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Today’s Integration: Connectors

Sometimes a full integration is not necessary to gain additional functionality or enhancements on your e-commerce store. Simple connectors to other software and databases can sometimes do the job quickly, easily and at far less cost than full integrations. In today’s blog we wanted to talk about Avalara AvaTax connector as an example of the important role of simple connectors in integrating your cart with your other business software.

Managing your sales and use tax returns and remittance, and ensuring you are in compliance can be complex and time consuming…you really do need to know what you are doing in order to get the correct taxes collected on your own Matthew Grattan of Avalara says “Integration from your (AspDotNetStorefront) platform to cloud based services that deliver full automation around sales tax can provide up to the minute calculations on sourcing, product tax rules, manage exceptions and help you report and file correctly” and can save you thousands of dollars.

At AspDotNetStorefront we always want to find ways to make it as easy as possible for you to run your store. So, we’ve partnered with Avalara and their AvaTax program to develop an easy to use connector. In this case, our AspDotNetStorefront development team worked to create the connector that communicates between the cart and the AvaTax SaaS-based product. “With the SDK (standard development kit) we provided the developers over at Vortx (AspDotNetStorefront) and all of our documentation and sample code that we provided around our C+ code, they were able to leverage what we have built over the years for integrations to build a connector that is standard and stable to your platform.” says Matthew.

When an order is placed in your store the connector will pass information like address, SKU, and dollar amount through our WSI (Web Server Interface) to AvaTax and AvaTax returns a calculated tax amount. By keeping all of the data within AvaTax, Avalara has the ability to make sure that all data tables are correct and up to date. That’s one of the benefits of connectors…full up to date information passed back and forth with no changes to your stores Admin Consoles functionality. Simple, easy, and cost effective.

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