The Application Programming Interface (API) allows for automated communication between connected systems. In order to automate fulfillment, API Access must be enabled.
The following steps are required to enable API Access to VeraCore
- Gathering API Credentials from VeraCore
- Entering API Credentials in DropStream
Gathering API Credentials from VeraCore
View this article to Gather API Credentials from VeraCore
Entering API Credentials in DropStream
To add your VeraCore merchant and enter the API Credentials:
View this article to Add a Merchant
Required API Credentials:
1. VeraCore Hostname
2. Merchant Username
3. Merchant Password
These required credentials can be gather and/or created from VeraCore as described here.
Advanced Shipping Options - Optional Fields
There are additional options available that are not required. The fields can be used to add additional order and/or shipping details to the information passed to VeraCore. Optional Fields include:
- Carrier billing code selection (blank, Ordered By, Bill To, Ship To)
- Account Number
- Include Discount Code
- VeraCore System ID
- Owner ID
Carrier Billing Code: This will populate the xml tag 'ThirdPartyType' in VeraCore for all orders. If left blank, no information will be transmitted in the tag. If Ordered By is selected, "1" will be transmitted to VeraCore. Bill To will send "2". and Ship To will send "3". If a selection is made in the Carrier Billing Code, then an Account Number should be entered in the Account Number field.
Account Number: This third party account number will transmit to the 'ThirdPartyAccountNumber' xml tag in VeraCore for all orders. If you will have some orders that require a 3rd party account number but not all, contact the DropStream Support Team at firstname.lastname@example.org to help you set up a rule that will meet this need.
Include Discount Code: By checking the Include Discount Code, all orders transmitted to VeraCore will include the discount code id on orders.
VeraCore System ID and Owner ID: The VeraCore System ID and Owner ID pertain to Purchase Orders. If your clients will be using purchase orders with VeraCore, filling in the System ID and Owner ID will send these IDs with the 'SaveExpectedArrival' call to VeraCore for the advanced ship notice.