ZINC: THE BUY API

Order from Amazon, Walmart, AliExpress, and more with a POST

It's simple

Place an order on any supported retailer with a single API call.

It's powerful

Customize your order by specifying a maximum fulfillable price, selecting shipping methods, and much more.

It's comprehensive

Easily get your integration up and running with real-time product details and prices.

It's built for you

Not a developer? We have turnkey solutions like File Exchange and Managed Accounts.

Feature-packed ordering engine

Automate repetitive, error-prone manual ordering

Shipping method selection

Always want the cheapest shipping available? Or maybe you need your things as soon as possible and want same day delivery. Zinc can accomodate almost any shipping criteria on an order.

With the Zinc API, you'll get the ability to select the type of shipping speed you want.

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Advanced product selection

The Zinc API provides first class support for choosing between different types of products. It's easy to choose between different colors, sizes, conditions, and more.

On marketplaces where there are multiple sellers for a single product, you'll be able to filter away sellers based on seller rating, the seller's shipping location, and more.

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Multiple payment methods

Whether you have a gift card or a credit card, the Zinc API provides multiple ways to purchase your items. On Amazon, you can use the gift balance on your account or provide a credit card for your order.

If you leverage our managed accounts, we can provide even more funding methods including PayPal, ACH, and even Bitcoin.

Maximum price criteria

Product prices fluctuate, sometimes wildly. With Zinc, you'll never have to worry about accidentally placing an incredibly costly order.

You can set a maximum fulfillable price on an order to the Zinc API. An error will be returned if the price of the order is above the maximum price.

Realtime product and price information

Get up to date information on every imaginable detail about a product.

The product prices request provides price, seller information, shipping price, and more for every seller of a particular item.

The product details request provides descriptions and variant information (like color and size) for a product.

Tracking Through Delivery

Get up to date information about where your order is and when it will arrive.

The API will provide you with a tracking number and URL even for orders generally not publicly trackable.

Receive updates when the status of your order changes so you can notify customers, handle disputes, etc.

Leverage managed accounts

Scale Endlessly

Retailers including Amazon often limit the number of orders you can place per account and the quantity you can purchase of a particular item. Free yourself from all order rate limits with Managed Accounts!

Easier Integration

A lot of the hassle around using your own retailer account is related to payment and login. Managed accounts remove those hassles and significantly simplify integration.

Fund easily with PayPal, ACH/wire, and more, in USD, EUR, Bitcoin, etc.

Depending on your business requirements, ordering via credit card will hit limits, funding with gift cards can be a chore, and transferring between financial institutions can be a hassle. Often such conversions require a lot of working capital. Easily fund your Zinc Managed Account using a variety of payment methods and we take care of the rest.

Resale Certificates

If you're purchasing for resale and not subject to sales tax, getting the required certificates and registering them for each retailer account you wish to purchase from takes a long time. We'll help you register your tax exempt reseller status with us once and we'll take care of the rest.

Why choose the Zinc API?

We scale

We place over 1 million orders a year across different retailers annually.

An Excellent Team

Our founders and lead engineers hail from MIT and have worked at top-tier Silicon Valley companies including Palantir, Stripe, Dropbox, and Optimizely.

Well documented

Well maintained docs explaining the calls and concepts necessary to be successful with the Zinc API.

Happy Customers

We have worked with the OH lottery, DealDash, Buyr and many more to help streamline their workflows while inproving reliablity.

Dogfooding

Many of our other products are powered by the Zinc API.

Custom Solutions

We work with our customers to help them integrate and if necessary will build them solutions that fit them.

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