How to Integrate Rapnet Diamond instant Inventory API feed with Shopify

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Update: For more information on creating a Shopify diamond jewelry website with diamond supplier API (Natural and Lab) integration visit here

Shopify is a popular hosted eCommerce cart. Integrating Rapnet diamond feed with Shopify is possible but a bit tricky as hosted platforms don’t offer flexibility as open-source self-hosted eCommerce carts like Woocommerce and Magento.

Rapnet has two services i.e. DLS and web services (Rapnet Instant Inventory Web Services). However, off-late DLS services are discontinued.  Instead 

"Rapnet instant Inventory"  services can be used wherein a limited number of diamond data can be pulled from Rapnet through Restful API call with data feed in JSON format.

it's a three-step process:

  1. Create a Micro service on a third-party server that will pull data from Rapnet API endpoint.
  2. Register a Private App on Shopify, which will talk to your third-party web service to pull and push data in the required format in Shopify.
  3. Custom pages on Shopify (for Diamond search etc.) are to be made in Shopify’s templating language Liquid

Please visit a live Demo of integrating Rapnet Diamond feed with Shopify with the "Build a Ring feature".

Below is the detailed architecture of how  TPS Rapnet integration with Shopify  will function :

Diamond listing page

We have fetched the diamonds by using the API calls to Rapnet Diamond Inventory Services. The call has assorted search criteria which include price, carat, shape, color, clarity...etc so that it will be easy to pull only required filtered diamonds.

Diamond Listing

Diamond detail page

When API call is made to Rapnet it pulls all the diamond details including certificate details, Lab, symmetry, table, Depth.. etc.

These are displayed on Shopify custom-made diamond detail page.

Diamond Details

Setting listing page :

The setting listing page needs to be custom-built, to display different types of metals with filters..
The ring setting images change on mouseover of the different metal icons.

Diamond Details

Ring detail page :

  1. Metal change option.
  2. Price change as per the metal.
  3. Add to cart.
Diamond Details

Costing

The cost for loose diamond integration with a search engine will start from $1600 onwards. It all depends on your exact requirements. All our offerings are one time cost only . They include one year of free support

Why plug and Play Rapnet App widgets available on Shopify App Store are no good?

On the Shopify App store, you will find a few low-cost Apps which claim to integrate the Rapnet Feed. But these are no good. 

Here are the reasons:

  • They Cannot be customized as per your design requirements
  • Users cannot directly buy from your website.
  • Users can find the source of the diamond supplier directly
  • Monthly Subscription cost
  • No SEO benefit due to the Iframe widget embedded in the page
  • Diamond data search filter customization is not possible.
  • No additional feature can be added eg. Share a hint or add to the wishlist

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How To Integrate Rapnet Diamond Instant Inventory API Feed With Shopify
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