Bindo offers an integration with Shopify that allows you to connect your Bindo store to your online store powered by Shopify. With this integration all of your product information can be managed in one place. Create your products in Bindo and names, prices, quantities, images and more sync up with Shopify. Orders placed on Shopify will show up in your POS, deduct inventory from your store, and be recorded in your reports as "Web Sales". If an item is out of stock in Bindo it will show out of stock online.
1. Confirm your Bindo inventory is configured correctly to be synced with your online store. To do this confirm that:
a. All products that you prefer to sell in store only (and not online) are marked "In Store Only" in Bindo.
b. Bindo product images are the images that you want displayed online. You may add multiple images to a product in Bindo and all images will be pushed to your Shopify store.
c. Make sure your Bindo product names are the names that you want displayed online.
d. Make sure your Bindo product descriptions are the descriptions that you want displayed online.
Note: Since there is more limited flexibility to edit product names, images, and descriptions with UPC based products, we recommend that you utilize Custom products in your Bindo store to ensure that you have complete control over images and names. If you need to do a mass update to your inventory to configure it properly it is recommended that you overwrite/edit existing items in your store using a CSV file.
e. Add custom fields to Bindo inventory items to set up Shopify "Tags", "Weight" (in lbs), "Type", or "Vendor" (the Bindo Supplier field is not synced with Shopify) as shown in the below image. Outside of the standard fields included in the integration (Product Name, Description, Image(s), Price, Barcode, and Quantity) these four fields are the only Shopify specific fields that are supported in the integration. To add information using these fields It is required that your "Attribute" names match the exact field names. For example, if you create an attribute title called "Tag" instead of "Tags" it will not sync properly with Shopify. The values in these custom fields are pushed to Shopify as is, except for Tags which can be separated by commas in the Bindo field to create multiple tags (ie Tags entered in Bindo as "red, gift, stylish" will create three separate product tags in Shopify: "red", "gift", and "stylish").
Note that any fields outside of the ones listed above will not be created for your products and must be created in Shopify directly. For example "Website SEO" fields such as "Page Title" must be edited in Shopify directly. It is important that if you do edit fields in Shopify that you edit only those fields that Bindo does not create/update directly. If you attempt to edit a field such as product name, or if you add an image to Shopify directly (both name and image are fields managed by Bindo), Bindo will subsequently overwrite your change. Make those changes in Bindo and Bindo only. However there is one exception to this rule, which is that you may choose to manage your product descriptions separately between Bindo and Shopify (Bindo product descriptions will overwrite all Shopify descriptions - you may select Yes or No).
2. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request that the integration be set up. We will reply to you with a link that will allow you to authorize the integration.
Other important notes regarding the integration:
We provide email support Monday through Friday. We do our best to respond to each request with a personalized reply within 24-48 business hours.