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API for different wholesalers
 
Gofi
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Good afternoon,

We’re looking to rebuild our existing OScommerce website into an Magento website.

Before we’re starting with this we’re exploring the information on the net about Magento.

Verry important for us that we have a sort of a API for the import of our wholesalers. We’re working with different wholesalers (about 25) in the IT world and we want to keep the imports automaticly.

Verry important in the solution that’s we’re looking for are the following remarks:

* Import trough XML or Excel
* Combination with Icecat possible
* Trough EAN or partnumber the API has to choose the cheapest buying price to display on the shop
* Margin set in percentage or amount possible for the catalogue, categorie, brand or article
* Possible to choose what we want to display on the shop, ex. That laptop we want the other not

Looking forward to your replies.

Regards

 
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nChannel
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You may be interested in our solution to help integrate your Magento store with suppliers.

Collect all your orders from all your web channels in Magento – or decide to have Magento orders sent to any other channel system you use to manage sales orders. Your web orders are captured too, so you can view, route or split them, sending them to other stores or other systems for fulfillment using a web browser.

Here is more info on our connector if you’re interested: http://www.nchannel.com/connect-magento-2/

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Store_Manager
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Hello,

I see that you need rather complex solution. The one to import through API supposedly will be custom built according to your needs and be highly expensive.

I can offer you ready-made solution and you yourself decide whether it suits all your needs.

There is the application called Store Manager for Magento along with multiple addons which extend its functionality.
Using Store Manager for Magneto and Automated Product Import addon you will be able to set up automated scheduled updates of your store directly from suppliers. Using definite formulas it is possible to import product with the lowest price in case multiple wholesalers sell the same products. For example if you have file from supplier A, B and C you need to run first import from file A as is. While importing from Supplier B use expression formula that checks product price and skips values in case the price in the file from supplier B is higher than it is in the database. Same procedure should be made with supplier C, thus replacing products from A and B if the price is lower in the file and so on and so forth.

Specific margins and price mark-ups are also possible to add on-the-fly during import using definite expression. Lets say, you need to increase the file provided by your supplier by 15% right in the process of import, so you need to use this formula -

[CSV_COL(INDEX)]*1.15

Basically, any data modifications are possible using some rules and formulas.

As for integration with Icecat, it is also possible, as there is Store Manager addon called IceCat Integration that allow to update your products with images, descriptions and other product details from IceCat.

Anyway, there is 2-weeks free and fully-functional version of Store Manager for Magento available for download (addons built-in there in demo mode)-
http://www.magentocommerce.com/magento-connect/store-manager-for-magento.html

If you need assistance with the software, let me know and I will guide you through.

 
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