Creating a world class e-commerce store doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, it’s so simple it seems too good to be true. With tightly integrated solutions like Shopify and TradeGecko your e-commerce store could be up-and -running within an hour.
TradeGecko’s beautiful online inventory management and order management platform integrates with Shopify’s e-commerce solution. The integration of these two systems is the perfect solution for any wholesale and/or e-commerce focused businesses.
Why TradeGecko and Shopify?
TradeGecko is the day-to-day operations system for a wholesale and/or e-commerce business. It supercharges your Shopify store by giving you:
- Advanced sales analytics and reports
- Advanced inventory management
- Multi warehouse management
- Full order management
- Customer CRM tools
- Wholesale ordering add-on
- Sales rep mobile ordering app
- + much more
Here’s a step-by-step guide to setting up your Shopify store on TradeGecko
Step 1 - Connecting TradeGecko and Shopify
If you already have a Shopify account you can simply head to http://apps.shopify.com/tradegecko and click the Get App button. You will then be taken through step-by-step to create a new TradeGecko account.
If you do not have a Shopify account we suggest first creating a TradeGecko account here: https://go.tradegecko.com/register.
Once you have your TradeGecko account set up, you’ll be able to connect a new Shopify account by going to the TradeGecko app store: https://go.tradegecko.com/#/account/integrations/shopify
After the connection is complete
After the connection is complete, TradeGecko will automatically pull down your existing products from Shopify. Any changes made to products in one system will be synced to the other.
Orders created in Shopify will now be pushed down to TradeGecko as they happen.
Step 2 - Setting up Shopify auto collections to work with TradeGecko products
Shopify allows you to create auto collections and these will assign products to the correct areas of your Shopify store without you having to manually add them into a collection.
Shopify’s auto collections group together products based on conditions so you can specify that you want collection Mens Jeans, for example, to only pull up items that contain the tags ‘Mens’ and ‘Jeans’. Then any product you create in TradeGecko with the tags ‘Mens’ and ‘Jeans’ will show up in that collection.
Step 3 - Publishing TradeGecko products to your Shopify store
By default TradeGecko does not publish newly created products to Shopify. You can publish products to your store by clicking the ‘Publish All’ button which is located in the product detail screen.
Or click into the product variant and tick the ‘Publish to my Shopify store’.
Yep that’s really all there is to it. Once you have your TradeGecko account connected to your Shopify account it’s really just a matter of making sure your auto collections are setup correctly in Shopify. Other than that you should be good to go.