Importing tyres to Woocommerce e-store from Latakko

Latvia has one big tyres wholesale warehouse Latakko that provides XML API for shops to import their Tyres and wheels descriptions. Latakko API also allows synchronisation of stock levels and do price updates.

I have built Woocommerce plugin for one Estonian online tyre shop and workshop. Tyres itself start their journey from Latvia.

Latakko API is interesting in a sense that it gives all the product information in one XML at once. What makes this integration somewhat challenging is that the data download itself takes considerable time and processing it also long. This means that product import, warehouse stock levels and prices update must be handled in background process.

Another point to remember is that API limits are very low and once you make the API call and it does not work then you can go to lunch before you can try again.

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