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C#: Walmart oAuth-based authentication API transition from digital signature-based authentication

Had to switch over to using Walmart's new oAuth-based authentication to generate an access token for integration into their Seller Center API. Had to piece together information from a few web sources so figured would post our request code here in case anyone else had to do the same.

string uri = "https://marketplace.walmartapis.com/v3/token";

HttpClient client = new HttpClient();

client.DefaultRequestHeaders.Authorization = new AuthenticationHeaderValue("Basic", Convert.ToBase64String(Encoding.ASCII.GetBytes(CLIENT_ID + ":" + CLIENT_SECRET)));

client.DefaultRequestHeaders.Accept.Add(new MediaTypeWithQualityHeaderValue("application/json"));
client.DefaultRequestHeaders.Add("WM_SVC.NAME", "Walmart Marketplace");
client.DefaultRequestHeaders.Add("WM_QOS.CORRELATION_ID", System.Guid.NewGuid().ToString()); //any random ID
client.DefaultRequestHeaders.Add("WM_SVC.VERSION", "1.0.0");

HttpRequestMessage request = new HttpRequestMessage(HttpMethod.Post, uri);

List<KeyValuePair<string, string>> lstKVs = new List<KeyValuePair<string, string>>();
lstKVs.Add(new KeyValuePair<string, string>("grant_type", "client_credentials"));
request.Content = new FormUrlEncodedContent(lstKVs);
request.Content.Headers.ContentType = new MediaTypeHeaderValue("application/x-www-form-urlencoded");

 

New Glow, Non-Skid, Handrail and Floor Sign Safety Products at FindTape

FindTape AST-GL Anti-Slip Glow Line Safety Grip TapeEasily draw attention to hazardous areas at work or at home using the new FindTape line of adhesive photoluminescent glow-in-the-dark tape, anti-skid rolls and cleatsfloor signs and handrail grip tape. Cost-effective and built-to-last these treads, floor signs, and rolls of glow tape help ensure you keep people and property safe and separate in full light, low-light, or no-light conditions.

This new line-up of safety products is designed for indoor and outdoor do-it-yourself applications; and include items that have grit or non-grit surfaces. In addition, tapes can be salt resistant, chemical and oil resistant, and more. Simply remove the release liner from the pre-cut tread, sign, or tape rolls and place the adhesive side to your floor, wall, handrail, or other surfaces to instantly create lasting protection.

 

FindTape Handrail Grip TapeUsed in wet and dry conditions, the new FindTape safety products can be applied in warehouses, garages, basements, around light switches, stairways, doorways, low edges…anywhere you need to safeguard hazardous areas.

Available in multiple colors, sizes, glow patterns, and shapes. The glow-in-the-dark tape and treads are rechargeable in natural or artificial light and made with a photoluminescent powder for a long lifespan.

 

FindTape AST-TREAD Glow / Reflective Anti-Slip Cleat Treads Shop now for our best prices and get fast shipping on these products and more at FindTape.com. FindTape Floor Signs

 

FindTape AST-TREAD Glow / Reflective Anti-Slip Cleat TreadsFindTape Glow in the Dark Rolls

 

New Smart Solutions in Barricade Tape, Roll Flagging Tape, Marking Flags and More

Presco ProductsWe recently added a new line of roll flagging tape, barricade (barrier) tape, and marking flags to our extensive product line-up. These high-quality, non-adhesive marking and barricade products are produced by Presco, a leading U.S. company, located in Sherman, Texas for over 75 years. Presco is America's premier manufacturer of safety marking products and engineered films offering solutions across a wide range of industries.

Barricade, also called barrier tape, and roll flagging tapes are typically brightly colored non-adhesive tapes used to warn and/or draw attention to a particular area or hazard to avoid. Often these tapes have designated colors for specific hazards which can be solid colored or printed with messages like DANGER, CAUTION, WETLANDS, and more. Roll Flagging and Barricade non-adhesive tapes can be quickly and easily placed to provide warning of physical hazards or dangerous situations for road repairs; buried pipes, wires, cables, police, fire and sheriff warnings, preventing costly injuries, damage, and downtime.

