FetchApp is seamlessly integrated with PayPal, Goodsie, BigCommerce, FoxyCart, and Shopify to handle collection of payments for downloadable products that are stored and delivered through FetchApp. But what if you want to use Fetch with another program? Our API allows developers to integrate FetchApp with any system. 

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The FetchApp API is implemented as RESTful (using all four verbs GET/POST/PUT/DELETE) XML over HTTP.  URIs are given with the RESTful option first, followed by alternative paths.

Every resource, like orders and products, has its own URL and is manipulated in isolation. The API is also usable by non-RESTful platforms as well using GET and POST only by adding on the appropriate command to the URI.

The following open-source libraries are available:

(.NET and Python libraries pending update to be compatible with version 2.0 of our API)

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Authentication

All requests require basic authentication. To make a proper request, you must set the authorization header of your request and supply the generated string. The string is your personal key and token with a colon ("demokey:demotoken") converted to a base-64 string. For example...

"demokey:demotoken".to_base64 is ZGVtb2tleTpkZW1vdG9rZW4=

Then, place the string into the authorization header of your HTTP requests...

GET /api/v2/orders HTTP/1.1
Host: app.fetchapp.com
Authorization: Basic ZGVtb2tleTpkZW1vdG9rZW4=
Content-Type: application/xml

** Please make sure to set the Content-Type header to 'application/xml'. **

Connectivity

GET the time to test connectivity...

GET /api/v2/time
/api/v2/time.xml 

Example result...

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<time>2013-06-13T10:29:55-05:00</time>

Account

GET information about your account...

/api/v2/account
/api/v2/account.xml

Example result...

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<account>
    <id type="integer">4334</id>
    <name>Warner Brothers</name>
    <email>bugs@bunny.com</email>
    <url>warner.fetchapp.com</url>
    <billing_email>daffy@duck.com</billing_email>
    <order_expiration_in_hours type="integer">240</order_expiration_in_hours>
    <download_limit_per_item type="integer">3</download_limit_per_item>
    <currency>USD</currency>
    <created_at type="datetime">2008-12-28T18:47:56+00:00</created_at>
    <api_key>bugs</api_key>
    <api_token>carrots</api_token>
</account>

GET a new API token (this replaces your existing one)...

/api/v2/new_token
/api/v2/new_token.xml

Example result...

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<message>abcdef6fdas</message>

Downloads

GET a list of your downloads...

/api/v2/downloads
/api/v2/downloads.xml
/api/v2/downloads.xml?per_page=25&page=2

Example result...

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<downloads type="array">
    <download>
        <id>433</id>
        <filename>myfile.txt</filename>
        <product_sku>BILL-WAX</product_sku>
        <order_id>1002</order_id>
        <ip_address>127.0.0.1</ip_address>
        <downloaded_at type="datetime">2009-04-23T14:03:27-04:00</downloaded_at>
        <size_bytes type="integer">314559</size_bytes>
    </download>
    <download>
        <id>434</id>
        <filename>myfile.txt</filename>
        <product_sku>BILL-WAX</product_sku>
        <ip_address>127.0.0.1</ip_address>
        <downloaded_at type="datetime">2009-04-23T14:03:16-04:00</downloaded_at>
        <size_bytes type="integer">314559</size_bytes>
    </download>
</downloads>

NOTE: A nil order_id indicates that the download was from a permalink.

Files

GET a list of your files...

/api/v2/files
/api/v2/files.xml
/api/v2/files.xml?per_page=25&page=2

Example result...

