Ecwid is an e-commerce platform (Ecwid stands for E-commerce widget) that lets you create an online store without the need to write code. Once your store is set up, you get a widget to insert in your existing website or social media profile and your store is shown wherever you inserted this widget. Store administrators configure the store and product options through tabs in the Ecwid management site and Ecwid action fields and settings in NWC follow the same pattern as close as possible.

In the context of Nintex Automation Cloud, Ecwid is a connector Service used to define a connection required for associated actions and start events. Examples include Salesforce and Box. Method of integration to cloud services, business applications and content stores.. The Ecwid connector is used to create connections for Ecwid actions A tool for building the processes, logic, and direction within workflows..

Use the Ecwid actions in a workflow to add a product to your store, upload images for your products, or search for existing products.

For more information on Ecwid see the company website and their Ecwid overview article.

Create an Ecwid connection

Create a connection from the connections page or from the action configuration panel when configuring the action. For information about creating connections and assigning permissions, see Manage connections.

Complete the following fields when creating the connection:



Connection name A name for your new connection.
Ecwid store ID The store ID assigned the store. The store ID is emailed to you when you create an account or available on your store dashboard.
API Key The access token for the store. See the Ecwid account requirements section for more information.

Note: Your browser-stored credentials are accessed to create connections. Either clear credentials from browser memory or make sure the stored credentials are for the intended environment.

Ecwid account requirements

  • The Ecwid API is only available on a paid plan.
  • The account you use to create a connection for Ecwid is the account that has access to the Ecwid actions.
  • You need an API key and your store ID to create a connection. Your store ID is emailed to you when you create an account or available on your store dashboard.
  • Get your API key / access token from your My Apps page. See the Ecwid Authentication Basics documents for more info.
    • Ecwid provides two types of access tokens; a public key and a secret key. Nintex recommends using the secret key as it has modify rights and can be used for all actions.

The public key has read-only permissions, and, in the context of the Nintex Automation Cloud connector, will only work with the Search products action. Use the secret key.