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Can I integrate with Amazon Seller Central ? 
 
neuromancer8
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I still don’t see an extension for connecting our Amazon store to our Magento system.  It’s been years and Amazon has moved to MWS and API’s but it looks like we merchants each have to hire our own developer to recreate the wheel to make this work well with Magento.  Can this really be true?  I need something for a USA marketplace.

 
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We are working to have our Magento Amazon integration solution completed shortly. It should be available January 2013 barring any delays. More info about the upcoming connector can be found here: http://www.nchannel.com/connectamazon/

Our current integration solution with eBay is already live: http://www.nchannel.com/2012/09/05/ebay-integration-with-microsoft-dynamics-rms/

If you have any questions or would like to chat with us, feel free to contact at any time: info@nChannel.com or 800-406-8217

Thanks!

Darren
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The solution depends on where the master source of data is stored and the type of data required such as product, categories, orders, customers. Point-to-point extensions are not designed to handle high volumes with multiple channels and flexibility.

The standard business solution for this is ETL Extraction, Transformation & Load (also known as middleware) which is a conversion process from one source application to one or more target applications though a centralised solution. The principle of ETL is to provide a dynamic framework that can be adapted to each business as they have different requirements, different categorisation, workflows, attributes, currencies, pricing rules,etc.

Starting with the simplest solution which is an extension, this provides a fixed point-to-point conversion normally in a fixed format between one application to another such as Amazon to Magento or Magento to Sage. Limitations include upgrades, not supporting required fields, no facility for custom rules, single source and single target, etc., therefore is not ETL.

ETL is a mid-level solution and dynamic environment where reference data is stored such as category to category mappings and mapping rules, the data passes through a conversion routine and via connectors processes the data to the target. There is normally a single master source for each data type (product, customer, order) and potentially multiple targets depending on the ETL solution.

The last and most complex is ESB or Enterprise Service Bus which is similar to ETL but converts the data to a fixed common format, this allows multiple applications to receive the data as needed and process it accordingly thereby separating the applications from each other.

The process that you are trying to perform is ETL or ESB and used by most mid to large size companies, with all the complexities of data mapping, conversion formats, API calls, etc. We have solutions: CoreETL - simplified source to multiple target ETL which can process almost 3million records per day; MDM which is a repository for master data such as products, categories, vendors and synchronised to applications; ETL to pass data between applications including orders, customers, products. We need to point out that the ETL tools we use already have pre-built connectors to applications such as Sage, SugarCRM, NetSuite, SAP, Salesforce allowing integration in days instead of months as with custom and point-to-point solutions.

All our products support Magento simple, grouped & configurable products and we are able to support Amazon, eBay and other marketplaces, however these are for larger sites who must process tens of thousands of records usually through multiple channels so most likely not suitable for yourselves. Having implemented solutions in all sizes of company, we recommend that you try and find off-the-shelf solutions. Point-to-point extensions will hit limits in both processing and design very quickly, what you really need are ETL solutions and these are normally complex to design, build and were the sole domain of enterprise companies, hence the lack of solutions on the market and their cost.

 
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packetloss
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I am wondering if anyone has any updates to this thread?

 
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Hi,

Please check the first FBA extension in Magento “Fulfilment by amazon”
This extension is a very powerful shipping automation solution, which provides a complete set of tools to integrate Amazon fulfillment into a Magento store.  It manages all shipping and handling for you. All you need to do is send you merchandize to Amazon in bulk, and in advance. After that once you get an order – you pass it to Amazon and it takes care of the rest. Our Amazon fulfillment plugin does the automation of such order passing process. It tracks all purchases of store items marked as Fulfilled by Amazon, and sends all shipping information to Amazon automatically. Once an order is fulfilled, the module updates the stock within Magento to conform to stock value at Amazon.

http://www.magentocommerce.com/magento-connect/fulfillment-by-amazon.html

Regards, Alex

 
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moomoo
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Have a look at the currently free extension m2ePro. It may accomplish what you’re after.

 
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