Do your sellers too have their Shopify stores? If yes then, here is the solution to allow them to sync their Shopify store products with your store. “Create an app for your sellers” by enabling the seller product sync feature app.
If your sellers also have Shopify stores and they want to add products from their respective stores to your Shopify store then here comes the Seller Shopify Store Connector featured app of the Multi-vendor Marketplace app.
You can get this feature app at a monthly subscription of $ 40 (USD) over & above your current multivendor app plan.
Activate the Feature App
Click the Enable button to activate the Seller Shopify Store Connector feature app.
Approve the charge & get the feature to your marketplace.
Now, as soon as the feature app is Active, the sellers will get a new menu to the configuration menu of their respective seller panels.
To make the product sync features work, the sellers first need to create a private app on their respective Shopify stores. Then, the sellers will get all the app details to configure for syncing products with the admin’s store.
How does the Seller Create a Private App?
Now, the seller will configure all the details from his seller panel.
REQUIRED PERMISSIONS TO CREATE A PRIVATE APP
Here is the required Permission for private seller_app:
Assigned fulfillment orders (Read and write)
# read_orders, write_orders
Fulfillment services (Read and write)
# read_fulfillments, write_fulfillments
Inventory (Read and write)
# read_inventory, write_inventory
Locations (Read Access)
Order Editing (Read and write)
# read_orders, write_orders
Allow this permission if you want to sync the order details with the seller store once edited on the merchant’s store, else don’t allow.
Orders (Read and write)
# read_orders, write_orders
Products (Read and write)
# read_products, write_products
Admin Panel: Seller Supported App Configuration
Sync Customer Details
By enabling this tab, you can sync customer details in order with the seller’s store. Let’s understand this feature in detail.
CASE 1: Sync Customer Details tab is ON (enabled):
Once a customer places an order, the customer is there on the seller’s Shopify store with complete shipping and billing details. Also, the customers will receive an email from the seller’s store regarding the same.
NOTE:- In this case, if you don’t want to send an email to the customer, you can configure a dummy email.
CASE 2: Sync Customer Details tab is OFF (disabled):
In case you disable this tab, you will get multiple options to choose whether you want to sync the customer’s shipping address, billing address, name, and email or not. You can configure the settings as per the requirements.
Product Details Configuration
In the “Product Details Configuration”, you can enable/disable the options. Thus, auto-update the enable fields when the sellers make any update from their end.
Import Product Meta Field
You can now import product meta fields from the seller’s Shopify store into your marketplace. For this, you need to enable the below given option from the Seller App Configuration>>Product Details Configuration.
Seller Updating Products
Map Product Type and Collection
The seller will have the option to map the admin’s store product type & collection with the product type & collection of their Shopify store.
Note:- Make sure that the admin has restricted the product type & collection from the admin panel. Also, add types and collections to the admin’s marketplace.
Now, on the seller panel, here is the option to map product types & collections in the Seller Sync App Configuration menu of the app.
MAP PRODUCT TYPE
Similarly, sellers can map the product type of their respective stores with the product type of your Shopify store.
Thus, clicking the Map Type, the seller will have the option to choose once product type from the admin’s store and map the same with the product type of his/her Shopify store.
Map Product Tags
You can now allow sellers to map the product tags of their respective stores with the product tag of your Shopify store.
Clicking Tag Mapping, the seller will get the option to map the tag.
The seller can map product tag via CSV file upload.
Import Products from Seller’s Shopify Store
Now, clicking on the Import Products button, the seller can import products from his/her Shopify store to the admin’s Shopify store.
Seller will have three methods to import products:-
Method 1:- Choose a Date Range & import products.
2nd Method:- Import products by comma-separated product IDs.
Method 3:- Import products by product handle.
This way, sellers can import products to the admin’s store.
Thus, all the products imported by the seller will be visible in the “Product Listing” section of his/her seller panel.
Now, the admin can view a new menu added under the Configuration menu of the admin panel i.e. Seller Supported App Configuration.
Inventory Update on Order: Points to be Noted!
ORDER CREATION ON ADMIN’S STORE
Case 1: Sync Order tab is OFF
Once an order is placed on the admin’s store and Sync Order Tab is disabled then, no order will be created on the seller’s Shopify store. Only the inventory gets updated and product quantity will be managed on the seller’s store.
