If you have more than one Shopify stores and you are tired of updating the products/variants’ information and inventory on each store one at a time, then we have got an application to set you free from this hassle, i.e., A to Z Multistore Sync. Integrate all your stores and manage products/variants and inventories just in a click. This makes managing your different stores less time consuming and less hectic.
Highlighting some of the features here:
Lets you integrate all your Shopify stores together.
Make changes in Primary store and make them reflect in all other integrated Shopify stores.
Manage products/variants of different Shopify stores in lesser time by mapping them with each other.
You can map more than one product in a single mapping session.
Auto-update inventories of different Shopify stores on every order fulfillment.
You can provide the latest currency exchange rates in the configuration section. This information will be used while auto-updating the prices of the products.
All together this makes managing your different stores less time consuming and less hectic.
HOW TO INSTALL THIS APPLICATION?
All you need to do is, go to the Landing Page, enter your store’s URL and hit the ‘Install’ button.
On the redirect page, click on ‘Continue Setup’. After installing it on your store, it will ask you to choose a suitable membership plan (Plans will be discussed further in this blog). Choose the one you feel is best for you and hit on the ‘Get Started’ button.
Lastly, approve the app charges and you are done.
Note: Install this application on the Shopify store in which you want to make your Primary store.
After installing this application, you can view it listed in the App section of your Shopify store’s backend:
MEMBERSHIP PLANS FOR THIS APPLICATION
Choose a membership plan according to the number of Shopify stores you have:
BASIC Membership Plan
Charges are $15/month and you’ll be able to add three Shopify stores.
PLUS Membership Plan
Charges are $25/month and you’ll be able to add five Shopify stores.
NOTE: This app comes with a 7-days free trial period.
Going to the app from the App section will redirect you to the A to Z Multistore Sync Dashboard.
The Dashboard has 8 sections i.e., Recent Orders, Stats, All stores, Graphical representation of stores added, store mapping, About A to Z Multistore Sync (with ‘view features’ and ‘take a tour’ options), App Configuration and Support section(schedule booking and create a ticket).
On the top right of the page, you will have a ‘Need Help?’ menu which will redirect you to a page containing FAQs about this application.
Let’s go through these sections one by one.
This will display the information regarding the new orders, you can click on ‘view details’ to see the complete order detail. You can also navigate to view all orders section by clicking on the option available at the bottom of this section. Refer to the image below:
This section displays the statistical representation of Orders & Revenues on a Monthly or Yearly basis. You can filter it on the basis of individual month and year as well.
This has a list of all integrated Shopify stores with product data i.e., the total number of products, mapped products, and unmapped products. Here you will have two options that will navigate you to the ‘Add store’ page and ‘Map Products’ page.
Graphical representations of stores added:
Next, to the ‘All stores’ section, you will have this graphical representation showing all the stores integrated with the mapped/unmapped/total product information. Refer to the image below:
It will show the mapping between integrated stores i.e., how many products are mapped/unmapped between two stores.
About A to Z Multistore Sync:
This will give you a brief about the Multistore Sync app with two options i.e., View App Features and Take a Tour.
This will have an option that will navigate you to the app configuration section where you can manage product, inventory and currency settings (will be discussed further in this blog).
This will give you two options, first is to schedule a booking for one to one live support from our best executive and the other one is to create a ticket in case of any query.
This is all about the Dashboard. Let’s move to the Configuration Section.
The Configuration section is divided into five parts:
Multistore Product Auto-Update: If you enable this option, it will further ask you to select product properties that you want to get auto-updated on all integrated stores whenever any changes are made on these properties of Primary store’s products.
Manage Inventory on Order: Enabling this option will let you manage/auto-update inventories of mapped stores’ product when an order is created on any one of them.
Auto Import Products: This option will let you automatically import newly added products at Shopify. You’ll not need to import newly added products to this app manually.
Currency Exchange Rates: Here you need to provide the latest currency exchange rates. This information will be used while auto-updating the prices of the products from different stores with a different currency.
Business Email: If you wish to receive app-related communication on a different email Id other than provided Shopify business email ID then mention it here. Though this is optional.
Click on ‘Save’ after configuring all the parts.
This page will show a table of all the integrated stores with Name, URL, Credential, Credential Status, Active Status, Date and Action columns. You can edit the added store’s information from the Edit menu (Action column). On the top right, you will have the ‘Add Store’ menu.
You can search for any store from the search bar using a name or URL.
You can change the status of a store by clicking the icon under the Active Status column.
When you click on the show option under Credential column, it will open a pop-up showing the access token of that particular store:
To add stores:
Click on Add store menu on the top right and you will be redirected here:
Enter the store name, store URL and Access Token (How to get access token is explained ahead in this blog).