Presco Marking Flags

A wide array of industries and organizations use these tapes daily including surveying, trail marking and other industrial applications like construction, forestry, hardware, oil exploration, nursery, mining, and geophysics. In addition, they are used by professionals in law enforcement, emergency management, safety, utilities, and more.

Marking Flags are a standard for homeowners and used extensively in the landscaping, construction, athletic field marking, utility construction, line locating and forestry industries. If you need a long-lasting and colorful above-ground marking flag then Presco's line of marking flags, in over 15 colors, is your solution. Available in either steel wire or plastic staffs, they are ideal for driveway marking for snow removal, pet containment and barrier training, landscape sprinkler marking, property delineation, for sporting events and much more.

Roll Flagging Tapes

Presco Arctic Roll Flagging Tape

Presco Arctic Roll Flagging Tape 3.0 mil Standard ColorsPresco Arctic Roll Flagging Tape 5.0 mil PresGlo Neon Colors

Presco Taffeta Roll Flagging Tape

Presco Taffeta Roll Flagging Tape 2.5 mil Standard Colors

Presco Biodegradable Roll Flagging Tape

  • Environmentally friendly and non-toxic
  • Complete degradation in 6-24 months depending on outdoor conditions
  • Easy to use and identify
  • 100% made in the US
  • 6 bright color options including blue, orange, red, white, yellow, and pink neon

Presco Polka Dot Patterned Roll Flagging TapePresco Stripe Patterned Roll Flagging TapePresco Checkerboard, Stripe, and Polka Dot Patterned Roll Flagging Tape

Presco Checkerboard Patterned Roll Flagging Tape

  • Temperature resistant to -20°F
  • 2.0 mil thickness for standard colors
  • 2.5 mil thickness for PresGlo neon colors
  • Non-embossed
  • Easy to use and identify
  • 100% made in the US
  • 9 Standard Color Checkerboard Patterns Available - 2.0 mil thickness, and 2 Neon PresGlo Color Checkerboard Patterns Available - 2.5 mil thickness
  • 13 Standard Color Stripe Patterns Available - 2.0 mil thickness, and 3 Neon PresGlo Color Stripe Patterns Available - 2.5 mil thickness
  • 2 Day/Night Color Stripe Patterns Available (formulated with an exclusive nighttime visibility silver ink)
  • 12 Standard Color Polka Dot Patterns Available - 2.0 mil thickness, and 3 Neon PresGlo Color Polka Dot Patterns Available - 2.5 mil thickness

Presco Printed Roll Flagging TapePresco Printed Legend Roll Flagging Tape

Presco Printed Legend Roll Flagging Tape

  • Temperature resistant to -20°F
  • Printed messaging to reinforce your non-verbal communication needs
  • 2.0 mil thickness for standard colors
  • 2.5 mil thickness for PresGlo neon colors
  • Non-embossed
  • Over 20 printed legend and color combinations available
  • 100% made in the US

Barricade Tapes

Presco Printed Barricade Tape

Presco Printed Barricade Triage TapePresco Printed Barricade Tape

Presco Crystalline Silica Barricade Tape

Presco Crystalline Silica Barricade Tape

  • used to help warn of the dangers of crystalline silica - a common mineral that is found in materials that we see every day in roads, buildings, and sidewalks

Presco Biodegradable Printed Barricade Tape

  • 6 mil thickness
  • Environmentally friendly and non-toxic
  • Complete degradation in 6-24 months depending on outdoor conditions
  • Easy to use and identify
  • 100% made in the US
  • Available in red color with DANGER printing or yellow color with CAUTION printing

Presco Reinforced Printed Barricade Tape

Presco Reinforced Printed Barricade Tape
  • 7 mil thickness
  • Reinforced polyethylene film tape
  • Available in red tape with black "DANGER PELIGRO" printing and yellow tape with black "CAUTION CUIDADO" printing

