The Bazaarvoice Response API lets you programmatically manage review responses.
This page provides a high-level overview of the Bazaarvoice Response API suitable for all audiences.
The Bazaarvoice Response API provides programmatic access to review responses. Responses are a way that brands can communicate with end-users by providing feedback directly to content in a review. Client review responses might be created for negative reviews, positive reviews or questions left in reviews. Response authors should be brand experts and have the authority to represent the company.
The following image represents a Client Response to a review:
The Bazaarvoice Response API supports the following actions:
The Bazaarvoice Response API follows the JSON API specification. API responses include
links. Author response and Review response endpoints are also exposed to support the JSON API specification.
Common use cases
The Bazaarvoice Response API allows our clients and approved partners to integrate review response functionality into their systems. Using the review response API you can build your own centralized review response management dashboard so your team won't have to log into the Bazaarvoice Workbench to respond to reviews.
Bazaarvoice clients are eligible to use the Response API right away. If you are not a Bazaarvoice client, but would like to integrate Bazaarvoice review response management into your system, then you should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about becoming an approved partner.
Level of effort
Using an API is not the same as using a Bazaarvoice hosted application; You will be building your own application using data services provided by Bazaarvoice. The API returns data in a machine readable format, which you will incorporate into your own application which you must build, host and maintain. As result Bazaarvoice clients must have considerable technical resources and ability at their disposal to use this API.
Your team should have the following proficiencies:
- Web application development
- Client/server interaction based on the HTTPS protocol
- The ability to process JSON
- User authentication with OAuth2
- Data storage and retrieval
Your team should consist of at least the following:
- A developer familiar with the technical requirements above
Depending on the scope of your project your team may also need personnel with the following skills:
- Network engineering and administration
- Project management and planning
- Web and graphic design
- Software testing
Continue to the Getting Started guide to learn how to using the Response API.