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Klaviyo | Guide to Integrating a Standard Ecommerce Platform

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    Overview

    Many individuals aspire to be entrepreneurs, but it was impossible to establish an online business before the useful internet tools were accessible. But now, anyone with the time and tenacity can set an eCommerce website and sell things online.  Even if you’ve never developed a website before, technologies like Klaviyo make it simple to launch an online store and integrate your e-commerce platform.  Once you’ve created your own customized cart solution or perhaps the e-commerce statistics you want to track, we’d like to inform you that it is not covered in Klaviyo by one of our pre-built integrations. So, you must be wondering by now, how do you integrate with Klaviyo then? The good news is that you can easily integrate with Klaviyo utilizing our JavaScript API, server-side API, and Custom Catalog integration.   

    Critical Components of Integrating A Custom Ecommerce Cart

    There are four critical components of integrating with Klaviyo. The following are the essential components of integrating your bespoke e-commerce cart:   
    • Customer data 
    • Subscribers 
    • Website activity 
    • Order activity 
     

    How to Sync Important Metrics, Or Key Customer Activities, To Klaviyo?

    Now comes the exciting part and the reason you came to this post. In this article, we are going to show you how to sync critical metrics or critical customer behaviors to Klaviyo. While our JavaScript and server-side Track and Identify You may use APIs alternately for e-commerce organizations, we recommend the following configuration. When configuring your integration, use the following as a list of requirements:  Do you want to know how you can benefit from our JavaScript Track API? Then, use JavaScript Track API for the following:   
    • When someone visits your website, you are said to be “active on site.” 
    • Viewed Product – When a customer views a product. Added to Cart – When a customer adds an article to their shopping cart. 
    • Started Checkout – When a user arrives at the checkout page. 
      You can also Use our Track API on the server for the following tasks:    
    • Order Placed – When an order is successfully processed on your network. 
    • Ordered Product – A unique event for each item in completed order. 
    • Fulfilled Order – When an order is fulfilled, it is forwarded to the customer. 
    • Order Cancelled – When a consumer cancels their order. 
    • Order Reimbursed – When a customer’s order gets refunded. 
      So, what else can you use track API for? You may use our Custom Catalog Feed connection for the following purposes:    
    • Catalog Feed – Your product catalog’s XML or JSON feed. 
      The degree of detail you transmit to Klaviyo inside these website, purchase, and checkout events determines how you may filter and segment based on these events in Klaviyo. Do you wish to learn how data can be arranged such that crucial event information is available for segmentation? If yes, don’t forget to check out our article on segment conditions!  What’s more? You must keep in mind that the excerpts in this guide make use of sample data. Therefore, you must adjust the values of the JSON properties in these excerpts so that they automatically draw from the information necessary for that property.  If you have any queries concerning custom integrations, please visit our custom integration FAQ or contact our Support Team.   

    Syncing Historical Data with Klaviyo

    It is also a good idea to email us your previous order details. This will increase your capacity to segment that statistics and increase past revenue tracking accuracy. This information may be provided to us by iterating through your previous orders and creating Placed Order and Ordered Product Track API queries for each order.  While we advocate utilizing Klaviyo’s interfaces with technologies like Shopify, Magento, Bigcommerce, and our API for bespoke integrations, you’ll be pleased to know you may also add that event data manually to Klaviyo. 

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