Latest API newsletter

November 2019


Do you want to update only stock and/or price? The StockandPrice mode will help you coordinate various third-party solutions (ex : integrator, wms, pricing systems…) and speed up your offer integration up. It’s possible using StockandPrice mode and you only fill in SKU, EAN + Stock and/or Price. You may download the sample here.

This feature allows you to activate the trade negotiation on the site and to allow the client to negotiate the price of the offer. Eligible offers are those on which you are positioned as a best offer.

 

2 steps for offering this kind of marketing actions :

  • Activate the option in your sellershop : Settings > Your store settings > Others parameters > Your configurable settings > Activate commercial negotiation function on parameterized deals with price matching
  • Send Full offers packages with MinimumPriceForPriceAlignment and PriceMustBeAligned in the offers.xml

Cdiscount has decided to streamline and improve the Apple cellphones product datasheets. You will find here the list of Apple EANs and the corresponding sub-states that we will keep. Please note it is one EAN per sub-state.

If your are concerned, please follow these steps:

  1. Inform your 3rd-party solution in order to map the new EANs provided in the listing
  2. Open a ticket in your Seller Zone: "Help > Contact Us > Create or Modify your product sheets > Modify your product references / EAN Code"

From November 8th, you will no longer be able to use the other EANs for Apple products.

We would like to know your feedbacks regarding our API: support, documentation, availability and tools.

Could you please use 2 minutes of your time to help us priorize subjects ? We thank you in advance to fill out our form:

October 2019


Cdiscount has decided to streamline and improve the cellphones product datasheets, starting with Apple. You will find here the list of Apple EANs and the corresponding sub-states that we will keep. Please note it is one EAN per sub-state.

If your are concerned, please follow these steps:

  1. Inform your 3rd-party solution in order to map the new EANs provided in the listing
  2. Open a ticket in your Seller Zone : "Help > Contact Us > Create or Modify your product sheets > Modify your product references / EAN Code"
 

From November 8th, you will no longer be able to use the other EANs for Apple products.

In order to improve the visibility and the purchasing process of refurbished and/or used offers for our customers, we would like to share with you a change regarding the sub-states:

 

Good State (3) and Refurbished (5) will be desactivated.

 

The sub-states maintained for sale on our site will be as follows:

  • As New / Comme Neuf (1)
  • Very Good / Très Bon Etat State (2)
  • Average State / Etat Correct (4)
  • New / Neuf (6)
 

For each product category, a main status "Refur" or "Used" will be assigned by Cdiscount and visible to customers via search filters in particular.

Are you a web-agency or a feed-integrator? Would you like to improve the merchant journey to connect to Cdiscount ? Now you can create a professional seller accounts through API. Please find here the documentation.

We would like to know your feedbacks regarding our API: support, documentation, availability and tools. Could you please use 2 minutes of your time to help us priorize subjects ? We thank you in advance to fill out our form below

 

Important news: our product creation system is changing in order to improve our datasheet quality presentation and make Cdiscount search engine even more efficient.

 

What will change: More than 300 models will be available to create your products with the mandatory specific attributes.

 

What will not change : There is no new API method , the existing method already includes this new model.

 

What you should do : Please check your workflow for products creation on Cdiscount and make sure it follows the right method.

 

Click here to see the detailed workflow and specifities.

September 2019


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Important news: our product creation system is changing in order to improve our datasheet quality presentation and make Cdiscount search engine even more efficient.

 

What will change: More than 300 models will be available to create your products with the mandatory specific attributes.

 

What will not change : There is no new API method , the existing method already includes this new model.

 

What you should do : Please check your workflow for products creation on Cdiscount and make sure it follows the right method.

 

Click here to see the detailed workflow and specifities.

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Cdiscount inform their customers about shipment progress thanks to a status bar on their customer back-office. This bar reduces drastically the claims & questions about order status. In terms of API development you should fill the carriername in the ValidateOrderList method with the marked out carriername present in GetGlobalConfiguration method.

 

August 2019


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Have your API partners already filled his UserName Tag ? Indeed, in the header of each method, the UserName tag must be filled with the name of your program which use the API connection (integrator, logistic solution, payment solution…). Your next step depending on who you are :

  • If you’re a seller using a API solution, please contact your partners to fill it.
  • If you’re an integrator, pricer, logistic solution… please put your name in the username tag.
  • If you develop the API by yourself, please fill the name of your company.

When using API for orders and catalog management, the sellers do not log very often in their seller’s backoffice to check on their quality rates. If you want to be constantly aware of your activity and create a warning system, do not hesitate to use the GetSellerIndicators method/functionality.

 

Do you know if your shop is put in default or in holiday mode ? Do you know which delivery modes you have activated in order to set well your offers package ? Do you know if you have activated Cdiscount (B2C) and/or Cdiscount Pro (B2B) ? GetSellerInformation will give you the answer below

 

March 2019


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Logistics type management

 

From April, sellers will have a new option allowing them to impose the publication of an offer in status delivered by the seller or in status fulfilment on demand, even if some stocks are currently stored in Cdiscount's warehouses. Fulfilment sellers will be able to choose the logistics mode for each of their offers by using the LogisticsManagement attribute in their offer file. By default, we will first continue to sell the products stored in our warehouses.

 

SoldOut Management

 

In order to facilitate the transition between the different logistics modes and to prevent the display of stock offers as "soldout", we will make available an option allowing to put the declared stock for sale (in the seller's warehouse) as soon as the quantity stored in our warehouses is out of stock. To activate this feature, you must add the optional attribute SoldOutManagement in your Offers.xml file with the value 1. If you set this attribute with the value 0 or if you remove this attribute from your file, the feature will be disabled.

 

Stock Management

 

To help you improve and optimize your stock management the method GetProductStockList has been Upgraded. From W15 you will have a better visibility on your activity. Information about different statuses of your stock will be added, and sales indicators and details on your fees will be made available. In addition, you will able to focus information on different typologies of stock: - ShippableStock / BlockedStock / SoldOut

 
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Multi-model product creation

 

You have requesting this, and it will be soon available: From this summer, you will be able to create your products with many more attributes depending on the category of your product (e.g.: screen size for a computer, number of seats for a sofa,...). You will be able to provide more information in your product sheets and increase their quality to develop your business. No modifications, you will use the existing method (GetModelList) BUT it will return you a new model and the list of associated attributes according to the category. More details to come.

 
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