TransPacific Software gets regular requests from diamond traders to integrate custom diamond data feeds into their websites.
Here is a low down on how we do it.
Many diamond retailers with ecommerce stores would prefer to directly integrate the diamond stock feed from their suppliers.
This can be done through Transpacific's "custom diamond integration plugin"Here is a detailed video walk through:
However, there are few technical restrictions:
1) Diamond data format:
The diamond data dump which will be received from suppliers; need to be in csv , excel or XML format. Further, this data format needs to be maintained by the supplier. for example: if the supplier swaps the price and carat column in the spreadsheet; the diamond insertion script will error out.
2) Rapnet instant inventory:
Custom diamond data insertion cannot be combined with Rapnet Instant inventory services. So the choice is between custom diamond feeds or Rapnet Instant Inventory feed. However, custom diamond feed can be integrated with IDEX Diamond data dump.
3) Video and Media
Many suppliers will provide link to a diamond video which can be pulled from the supplier’s server. However, there is little control on these video feeds as they are on third-party servers.
TransPacific Software's custom diamond insertion module also has built-in markup feature wherein markup can be applied as per the carat weight or blanket overall percentage..
5) Multiple suppliers:
Diamond feeds from Multiple suppliers can be integrated.
Custom diamond insertion module can be made to work AUTO without any manual intervention through cron job.
7) Log :
A detailed log will be created on how many diamonds get inserted /updated and deleted.
The cost integrating such a module will start from $1800 onwards depending on the complexity of the project.