Akeneo PIM Connector for Shopify - Starter Guide

  1. Visit Shopify App Store, find “Akeneo PIM Connector”, and click “Add app” to install the connector in your store.

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  2. In your Apps menu, click on “Akeneo PIM Connector” to launch the app.

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  3. Claim your 14-day free trial by choosing a subscription plan.

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  4. Provide your Akeneo PIM API details, and test if the connection is successful. Don’t forget to save your connections.

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  5. Define what products to import from Akeneo by specifying filters including Channel, Locale, Completeness, and more. Don’t forget to save your filters.

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  6. Map your PIM attributes to Shopify fields – product and variant attributes, image attributes, and meta fields. You can also indicate if images must be transferred. Don’t forget to save your mappings.

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  7. Click on “Sync Categories” to sync PIM categories as Manual Collections in Shopify and click on the generated Request ID to view details of the categories sync in progress.

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  8. Click on “Sync Products” to sync PIM products and variants into Shopify. Click on the generated Request ID to view details of the products sync in progress.

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  9. Monitor the status of your sync jobs. Download error reports.

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  10. After the sync completes, validate that categories (i.e. collections) and/or products from Akeneo PIM are transferred correctly into Shopify.

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Instructions

1. Configurations Tab

  • Log into Akeneo PIM. Create a new Akeneo API connection or identify an existing one for use by the connector.
  • Go to the Connector app. In the “Connection” section, provide Akeneo API credentials. Click “Save Config”.
  • Click “Test Akeneo Connection” button to verify if the API connection is established successfully. 
  • In the “Data Filters” section, define what products to import from Akeneo PIM by specifying filters including Channel, Locale, Completeness, and more. Click “Save Config”.
  • In the “Mapping” section, map which PIM attributes should be transferred to which Shopify fields (product and variant attributes, image attributes, and metafields). 
  • In the “Additional Mapping” section, indicate if images must be transferred to Shopify. Click “Save Config”.
  • Proceed to the “Data Sync” tab.

2. Data Sync Tab

  • To transfer PIM categories to Shopify, open “Category (Collection) Sync” section and click on “Sync Categories”. A Request ID will be generated and displayed.
  • Click on the generated Request ID to view details of the category sync in progress.
  • You can monitor details including record type, sync status, sync counts, and errors. You can also download error logs or cancel the sync job in progress.
  • After the sync completes, you can verify that the Akeneo categories are transferred as Collections in Shopify.
  • To transfer PIM products to Shopify, open “Product Sync” section and click on “Sync Products”. A Request ID will be generated and displayed.
  • Click on the generated Request ID to view details of the product sync in progress.
  • You can monitor details including record type, sync status, sync counts, and errors. You can also download error logs or cancel the sync job in progress.
  • After the sync completes, you can verify that the Akeneo products, variants, and associated media are transferred into Shopify correctly.

3. Sync Status Tab

  • Monitor the status of your sync jobs. 
  • Note: Status is refreshed on the screen every 10 seconds. 
  • Click on “Download Report” to review any available error reports.
  • Click on the “X” red button to abort the associated sync job.

4. Akeneo2Shopify Link Reset Tab

Deleting A Shopify Collection

  • If you must delete a collection in Shopify, follow this process so you can successfully re-sync that category from PIM into Shopify.
  • Go to the “Category Reset” section. Enter the ID of the Shopify Collection you want to delete. You may enter multiple Collection IDs as a comma-separated list of IDs. 
  • Click Reset Category Link. This will delete the specified categories in Shopify and also the associated connector link entries. Now you may successfully re-sync that category from PIM into Shopify again without errors.

Deleting A Shopify Product

  • If you must delete a product in Shopify, follow this process so you can successfully re-sync that product from PIM into Shopify.
  • Go to the “Product Reset” section. Enter the ID of the Shopify Product you want to delete. You may enter multiple Product IDs as a comma separated list of IDs. 
  • Click Reset Product Link. This will delete the specified products (and its variants and media) in Shopify and also the associated connector link entries. Now you may successfully re-sync that product from PIM into Shopify again.

If you have any further questions, please email us at sales@striketru.com

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