ManufacturerFind Endpoint


Sometimes you just need to find a manufacturer to do something unique with it.  This endpoint allows you to find a specific manufacturer in your store.


The following pre-requisites will be necessary to accomplish the goals of this article:

  • General understanding of REST and API’s
  • Understanding of C# and/or JavaScript
  • Visual Studio 2012 or newer

Getting Started

You should already have a project open and ready to accept code to allow you to use this REST API endpoint.  You should also have one or more manufacturers created so that you can successfully find one.


This REST API endpoint allows you to find a manufacturer in your store. 

Example URL

This is what the REST endpoint will look like if you are calling it using JavaScript.  See our REST API URL documentation for more information.[BVIN]

BVIN is the manufacturer ID as described in the parameters below.

HTTP Method



Parameter Description
bvin This is the unique ID of the manufacturer that you wish to find


If successful, this endpoint will return a populated VendorManufacturerDTO object in JSON format.  Otherwise, you should have one or more errors returned.  

Example Code

The following code will allow you to successfully call this endpoint, provided that you have enabled it.

Project References

  • Hotcakes.CommerceDTO

Import Namespaces

  • Hotcakes.CommerceDTO.v1
  • Hotcakes.CommerceDTO.v1.Client
  • Hotcakes.CommerceDTO.v1.Contacts


string url = "";
string key = "YOUR-API-KEY";

Api proxy = new Api(url, key);

// specify the manufacturer to find
var manufacturerId = "5e742f08-42e8-41ad-9d16-7f9eb7a0992f";

// call the API to find the manufacturer
ApiResponse<VendorManufacturerDTO> response = proxy.ManufacturerFind(manufacturerId);
// your domain name
var url = ""; 
// the path where the API is
var apiPath = "/DesktopModules/Hotcakes/API/rest/v1/";  
// endpoint as shown in the documentation
var endPoint = "manufacturers";  
// get this from the store admin
var apiKey = "YOUR-API-KEY";

$(document).ready(function() {

    // specify the manufacturer to find
    var manufacturerId = "43c3e7ca-5ab6-4b26-b089-78d31b52326d";

    // call the API to find the manufacturer
        dataType: "json",
        url: url + apiPath + endPoint + "/" + manufacturerId + "?key=" + apiKey,
        type: 'GET',
        success: function (data) {
            // do something
        error: function (jqXHR, textStatus) {
           // do something else


      "DisplayName":"Hotcakes Commerce",
         "CountryName":"United States",

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