Sell on Amazon: How to Sync Shopify Inventory to Amazon

Every merchant’s goal is to put themselves in a position to meet customer needs and demands, find new buyers, and grow sales.

Today, one of the fastest ways to increase order volume is to sell on popular marketplaces where there is a high volume of customers.

Selling on Shopify allows you to run your own ecommerce business while selling on Amazon provides global exposure, to hundreds of thousands of customers.

By selling on both platforms, it is a great opportunity to get the best out of Shopify and Amazon.

So how to sell on Amazon using Shopify?

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Expanding Your Inventory Into Amazon

The best way to increase the number of orders is by expanding your inventory into new sales channels.

If you are currently using Shopify and you have products that match up to Amazon’s system, you can have all of your products listed on Amazon almost immediately.

Here is how to sync Shopify inventory to Amazon:

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The best way to increase the number of orders is by expanding your inventory into new sales channels.

If you are currently using Shopify and you have products that match up to Amazon’s system, you can have all of your products listed on Amazon almost immediately.

Here is how to sync Shopify inventory to Amazon:

Step 1: Create an Amazon Seller Account

Go over to Amazon Services and start creating your seller account. Amazon makes the process simple and you can get online as long as your products are in an eligible category.

Products in categories that require approval can be listed with specific permissions from Amazon. Sellers with a Professional Selling Plan can sell in these categories.

The access to sell in these categories is limited by Amazon. It helps to ensure that sellers meet certain standards for the product and other category requirements.

The standards help Amazon customers have confidence when purchasing in any category.

There are more than 20 open categories for selling on Amazon. The products in these categories can be listed without permission.

After you create your account, you should get approved in a few days.

Step 2: Install the Sync Inventory from Shopify Channel App

Click Channels (in the left navigation) and then click Sync Inventory from Shopify.

Keep in mind that there are two Shopify apps. Choose the right one.

In order to activate, enter your Shopify subdomain. A subdomain is the part that comes before the domain of your URL.

Once you install the app, Shopify will ask you for permissions. Once you approve, you can sync your inventory from your Shopify store to Amazon.

Step 3: Install the Amazon Channel App

Go back to Channels page and this time click to install the Amazon app.

There are detailed instructions on the page.

Click Activate and enter the name you want for your Amazon store.

Step 4: Create a ChannelApe Account

ChannelApe can simplify the whole process. Head over to their website and create your account. Credit card is not needed and you can create your account for free.

Once you create your account, you will be asked to create a business. Creating a business is similar to creating a Facebook page.

Step 5: Create a Recipe to Sync Inventory From Shopify to Amazon

The final step is to choose recipes from the navigation and Create New

 

  • Open the Schedule App
  • Choose how often you want to pull inventory from Shopify
  • In the 2nd Action choose your Shopify import into ChannelApe app
  • Choose Action and import all of your products
  • Click + to create 3rd action
  • Choose Amazon
  • Click Upload Inventory to

Step 6: Enable the Recipes and Sync Automatically

Based on your schedule, ChannelApe will take in the inventory updates from Shopify and send to Amazon. If you want you can do this every hour or every 12 hours, once per week, once per day, or however you prefer. Also, you can trigger the Shopify import from another app.

The goal is to grow sales velocity and not your workload. You can use ChannelApe to simplify and automate your operations for Amazon and Shopify.

Let’s face it – no one wants to tell a customer a product they just ordered is out of stock or sold out.

Selling products online on Amazon comes with pros and cons. Connecting ChannelApe to your inventory allows for the delivery of inventory numbers to one of many channels. Arrange inventory totals from multiple warehouses so your ecommerce stores have accurate totals.

Once the orders are places, ChannelApe can deliver them back for inventory adjustments and fulfillment. Keep the customers happy and satisfied by automatically sending orders from your store for updating inventory totals and fulfillment. By managing your online store with the help of ChannelApe, you can launch stores in countries all over the world.

ChannelApe can help you grow your business through direct to consumer operations.

Fulfilling Products Sold on Shopify

Continue doing what you are doing.

If you use Amazon’s FBA service, you can continue to let Amazon take care of your orders for you.

Thankfully, there is a Shopify app – FBA Shipping that will help you. The app solves one big problem.

Are you familiar with the fulfillment costs for your products? Do you know the shipping rates for shipping a product from your location to Spain? If you don’t, worry not because FBA Shipping does.

The app pulls in real-time and dynamic FBA fulfillment and shipping costs so you can pass them along to your customers, charge a little less, a little more, and provide free shipping based on the price of your items in the shopping cart. You can’t calculate all of these things. The app is a lifesaver.

With FBA Shipping app, you will be on auto pilot with your online store on Shopify, selling your products and letting the Fulfillment by Amazon take care of them.

Sell on Amazon with Shopify: Conclusion

If you are interested in expanding your online business to Amazon, there are many reasons to do so.

You can create offers directly from Shopify, sync product details, images, and variants to your Amazon Seller Central account, link Shopify products with your Amazon listings, sync inventory tracked by Shopify, and fulfill Amazon orders directly from Shopify.

Shopify integration with Amazon makes it easier than ever to add your products to the largest marketplace in the world and get next-level visibility.