Next, if you have enabled the ‘multistore product auto-update’ option from the configuration section but still you don’t want the products/inventory of this particular store to auto-update then leave the Auto-update option unmarked and then click on save.
How to get an Access Token?
For Access Token, visit your Shopify Store’s App section from the backend, refer to the image below:
At the bottom of this page, you will find an option saying ‘Manage Private Apps’. Click on that and this action will redirect you to a page where you need to click on ‘Create a new private app’ button as shown in the image below:
On the next page enter any name for this private app and enter your email ID in the ‘Emergency developer email’ box.
Then you need to update the access rights of four properties. Click on ‘Review disable Admin API permissions’ to see all fields.
To change it you can click on the bar in front of the property as shown below:
Access Conditions that need to be changed are:
1) Orders, transactions, and fulfillment: Read and write access 2) Products, variants, and collections: Read and write access 3) Locations: Read access 4) Inventory: Read and write access
Make sure all the conditions are set similarly. Lastly, clicking on save will give you this pop-up, click on ‘I understand, create the app’ button.
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This is the page you will be redirected to after that. Here you will get the Access Token.
To edit already added stores:
Click on the Edit button under the Action menu of the store which you want to edit. This action will take you to this page:
Here, you can update the store name, store URL and Access Token.
Next, if you have enabled the ‘multistore product auto-update’ option from the configuration section but still you don’t want the products/inventory of this particular store to auto-update then leave the Auto-update option unmarked.
Lastly, click on ‘Save’ to lock the changes or ‘Cancel’ to discard the changes.
This is all about stores. Now let’s see what the Product section has.
When you visit the Product section, this is the page you will be redirected to:
On this page, you have an option to filter your result on the basis of the stores. Clicking on Filter by option will show you a drop-down list of all the integrated stores. Select the one you want to see the result of.
Next, you have the option to Import Products, clicking on this menu will give you a drop-down list of all integrated stores, select the one from which you want to import products.
Lastly, you have an option for downloading CSV files (on the basis of All Mapping, Selected Only, Current Page Only, Current Search). This CSV will be sent to the email ID linked with this Shopify store.
Coming to the table; you have Product title, store name to which the product belongs, the store with which the product is mapped, the number of variants of that product and the Action menu.
When you click on the Store, it will give you a pop-up with the name of the store it is mapped to:
Clicking on the three dots under the Action menu will further give you three options:
Let’s see all one at a time:
This will let you map that product with other stores.
In the first store area, you can select the store from which you want to map that product (by default its value is the store to which the product belongs to) and next you need to select the variant of that product. In the second store area, select the store name to which you want to map this product.
Enter the product name of this store which you want this product to map with. Select the variant and click on the ‘add combination’ button. You can even click on ‘add store’ to perform mapping on more than one product of different stores.
Manage Product Variants:
Here, you can manage, edit and delete that product’s variant.
Here, you can edit/delete the variants individually as well all together. On the same page, you have an option to edit product info and manage the store (will redirect you to the pages as shown above).
Clicking on the Edit, it will display this pop-up:
Here, you can edit the Price and Inventories of the mapped Stores and then click on Update Changes.
Copy to Stores:
Using this option, you can copy a product from one store to another. The admin only needs to update a product on one store and further, with this feature he can easily copy the products on multiple stores.
This option allows admin to copy each and every detail of the product from one store to multiple stores at a time. Admin can even map the unmapped products in a single session.
Note: Selected products will be fully mapped (each variant) with the newly created product at the above-chosen stores. Mapping will be ignored for the chosen channel if a mapping already exists with this product.
Edit Product Info:
It will display a pop-up like this:
Here, you can change the Product name as well as Product Description and then click on Update Changes.
Click the checkbox of the other stores as well if you want to reflect on the changes you are making on that store too.
How to import products?
Click on the ‘Import Products’ option on the top of the Product page (as shown before), select the Store from which you want to import the products.
Now we have two cases here,
If you choose ‘Primary Store’, such a page will appear:
Here, you can still switch the store from which you want to import and next you will have an option to pick primary store products which you want to import. Clicking on this option will display a pop-up, mark the products of your choice and then click on ‘Add’.
Now if you choose any store other than Primary store, this is the page you will be redirected to:
Here, you have a similar option to switch the store. The difference is that here you need to import products by selecting a date range.
Lastly, click on Import.
This is all about the Product section, moving ahead.
This is the Order section:
Here, you can filter results using the search bar on the top right. Coming to the table which has six columns i.e., OrderID, Financial Status, Fulfillment Status, store, Order Date, and Action.
Click on the ‘Detail’ option under the Action column to have detailed information about the particular order, as shown below:
The ‘View Order’ menu on the top right will take you to the online store of the store on which this order is placed.
This last section has the membership plans, you can degrade or upgrade your membership plan from here.