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Data Integration and the Zeald API

Data Integration, sometimes called Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), is the uploading and downloading of data to and from your Zeald website.  This is commonly used to synchronise data between your Zeald website and your accounting system.  For example orders can be downloaded directly into your accounting system, saving time and preventing data entry errors.  Similarly, new items you load into your accounting or inventory management system can be automatically added as products available for sale on your Zeald ecommerce website.
 

Recommended Solution: Third party products that integrate with Zeald "out of the box"

We believe the future of business applications is an "ecosystem" of simple online tools that "Plug & play" together. You can construct complex powerful solutions using a combination of "best of breed" hosted solutions.

Unleashed is an inventory control system which can also act as a bridge between your Zeald website and Xero. Unleashed will also be integrating directly with Vend, meaning that you could have stock, accounting and POS systems all integrated seamlessly. This is also a much more affordable option than custom development.

Find more information about out-of-the-box solutions.
 

Zeald Solution:

Minimum base website required: Promotion
Customisation Estimate (excludes cost of base Zeald website): Depends on requirements.  A very simple integration involving one way synchronisation between your Zeald database and a small business accounting system such as Xero may cost from $4000; while integrations with a larger accounting system such as Exonet can cost $25,000 or more.  Note that the more data sets you want integrated (customers, items, orders etc) the higher the cost.  If two way data synchronisation (data is download from and uploaded to your Zeald website) is desired this will also increase the cost.

Note that in some cases Zeald may recommend a third party provider such as Convergence perform the integration.
 

Third Party Solutions:

Minimum base website required: Ecom+ website or the Developer XML API Addon
Zeald has a robust Application Programming Interface (API) that can be used by an IT Provider of your choice if you wish to do your own data integration.  The API specifications can be found at developers.zeald.com

Note that Zeald does not support third party integration solutions, contact your integration provider for support.