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<files type="array">
    <file>
        <id type="integer">101551</id>
        <filename>ebook_collection.zip</filename>
        <size_bytes type="integer">5652920</size_bytes>
        <content_type>binary/octet-stream</content_type>
        <permalink href="http://demo.fetchapp.com/permalink/abcdef">/permalink/abcdef</permalink>
        <url nil="true"></url>
        <type>file</type>
    </file>
    <file>
        <id type="integer">148782</id>
        <filename>Movie Magic Video</filename>
        <size_bytes nil="true"></size_bytes>
        <content_type nil="true"></content_type>
        <permalink href="http://demo.fetchapp.com/permalink/ghijkl">/permalink/ghikjl</permalink>
        <url>http://your.cdn.com/link/to/file</url>
        <type>url</type>
   </file>
</files>

Orders

GET a list of all your orders...

/api/v2/orders
/api/v2/orders.xml
/api/v2/orders.xml?status=<type>&per_page=25&page=2

Status can be open or expired. If not specified then all orders (open and expired) will be returned. Example result...

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<orders type="array">
    <order>
        <id>1001</id>
        <vendor_id>1554898798</vendor_id>
        <first_name>Donald</first_name>
        <last_name>Duck</last_name>
        <email>donald@duck.com</email>
        <total type="float">44.50</total>
        <currency>USD</currency>
        <status>open</status>
        <product_count type="integer">1</product_count>
        <download_count type="integer">1</download_count>
        <expiration_date type="datetime">2008-12-28T18:47:56+00:00</expiration_date>
        <download_limit type="integer">3</download_limit>
        <custom_1 nil="true"></custom_1>
        <custom_2 nil="true"></custom_2>
        <custom_3 nil="true"></custom_3>
        <created_at type="datetime">2008-11-28T18:47:56+00:00</created_at>
        <link href="http://demo.fetchapp.com/get/tydjdje">/get/tydjdje</link>
        <order_items_uri>https://demo.fetchapp.com/api/v2/orders/1001/order_items</order_items_uri>
        <downloads_uri>https://demo.fetchapp.com/api/v2/orders/1001/downloads</downloads_uri>
    </order>
    <order>
        <id>1002</id>
        <vendor_id>1554898799</vendor_id>
        <first_name>Bugs</first_name>
        <last_name>Bunny</last_name>
        <email>bugs@bunny.com</email>
        <total type="float">12.99</total>
        <currency>GBP</currency>
        <status>open</status>
        <product_count type="integer">2</product_count>
        <download_count type="integer">5</download_count>
        <expiration_date nil="true"></expiration_date>
        <download_limit type="integer">3</download_limit>
        <custom_1 nil="true"></custom_1>
        <custom_2 nil="true"></custom_2>
        <custom_3 nil="true"></custom_3>
        <created_at type="datetime">2008-11-28T18:47:56+00:00</created_at>
        <link href="http://demo.fetchapp.com/get/tydjdje">/get/tydjdje</link>
        <order_items_uri>https://demo.fetchapp.com/api/v2/orders/1002/order_items</order_items_uri>
        <downloads_uri>https://demo.fetchapp.com/api/v2/orders/1002/downloads</downloads_uri>
    </order>
</orders>

GET details of the specified order...

/api/v2/orders/:id
/api/v2/orders/:id.xml

Example result...

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<order>
    <id>1001</id>
    <vendor_id>1554898798</vendor_id>
    <first_name>Donald</first_name>
    <last_name>Duck</last_name>
    <email>donald@duck.com</email>
    <total type="float">44.50</total>
    <currency>USD</currency>
    <status>open</status>
    <product_count type="integer">1</product_count>
    <download_count type="integer">1</download_count>
    <expiration_date type="datetime">2008-12-28T18:47:56+00:00</expiration_date>
    <download_limit type="integer">3</download_limit>
    <custom_1 nil="true"></custom_1>
    <custom_2 nil="true"></custom_2>
    <custom_3 nil="true"></custom_3>
    <created_at type="datetime">2008-11-28T18:47:56+00:00</created_at>
    <link href="http://demo.fetchapp.com/get/tydjdje">/get/tydjdje</link>
    <order_items_uri>https://demo.fetchapp.com/api/v2/orders/1001/order_items</order_items_uri>
    <downloads_uri>https://demo.fetchapp.com/api/v2/orders/1001/downloads</downloads_uri>
</order>

POST to create an order...

