Integrating with OMS API

This page describes the different ways to integrate with the Magento OMS API.

Integration options

The way to connect with the OMS is JSON-RPC over HTTP. There are three different integration approaches:

  • MC Extensions
  • Reference Middleware:
  • Custom Middleware

Actually, any integration is a mix of way of integrating. Typically, you will be using the Magento OM connector in MC which is an MC extension, the warehouse integration will be done through a middleware, etc. The difference between reference and custom middleware is more in the intention than in the result.

  • Reference middleware is a construct middle Magento propose for system integrations to start with sample application.
  • Custom middleware means that you can implement your own connection following purely our documentation, using whatever technology you see fit.

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When to use Extension and Middleware?

Integration with MC Extension

Audience - System Integrators
- Simple setups
- Cloud Commerce friendly
Advantages - SI excels at MC Extension
- Runs in the same server, less maintenance
- Extension can be built and sold on the marketplace

Preferred integration when all orders comes from one front-end.

Integration with Middleware

Audience - System Integrators
- Bigger clients
Advantages - Provides Dummy implementation of important messages
- Uses PHP industry standard Symfony Framework
- Can be shared for multiple brands/client
- Scale apart from MC

Preferred integration when all orders comes from many front-ends or omnichannel.

Note: when using middleware to connect to third parties systems (i.e.: WMS, ERP), then middleware is hosted by the System Integrator on the location of their choice.

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