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PHP 5 e-commerce Development by Michael Peacock

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Appendix A. Interacting with Web Services

There are a number of web services available that we as developers can interact with to either help make tasks easier for us, or to help us to target new markets. Now, we will investigate a number of these web services and APIs. In this chapter, you will learn more about:

  • Google products
  • Google Analytics, and its benefits for e-commerce sites
  • Amazon web services
  • eBay developer center

Google products

Google has a product search feature, which allows users to search specifically for products using the Google search engine. Products can be added to this search engine using the Google merchant center.

The Google merchant center is an area where online retailers can list (and manage these listings) their products ...

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