/api/v2/orders
/api/v2/orders/create /api/v2/orders/create.xml

For example...

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<order>
    <id>1</id>
    <vendor_id>1554898798</vendor_id>
    <first_name>Bugs</first_name>
    <last_name>Bunny</last_name>
    <email>bugs@bunny.com</email>
    <currency>USD</currency>
    <custom_1>Optional</custom_1>
    <custom_2>Custom</custom_2>
    <custom_3>Values</custom_3>
    <expiration_date type="datetime">2010-09-07T15:08:02+00:00</expiration_date>
    <download_limit type="integer">5</download_limit>
    <send_email>true</send_email>
    <order_items type="array">
        <order_item>
            <sku>1</sku>
            <downloads_remaining type="integer">4</downloads_remaining>
            <price type="float">4.99</price>
        </order_item>
    </order_items>
</order>

NOTE: price is optional and defaults to the price set in the UI if not present. send_email is optional and defaults to true if not present. expiration_date is optional and the default is the setting in Settings → General if not present. download_limit is optional and the default is the setting in Settings → General if not present. downloads_remaining is optional and serves as an override. If not present the default is whatever the order's download_limit is set to.

PUT to update the specified order...

/api/v2/orders/:id
/api/v2/orders/:id/update /api/v2/orders/:id/update.xml

For example...

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<order>
    <id>1</id>
    <first_name>Bugs</first_name>
    <last_name>Bunny</last_name>
    <email>bugs@bunny.com</email>
    <currency>USD</currency>
    <custom_1>Optional</custom_1>
    <custom_2>Custom</custom_2>
    <custom_3>Values</custom_3>
    <expiration_date type="datetime">2010-09-07T15:08:02+00:00</expiration_date>
    <download_limit type="integer">5</download_limit>
    <send_email>false</send_email>
    <order_items type="array">
        <order_item>
            <sku>1</sku>
            <downloads_remaining type="integer">4</downloads_remaining>
            <price type="float">4.99</price>
        </order_item>
    </order_items>
</order>

NOTE: price is optional and defaults to the price set in the UI if not present. send_email is optional and defaults to false if not present. All fields can be changed including the order ID.

DELETE the specified order...

/api/v2/orders/:id
/api/v2/orders/:id/delete /api/v2/orders/:id/delete.xml

Example result...

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<message>Ok.</message>

GET to list all downloads for the specified order...

/api/v2/orders/:id/downloads
/api/v2/orders/:id/downloads.xml

Example result...

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<downloads type="array">
    <download>
        <id>233</id>
        <filename>photo.jpg</filename>
        <product_sku>BILL-WAX</product_sku>
        <order_id>1001</order_id>
        <ip_address>127.0.0.1</ip_address>
        <downloaded_at type="datetime">2009-04-27T04:13:09+00:00</downloaded_at>
        <size_bytes type="float">87088
        </size_bytes>
    </download>
    <download>
        <id>433</id>
        <filename>ebook.pdf</filename>
        <product_sku>BILL-WAX</product_sku>
        <ip_address>127.0.0.1</ip_address>
        <downloaded_at type="datetime">2009-04-28T10:33:09+00:00</downloaded_at>
        <size_bytes type="float">332088
        </size_bytes>
    </download>
</downloads>

GET to expire the specified order...

/api/v2/orders/:id/expire
/api/v2/orders/:id/expire.xml

Example result...

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<message>Ok.</message>

POST to send download email for the specified order...

/api/v2/orders/:id/send_email?reset_expiration=false
/api/v2/orders/:id/send_email?expiration_date=2011-03-07T15:08:02+00:00&download_limit=10
/api/v2/orders/:id/send_email.xml?expiration_date=2011-03-07T15:08:02+00:00&download_limit=10

Example result...

