Firstly, you will need to make sure you have a product created on StoreFeeder and ready to list. For more information on creating products please visit the links below:
For Simple products, please see this knowledgebase.
For Variation products, please see this knowledgebase.
For Kit products, please see this knowledgebase.
Creating your Listing
To begin creating your Shopify listing, you will need to have the product you wish to list open. From there, select the 'Listings' tab on the left hand side of the screen, followed by the large green button called 'New Listing' circled below.
Next, a pop up box will appear. Select the Shopify integration you with to list on.
Once you have selected your chosen channel, the Shopify listing page will be opened. Some of the criteria will already be filled in, this is due to StoreFeeder carrying over some information directly from your product. These fields can be changed if necessary and it will not impact any detail on your product.
Title: This will be the title of your listing. As stated previously it will automatically be filled with your product name, but can be changed if necessary.
Meta Title: A meta title is distinct from the title itself. This is part of what will be displayed in your URL when viewing the listing, it acts as a name tag for the web page.
Shopify Product ID: This is the internal Shopify ID. It is recommended that no data is entered unless you have specific reasons, for new listings it should be blank.
Published: This toggle determines if your listing will be visible on your Shopify store
SKU: The listing SKU will be automatically filled with your product SKU. This can help later on when it comes to mapping your product.
Price: This is how much you will be charging for the product on your Shopify listing. Please note it will not affect the price stored against your product if changed.
Compare At Price: This field enables your listing to display an RRP price above your actual price.
Product Tax: This gives you the option of charging tax on this product or not. If left unspecified in StoreFeeder, a default value from Shopify will be used.
Max Inventory: The max inventory value will set the maximum amount of stock a customer will see when buying your product, regardless of your actual inventory. For example, if this is set to 5 but your inventory is 10, it will still say in Shopify "5 left in stock".
Oversell: Oversell can be used if you have the freedom of acquiring more stock easily. It will enable your product to continue to sell even if your inventory is at 0, up to the amount entered.
Out Of Stock Threshold: This will reserve some stock when listing your product. If you had this set to 5 and an inventory level of 10, you would only be able to sell 5 more on this particular listing.
Weight (kg): The weight of your product, which will be transferred over to Shopify.
Barcode: This allows you to generate a barcode for the listed product.
Product Type: The product type is a category for the product which will be brought into Shopify, it will allow you to better organize your products.
Product Vendor: The product vendor is used to mark down the manufacturer, wholesaler or vendor for the product. These are not visible to the customer.
Shopify Categories (Collections): This field is used to help merchants organize and filter their products. Collections are great for gathering similar products into their own groups.
Shopify Tags: These are searchable keywords associated with your product, they help customers find your product through your online store search bar.
Inventory Type Settings
You can also set where the inventory for the listing comes from as well as what percentage of your inventory will be applied to the listing. There are three different types of inventory settings:
Inventory + Oversell: This will use the inventory on your product as well as your oversell amount if you have entered one.
Inventory + Oversell + Priority Supplier Inventory: This will use the inventory on your product as well as your oversell amount if you have entered one, plus the inventory of your priority supplier specified on the product.
Inventory + Oversell + Sum Of Suppliers Inventory: This will use the inventory on your product as well as your oversell amount if you have entered one, plus the total inventory of all of your suppliers.
You can then enter what percentage of the selected inventory type is to be used.
The description tab allows you to write any product information you wish to be displayed on your listing, as well as any HTML formatting if you require it. If your product already contains a description, then this box will already be populated with that information.
The images tab will display all images currently assigned to your product. You can choose which order you want them to appear on your Shopify listing, as well as deselect ones you do not want to appear. To do this, simply click the image you wish to hide and it should become greyed out. Any greyed out images will not show up on your listing.
Saving & Uploading
Once you have finished filling in the details, you will be able to upload this to your Shopify store.
You have three options from this point:
Save Without Uploading - This will save your listing but not upload it to channel. It can be useful if you only half create your listing and want to finish the rest later.
Save and Upload - This will save the listing and upload it straight to channel. Depending on the size and information on the listing, this could take 3-4 minutes.
Save and Queue For Upload - This will save the listing and queue the listing for upload at a later time. The listing will be uploaded to channel within an hour. This option is useful if you are creating or editing multiple eBay listings at one time.