How to connect the Empire Flippers API to Google Sheets

Empire Flippers is the #1 curated marketplace for buying and selling established, profitable online businesses. We can use the Empire Flippers API to import data from Empire Flippers into Google Sheets. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to connect the Empire Flippers REST API to Google Sheets in 4 steps:

  1. Install the Apipheny add-on
  2. Choose an Empire Flippers API URL endpoint
  3. Enter your Empire Flippers API URL into Apipheny
  4. Run the Empire Flippers API request in your Google Sheet

Step 1.) Install and open the Apipheny add-on for Google Sheets

Apipheny is an API connector for Google Sheets. You can use Apipheny to connect your Google Sheets to unlimited API data sources, make unlimited API requests, and more. There is a 30 day free trial included.

1.) Install Apipheny by opening the following link on desktop and then clicking the Install button in the Google Marketplace: https://apipheny.io/install

2.) After you’ve installed Apipheny, open a Google Sheet and then click on the Extensions dropdown in the menu at the top.

In the dropdown list you should see Apipheny. Click Apipheny then click Import API to open the Apipheny sidebar in your Google Sheet.

open apipheny

Tip: you can open a new Google Sheet by entering this URL in your browser: sheet.new

Step 2.) Choose an Empire Flippers API endpoint

In this section, we’ll show you how to browse the Empire Flippers API documentation to find the endpoint that retrieves the information you need. If you already know your API URL, or you want to use the same example URL as us, just skip to Step 3.

First, open the Empire Flippers API documentation page: https://empireflippers.com/empire-flippers-public-listings-api/

This page contains general information about the Empire Flippers API and a list of APIs and endpoints:

Empire Flippers API documentation page
Empire Flippers API documentation page

If you scroll down, you will see the Listings API with its single endpoint:

https://api.empireflippers.com/api/v1/listings/list

This endpoint returns all listings that are publicly visible on the Empire Flippers marketplace.

The endpoint’s documentation contains a descriptive title, the HTTP method (GET) and URL, a paragraph describing the endpoint’s purpose and a table with the accepted parameters:

Step 3.) Enter the API URL into Apipheny

Now go back to your Google Sheet and make sure that the Apipheny add-on is open on the Import tab. With the Import tab open, enter these details into the add-on:

Method: At the top of the Apipheny sidebar, select the HTTP method (GET or POST) required by your API endpoint. For this example, we are using the GET method.

API URL: In Step 2, we explained how you can find the Empire Flippers REST API endpoint that you need. Now copy and paste your complete Empire Flippers API URL into the Apipheny add-on, where it says API URL Path, followed by any parameters required for your query (if applicable).

For this example, we are using the Niches & Monetizations API, which returns configuration options used within your applications, which includes the current list of niches and monetization that can be used to filter listings. This is what the whole URL looks like:

https://api.empireflippers.com/api/v1/ef-config

Headers aren’t required. You can leave this section blank in Apipheny.

This API does not require any authentication or an API key.

Here’s what our request URL looks like in Apipheny:

 Empire Flippers API request entered into Apipheny
Empire Flippers API request entered into Apipheny

Step 4.) Run the Empire Flippers API request

Finally, the last step is to click the Run button at the bottom of the Apipheny add-on and then wait for the Empire Flippers API data to be imported into your Google Sheet. Here’s what our request looked like when completed:

Empire Flippers data imported into Google Sheets
Empire Flippers data imported into Google Sheets

After making a successful request to the Empire Flippers API, try querying a different Empire Flippers API endpoint, or try using one of the more advanced features in the Apipheny add-on.


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