Case 2: Sync Order tab is ON
Once an order is placed on the admin’s store and Sync Order Tab is ON then, the same order will be created on the seller’s Shopify store too. Thus, update inventory and manage product quantity accordingly on the seller’s store.
You don’t need to update the inventory each time once an order is placed on the admin’s Shopify store.
ORDER CREATION ON SELLER’S STORE
Once an order is placed on the seller’s Shopify store, only product inventory will be managed on the admin end i.e. product quantity gets updated on the admin’s store.
In case any seller’s product (listed on the admin’s store) is not synced with the seller’s store then, both the admin and the seller can sync products manually from the Product Listing section of their respective panels.
Third-Party App for Drop Shipping
In case any of your sellers are using a third-party app, Oberlo for drop shipping then, products synced from Oberlo to seller’s Shopify store can easily be synced with the admin’s store at his store’s primary location.
To import products from Oberlo to the seller app, the seller needs to enable the “Third-Party App for Drop Shipping” option from the Configuration menu. Moreover, once enable, import products to the seller app.
Get the list of all imported products in the Products section of the seller app (sync with the admin’s store).
This way, products will update on the admin’s marketplace.
Connector Price Rule & Currency Conversion
Seller will select the Seller Sync App from the drop-down menu for currency conversion & price rule:
If the currency of your seller’s store is different from the currency you set on your marketplace, then, the sellers can specify their currency rate with respect to your currency rate.
Accordingly, your seller’s product price calculates once a customer places an order
In the price rule menu, the seller can create a price rule to manage the price of the product on your Shopify store. The seller has to set the price rule:
- The seller has to enable or disable the price rule status to configure the settings.
- Select the price rule, either to increase or decrease.
- Select the Price change, either fixed or percentage.
Enter the amount of how much the sellers want to increase or decrease the price.
Allow Sellers to Register Webhook
PURPOSE:- The seller requires certain permission to create a private app to make the sync process work. In case the seller has missed enabling any permission and created the private app, still, he/she will have the option to register webhooks from his/her seller panel.
The seller can visit the Seller Sync App Configuration where there is a list of all the webhooks. Just register/unregister webhooks as per the requirement.
Using the seller Shopify store connector, the admin can now allow sellers to view/register webhooks from the seller panels based on the permission provided.
Seller Panel>>Seller Sync App Configuration>>Click Shopify Webhooks
List of all webhooks. The seller can anytime unregister webhooks from the listing.
The seller can unregister/delete webhook and can anytime register it again.
Map Product With Connected Stores
Sellers can now map products with their connected Shopify stores. In case a seller wants to map a product with a specific product of his/her Shopify store then, the variant will be mapped automatically.
Now, the seller can map the products from the Product Listing>>Edit product>>Map Product button.
Clicking the Map Product button, the seller can choose whether to map the products manually or auto-map with any specific product with same SKU or Option Name.
On selecting the “Map Product Automatic” option:- The seller needs to choose a product from his/her Shopify store and then, choose the Map Type as “Map with SKUs” or “Map with Option Name”.
On selecting “Map Product Manually” option:-
Once you choose this option, the seller simply needs to select his/her Shopify store product with which you need to map the seller’s marketplace product.click the Submit button.
Sync Order On Seller Shopify Store
In case the order created in the app, not synced with the seller’s Shopify store then, the seller can manually create an order on his/her Shopify store.
For this, the seller will visit the seller panel>>Order>>Edit Order>>Click the “Sync Order” button in the More Action menu.
Update Marketplace Shipping Labels
You can now allow sellers to change the marketplace shipping labels to their respective Shopify store’s shipping labels. For this, visit the Seller Supported App Configuration & enable the tab.
The seller can enable the option from the Seller Sync App Configuration menu:
Multi-location Inventory Sync
In case you are using the Multi-location Inventory feature app along with this connector add-on:-
You can provide an option to let sellers choose the location of which they want to sync the product quantity with your Shopify store.
There will be a list of the seller’s Shopify store locations (seller’s Shopify-admin) once you enable the tab.
For this, Go to Multi-vendor Seller Panel>>Configuration>>Seller Sync App Configuration.
Now, sellers can enable the location on the seller panel and sync the product’s quantity with the admin’s marketplace.
Inventory Policy Sync
With this option, you can now verify the “Continue Selling Out of Stock” option on Shopify and allow customers to purchase the items accordingly.
Now, to enable this tab, go to admin panel>>Configuration>>Seller Supported App Configuration.
That’s all about the Seller Shopify store connector feature app.
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