I am working on a project which involves some web development – which I am fairly new to. I was told that developing an API would be a great idea, yet it will still require dev work.
The idea is to list ecommerce items/merchandise from a company/site A on company/site B(wordpress).
The client wants to channel company’s mainstream products on their site. They don’t want to sell the product. Simply redirect the user back to the site/source which is selling it (to company A from company B) via this API.
The clients wants items to dynamically populate on their site(company B) as company A’s merchandise inventory is updated. Or at least the products they expose only for this particular API.
Perhaps I am taking the wrong approach with API. Which is why I would appreciate your input.
My client has a list of about 100 or so companies he wants to interconnect with. I assume that automatically populating merchandise from a company on your site in a “blog” fashion is no easy task.
However, if the client has the time and money, I am willing to commit to this.
Please give your 2 cents on what would require to develop API’s (assuming this is the right model) and target my clients needs. I probably left out plenty of details but will answer any questions and add thoughts I may have left out.