An application programming interface (API) is a particular set of rules (‘code’) and specifications that software programs can follow to communicate with each other. It serves as an interface between different software programs and facilitates their interaction, similar to the way the user interface facilitates interaction between humans and computers.
Below are some software platforms that can be used to form an API.
The beauty of having an open API (Application Programming Interface) is that anyone can develop a connection with Xero, be it custom software, other software products, or as is the case recently, web hosting management software.
Lose excess paperwork
Break the habit of hoarding receipts and kick that old shoebox to the curb. With Xero, you can store photos of receipts, capture and manage expenses, and organise business documents digitally. Then easily share them with your accountant or bookkeeper.
Get healthy cash flow
Whip your cash flow into better shape with online invoicing and easy payment options. Your customers can pay you straight away with their credit card using a payment service like PayPal. It’s easier to set up than a gym membership.Quit chasing invoices
Xero does the heavy lifting by automatically sending payment reminders to customers whose invoices are nearly due, or overdue. Customise when to send the reminders and which customers get them – now there’s a good habit.
Unleashed makes inventory management easier and more efficient.
Take control of inventory health and scale your business with confidence. Real-time inventory control and reporting
Enjoy real-time stock visibility and maximise control. Understand your product margins and make better decisions based on real-time, accurate profit reporting. Mobile Sales App
It’s the power of Unleashed in your pocket – the inventory information you need to ensure you can make a sale. Featuring a fast, intuitive interface, you can effortlessly make sales from your iPhone without needing to access a computer or tablet. Unleashed’s Mobile Sales App – perfect for businesses on the go.
Payment Express is a high growth, innovative global leader in payment technology. Providing PCI DSS compliant payment solutions, we’re certified with all major card schemes. A global end to end platform for ecommerce, retail and unattended that facilitates payments seamlessly in real time.
MailChimp’s API has been built from the ground up to be simpler, more consistent, and truly RESTful. With version 3.0, it’s easier than ever to sync email activity with your database, link campaign stats to your database, and test different calls and endpoints before pushing to production.
MailChimp is the world’s leading email marketing platform. 15 million customers, from small e-commerce shops to big online retailers, use MailChimp to express themselves to the world.
Build on your e-commerce marketing strategy by connecting your store. We make it easy for businesses to showcase your products with style, suggest items, and recapture lost sales.
MailChimp integrates with all the major e-commerce providers so you can use your purchase data to send better email and grow your business.