Enhance your scripts with our new Affiliate Product API’s:
ShareASale is launching two new and highly anticipated API tools for our platform that tech-savvy Affiliates will love. Today, I’ll cover the first – getProducts.
Although datafeeds provide a great way for Merchants and Affiliates to sync up product information, what about querying for specific products at any time? The getProducts API allows you to do just that without downloading and parsing large files, or having FTP access.
Here’s a screenshot of the documentation, but you can login to your account and visit Tools >> Affiliate API to see the complete run-down.
Note a couple unique options here – merchantID and excludeMerchants. The former is great for specifying one Merchant to return product results. The latter allows you to avoid products from Merchants you don’t want.
The data returned is a combination of product and respective Merchant details. If you know ShareASale datafeeds, the first 51 datasets should look familiar. These are the product details.
The final 19 datasets are Merchant-oriented and give you an idea about the Merchant selling this item. You could use it to evaluate whether you want to feature the product, based on the Merchant’s ability to convert traffic, their reversals, average commission, ShareASale rank, etc. Perhaps the API returns two very similar products, but one Merchant has much stronger program stats, so you choose to feature it instead.
In addition to adding a number of new calls to our API, we have also updated the way that API credits are issued. Credits are now issued based on account performance. You will always have at least 200 credits per month, as before, and as you earn commissions additional credits will be assigned per month.
Stay tuned until next week for information on the other Product API, merchantSearchProduct. It will return Merchants based on product keywords, even if you haven’t joined their program yet!