Channel Plug-in Integrations Through Scheduled Tasks

Updated 8 months ago

Plugin-based channel integrations are commonly used by  SellerCloud for smaller, niche marketplaces, or when API integrations are not available. 

The steps to configure most of these integrations, however, are very similar. Most plugin integrations can be set up to run automatically through Scheduled Tasks. There are generally 3-4 tasks required for most integrations, depending on how the channel works. See below for instructions for the most common configuration.

  1. Inventory/Product export to channel
  2. Order Import from channel
  3. Tracking Export to channel
    Tracking export plugins are considered "Order Export". This means that tracking export tasks should be set up as task type 'Export Orders' in order for the plugin to appear for selection in the dropdown.

Some channels have two types of product export plugins for a single integration, for example when there are separate inventory update and product data feeds. In that case, you would set up two separate "Product Export" tasks, each using a different plugin. 
Another example of this would be if the channel requires invoices or acknowledgements to be sent. This would be a second Order Export type task, set up in addition to the Tracking Export task.

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