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<message>Ok.</message>

NOTE: reset_expiration is an optional boolean, and defaults to true if not present. If true, the expiration date will be set to whatever is selected in Settings → General or provided by the param expiration_date and the download limit will be set to whatever is selected in Settings → General or download_limit if present. Both expiration_date and download_limit are optional and if present override the default values option.

GET statistics about an order...

/api/v2/orders/:id/stats
/api/v2/orders/:id/stats.xml

For example...

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<order>
    <id>1001</id>
    <vendor_id>1554898798</vendor_id>
    <download_count type="integer">1</download_count>
    <product_count type="integer">1</product_count>
    <total type="float">44.50</total>
    <currency>USD</currency>
</order>

Order Items

GET a list of all order items for the specified order...

/api/v2/orders/:id/order_items
/api/v2/orders/:id/order_items.xml

Example result...

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<order_items type="array">
  <order_item>
    <id type="integer">821431</id>
    <sku>BILL-WAX</sku>
    <order_id>1001</order_id>
    <product_name>Quality Bill Wax</product_name>
    <price type="float">5.00</price>
    <download_count type="integer">2</download_count>
    <custom_1 nil="true"></custom_1>
    <custom_2 nil="true"></custom_2>
    <custom_3 nil="true"></custom_3>
    <license_key nil="true"></license_key>
    <created_at type="datetime">2012-08-01T15:54:06Z</created_at>
    <files_uri>https://demo.fetchapp.com/api/v2/orders/1001/order_items/821431/files</files_uri>
    <downloads_uri>https://demo.fetchapp.com/api/v2/orders/1001/order_items/821431/downloads</downloads_uri>
  </order_item>
</order_items>

GET details of the specified order item...

/api/v2/orders/:order_id/order_items/:id
/api/v2/orders/:order_id/order_items/:id.xml

Example result...

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<order_item>
  <id type="integer">821431</id>
  <sku>BILL-WAX</sku>
  <order_id>1001</order_id>
  <product_name>Quality Bill Wax</product_name>
  <price type="float">5.00</price>
  <download_count type="integer">2</download_count>
  <custom_1 nil="true"></custom_1>
  <custom_2 nil="true"></custom_2>
  <custom_3 nil="true"></custom_3>
  <license_key nil="true"></license_key>
  <created_at type="datetime">2012-08-01T15:54:06Z</created_at>
  <files_uri>https://demo.fetchapp.com/api/v2/orders/1001/order_items/821431/files</files_uri>
  <downloads_uri>https://demo.fetchapp.com/api/v2/orders/1001/order_items/821431/downloads</downloads_uri>
</order_item>

GET to list all files for the specified order item...

/api/v2/orders/:order_id/order_items/:id/files
/api/v2/orders/:order_id/order_items/:id/files.xml

Example result...

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<files type="array">
    <file>
        <id>123</id>
        <filename>Part1.zip</filename>
        <size_bytes type="integer">9774173559</size_bytes>
        <content_type>binary/octet-stream</content_type>
        <permalink href="http://demo.fetchapp.com/permalink/yuurud">/permalink/yuurud</permalink>
        <url nil="true"></url>
    </file>
    <file>
        <id>432</id>
        <filename>External File Name</filename>
        <size_bytes nil="true"></size_bytes>
        <content_type nil="true"></content_type>
        <permalink href="http://demo.fetchapp.com/permalink/werwa">/permalink/werwa</permalink>
        <url>http://your.cdn.com/link/to/file</url>
    </file>
</files>

For files stored in FetchApp, the url will be nil. For files stored externally the size_bytes and content_type will be nil since this information isn't available.

GET to list all downloads for the specified order item...

/api/v2/orders/:order_id/order_items/:id/downloads
/api/v2/orders/:order_id/order_items/:id/downloads.xml

Example result...

