Add-on Types and Components

Types Of Add-Ons

There are two types of add-ons you can develop with Neto, public and custom. The type of add-on that you develop largely depends on the size of your intended audience and also their nature.

Public Add-On

A public add-on is listed in the add-on store that every merchant can find in their Neto control panel. This type of add-on is ideal for developers who are creating something that fits a general need that does not require much customisation. If you are a developer for an existing SaaS solution and are looking at integration with Neto, you are likely creating a public add-on. With this type of add-on:

  • Merchants can install your add-on directly from the control panel.
  • Your add-on must be approved by Neto.
  • Your add-on must authenticate to the Neto API using OAuth.
  • Your add-on can be billed through a merchant’s Neto subscription, or through your own.
  • You can include front-end (webstore) scripts and markup in the installation process.
  • You can include any type of data export in the installation process.

You can browse existing public add-ons in our add-on store here.

To be listed in our add-on store, additional terms and conditions apply. Please contact us here.

Custom Add-On

A custom add-on is usually built with a single or specific merchant in mind. If you are a developer who is creating a connector for a merchant or automation for a specific use case, you are likely creating a custom add-on. With this type of add-on:

  • Merchants cannot install your add-on directly from the control panel.
  • Your add-on will authenticate to the Neto API using an API key.
  • You will bill the merchant directly for your add-on and services.
  • You must install all elements of your add-on for each merchant yourself.

Looking for a developer to help with a custom add-on or integration? You can look through our Partner Directory here.


Components of an Add-on

All add-ons that interact with Neto’s API must be hosted on your own infrastructure. Your add-on may include a usable interface which may be hosted and viewed on your domain, or it may be embedded into a merchant’s Neto control panel as an iframe.

An add-on may comprise of one or many components, such as:

  • API Integration
  • Custom scripts for the webstore. Including but not limited to:
    • Tracking / marketing scripts
    • Chat boxes
    • Search interfaces
    • Product widgets
  • Data Feeds in delimited, json or XML format. HTTP accessible or available by FTP.

The API can be authenticated using an API key that a merchant provides you directly or a secret key can be obtained in the OAuth process for public add-ons.

Custom scripts and data feeds can be installed on a merchant’s account when they install your add-on.

For specific examples of an add-on see the following:

  • Reviews add-on
  • 3PL add-on
  • Customer support add-on

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