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Inventory Synchronisation (Ebay Amazon)
Andrew Owen-Price
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January 5, 2014 - 4:58 pm
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Hi,

Getting through the guides as fast as I can so we can make a decision on whether to go Magento / Me2Pro or some other solution this year .

Very impressed by the work so far, good information, well presented.

… just need to “cut to the chase” on a specific point re stock synchronisation.

Can you point me to the particular guide (or other reference material) will help me understand how Magento / Me2Pro manages stock availability across Ebay and Amazon ?

Many Thanks.

Chad Kidner
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January 5, 2014 - 5:30 pm
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Andrew,

Matt and Dave may have a guide that covers this but in the meantime I’m happy to share what I know on the subject.

Once you’re set up Magento with all of your product inventory so that listings to Amazon and ebay are both listings of m2epro (and not considered 3rd party listings), magento then becomes where you update and control products stock etc. How this works with M2epro is as follows: First you need to have order synchronization turned on in both marketplaces settings, than when you get an order as long as the items purchased are already in your magento products, the items will map and reduce the stock level but whatever quantity was purchased. As a result the stock will update on your magento site as well as any other marketplaces you have set to synchronize with in your settings (likely covered in each guide regarding setting up integration with ebay, amazon, etc).

Also the frequency your stock will update, I believe is dependant on how frequent your sites cron jobs are run.

Andrew Owen-Price
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January 5, 2014 - 5:56 pm
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thanks for that … just to solve my ignorance … what is a “3rd party listing” ?

Calum Roberts
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January 5, 2014 - 6:03 pm
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I beleive a third party listing is a current listing on ebay or amazon that was not created with M2Epro. So if you allready have products listed you pull them into magento using the third party listing and amp them to your own lisitngs if available, or add them to your magento store. Caution is advised here though when adding them to your store

Andrew Owen-Price
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January 5, 2014 - 6:05 pm
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Thx for info; every day we learn a little more ;>)

Chad Kidner
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January 5, 2014 - 6:55 pm
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Andrew,

Calum is correct. The term 3rd Part Listing is that given by m2epro to any listing that was not created in magento but by another software or directly in ebay/amazon.

To expand on what Calum said, it is fairly simple to map your 3rd party listings to magento product and can even be automated in m2epro if you are using the custom label on ebay. However this should be done in a particular order to prevent any issues or extra work.. You will want to create all of your products first in Magento that are to be imported and mapped from 3rd party marketplaces. You can do this one by one in magento if you don’t have a lot of products, or I would recommend to look in MAGMI (which I believe I even saw there is a guide for here on UnderstandingE), which will allow you to bulk import products from an existing flat file or feed.

Either way, once all of your products have been added to magento, you can turn on 3rd party listings to sync by product sku or manually do this from within m2epro. Once mapped your listings can sync as previously described to keep all of your stock up to date across marketplaces.

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Matthew Ogborne

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January 6, 2014 - 9:07 am
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Hi Chad, All,

Last night I finished the bulk of the articles for Magmi, which also included the Magento Dataflow tool as well.

The main page for this needs a tad more work and will be ready for tomorrow. The main page will also give you a good indication on how far I personally intend to take Magmi and the guides, you’ll see tomorrow what I mean by this :)

As for getting your listings off eBay, we found that there wasn’t a tool to do this, I’ll be back on the tool that I have been working on this week, that will be able to export all your eBay listings for the past 30 days and it’ll create an import file that is ready to go for Mageno & Magmi, so you can hit the ground running.

Matt

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Chad Kidner
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January 7, 2014 - 4:00 am
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Matt,

Both sound very cool, Thanks for all your help! I will for sure watch for the Magmi updates tomorrow. So far I have loved Magmi far better than Magento‘s Data Flow. They should have called it DataLabyrinth for how difficult it really is to move data around. After discovering Magmi I was blown away at how amazing this tool was, but I agree that it does need some sprucing up and am excited to see what you’ve been working on!

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Matthew Ogborne

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January 7, 2014 - 6:07 am
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Hi Chad,

See here on LinkedIn, http://www.linkedin.com/groups…..mr_7427526 I then realised that the product manager of Magento was in that group and most likely he got my comments. But we’re both right, Magmi rocks!

Matt

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Chad Kidner
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January 9, 2014 - 4:12 am
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Matthew Ogborne said

See here on LinkedIn, http://www.linkedin.com/groups…..mr_7427526 I then realised that the product manager of Magento was in that group and most likely he got my comments. But we’re both right, Magmi rocks!

Matt

Hi Matt,

So I’m not entirely sure which comments I’m looking for. I’m not that familiar with Linkedin but it looks the the most recent post was a few days ago from what I can see?

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Matthew Ogborne

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January 9, 2014 - 8:23 am
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Hi Chad,

It’s further down the post. Yea it’s been a few days since the last update there, been too busy over here.

Matt

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