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Jun 13, 2024

How to use Vendo eCommerce API for your composable or headless projects

Written by
Mike Faber

Vendo eCommerce API is a good fit for developers looking to integrate seamless shopping experiences into their web or mobile applications. Whether you’re aiming to build a custom shopping storefront, enhance your mobile app with native shopping features, or enable product purchases within your SaaS application, Vendo eCommerce API can help you make it happen. The flexibility of the API allows you to support both multi-vendor marketplaces and single-vendor operations, catering to diverse business needs.

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Key Features of Vendo eCommerce API

1. Comprehensive eCommerce Functionality

The Vendo eCommerce API offers a full suite of eCommerce features, adaptable to any business model, whether B2B or B2C. With an API-first approach, you can easily integrate these capabilities into your project. The API includes functionalities for product management, order processing, customer handling, and more. For detailed information and to get started, visit our API documentation.

2. Detailed API Documentation

Our extensive API documentation includes examples and code snippets in various programming languages, making it easy for developers to get up and running quickly. Whether you're building a custom solution from scratch or integrating with existing systems, the documentation provides all the guidance you need.

3. Robust Admin Dashboards

Vendo provides powerful admin dashboards for both superadmins and individual marketplace vendors. Superadmins can configure global settings and manage overall operations, while each vendor has access to their own dashboard to manage their products, orders, deliveries, returns, and refunds. This ensures a streamlined process and efficient management of the marketplace.

Why eCommerce API?

Implementing the Vendo eCommerce API allows end-users to make in-app purchases, which is crucial for several reasons. First and foremost, enabling in-app purchases significantly enhances user engagement. By integrating shopping functionalities directly into your web or mobile application, you provide a seamless and convenient experience for your users. This reduces friction and keeps users within your app, minimizing the chances of them leaving to shop elsewhere.

Enhanced User Engagement

In-app purchases keep users engaged by offering them immediate access to products and services without having to exit the app. This convenience translates into increased time spent within your application, as users can browse, select, and purchase items all in one place. The more time users spend on your app, the more likely they are to explore other features and functionalities, fostering a deeper connection with your platform.

Additional Revenue Streams

Incorporating the Vendo eCommerce API opens up new revenue opportunities. By offering products for sale directly within your app, you create an additional income source. This can be particularly beneficial if you are running a free-to-use app and are looking for ways to monetize. Whether you’re selling your own products or facilitating sales for third-party vendors, each transaction contributes to your overall revenue.

Boosting ARPU and LTV

Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) and Customer Lifetime Value (LTV) are critical metrics for any business, reflecting the financial value each user brings over their lifetime. By integrating in-app purchases, you can increase these metrics in several ways:

  • ARPU: When users have the option to make purchases within the app, the average revenue generated per user typically increases. This is because in-app purchases are often more frequent and spontaneous, driven by the convenience of not having to switch platforms.
  • LTV: In-app purchasing can enhance LTV by improving user satisfaction and loyalty. When users have a positive shopping experience within your app, they are more likely to return, make repeat purchases, and engage with other revenue-generating features. Loyal users also tend to spread the word, bringing in new customers through referrals.

Competitive Advantage

In a crowded digital marketplace, offering a seamless, integrated shopping experience can set your app apart from the competition. Users increasingly prefer apps that offer comprehensive functionality, including the ability to make purchases without leaving the platform. By leveraging the Vendo eCommerce API, you can meet these expectations and provide a superior user experience.


Integrating the Vendo eCommerce API into your app is a strategic move that can drive user engagement, increase revenue, and enhance key business metrics like ARPU and LTV. By offering seamless in-app purchasing, you not only meet the growing expectations of modern users but also create a more valuable and competitive application. Sign up for our free trial today to explore how Vendo can transform your app’s shopping experience and business performance.

Getting Started with eCommerce API

Vendo eCommerce API is designed to be fully functional, well-documented, and supported by a dedicated development team. We offer a fully featured free trial that lets you test all API endpoints without any financial commitment—no credit card required.

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Our team is ready to assist you, offering support through a shared Slack channel to help you meet your project requirements. Start building your next-generation eCommerce experience with Vendo today!

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Written by
Mike Faber
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