This article will show you how to connect your Shopify webstore to your Solid Commerce account.
Our full featured webstore integration does not support Shopify's separate Point of Sale system. If you are interested in an integration with Shopify's POS, please leave us a comment at the bottom of this article or contact our support team. We would be happy to evaluate the project.
What we'll cover:
- Setting up Solid Commerce for the Connection
- Connecting Solid Commerce to Shopify
- Shopify Auto Import Settings
- Related Articles
Setting up Solid Commerce for the Connection
Before you connect to Shopify, you should have a Warehouse or Vendor Inventory List, My Store Market List, and a My Store Pricing Rule.
To learn how to create them, see the Related Articles section.
Connecting Solid Commerce to Shopify
1) In Solid Commerce, go to the Marketplaces menu -> Sales Channel Connections
2) Choose the Shopify US cart icon
3) Name your Shopify profile for your Channels Manager account and click Continue
4) Click Connect, this will redirect you the Solid Commerce App Page
5) Login to Shopify
6) Click Add App
7) Click Install App
Shopify Auto Import Settings
Before you import your listings, it's important to understand how your SKUs and information will import into our platform.
If you're not ready to import yet, or don't have any active listings to import, you can always return to this Marketplaces Setup page later to turn on the import.
We cannot import any items that don't have a SKU in your Shopify store.
Also, when we import variation listings from Shopify, we import all of the images saved to the parent item However, we cannot import images saved to child items.
- If you are ready to start importing your Orders and deducting inventory, toggle the Import Orders tab and choose the date and time you wish to start the order import.
- If you also want to import Unpaid Orders, check that box as well
- If you're ready to import products, follow these steps:
1) Toggle the Import Items from Shopify box.
2) Select the correct:
- Warehouse name
- Market list name
- Import pricing rule
3) If you are new to Solid Commerce, we recommend importing your listings with the Default automation status set to: Start NOT Automated.
- With the automation off, Solid Commerce will not communicate with Shopify. We will import orders, and track quantities, but we will not send quantity or price updates to Shopify.
- Once you are certain the quantities in Solid Commerce are correct, and are comfortable managing your inventory, prices, and listings, you are ready to turn the automation on.
- Go to your My Store Market List in the Inventory Manager. Select all of your imported listings. Click the Start Automation button.
- If you need to import listings on an ongoing basis, come back to this Marketplaces Setup page. Change the Default automation status to: Start Automated.
4) Click Save.
Would a Shopify - Lite account be sufficient to link the accounts? I only need them for Facebook integration.
I hope you are well!
My coworker and I each did some research on Shopify Lite.
From what we can tell, Shopify Lite offers API capabilities. That means that you should be able to connect it to Solid Commerce just like any other My Store.
One thing we're not sure about is whether or not the Shopify Lite admin panel allows you to create a Private App. You need the Private App to get the API Key and Password necessary to connect to Solid Commerce. With Shopify, you also need to enable the inventory functionality. Shopify Lite may not offer this functionality.
While we think Shopify Lite should work, to our knowledge, we don't have any clients currently using it.
We would recommend testing by opening a Shopify Lite account, listing a product, and trying to sync it with Solid Commerce.
Let us know how it goes!
How long would it typically take for the inventory to load from SolidCommerce to Shopify?
Thanks for the question.
Our import from Shopify on average takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes. This time may vary based on the total amount of in stock SKUs in your Shopify account.
If you recently cleared out your market list and you are re-importing your SKUs, please ask your growth advisor for help in resetting your import.
You may also contact our support team if the import is taking longer than expected.
Thanks Ginny! I got it so when I load products in Shopify that they load to Solid Commerce - however I wanted to use Solid Commerce as my hub. I also noticed that it didn't pull all my products from Shopify. Any advice on what the API specs are so I can import to SC which then pushes to Shopify?
We do not have any available API specs on our integration with Shopify. However, we should import your SKUs into Solid Commerce if each product uses a SKU, quantity is tracked on your items, and the products were not previously imported into your Shopify Market List.
I went ahead and created a ticket with our support team on this issue to get you the fastest resolution time possible.
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