Rakuten Advertising API (LinkShare)

Rakuten API Integration

Rakuten Advertising (Marketing) is the new name of LinkShare, so if you have a LinkShare account if will be the same.

There is 3 different connection for Rakuten:

  1. For transaction statistics
  2. For your programs status and deals (if enabled for your account), we noticed that some programs may be missing.
  3. For your programs status (with more details and easier to set up)

Set up Rakuten Advertising for Transactions (API Transactions)

1. Connect to your account and then go to Reports -> Reporting, then select the first report :

Click on View Report button and Get API :

And finally copy/past your token that you will find in the URL :

2. Select a country with advertisers, if you have more countries you will have to create a new connection on Strackr.

And connect !

Update 2021-07-26: since few months, the Rakuten's API can take a long time to respond, up to 1 hour to get the previous day's stats, we have limited it to one update per day until they fix their API.

Transactions' status

Rakuten doesn't give the status of the transaction, so will have to check during 3 months if the transaction is negative or positive, after 3 months we set the status to confirmed.

Set up Rakuten Advertising for program status and deals / coupons (API V1)

1. Connect to the developer portal of Rakuten : https://developers.rakutenmarketing.com

2. Create an application for Strackr with an unlimited level:

3. Choose the Search advertisers 1.0 API and unlimited level, then subscribe your Strackr's application.

4. Choose the Coupon 1.0 API and Silver level, then subscribe your Strackr's application.

5. Go to My subscription and select the Strackr application, then click on Show keys and you will find your authorization key (after basic):

6. Connect to the Rakuten affiliate dashboard and on the top right of the page you will find your Scope ID :

7. Your Username and your Password are the same as the ones you use to log in to Rakuten.

You can create the connection with your Username, your Password, your Scope ID and your Authorization key !

Set up Rakuten Advertising for program status (API Reports)

1. Connect to your account and go to Links and Web Services:

2. Scroll down to the Security Token and copy your token and paste on Strackr:

Then connect your data !

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