If you're using one of the shopping carts / eCommerce platforms supported by Price2Spy, you can easily integrate your online store with Price2Spy.
(If you're using a standard eCommerce platform we do not support yet - please let us know, we'll consider enabling Price2Spy to work with it.
On the other hand, if you're using a custom software, tailor-made for your own needs - please check how Price2Spy API Integration works)
Why should you integrate your own store with Price2Spy?
- Adding new products can be easily automated. No need to manually insert new products to your Price2Spy account (or to send exports in Excel files, which we upload for you);
- Deleting obsolete products - very similar as above;
- No need for extra development (programming) efforts on your side;
- Repricing - Price2Spy will detect products which need to have their price changed, and after you confirm the change, it will be automatically done on your store.
When communicating with your tool, Price2Spy actually performs one of the following operations:
- Link - this will mirror products from your online store into your Price2Spy account. As you create new products in your store, they will automatically get reflected in your Price2Spy account. However, you won't be able to modify / delete such products from your Price2Spy account - instead, they are supposed to be modified / deleted in your store - and Price2Spy will pick changes from there. This operation can be scheduled (actually we highly recommend it, so you achieve complete and continuous integration). If needed, linked products can be unlinked - which will turn them into independent products of their own (please see Copy operation)
- Copy - this will copy products from your online store into your Price2Spy account. However, once copied, the products created this way will become independent Price2Spy products (you will be able to modify / delete them from your Price2Spy account). Unlike the Link operation, the Copy operation cannot be scheduled.
- Reprice (coming soon) - this operation will enable you to set up a list of rules which, when met, mean that your products' prices should change. The rules typically depend on your products' purchase prices, the desired price margin, and of course - of competitor's prices. Knowing the sensitivity of the pricing operation (and the recent incidents on Amazon.co.uk - products repriced to 0.01p) this operation will never be fully automated - you will always be required to confirm products to be repriced, and their new prices. Once you do this confirmation, new prices will automatically get reflected on your own store. Since your manual confirmation of the new price is necessary, no scheduling of the Reprice operation is possible.