Documentation for using OT Keys for Taobao and API

What’s API? 

What’s OT API Key?

 OT API Key – is a line of symbols sent to the instanceKey parameter of all OT API methods. It is a set of special methods.

It allows to get products, their descriptions, information on sellers and search on products and import to another website. This set of methods can transfer to your site:

  • Catalog (such as Taobao).
  • Information about products (name, color, weight, price, description, etc.).
  • Search for products on your site.

What do you need to work with OT API Key?

  1. CMS (website) where you were planing to integrate OT API Key or hosting + domain
  2. OT API Key
  3. Develop module for coordination of third-party applications and OT API. OT API Key should be added into this module, so that information on goods was available on your website.

You need a special code (module) that can work with OT API (it will call OT API)  to integrate OT API Key on your site

You will need to insert a key into this module, so that information about products from the marketplace (for example, Taobao) is available for display on your site

We do not have modules for different CMS and store engines, so you will need to develop a module / make integration of OT API Key into your site / store yourself or find a programmer

We cooperate with professional companies that can help with integration of API Key into any CMS.

Below is a list of partners who can help with OT API Key integration into any CMS.

Can I integrate OT API Key myself?

You can use our Documentation and make integration yourself if you have enough knowledge how to develop module to process API. In this case programmer will simply save your own time and speed up your website start.

You can evaluate your knowledge by Questions for developers and Documentation . You don’t need a developer if information there is clear for you.

In another case you’d better hire a professional developer (programmer) to do it for you. He will save your time and offer you the best solution.

If you do not have a programming skill, then programmer will make all the necessary settings. If you do not have a programmer, our partners can help you with integration of API Key into any CMS.


Use documentation to get the information on existing OTAPI methods, their purpose and usage.

Additional settings instructions.

You are free to call and test any methods, trying their parameters and checking their results.

If you know SOAP, you just need to connect to any standard SOAP client at and use OTAPI methods.

If you are unfamiliar with SOAP, you can use simple HTTP GET/POST requests. For examples you may open any OTAPI method on the site, a form with fields for the parameters will appear. Use this form to see, what address and what parameters you should use to perform the http-request.

Here are simple examples of using OT API

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