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Creating Multi websites and stores in magento. Separating Ebay, Amazon etc sales channels
Gary Howgate

October 3, 2014 - 8:58 am
Member Since: April 25, 2014
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Hi Matt/Dave,

This is a multi website/store question which may have been asked in a slightly different guise elsewhere but I will ask again!
Its been prompted by my implementation of shipeasy & pickpack. Im not getting the separation of sales channels in my sales order view. Jim has advised that “You’ll need to setup a specific store or website for each channel to show those specifically in the Orders grid (which pickPack can then replace with a specific image)”.

Currently I just have the default store system set up with the 4 language option variants. (screen shot attached).

I’m confused as to what the magento difference is between stores/store views and websites.

I currently have 1 website, 2 ebay shops and 1 amazon account. 1 ebay shop is currently linked into the site via M2E.

What I would like to have is 2 websites (controlled from the same back-end and overlap of products) with 2 domains, my 2 ebay shops linked via M2E and amazon linked via M2E.

So my question is twofold 1. Can I set up a second website with a different domain from the 1st, controlled from the same backend? 2. How do I best set up these various sales channels into stores/store views etc so i can easily distinguish which orders are coming from where (and then have a nice icon on pick pack to visualise this :-).

PS are there are tutorials on magento website store/store view set-up?

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Dave Furness

October 7, 2014 - 4:39 am
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Hey Gary,

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you here, it’s been a busy few days.

So to start with, absolutely you can use one Magento system for multiple websites, and send different inventory to the different websites.

We do have a tutorial on stores and storeviews in Magento as part of our Premium responsive Magento website course which is here:

Also at around the 20 minute mark in this tutorial: we explain how to set up the storeviews for the marketplaces. When it comes to Moogent extensions you haver the ability to set logos per storeview so when you have the eBay and Amazon storeviews set up you will be able to assign logos that display on your orders page.

Also to help try and explain stores and storeviews a little better check out this page from Magento here:…..ores-work/

Does this help answer your questions?


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Gary Howgate

October 15, 2014 - 12:02 pm
Member Since: April 25, 2014
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Thanks Dave,

Ive watched the tutorials and had a read through some of the other of the other forum questions so I do understand a little better but I’m still struggling with my own set-up.

When I initially started, I bought an off the shelf theme which has the store set up as attached. On the front-end of the site there is a drop down in the top right which allows which language you want to view the site in (English,Russian,German or Spanish). All the static blocks etc then translate to the appropriate language, the product descriptions all remain in English as i have entered them (which is a question in itself – how to assign translated product descriptions).

Following your tutorial I have “tinkered” and tried to set-up an a new store view for one of my ebay stores. I followed it through but it then became an option on the aforementioned dropdown on the front-end of my website. I can disable it, but does that then mean it cant be utilised on the back-end in m2e to point orders? Im still confused as to the best way of setting up my store views for ebay etc without disrupting the pre-installed theme?

Any advice welcome

Heres the link to the front-end if needed

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Matthew Ogborne

October 15, 2014 - 1:55 pm
Member Since: July 18, 2013
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Hi Gary,

The addition of storeviews for the separate of orders from the different sales channels while similar are unrelated.

When you add in a new storeview for use in M2E for Amazon or eBay, then you can set that store view as being disabled, which means it won’t be an option on the frontend of site to select.

We covered this as an outline in this HappyHour which shows how to do this for eBay Germany.

With regards to the dropdown on the frontend of the website, that is changing the Magento default text labels, however if you want categories, product descriptions etc… to also change you’ll meed to update these for each store view accordingly.

Unless you are really going to hammer those countries, a simple Google Translate option would be the simple approach to dealing with those languages for the frontend of the website.


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