Api Calls Against Add-Ons


Recently we had a requirement for our CS-Cart operational purpose and we were able to get it done through API calls. This brought me to the following question;

Is it fine to use API calls instead of add-ons or there are any drawbacks to it?

Can I use API calls for my different requirements, as it is cheaper to find an API developer than an add-on developer??

Any thoughts and guidance will be highly appreciated.



Not everything can be done via API.
The API is perfect for integration with external systems.
If you want to add functionality to Multi-Vendor/CS-Cart you have to write an addon.
Best regards

I agree with @soft-solid. If you use CS-Cart and add new feature for CS-Cart, it is better and easier to create new module instead of using API. At least API can not return all required data