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<downloads type="array">
    <download>
        <id>233</id>
        <filename>photo.jpg</filename>
        <product_sku>BILL-WAX</product_sku>
        <order_id>1001</order_id>
        <order_item_id>821431</order_item_id>
        <ip_address>127.0.0.1</ip_address>
        <downloaded_at type="datetime">2009-04-27T04:13:09+00:00</downloaded_at>
        <size_bytes type="float">87088
        </size_bytes>
    </download>
    <download>
        <id>433</id>
        <filename>ebook.pdf</filename>
        <product_sku>BILL-WAX</product_sku>
        <order_id>1001</order_id>
        <order_item_id>821431</order_item_id>
        <ip_address>127.0.0.1</ip_address>
        <downloaded_at type="datetime">2009-04-28T10:33:09+00:00</downloaded_at>
        <size_bytes type="float">332088
        </size_bytes>
    </download>
</downloads>

GET to expire the specified order item...

/api/v2/orders/:order_id/order_items/:id/expire
/api/v2/orders/:order_id/order_items/:id/expire.xml

Example result...

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<message>Ok.</message>

Products

GET a list all your products...

/api/v2/products
/api/v2/products.xml
/api/v2/products.xml?per_page=25&page=2

Example result...

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<products type="array">
    <product>
        <id>BILL-WAX</id>
        <sku>BILL-WAX</sku>
        <name>Quality Bill Wax</name>
        <price type="float">5.00</price>
        <order_count type="integer">4</order_count>
        <download_count type="integer">5</download_count>
        <paypal_add_to_cart_link href="http://demo.fetchapp.com/sell/abcdef/ppc">/sell/abcdef/ppc</paypal_add_to_cart_link>
        <paypal_buy_now_link href="http://demo.fetchapp.com/sell/jshahsai">/sell/abcdef</paypal_buy_now_link>
        <paypal_view_cart_link href="http://demo.fetchapp.com/cart/pp">/cart/pp</paypal_view_cart_link>
        <created_at type="datetime">2008-11-10T22:54:32+00:00</created_at>
        <files_uri>https://demo.fetchapp.com/api/v2/products/BILL-WAX/files</files_uri>
        <downloads_uri>https://demo.fetchapp.com/api/v2/products/BILL-WAX/downloads</downloads_uri>
    </product>
    <product>
        <id>FEATHER-DUSTER</id>
        <sku>FEATHER-DUSTER</sku>
        <name>Duck Feather Duster</name>
        <price type="float">3.00</price>
        <order_count type="integer">2</order_count>
        <download_count type="integer">2</download_count>
 <paypal_add_to_cart_link href="http://demo.fetchapp.com/sell/jklmno/ppc">/sell/jklmno/ppc</paypal_add_to_cart_link>
        <paypal_buy_now_link href="http://demo.fetchapp.com/sell/jklmno">/sell/jklmno</paypal_buy_now_link>
        <paypal_view_cart_link href="http://demo.fetchapp.com/cart/pp">/cart/pp</paypal_view_cart_link>
        <created_at type="datetime">2008-11-10T22:54:32+00:00</created_at>
        <files_uri>https://demo.fetchapp.com/api/v2/products/FEATHER-DUSTER/files</files_uri>
        <downloads_uri>https://demo.fetchapp.com/api/v2/products/FEATHER-DUSTER/downloads</downloads_uri>
    </product>
</products>

GET details of the specified product...

/api/v2/products/:sku
/api/v2/products/:sku.xml

Example result...

