The Shopify integration is very useful for bridal shops who use Shopify to manage their product inventory. Whether this is for e-commerce or simply to display inventory to prospects through your website, the integration can help make it easier to manage your inventory in both Shopify and Cloudbridal without having to do any duplicate work. The primary functions of the integrations are:
The Shopify integration is available to any clients who are on the Ultimate plan. To go to the Shopify settings, you can click here. Afterwards, follow these steps to set up your integration for the first time:
Before discussing how to configure the product import process, let’s first go over exactly what this process does. Essentially, the product import process begins by retrieving a list of each of your active Shopify products. Then for each of the products, it will try to find an existing inventory item in CloudBridal which matches the Shopify product. This is done easily if the product was imported in the past, but CloudBridal will also try to look up existing inventory items by matching the Shopify Vendor to the CloudBridal Vendor and the Shopify Title to the CloudBridal Style ID or Item Name. If no match is found, CloudBridal will add a new inventory item, and it will map the following Shopify fields:
|Shopify Field (Product)||CloudBridal Field (Inventory Item)||Remarks|
|Product Type||Item Type||See #1 below|
|Vendor||Vendor||Creates new vendor in CloudBridal if no existing vendor is found.|
|Title||Style ID or Item Name|
|Variants (Color)||Available Colors||See #2 below|
|Variants (Color) where Quantity > 0||Stocked Colors||See #2 below|
|Shopify Field (Variant)||CloudBridal Field (Item Variety)||Remarks|
|Size||Size||See #2 below|
|Color||Color||See #2 below|
Before CloudBridal can sync with your Shopify inventory, you will need to configure the product type and option mappings. The process is done as such:
Once you’ve configured the import process, you are now able to manually trigger the import process so that you can immediately import products from Shopify into CloudBridal. This is done through the settings page. It is recommended to first click the Preview Num Products button, which will show you how many products CloudBridal is able to detect for import. If the result seems reasonable to you, then you can initiate the import by clicking Begin Import. The import will run in the background, and once the job finishes you will get an email with the import summary.
If you don’t want to manually trigger the import process, you can have CloudBridal do it for you every day automatically, simply by checking the Sync Shopify Products Daily into CloudBridal option. This is similar to the manual import, but you will only receive an email if any failures occur during the process.
If you’d like, you can disconnect from Shopify by clicking the Disconnect from Shopify button here. Once you disconnect, CloudBridal will no longer process functionality related to Shopify. You can always reconnect at any time, and your settings will be remembered.