Presco Woven Barricade Tape

Presco Woven Barricade Tape

  • Woven, non-adhesive polypropylene film barrier tape
  • Tensile Strength: 500 pounds per inch (longitudinal)
  • Chemical and weather resistant

 

Marking Flags

Presco Wire Staff Marking Flags

Presco Wire Staff Marking Flags

  • Made of high-quality flexible PVC film and high-carbon alloy steel for added tensile strength and bend resistant stability
  • Available wire lengths; 15 in. and 21 in.
  • Available flag sizes; 2-1/2 in. x 3-1/2 in. and 4 in. x 5 in.
  • 17 bright, solid long-lasting colors including 7 PresGlo neon colors

Presco Plastic Staff Marking Flags

  • Offer increased safety around machinery and children
  • Available in white 24 in. plastic staff with 4 in. x 5 in. flag in neon pink color or neon orange color

Presco SPF36 Marking Flag Insertion Tool

Tape and Marking Flag Accessories

Presco SPF36 Marking Flag Insertion Tool

Presco Handi Flagger Roll Flagging Tape Dispenser

Presco WIZPRO 1000 Barricade Tape Dispenser

Presco SPF36 Marking Flag Insertion Tool

2017 Adhesive Tape Manufacturer Price Increases

Due to the recent hurricanes, raw materials including resin, aluminum, adhesives, and corrugated packaging have continued to escalate. Below is a list of the recent price increase notification letters we have received from five manufacturers. The letters generally include details about the price increase percentages and which of that manufacturer's product line will be affected. The prices on our website will typically be changed the business day before the manufacturer's increase goes into effect (or soon thereafter).

* last updated 10/13/2017

FindTape Makes Top 1000 E-Retailers List in North America

Internet Retailer 2017 Top 1000 E-Retailers in North AmericaPRESS RELEASE -- FindTape has made Internet Retailer's list of the Top 1000 E-Retailers in North America.

We are the only company on this list that is committed to exclusively selling adhesive tape products. The 2017 Internet Retailer Top 1000 E-Retailers in North America is a comprehensive summary of the trends and key players shaping the U.S. e-commerce industry. The Top 1000 lists retailers ranked by 2016 web sales.

Click to read the full PRESS RELEASE

Promposal - A Sticky Question

Duck Brand 2017 Promposal If you are a millennial or have a millennial living in your home, you are no doubt aware that teens are using their creative talents to ask the most important question in spring..."Want to go to prom?" Gone are the days of simple hallway conversations between classes and passed notes from your best friends. Our kids are finding more and more innovative ways to entice each other to prom. The good news is that Duck Brand, marketed by ShurTech Brands LLC, celebrated this new trend by awarding three winners $1,000 for their promposals!

Duck Brand 2017 Promposal Winner

Stuck-at-Prom Duct Tape Promposal

Duck brand invited students to use the vibrant assortment of Duck Tape® colors, designs and crafting tapes – as well as its original silver – to create their fun and unique promposal, and then share their stories on social media for a chance to win one of three $1,000 prizes to help offset the costs of prom. High school students posted a photo entry via Twitter or Instragram using hashtags #DuckTapePromposal and #Sweepstakes, Winners were chosen at random and just announced.

FindTape.com offers over 35 unique Duck Brand duct tapes for all of your most colorful and special projects. Low prices, fast delivery and easy shopping. Good luck...and we hope they say YES!

Just In: Polyken 510 Gaffers Tape Colors

Polyken 510 Premium Gaffers TapePolyken 510 Premium Grade gaffers tape is once again available in a wide selection of colors including:

  • Burgundy

  • Dark Blue

  • Teal

  • Purple

  • Tan

  • Grey

  • Black

  • White

  • and featuring NEW color - Royal Blue

The colors listed above are available in 2" and 3" wide options, shrink wrapped and on Polyken branded cores.

Take advantage of our best prices and fast shipping on all color options today at FindTape.com