Keeping inventory and product attributes updated in real-time has never been easier. With Syncio, you can:
Inventory sync and real-time inventory adjustment using SKU or barcode.
Sync and customize product attributes such as description, price, tags, images, etc.
Automatically push order information to Source stores for fulfilment.
In this guide:
What does Syncio do?
Syncio is a two-way inventory sync via SKUs, which means that updates from either store update the other. Syncio is divided into two apps, Source and Destination.
The Source store app is connected to the Shopify store that contains the master product listings and controls the master inventory numbers. Typically, the source store should handle product creation and inventory management, and it also has the ability to transmit stock and product updates to a connected secondary/ destination store.
The Destination store app is connected to any Shopify stores intended to receive product updates and stock information from a source store.
Who pays? Do both stores need the app?
Both Source and Destination stores will require the Syncio app. However, only the Destination store pays the subscription fee, while the Source store runs on a free plan.
Base Plan and add ons
You're syncing only the inventory if you are on a Base Plan. Choose the base plan for the destination store depending on how many products you want to sync. (The sync count for each Syncio plan relates to product count, a product can have 100 SKUs/ variants, but we only count it as just 1 product.)
Sync Settings add on
After the initial product import, only the inventory will sync from Source to the Destination store. The Sync Settings Add-on expands Syncio's inventory syncing functionality, and it allows the destination store's synced products to receive product attribute updates like the inventory syncs.
More information here:
Orders add on
The Order Module add-on allows a Destination store to push orders with Synced products to a Source store for fulfilment.
Syncio requires the following to be true about an order:
Order must have at least one synced product
Order must have customer details (Name, address, email etc.)
Order must be greater than $0
Order must be a fully paid order; pending orders cannot be pushed by default.
The Order Module add-on has some limitations by design.
Tax is passed through, not as a discrete value but combined with the subtotal.
Cannot pass through original shipping service details
Cannot pass through original shipping cost (Automatic Only)
Cannot pass through discount codes/ coupons
More information here:
How do I start?
Download the Syncio app and select Source or Destination store, depending on your installed store type.
Connect your store to the corresponding Source or Destination. The step by step guide is here: Stores | Syncio Help Center.
Start syncing or mapping your products.
Syncing will import your products from the Source to the Destination store, making a copy of the product. You can do it one by one.
Or Bulk Sync.
If the products already exist in both stores, the recommendation is to map instead of sync so you don't end up with duplicate products.
Mapping matches Source store products to products that already exist in the Destination store, using their SKUs. When Syncio identifies matching SKUs, it will sync the product inventory.
You can do it one by one. To map an individual product or check the variants / SKUs, use the Map button to the right of each product. If a product is unsynced/mapped, a Map button will appear in the top righthand corner. If a product is already mapped you will not have the option to take any actions.
Or Bulk Map
The Activity Log in the destination store is the first place to look if your products aren't syncing or get an error when mapping. You will see a list of time-stamped events, product names, and a note describing what happened.
Please contact us to turn any of these options on.
Syncio is built around matching variant SKUs to create real-time sync between products on different Shopify stores. However, if SKUs aren't used in your store, it is possible to establish a sync using Barcodes on request.
By default, Syncio only adjusts when an order has been marked as PAID. However, if requested, Syncio can support syncing for Pending Orders.
We can turn off inventory sync between stores, and you can still sync product attributes via the Sync Settings add on. Once this feature is enabled, there will be no inventory sync between source and destination stores. This feature is not advised if you intend to use the Order add on.