Hosted Checkout

Introduction

The only required step to use iGlobal Stores is create a cart and post the items to the iGlobal Checkout. The second endpoint for retrieving orders is recommended, however not required. If you have limited capabilities to modify your platform, few international orders or limited development resources, you may opt to create a cart only and then retrieve orders manually. Changing or updating orders via the API is also not required even if you create carts and retrieve orders via the Hosted Checkout APIs.

Hosted Checkout API’s

Our service-oriented architecture the following REST API’s for integrating our Hosted Checkout.

  1. Create a Checkout
  2. Retrieve an Order
  3. Update an Order

Passing a Cart to iGlobal

Integration with iGlobal Stores’ technology allows you to direct customers to a customized international checkout for an optimal buying experience. There are two main ways of accomplishing this. The iCE integration is a quick, javascript-based solution that makes it easy to pass a customer’s cart contents (and the customer) to our checkout. The API integration provides additional security and allows for added data to be passed.

iCE Integration

iGlobal Connect Engine (iCE) is the simplest and quickest method of integration. With iCE, our development team will assess your shopping cart structure and create a customized javascript that will:

Pull certain pieces of essential data, such as product name and product price (see the item-specific request parameters below), from your shopping cart page Place a customizable international checkout button on your shopping cart page Pass the pulled parameters from your site to our checkout via the checkout button Allow for the passing of customized information such as discount codes When the custom iCE script is made ready for you, it need to be installed in the head or body of the HTML on your shopping cart page.

API Integration

We want to make it both simple and secure to integrate with the iGlobal International Checkout. An API integration uses HTTPS to connect to the iGlobal server with basic request parameters to pass data to pass over individual product details with integrity.

Retrieving Orders from iGlobal

Collecting orders from iGlobal after they have been placed can be done by RESTful API or by International Order Notification (ION). Calling the API quickly and automatically fetches each order from iGlobal. It is the automated method for retrieving orders. In cases where developers aren’t available or for cases with very low international order volumes, ION is available. ION is, in short, a system that sends an email out informing you of each international order along with its contents and customer information. The orders will then need to be manually enter into your system by one of your employees.

ION Service

The International Order Notification (ION) service sends an email to the email address(es) of your choice upon receipt of an approved international order. The email contains all pertinent information about the order, including product details, customer shipping information and customer billing information. To opt in to the ION service, simply reach out to us.

API Integration

Other Resources

Welcome Mat

You can learn more about our Welcome Mat here.

International Shipping Documentation

When you have completed the integration with iGlobal Stores, we recommend updating your international shipping policy to reflect the additional benefits now available to your customers.

Merchant Usage Policies

The use of any/all iGlobal services, tools and/or technologies implies agreement to the iGlobal Usage Policies, as outlined here.