BigCommerce: Connection Credentials and Settings


Order Time has several integrator e-commerce partners. The partnership with these platforms makes inventory and order processing system significantly efficient.

In Order Time, the e-commerce partners are presented as ‘Carts’. When you are setting up your E-commerce Integration in Order Time, you have to add the appropriate connection settings for the cart of your choice. 

This article will show you the steps for setting up your Cart and generating connection credentials for BigCommerce.


  1. Log in to BigCommerce.
  2. Click Advanced Settings located on the left side of the interface. 
  3. Click API Accounts
  4. Click the Create API Account button. 
  5. Enter the information in the Name (integration name) field. Take note of the API Path.  
  6. Set the access to Modify for the following API resources. Note: Leave the default settings for Customers Login and Themes which is 'none'.
    • Content - modify
    • Customers - modify
    • Information and Settings - modify
    • Marketing - modify
    • Orders - modify
    • Order Transactions - modify
    • Products - modify
    • Carts - modify
  7. Click Save
  8. A window pop-up will display your BigCommerce API Credentials: Client ID, Client Secret and Access Token. Copy and paste the details to save them.
  9. Click Done
  10. On the next page, click ‘Need a legacy API key? Click here.’ 
  11. Click the Create a Legacy API Account button. 
  12. Enter a Username. Take note of the API Path and API Token. Copy and paste the details to save them. You will need these information (credentials) for adding the connection settings in Order Time.