[intro]When you have completed this Guide, you will have installed the EKM API feature on your EKM online shop, which allows you to create and manage API keys which can be used with third-party platforms

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[remember]This is an advanced Feature which is only available to EKM online shops on the Advanced and Pro tiers of service. If your own EKM online shop is not on one of these tiers you can learn how to upgrade in this Guide or alternatively, you may want to use Zapier instead which will allow you to integrate your EKM online shop with other third-party platforms without the need for a developer.[/remember]

The EKM API (Application Programming Interface) is an advanced feature that allows your EKM online shop to interact with other platforms by generating an API key, which is a line of numbers and letters specific to you. You can use the API key with some ready-made platforms, but in the hands of a developer, the API key can be used with custom-made applications too.

1. From the Dashboard page, click the Features tab:

2. Click the API icon:

3. Click the green Install Feature button on the bottom right-hand side of the page:

4. You can then begin: 

5. The documentation you need to use the EKM API can be found here

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[contact] If you need our help with your EKM online shop, contact your Account Manager or Customer Support, who will be able to point you in the right direction. We're open from 8am-6pm weekdays and 9am-5.30pm on the weekends. If you'd like to suggest a feature or an upgrade on any of the EKM platforms, please let us know on the EKM Suggestions board. If you have a non-account specific question to ask the EKM Team, join us in EKM Community. [/contact]