On the eCommerce Tab, you can connect each of these products to your retail store. It keeps your inventory in sync. What is showing on Shopify or WooCommerce and what is available to sell in your retail store.
If you have not enabled your Shopify (or WooCommerce) Connections, you will want to do that first.
See these articles on Shopify before performing the steps for Product Association with your eCommerce and Showroom products explained in this document.
- Introduction to Shopify
- Managing Shopify Inventory
- Configuring Your Shopify Connection
- Bulk Updates for Shopify
- Link Stitchex & Shopify Products - This Knowledge Article covers the Product eCommerce tab illustrated below.
- Shopify Syncing Inventory Levels
See Documentation for WooCommerce.
- Create a New Product or Locate your existing Product.
- Click on the eCommerce Tab.
- Select your appropriate Shopify or WooCommerce account tab.
Associating the Stitchex Product with the Shopify Product:
As shown below, you are presented with three options:
- Create a new product with variations - (Push Strategy) Creates one new product in Shopify based on the product configured within Stitchex. So if you have multiple product variations (e.g. colors), it will only create one.
- Create multiple products - (Push Strategy) Creates multiple products in Shopify based on the product configured within Stitchex. So if you have multiple product variations, it will create multiple within Shopify.
- Connect to an existing Shopify product - (Pull Strategy) Creates the product that is setup already in Shopify in Stitchex. (Not recommended except for initial seeding of your Shopify data within Stitchex).
Note: For more information on the Push/Pull Strategies, see our Link Stitchex & Shopify Products Knowledge Article.
If you select #1 or #2, you will be prompted with a dialogue box that reads:
"Are you Sure?" "Do you want to 'Create a new (invisible) product in Shopify?'".
From here, select Confirm or Cancel.
If you select Connect to an existing Shopify product, you will be presented with this dialogue:
The last digits highlighted in white above represent the product ID within Shopify that you want to link to this Stitchex product.
Stitchex will inspect the product within Shopify and try to match the Shopify product variants to individual Stitchex SKUs by color and size. If your colors and sizes are named differently within your Shopify store, Stitchex won't be able to automatically link them and you'll need to manually select the correct Shopify variants using the dropdown menus as shown below:
NOTE: If you manually create your product within Stitchex in order to link it, you may want to give the product the same name. Stitchex allows you to manually type the name of your product and if you are naming it something different in your Shopify, you may not be able to recognize them when browsing through your Seasons/Collections in either system. See also "Bulk Upload".
If you have multiple Shopify products represented by a single product within Stitchex, enter the first Shopify product ID using the steps above. Stitchex will link all variations to the first Shopify ID, but you'll then be able to update each Stitchex variation with the correct, individual Shopify product ID.
You will know they are both link correctly when you see the ATS From Stock quantity and Live Shopify Stock Level quantity correctly reflected for your product and variant instead of the words "not linked" as shown above.
See also Manage your Showrooms and eCommerce Store Articles.