Preface

Spreadshirt provides several ways to offer an online shop experience to your customers and earn money through commission:

  1. The standalone Spreadshop (this, for example). This application is officially developed, hosted and maintained by Spreadshirt. Running a Spreadshop requires zero technical skills and is always the recommended approach.
  2. JavaScript integration (described here). If you have an existing website, you can embed a piece of JavaScript into it that manipulates your website in order to embed the Spreadshop into your site. This requires a decent understanding of HTML and CSS in order to resolve any conflicts between your site and the Spreadshop that may arise.
  3. CMS plugins for WordPress and others (currently just Joomla) that embed the JavaScript snippet mentioned in (2.) for you. If you run a website based on such CMS, these plugins can make your life a bit easier. An understanding of HTML and CSS is nonetheless important.
  4. An independent, custom built web application based on the Public Shop API described in this document. This interface is for web developers only (or people who can afford to hire one). Going for this approach is only feasible for people who have a solid understanding of server side & client side programming, HTTP, HTML and CSS.

Prerequisites

Spreadshirt runs a European and a North American platform that are independent from another. First, you need to register a Spreadshop on eu or na. Then, in order to use the API, you need to register an API Key on eu or na.

Basics

Next Steps

There is a tutorial available showing the use of this API in order to implement an own shop system.

Another tutorial explains how to adjust your existing implementation to the upcoming partner area migration


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