Before going live with the Retail Express and Shopify integration there are some final checks you should do in preparation. This will help you to become familiar with the
You should review your Shopify integration settings to confirm your inventory settings. This will determine the quantity of products available to your store (Inventory Locations) as well as which Outlets are selected as the source and fulfil Outlets for each product.
We recommend you check the following:
- Sales and Pricing Outlet
- Inventory Locations
- Fulfilment Locations:
- Fulfil from Multiple Outlets enabled/disabled i.e. whether to allow Split Web Order Fulfilment
- Fulfilment Group Sourcing and Fulfilment Outlet Priority
Refer to the article Shopify - Connect to Retail Express "Settings" section for more information.
Customers can be configured to automatically publish to Shopify as they're created within Retail Express. For more information refer to the Customer Synchronisation article.
To configure customers to auto publish:
- Log into Retail Express
- Navigate to Settings > POS Settings > Customer Settings
- Locate the field Default Publish to Shopify to Enabled for new Customers field (there will be a tickbox and the URL of the Shopify store)
- Tick the tickbox
- Click Save Changes
Are all your online products online and synchronising correctly? Do they display the correct prices? It's essential you review your products to confirm:
- The correct products are displayed online
- The prices are accurate
- The inventory is correct
- You have uploaded imagery, descriptions and other related details to ensure your customers can find the products and have enough information to make an informed purchase
For detailed information review the Shopify - Publishing Products to Shopify article.
Test your synchronisation by making a change to a synchronised product field in Retail Express. This should trigger a synchronisation and update the product online. For example, try changing some of these fields:
- Product Name
- Custom fields
- Prevent disabling
Check your product again within Shopify to see if the settings have changed.
If you have stock that you want to sell online (even if currently out of stock) you can enable the "Prevent Disabling" feature. The inventory levels will be ignored, and the product will remain online and available for sale. This is ideal for products that can be restocked quickly.
Refer to the Shopify - Managing Inventory article for more information.
You should process a test sale using your online store to see how that flows through to Retail Express. You'll be able to see how it appears in POS, and practice fulfilment either within POS or using the Fulfilment Report (ideal when processing Fulfilments in bulk).
The Fulfilment Report will let you filter by Shopify sales specifically, while POS will display an alert when logged into the Outlet where products are required to be dispatched from.
For detailed information refer to the Shopify - Processing Online Sales article.
We recommend the following reports to get the most out of your integration for Shopify. For any other reporting requirements, please contact our support team.
- Reports - Sales Report
- Inventory - Fulfil Products from the Fulfilment Report
- Reports - Sales Detail Export
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