drop shipping integration into CS-Cart:
- Product Data Import and Updates by individual feed (including product images and deleting old images)
- Regular Inventory Updates and logic on the shopping cart side to turn on or off products with zero inventory (or display out of stock to keep the urls for SEO)
- Order Processing, Notifications, Fulfillment and Invoicing.
eDSS Standard: DropShip Commerce uses e-DSS (e-Commerce Data Standards and Specifications) as the format for exchanging data for orders, products and inventory. e-DSS is an open standard that’s available for viewing at e-DSS.org. Here you will find a common set of standards and best practices for companies to engage in in drop shipping relationships and helps to facilitate integrations, encourage adoption, and accelerate the onboarding process for retailers, manufacturers, and distributors to add new trading partners.
For more information visit www.e-dss.org