Beginning with version 5.8, we are happy to offer integration with Shopify for the cloud version of our software. Additionally, we now offer an automatic importer to help users with an existing Shopify store get started with ThunderPOS.
This integration will allow you to sync product up from your system on an item by item basis, and then receive notification and reports on your orders that have been received through your ecommerce site.
To learn more about setting up the Shopify integration, we have a tutorial video available as well as a written guide.
When working with an ecommerce integration, listing a product online is as easy as checking this box on the products screen:
Once you’ve tied the two together, you’ll also get notifications and reports based on your activity on the shopify site, helping you keep inventory accurate on both your website and in your physical store.
In order to use the importer, go through System Administration and then Import, then select the Shopify Importer. You will see the import screen below:
This importer allows you to select just a few quick options and then it will bring in all of your items. Shown above are some of the most common settings for this.
If you want to have ThunderPOS sync back updates to the items, linking them within ThunderPOS and Shopify going forward, then check the box labelled Mark New Items to Sync With Web.
If you have already added some items within ThunderPOS, and you want those items to be updated, check the Update Existing Items box.
Importing can take a while, especially if there are pictures that you are carrying over. Be ready to allow the software to run for a while if you have a large number of items you are bringing in.
If you’re needing to do a much more complex scenario, such as importing your tags into various fields, then you’ll need to use the spreadsheet importer.