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Meet TikTok Shop's new developer docs and Widgets
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Documentation can make a world of difference when you're developing an app. That's why we've made major changes to our API documentation in TikTok Shop Partner Center to make it easier for both new experienced developers to get started. In addition, you can now use our Widgets in your TikTok Shop builds without requesting access, giving you more tools to innovate.

What's new?

Updated API guides

Based on developer feedback, the TikTok Shop team has refreshed the guide to help developers with their most common pain points around authorization, signature algorithms, and more. We've also added step-by-step instructions on how to call the first API and attached a glossary of common error codes to get an API call faster.

Redesigned API reference docs

Get brands. Get attributes. Upload product file.

Understanding and using our APIs is easier than ever with our new API reference documentation. View required headers, queries, and relevant parameters all in the same place. Plus, view common error codes to debug code with ease.

Quick access to Widgets from TikTok Shop Partner Center

Widgets are dynamic page blocks that combine TikTok Shop-based API functionalities with intuitive UI interfaces. Developers can now use these Widgets without requesting access or leaving Partner Center. To enable a Widget, use the Enable widget toggle. Unlike APIs, Widgets come bundled with a user-friendly interface, eliminating the need for developers to build UI components from scratch.

Developers can enable widgets within TikTok Shop Partner Center.

Overview of available Widgets

  1. Warehouse Widget: Allows sellers to set up warehouse information directly within the app. From warehouse addresses to sales ranges, sellers can streamline product listing processes without navigating to the Seller Center.
  2. Shipping Template Widget: Allows sellers to set shipping templates. Whether shipping independently or through a third-party logistics provider, sellers can avoid listing failures by configuring shipping templates within a third-party app.
  3. Product Optimizer Widget: Leverages AI-powered recommendations to give sellers tools to optimize their product descriptions for visibility and performance on TikTok Shop.
  4. Orders by TikTok Shipping (4PL) Widget: Makes it easier for sellers using TikTok Shipping (4PL) to manage their orders. Batch order processing, label creation, and more can be completed with this widget without requiring the seller to leave the app environment.

Why develop with TikTok Shop?

TikTok Shop is a one-stop, seamless e-commerce ecosystem where users can go from discovery to action within seconds. New apps launch weekly, and developers have the opportunity to join the ecosystem and tap into a new and engaged community of sellers today. Developers can also grow alongside their users—monetizing their apps with zero listing fees and zero in-app revenue share.

Want to learn more?

  • Learn more about Widgets: Read all about the value of Widgets and how they can simplify your app development process here.
  • Stay Connected: Get access to future developer events and TikTok Shop community resources here.
  • Become a TikTok Shop Developer: Join TikTok Shop Partner Center to explore our APIs and start building.
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