Working with our cloud version, we are proud to offer an integration to a WooCommerce shop, such as the one available on this very site through the shop link in the upper right. WooCommerce can be used with any WordPress based website to sync inventory between your store and your ecommerce site.
You can also take an existing WooCommerce store and use our importer to bring in your items to ThunderPOS, making it easy for a new ThunderPOS user with an existing WooCommerce store to get started!
The integration will allow you to send up products, inventory levels and pricing updates, and receive notification of orders coming back. This works both through your Windows registers and through the thunderpos.net backoffice website. We have both video tutorials on this, as well as a guide on how to get this integration going.
These tutorial videos will explain in somewhat greater detail how to set up the integration, and how it works. You’ll need a WordPress website to get started; there are many hosts available for this.
Once you’ve gotten the integration set up, you’ll simply need to make certain you remember to check the ‘on website’ button for items that you want to have upload to the site.
In order to use the importer, go through System Administration and then Import, then select the WooCommerce 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 have set up your WooCommerce store to list New and Used items as variations, you’ll need to select just how you’ve done this.
If you want to have ThunderPOS sync back updates to the items, linking them within ThunderPOS and WooCommerce 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.