PRESTASHOP - integration with Outletwatch
What is the aim of this module?
Integration with a wholesaler - you obtain a prepared solution
The Integrator allows to update a shop with the products offered by a wholesalerOutletwatch as well as their regular updates. You do not require to be familiar with PHP, XML or CSV - you obtain a ready solution which is an installed integrator, its configuration is is in line with your requirements.
Addition of products
The integrator sources the data provided by a wholesaler, processes it and constructs a database of products which you can transfer to your shop.
The products added this way do not differ from those added manually, you can treat them exactly the same way. You can change practically all their parameters and match them with your requirements, for example - you can change a name, add/remove a picture, update a description, change categories, add additional key words. Non of the changes introduced whis way would be modified by the integrator (unless you decide so).
You may add to your shop all the products, which are shared by a wholesaler or choose only a part of them. It may be done in 4 ways:
Products according to the producersChoose the producers and only their products will be added to the shop.
Products according to the categoryFrom the category tree you choose those products which are interesting for you - only the products assigned to those categories by a wholesale will be added to the shop.
Single productsIn this option you choose particular products and ignore the others.
Inverted modeIn this mode, first you indicate the products, which you would like to exclude, and in the step two, you may use method 1 or 2 to add the remaining products.
Copy the categories a wholesaler to the shop or use the categories which already exist in the shop
Copying categories to the shopIf you create new shop or add a department in it with new assortment, you may quickly copy a new category tree into it which is provided by a wholesaler. It is a convenient solution since the copied categories, at any chosen time, may transferred, switched on/off, may have names and sequence modified. Regardless of it, the products from the wholesaler will be displayed at the right location.
Category mappingIf you are not satisfied with the structure of the categories provided by the wholesaler or you simply have your own, you may benefit from a tool called Map of categories. It will allow you to comfortably assign categories in your shop to the categories from a wholesaler. As a result you will keep your categories and the products will be displayed in a chosen place.
Manual assignment of the productsIf you are not interested in any of the above solutions, you may assign the products manually - it may be done in the shop's administration panel. You may choose this option also in case of chose methods 1 or 2, but you think certain products should belong to differnt categories.
Updates of the products
Products are changing, they need to be updated
From time to time, wholesalers modify their products and add new ones. The Integrator manages the changes occuring very often and in a natural way, i.e. price and inventory changes, as well as the more rare corrections of the descriptions or galleries. There are 2 methods to do it:
Quick/Automatic updateQuick update is started automatically in intervals of time (e.g. every hour) and guarantees update of the basic product parameters, which are the ones that change most often. Choice available: Inventory, Product visibility, Price, Discounted price.
This method allows also to automatically add new products to the shop, once they become available in the sholesaler's offer.
Full updateThis tool is more complex and allows to update almost all parameters of a product. Because of that reason Full update it never starts automatically, it may be initiated only manually by a user. This method allows to update all parameters or the chosen ones, and the following are available Name of a product, Description, Short description, Gallery, Category assignment, Key words
Usually the prices provided by a wholesaler are not the ones you would like to see in your shop, due to that reason you may use a tool to modify them. To change a basic price, you may perform one of the actions:
Add or substract a percentage of the valueeg. 100 EUR + 20%
Add or substract a sum of moneyeg. 120 EUR + 19,17 EUR
Round a final monetary amount
- .00 - eg. 138.00 EUR
- .49 - eg. 138.49 EUR
- .50 - eg. 138.50 EUR
- .90 - eg. 138.90 EUR
- .99 - eg. 138.99 EUR
- the amount stays unchanged
You do not need to switch on your computer
The Integrator is an internet application, which means that it is installed on a server and operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. As a result your computer does not need to be switched on, the updates are made automatically.
Which license to choose
You may choose three types of licenses:
3 months - easy startIt's a good choice to start with. We believe that 3 months is the minimum time needed to check how new products will be accepted by your customers.
Remember that our integrator allows you to easily change the supplier to another or to combine several of them at the same time - it's worth trying.
12 months - you spread your wingsIf you have found a supplier that meets your expectations, then you can switch to the annual package, which will save you as much as 25% / 3 of 12 months you get as a gift.
The funds saved are a great way to integrate the store with another wholesaler and increase its revenues.
24 months - stable cooperationWe are glad that cooperation with us brings you stable profits and you tie the future of your store with it. In this package you pay only for 15 months and you get another 9 from us for free.
Relation Wholesaler - Shop
The details of the products, in particular descriptions and pictures provided by a wholesaler are protected by law - before they are used, the owner of the shop is obliged to obtain a permission to do it from a wholesaler.
The author and provider of The Integrator is not an intermediary between a Shop and a Wholesaler, The Integrator uses only the data provided by the Shop and with the Whosaler's agreement.