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<product>
    <id>BILL-WAX</id>
    <sku>BILL-WAX</sku>
    <name>Quality Bill Wax</name>
    <price type="float">5.00</price>
    <order_count type="integer">4</order_count>
    <download_count type="integer">5</download_count>
 <paypal_add_to_cart_link href="http://demo.fetchapp.com/sell/abcdef/ppc">/sell/abcdef/ppc</paypal_add_to_cart_link>
        <paypal_buy_now_link href="http://demo.fetchapp.com/sell/jshahsai">/sell/abcdef</paypal_buy_now_link>
        <paypal_view_cart_link href="http://demo.fetchapp.com/cart/pp">/cart/pp</paypal_view_cart_link>
    <created_at type="datetime">2008-11-10T22:54:32+00:00</created_at>
    <files_uri>https://demo.fetchapp.com/api/v2/products/BILL-WAX/files</files_uri>
    <downloads_uri>https://demo.fetchapp.com/api/v2/products/BILL-WAX/downloads</downloads_uri>
</product>

POST to create the specified product...

/api/v2/products
/api/v2/products/create /api/v2/products/create.xml

For example...

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<product>
    <sku>1</sku>
    <name>Carrot Juice</name>
    <price type="float">10.00</price>
    <files type="array">
        <id>4443443</id>
        <id>4443444</id>
    </files>
</product>

PUT to update the specified product...

/api/v2/products/:sku
/api/v2/products/:sku/update /api/v2/products/:sku/update.xml

For example...

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<product>
    <sku>2</sku>
    <name>Tomato Juice</name>
    <price type="float">10.0</price>
    <files type="array">
        <id>4443443</id>
        <id>4443444</id>
    </files>
</product>

The SKU can be changed if necessary.

Delete the specified product...

/api/v2/products/:sku
/api/v2/products/:sku/delete /api/v2/products/:sku/delete.xml

This will also remove the product from any existing orders.

Example result...

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<message>Ok.</message>

GET statistics about a product...

/api/v2/products/:sku/stats
/api/v2/products/:sku/stats.xml

For example...

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<product>
    <id>0001</id>
    <sku>0001</sku>
    <price type="float">0.01</price>
    <currency>USD</currency>
    <download_count>14</download_count>
    <order_count>14</order_count>
</product>

GET to list all files for the specified product...

/api/v2/products/:sku/files
/api/v2/products/:sku/files.xml

Example result...

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<files type="array">
    <file>
        <id>123</id>
        <filename>Part1.zip</filename>
        <size_bytes type="integer">9774173559</size_bytes>
        <content_type>binary/octet-stream</content_type>
        <permalink href="http://demo.fetchapp.com/permalink/yuurud">/permalink/yuurud</permalink>
        <url nil="true"></url>
    </file>
    <file>
        <id>432</id>
        <filename>External File Name</filename>
        <size_bytes nil="true"></size_bytes>
        <content_type nil="true"></content_type>
        <permalink href="http://demo.fetchapp.com/permalink/werwa">/permalink/werwa</permalink>
        <url>http://your.cdn.com/link/to/file</url>
    </file>
</files>

For files stored in FetchApp, the url will be nil. For files stored externally the size_bytes and content_type will be nil since this information isn't available.

GET to list all downloads for the specified product...

/api/v2/products/:sku/downloads
/api/v2/products/:sku/downloads.xml

Example result...

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<downloads type="array">
    <download>
        <id>233</id>
        <filename>photo.jpg</filename>
        <product_sku>BILL-WAX</product_sku>
        <order_id>1001</order_id>
        <order_item_id>821431</order_item_id>
        <ip_address>127.0.0.1</ip_address>
        <downloaded_at type="datetime">2009-04-27T04:13:09+00:00</downloaded_at>
        <size_bytes type="float">87088
        </size_bytes>
    </download>
    <download>
        <id>433</id>
        <filename>ebook.pdf</filename>
        <product_sku>BILL-WAX</product_sku>
        <order_id nil="true"></order_id>
        <order_item_id nil="true"></order_item_id>
        <ip_address>127.0.0.1</ip_address>
        <downloaded_at type="datetime">2009-04-28T10:33:09+00:00</downloaded_at>
        <size_bytes type="float">332088
        </size_bytes>
    </download>
</downloads>

A nil order_id or order_item_id indicates a direct download of the product via the permalink.

 

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