Empowering Seller Data Management with GraphQL: Our Success Story

  • Articles

As developers, we're always looking for better ways to fetch and work with data. In recent years, GraphQL has emerged as a promising alternative to traditional REST APIs. At TrackSellers, we've embraced GraphQL and have seen significant benefits from using it to power our applications. We migrated all our backend systems to GraphQL from REST APIs last year and have seen significant improvements in both performance and developer experience.

Our GraphQL Journey

Our journey with GraphQL began a few years ago, when we were building our website that required a flexible and efficient data layer. The first version of our backend system was built using REST APIs.  We faced problems like over-fetching data, managing multiple versions as APIs evolved, integration and interoperability etc. 

We were intrigued by the idea of using GraphQL to allow clients to request exactly the data they needed, rather than over-fetching or under-fetching with REST APIs. After doing some research and experimenting with GraphQL, we decided to use it for our backend.

Since then, we've migrated all our applications to use GraphQL. We've found that it's easier to maintain a single GraphQL schema than multiple REST APIs, and that GraphQL's type system makes it easy to understand the shape of our data.

GraphQL in Action

Our GraphQL schema defines the types of data we expose through our API, including marketplaces, categories, seller objects, and more. We designed our schema to be modular and easy to extend, so that we can add new types and fields as needed.

We use a variety of data sources to power our GraphQL API, including SQL databases, NoSQL databases, and third-party APIs. GraphQL's ability to aggregate data from multiple sources has been especially helpful for us.

Our API clients use GraphQL to fetch seller data from our systems. We've found that GraphQL's query language is intuitive and easy to use, and that it allows our clients to request exactly the data they need. This has led to faster load times and a better user experience overall.

Checkout TrackSellers API docs for detailed schema and url end-points. Please contact us if you interested in becoming our API client.

April 30
  • Articles

Enhance Your Amazon Seller Information with TrackSellers.com

As a service provider in the Amazon seller ecosystem, you understand the importance of providing comprehensive and relevant information about Amazon sellers to your customers. While many platforms offer basic

April 14
  • Articles

Amazon’s 2022 Shareholder Letter

Amazon's recent shareholder letter offers valuable insights into its present and future endeavors, as well as significant takeaways for sellers and brands. Here are some highlights that may be of

April 06
  • Articles

The Implications of Amazon’s Decision to Close The Book Depository

Amazon has announced the closure of the Book Depository online shop, which was founded in 2004 and acquired by the retail giant in 2011. Vendors and publishing partners have been