Found a new source store to work with on the Syncio Marketplace? Here's a collection of tips to help make the most of working together.
1) Topics to discuss before deciding to connect
To promote an ideal level of co-operation between parties, we recommend discussing the following topics before making the decision to connect stores:
Branding and marketing
Guidelines and advice on how best to represent their products
Payment and commissions terms
When do they want to be paid?
Every 30 days?
A flat-rate commission or do they want to charge commission per product?
Shipping rates and fulfillment times
How quickly does the source store fulfilled pushed orders?
Decide on a shipping rate arrangement that works for both parties
Flat-fee arrangement works best
Free shipping for products over $100
Recommend products with built shipping built into the commission
What's their returns policy like?
Products and inventory available to sell
Collections to dropship?
Ask if they can tag a specific group of products so you can search and sync their recommendations
When ready, share your Syncio keys using the "Connect Store" feature found in Syncio's "Stores" page.
2) Kick-start the partnership by connecting your stores
Syncio bridges and keeps in sync important product, stock and orders data to simplify the collaboration between online stores.
To enable the sync, simply follow the steps in our store connection guide.
Where to find your Syncio key
Sending a store connection invite to your new partner
3) What happens after I connect our stores?
Once the store connection is made, you can start syncing and selling products right away!
However we recommend updating a couple of quick settings to tailor the sync to your preferences.
Here's some quick settings to check:
Have multi-locations on your destination store (Shopify only)?
Remember to select a receiving location to send the source store's store to a location you want.
The location option can be found on the [Stores] page
Using the Syncio Payouts add-on to auto-calculate revenue split after a synced sale?
Click into the [Settings] page and then into [Payouts Settings] to add a store commission for this store if you want.
This step isn't necessary if you already have a default commission added to your Payouts app.
4) Syncing products from your new partner
Once your stores are connected. You can quickly copy products from the source store you've just connected to. Simply click into [Products] and select their store from the drop down menu to get started.
Make your selection and click [Sync] to bring these products over to your store. When you see a green synced status, then the product is good to go.
Check out our product syncing guide for more details.
5) Sending orders to your source store partner
Make use of our orders-add-on to push orders directly from your Shopify store to your partner's. Orders pushed by Syncio will appear as regular Shopify orders which makes it easy for your source store partner to fulfill.
Syncio also syncs tracking information back to your customer, so it's all automated.
6) Organizing the revenue split
Syncio has a Payouts tool which helps organize and auto-calculate the revenue split based on commissions rates set by you.
When the time comes to send the source store their share of a sale minus your commission fees. You can use Syncio's payouts tool to select and calculate a payable total with a couple of clicks!