eCommerce integration

There has been a lot of talk over the years about how farmOS could feed data into an eCommerce system - or even provide one of its own (using Drupal Commerce: https://www.drupal.org/project/commerce). Let’s use this thread to discuss big ideas!

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See recent feature request on GitHub (closed and linked back to here): https://github.com/farmOS/farmOS/issues/172

I’d be curious to know what kinds of eCommerce solutions farmers are currently using, and whether those systems have API’s that farmOS could connect to.

Just checking a few of the big names…


https://developers.squarespace.com/commerce-apis/inventory-api-overview

It would be interesting to write a farmOS module that could push inventory data to sources like that, or perhaps write extensions on those platforms that can pull data from farmOS.

I feel like these types of integrations would be most beneficial, however, once we made the move to OAuth. Love this idea, though, more thoughts to follow…

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Does the inventory module work on plants? if so then we could use to feed data into eCommerce work flow module. what do you think guys to try this out

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@Kafuidarkey it does not currently. Enabling that is as easy as adding a single line of code. However, there is a prerequisite: https://www.drupal.org/project/farm/issues/2916551

So how do you keep record of harvested plant from lot of seedling ? That will let you know the data to request if you want to connect with a different purchase and order commence or erp

You can create a “Planting” asset, which tracks the plant (or set of plants) from seeding to harvest. Harvest logs can also specify a lot number, if you are packing them into labelled boxes.

In the future, the vision is for a “Harvest” log to automatically create a new asset (eg: “Product”) that links back to the planting as it’s parent. These product assets could then be managed independently, with their own inventory levels, and tracked to sale.

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Some related discussion around “Product” asset types here: https://github.com/farmOS/farmOS/issues/182

One eCommerce platform I know of is the Open Food Network: https://www.openfoodnetwork.org/

It’s more popular in Australia where the project started, but it has expanded to other countries around the globe! I’m not sure if they have a well established API yet, but if so that would be a cool integration!

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Thank very much i will look at it

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