Having difficulties and issues with Shopify’s multiple stores solution?
Shopify has become one of the most popular eCommerce solutions. And for most of the time it runs like a charm. But when you decide to spread your wings and start selling internationally, you will soon run into several problems. You can easily find various plug-ins for different languages and different currencies, but you will soon realize that they are not that flexible. And then there will be different VAT. Even though there are standard region rules, like for instance in EU, every country has their own VAT rules on top of that. And you will have different target groups with different habits, attitudes and cultural differences. This is usually when you start to think about multiple stores.
The benefits of different Shopify stores.
There are several immediate benefits to having multiple stores. You can handle the languages and currencies without worrying about bad translation, or currency conversion. Since rates are fluctuating there will be problems and risks with automatic currency conversion. And you might also end up with bad looking automatic currency conversion decimals, depending on how many rules you set up.
And you can, of course, set up the VAT rules independently for every site with location-based tax settings. No more VAT exchange hassle.
Finally, with a multiple Shopify solution, you can set up local flavors, habits, attitudes or cultural differences and tailor your offering specifically for your different target groups. This makes it easy to reach your customers and get them to buy your products. So, what is the catch?
The challenges of different Shopify stores.
There are four major areas where you will have challenges.
- Orders: you need to manage orders separately on each site. This can get complicated in regards of fulfillment and the returning process.
- Inventory: When you sell your product on one site, Shopify does not reduce inventory for that product on your other sites. You’ll need to update the inventory on several sites each time you sell an item.
- Products: If you add products regularly or seasonally, you need to do that on several shops.
- Integration: It might be a significant effort to integrate all your shops with an ERP or POS.
The solution to successfully manage multiple Shopify stores.
With connect2Shopify, stock levels will be synchronized between your Business Central and ALL your Shopify sites.
Connect2Shopify also makes it possible to work with refunds and cancellations in Shopify and automatically create the appropriate documents in Business Central.
You can, of course, also handle your shipments from Business Central with their tracking number, allowing Shopify to send informative notifications to your customer about when to expect your delivery.
If you take advantage of the Shopify POS offering you can have these orders automatically handled in Business Central. You will generate the customer against a generic store customer and have the orders automatically shipped and invoiced.
Finally, the “significant effort integration” is reduced to a five-minute registration with our Plug-n-sell™ technology which is incorporated in all our apps.
So, make your Shopify and Business Central a greater package with our Connect2Shopify.