We have set up three WooCommerce Mappings in your system for you
1) Colour & Size
These are basically the same mappings in terms of attributes the only real difference is what WooCommerce refers to as Attributes. The options form the drop downs on the front of your site.
Colour & Size - this will create a drop down for Colour and a Dropdown For Size
This is generally used for products that come in multi colours and sizes
Colour - this will create a drop down for Colour ONLY
This is generally used for products that come in one size but multi colours
Size - this will create a drop down for Size ONLY
This is generally used for products that come in one colour but multi sizes or products where you are splitting the colours into different products
The connector maps against certain attributes only on WooCommerce
Name forms the main title of the product on the front end. This is also used to split products i.e. if a record in TRIMS was one product with multi colours but you wanted it to form several products online then colour would be included in the title.
Currently you have: -
Combining to create your product title
These map against the attributes you have defined on WooCommerce and are used to create the drop downs on the front end
Product tags are another way to relate products to each other, next to product categories. Contrary to categories, there is no hierarchy in tags; so there are no “subtags.”
For example, if you sell clothing, and you have a lot of cat prints, you could make a tag for “cat.” Then add that tag to the menu or sidebar so cat lovers can easily find all t-shirts, hoodies, and pants with cat prints.
Currently you have: -
This is the price that you regularly sell the item at
Your currently have: -
This is for example a temporary price that you want the product to sell at
Your Currently Have: -
This is what is returned to TRIMS when you sell a product online.
Your currently have: -
Barcode (TRIMS Primary)
Viewing the Products That Are Going to WooCommerce
WooCommerce works on a filtered subset of your main TRIMS data. A product will only be sent to WooCommerce if all of the following conditions are TRUE.
1) Product Must Exist in the Online Location
2) Product Must Be Marked as 3rd Party - Yes
3) Product Must Have a Valid Woo Mapping
In order to view the products that meet this criteria and are available to the connector
Open The Explorer App
Select the + Next to the Filter Icon in the Navigation Pane
Select User Filters
Click on Woo
This will filter you system to the data that the connector is working on.
How Do I Add New Products to WooCommerce ?
You can add an existing product to Shopify in one of two ways
From the Navigation Pane
Your first need to put the navigation pane in to Edit Mode. This is done by clicking the Pencil Icon (in the Navigation Pane Header)
You can then navigate to a product you want to go online
The following screen will appear
Select Woo Mapping From the Drop Down and click the (...) button.
Select the Option You Want and Click Add
That Option should now move to the right hand side
You should now get the following
Click OK - the system will now present the following message
Type CHANGE into the box and Click OK
Via The Product Matrix
The other way to add a Shopify Mapping is via the Product Matrix
Select the Product You Want to go to Shopify in the usual manner
You should get the Stock Screen by default
Select The Modify Tab
Select Tags From the Drop Down
Click The Eye Icon to View Hidden Attributes
Click The Edit Button
You Will then Need to replace the N/A Under the Woo Mapping Column with the Mapping That You Require
Can I Set The Mapping At Product Creation
Yes you can - the one thing to remember is that as soon as that colour / size option is created it is available to the connector. Once a product has been created on WooCommerce in order for other sizes / colours to link to it the Product ID of the size / colour that is up there needs to be copied to the new variants.
It is far safer to create the product and then add the Mapping when you want the product to go the site.
I No Longer Want to Sell A Product Online
There are lots of reasons why you no longer want to sell a product online, this may be that the product has gone out of stock and you will be getting no further stock.
The temptation is just to delete the product from the WooCommerce site, unfortunately this causes issues if that product changes for whatever reason in TRIMS.
If you delete off WooCommerce you also need to break the link in TRIMS
This is done in three steps
1) Set the Woo Mapping back to N/A
2) Set the Woo Product ID to N/A
3) Delete the values in Alias 10 for the sizes / colours you want to remove.