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E bay Business Policy Integration


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E bay Business Policy Integration

  1. 1. Integrate eBay Business Policies Management Service API for a Leading Multi-Marketplace Listing Service Provider
  2. 2. Client provides one stop solution for leading online merchants to easily manage inventory, orders, and fulfillment for selling more products on different marketplaces and efficiently manage merchants' own settings and create default policies which can be selected when adding a new listing. This helps merchants efficiently expand selection through owned and 3rd-party online marketplaces. The Client is based out of NorthAmerica. The Client Challenges Sigma's .Net team started development with beta version of eBay Business Policy Services API as it was only available in the sandbox environment, the feature and corresponding services were new and changing constantly. The API calls were non-reliable and message response was not consistent for all the messages. There used to be major changes in service contract too. The access to beta version of eBay Trading APIs was limited to 5,000 requests per Application per day. There were similar challenges with application runtime environments for other marketplaces realizing frequent service updates. (API). “40% cost savings on functionality development Executive Summary It's important for any company providing end-to-end solution for multi- marketplace listing services to merchants to stand-out amongst other products in the Marketplace. Client has one among the best product for Marketplace and listing services. It's always been a challenge on upgrading the existing product to support new business policies functionalities. After integrating Business Policies Management API to Clients' existing listing tool, merchants can apply shipping, return and payment policies to their listings with just a few clicks and streamline new listing creation and updates to existing listings. Merchants can manage their own custom settings for shipping, returns and payment information from one central location, rather than specifying the information separately on each of your listings. Successes Having Microsoft Certified Developers, Sigma Infosolutions' .Net team created mock and live test cases using Rhino and NUnit to make sure that new change in service does not break the existing logic. These test cases where part of the daily build so any break in service contract would be caught when build is run. This ensured data integrity, data security and full utilization of API services in listing solutions and eliminating performance bottlenecks. This extended the base features of listing solution as well as for custom attributes for listing data input structures. Business Case Client provides listing solutions to its global customers. Client wanted to integrate the eBay Business Policy into its existing line of products. The Business Policies Management API allows sellers to create and manage payment, shipping, and return policy profiles. Sellers can easily create these Business Policies profiles and associate them to an eBay category group. Since every listing on eBay is linked to a category, these APIs will allow merchants to create a policy and immediately apply it to all listings for a group of categories. By using the Business Policies Management API, sellers will no longer have to recreate, reassign, and update the same payment, shipping, and return policy settings/values for each individual listing. This API will help sellers save significant time in creating and updating their listings. Sigma Infosolutions proposed to use .net platform to build the connector from scratch.
  3. 3. Technology  C#  eBay Web Service  Nunit  Rhino Mocks Business Benefits  Monthly technical availability is more than 99%  An empowered solution to optimize processes across the eRetail  40% cost savings on functionality development  Complete set of data, functioning alarms in real-time  Ongoing operating costs at or better than budget  Low system overhead and lower support costs Solution Sigma Infosolutions’ .Net team successfully integrated Clients’ existing application with new eBay Business Policies Management API. .Net team followed best product development practices such as agile development, TDD and Pair Programming to develop the custom solutions for the Client. Key Modules Developed o eBay Policy Proxy - eBay uses an automatic bidding system to enable bidding on auctions more convenient. The system also controls the pre-allocated budget for an item. The automated engine is capable of a bid increment and reverse price bid for an auction. There is nothing a bidder has to set up in order to bid in this way. When you bid on an auction style listing you will be placing bids using this method. o eBay Policy Management - The Business Policies API is used by merchants/ sellers who are interested in creating and managing payment, shipping, and return policies to use with their eBay listings. Next Phase The next phase includes creating few enhancements in admin module to add more functionalities which can be powerful decision making tool for merchants. Support any listing services API update scenarios and integrate them to Clients’existing product.     
  4. 4. Use custom business policies and efficiently expand selection through owned and 3rd-party online marketplaces About Sigma Infosolutions “  Sigma Group, an Indian conglomerate has more than 4 decades of experience in Mining, Chemicals Manufacturing & Export, Handicrafts Manufacturing & Exports, and Software Development  Sigma Infosolutions is a TUV certified ISO 9001:2008 & ISO 27001:2005 company  Headquartered in US with development center in India  Some of our esteemed customers include Airtel, Zyme Solutions, Yodlee, Celerity Consulting, Resolution Economics, Birla Global Asset Finance, Fosroc Chemicals, Surgery Planet etc.  Sigma Infosolutions’ services comprises of application development, application management, IT Consulting, Offshore testing, and Website and Portal Development Sigma Infosolutions, Sigma Towers, #66/A, 13th Cross 6th Main, JP Nagar, 3rd Phase, Bangalore- 560078 Telephone: +91-80-40865100 Sigma Infosolutions, 2082 Michelson Dr. Suite 100, Irvine, CA 92612 Telephone: +1-714-717-1826 Fax: +1-866-405-6750, Toll Free: 1-888-861-7360 Website: E-mail: Toll Free: 1-888-861-7360