If all you need is to send the basket content to WhatsApp, maybe the solution for you is the WhatsApp checkout:
But if you need more customization than that, then this article is for you!!
The shop export to the WhatsApp API offers you endless possibilities, like for example:
Creating a middle site that not only parses the basket XML payload, but it also allows visitors to choose their representative before sending off the basket contents.
Identifying the representative with a query string from the flipbook, sending the basket content to the same representative that shared that flipbook.
This offers a smooth and linear transition from flipbook to WhatsApp, where the phone number of the representative who sent you the catalog is automatically and dynamically input.
Instead of/on top of these options, you can also tell the middleware site to send the basket content to your ERP system.
Receive basket content
Create a middleware site to act as export URL.
iPaper exports the data in an XML format. This data has to be picked up by a middleware site that will parse the payload into something that can be received and read by WhatsApp.
Unlike the other checkout options, this requires more development from the customer side, but because of this, it enables you to decide exactly what to do with it!
This development is normally done by the customer's IT or web team. They can use the following flow to understand the set-up this integration requires - click the image to download as PDF:
For the technical documentation of the data we send, read more here:
When the development is done, you can go ahead and finish setting the shop up in the iPaper platform.