The architecture of Flow Retail is built to let any system very easily integrate with it, both to send any type of relevant data to the platform, like products and prices, and also to extract any type of data, like orders and reports.
Every single features in Flow Retail are available through the REST API, and all new features are first defined API endpoints for, and then implemented as functionality in the core.
Rly?! Yep! In our newest V2 API we have full support for external systems to use their UIDs as the UID in Flow Retail, removing the need for using external IDs, which we by the way also support in all data types.
The Flow Retail API is super-fast, basically no-matter what query you run. Also all the various search APIs are heavily optimized to make sure every search query responds with an accurate response in milliseconds.
Flow Retail is constantly improving, and new APIs/endpoints are being added continuously for new features being added, more specific API request needs and more.
Flow Retail integrates seamlessly with any ERP system. A typical scenario is that the ERP keeps track of all master-data like products and purchasing, and also often the inventory.
A typical ERP integration is then that the ERP continuously sends all core product data like SKU, title, brand, cost price and sales price, and eventually the stocks, over to Flow Retail. At the same time the ERP fetches all necessary data like all the sales transactions and customer data.
Flow Retail integrates easily with any eCommerce platform.
In a typical eCommerce integration, the eCommerce system fetches products and inventory to build up the catalogue in the webshop. Orders are typically sent back into the POS, if not being shipped directly to the ERP. If using Click & Collect, the inventory from each store in Flow Retail is either fetches live from the Flow Retail API, or fetched in batches through one of those endpoints.
Flow Retail must be the most user-friendly POS we have ever experienced. After just a few hours, our store staff are fully operative with the new platform. We are extremely satisfied with Flow Retail.Jørn Guttelvik, POS project lead