Manufacturers allow merchants to specify how products might be displayed in your catalog, search/category facets, as well as show customers who the manufacturer for a product is. This area of the API allows you to manage how that is done.
The following pre-requisites will be necessary to accomplish the goals of this article:
- General understanding of REST and API’s
If you haven’t already done so, you should probably have a development environment ready to development against, complete with Hotcakes installed and configured.
REST API Endpoints for Manufacturers
There are a handful of REST API endpoints that allow you to display or manage various aspects of manufacturers. Those endpoints are detailed below.
|ManufacturerCreate||VendorManufacturerDTO||Create a manufacturer for your store to assign to products in your catalog.|
|ManufacturerDelete||Boolean||Permanently deletes the manufacturer from the store.|
|ManufacturerFind||VendorManufacturerDTO||Find a specific manufacturer using the Bvin of the respective manufacturer.|
|ManufacturerFindAll||List of VendorManufacturerDTO||Allows you to find all manufacturers that are in your store.|
|ManufacturerUpdate||VendorManufacturerDTO||Updates the manufacturer record with the information specified.|