What if you had the ability to connect a couple or more Shopify stores and power them up with one backing inventory? What if you wanted to sell the very same products in different Shopify Stores, say one store in English another one in Norwegian and a third in Spanish? Wouldn’t it be awesome to have an app that manages all your inventory and fuels your various online stores and manages your orders and inventory for you? Today, we are very happy to announce that Stock&Buy is taking multi-channel E-commerce to a new level! You can now sync multiple Woocommerce and Shopify stores all at once. Not only can you link different Stores of different technologies such as WooCommerce, Shopify together but now, you can have multiple stores of each technology stack.
There are infinite use cases where multiple stores would help your business. As mentioned above, you could have your main Shopify store in English and a bench of other stores in different languages. You can manage all these various stores from one single interface where your products will show up in your preferred language – set the translator aside for good.
How does this whole thing work
Let’s illustrate how the whole thing works with an example from Dina. Dina sells chairs online. Dina’s business is international and is built on multiple languages. She has a WooCommerce store in English and a couple of Shopify stores. The first Shopify store in Norwegian, the other in French. To easily manage this multi language business, Dina wants to:
- Manage all her inventory in English while selling online on multiple stores with different languages
- Manage all her products and orders in her mother tongue: English.
This is is now extremely easy to achieve with Stock&Buy. To get this setup, Dina installs the WooCommerce and Shopify integrations.
Once done, she proceeds and installs the first Shopify store just like she did for WooCommerce. Installing the second Shopify store can be done via the Shopify integration by clicking on ‘Add a new Shopify store’
Setting up the inventory
In order to setup her inventory, Dina imports all her products from all her stores into Stock&Buy. When doing so, she starts with WooCommerce which in English, her mother tongue. Dina then proceeds with the other two Shopify stores, the Norwegian and French ones. When importing products from an online sales channel, Stock&Buy will first look for the same product in the inventory. The product is added if does not exist yet, if it is already in the inventory, it gets linked.
Products imported from various online sales channels will exhibit the different stores they are imported from in their details page as shown below:
The importance of SKUs
SKUs are a great way to organize your inventory and provide you with an internal indexing system. Within Stock&Buy SKUs play an even more important role, as they enable you to connect your various sales channels with the same inventory instantly.
When using more than one online sales channel, you’ll want to link up the online products with the existing ones in Stock&Buy. Please keep in mind that SKUs must be unique and match exactly in order for this process to be successful.