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Sync Multiple Shopify Stores

This article describes how multiple Shopify stores can be synced together through Qoblex.

By following the setup instructions outlined in this guide, you will be able to integrate multiple Shopify stores and have them share the same inventory data through Qoblex.

There are many ways to configure the sync between your stores and Qoblex. The Integration settings offer you the flexibility to determine how your product data and stock flows between all of your stores and Qoblex. You can have information pushed from our platform to your stores or pulled from one store and distributed across all other stores. You can set this up according to your needs and processes.

How does the sync work?

When you integrate a Shopify store with Qoblex and import your products, the system will automatically link existing products within Qoblex with their counterpart in Shopify.

Qoblex uses either the product name or the product variant SKU as a reference to identify similar products.

Match products by name

This is the default link mode. When importing products from Shopify, Qoblex uses the product name to identify similar products in different stores and link them together by default. In this mode, Qoblex links products by name and product variations by their option values.

Match products by SKU

In this link mode, Qoblex uses product SKUs to identify similar products in your stores and link them together. If you have stores in different languages, then you need to use this link mode.

To match products by SKU across your stores and Qoblex, you need to make sure that all your SKUs are unique to avoid duplicating products.

Multiple stores, different languages

It is quite common to have multiple Shopify stores in different languages. For example, you could have a .no store targeting Norwegian customers and a .com store for international sales. Qoblex allows you to run such stores while keeping your products stock level in sync.

As described in the Shopify Sync Guide document, changes to your products and their stock levels will automatically propagate to your connected Shopify stores. It is therefore important to turn language sensible attributes sync off.

This instructs Qoblex not to update the attributes you disable in the settings.

When operating multiple stores in different languages, it is critical to have all product SKUs properly set. Similar products in different stores must have similar SKUs so Qoblex can recognize them as being the same.
Before any products are imported, Qoblex performs a check and ensures no duplicate SKUs are present. The product import operation will be interrupted should Qoblex find duplicate SKUs.

The language used in Qoblex

Let’s assume you have two stores you want to integrate with Qoblex. A German and a Spanish store. The German store is in German, and the Spanish one is in Spanish.
Let’s now assume the team operating Qoblex is more comfortable working in German. In this case, you should install the German store first so product names and descriptions would be in German within Qoblex. The Spanish store should be installed after the German store so product names and descriptions in Qoblex are left intact. In this case, you should set the Spanish store not to sync language-specific fields to avoid Qoblex pushing product names, descriptions, and tags in German to the Spanish store.

Multiple stores, different currencies

This section of the article describes how you can integrate Shopify stores with different currencies to Qoblex.

When you install a store, the system will ask you to assign a price list to your product prices on your store. If your store has a currency other than your base currency, you will need to create a Price List that is in your store’s currency and choose that price list for your store, as displayed in the screenshot below. You can find more details about Price Lists in this article.

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