Which cloud accounts applications have web service for access by retail website ...
Are there any existing cloud applications that have an exposed web service allowing access to the product/stock data by a retail web site?
The following is a selection of the type of properties that would need to be available:
- Product summary with image and price (ability to sort - high/low price etc.)
- Product detail attributes (colour, size, price etc)
- Product image Product categories (for menu)
- Products groups within categories (for sub-menu)
- Manufacturers & brand logos associated with the products
- Ability to have discount codes
- Recording customer information (i.e. login, password, address etc.) Forgotten password etc.
- Customer order status - i.e. outstanding/despatched, order history
- Ability to asssign carriage etc. to specified nominal code etc ....
Finally when a sale is made the following is required:
- Instant update of remaining product quantity Real time or daily batch update (after z reading) of accounting ledgers to reflect the sales
- Payment into the correct bank account within the accounting app - i.e. payPal, normal merchant service bank account
Naturally the retail site could be hosted anywhere (any domain/provider) and still access the web service to draw upon the data held within the man accounting database
These are pretty much every day requirements for any retail web site and it would be useful to know which existing cloud providers can provide this type of integration with their SaaS accounts systems