Example Channel Integration – Amazon
An example of how to integrate a certain channel within Shipedge. For this example I will be integrating Amazon to Shipedge.
1. Log onto Shipedge Vendor Account & Go to My Account -> Preferences
The first step to integrating your Amazon seller account with Shipedge so that your orders are automatically imported into Shipedge is to log on to your Shipedge vendor account and going to the My Account tab in the Shipedge main menu and clicking on Preferences.
2. Click On Selling Channels
After clicking on the Preferences tab in the My Account menu you will be taken to this section in Shipedge. This is where you can edit and make changes to your account settings and preferences. You will go to Channel Automation which is the second to last tab on the right as shown above. You will see your selling channels on this page with the different available integrations that we currently have setup with Shipedge. For this tutorial we are going to go over Amazon specifically so you would click on the Amazon name as shown by the number 2. This will open up the Amazon integration options. As you can see some channels have a Get Help link which can be clicked on to get a quick tutorial on how to integrate that channel.
3. Creating Your Channel Store
After you click on the selling channel, in this case Amazon, this is an example screen of what you will see. You have the ability to input the correct parameters into the necessary options. The following steps are required to setup a store within that channel:
1. Enter a Store name in the first box. Beside this box you will have the option to disable the store in future which will just turn off everything for the store but not actually remove the information which is useful if you want to temporarly turn it off. You can also delete the store if you are not going to use it at all in the future. By doing so you will delete all the information you have entered before so only use this option when you are sure you no longer need the integration.
2. Enter the Merchant ID.
3. Enter the MarketPlace ID.
4. Enter the Merchant Token Seller (Required for update inventory only).
5. Service URL – You will have to select an option from the drop down menu. You can leave it with the original https://mws.amazonservices.com if you are within the United States but there are options for other countries if you use the Amazon Seller Services within another country.
6. Orders – You have the option to get your orders from the Amazon shopping cart automatically which will import the orders you get on Amazon into Shipedge. Check this checkbox if you want this feature on. You can also manually request the orders at one time by clicking on the Get Orders! button. Shipedge will automatically request the orders from Amazon every couple hours.
7. Update Tracking Numbers – This option can be turned on if you want Shipedge to automatically export the tracking numbers for orders that are shipped back into Amazon so that your customers can receive their tracking numbers as soon as the orders are shipped.
8. Update Inventory – These two options are available if you wish to sync your inventory/SKUs and products with Shipedge automatically. You have the ability to sync SKUs and sync SynSets (which are explained in more detail in another page) and can be requested to be updated manually just like the orders with the Update Now! button.
9. After you are done setting up the store and its settings you would go to the Save_configuration button and click on it to save your changes and start using the integrations.
Get Help Popup
This is the popup that you will see when you click on the Get Help icon for the Amazon channel. Each channel has its own set of directions on how to integrate it with Shipedge.
4. Logging On To Your Amazon Seller Account
The next step that is listed in the Get Help popup is to go to your Amazon account and logging on. The above image is what you will see if you are an Amazon seller, The Amazon Dashboard. To begin getting the necessary information for Shipedge to integrate with Amazon you will first need to go to the top right of the screen and hover over the Settings button. This will create a dropdown menu where you can click on Account Info to get your account information and get the Merchant Token/Seller Token that is necessary to sync your inventory with Shipedge.
5. Finding The Merchant Seller Token In Your Amazon Account Settings
After you go to your Account page scroll all the way to the bottom until you see the “Your Merchant Token” section and you will be able to copy and paste that token into Shipedge.
6. Pasting The Merchant Token Into Shipedge
After you copy your Merchant Token from your Amazon account go back to Shipedge and paste it into the third text box as shown above.
7. Going To The Amaon Marketplace Web Service Website
The next two things you need can be found by going to your Amazon Marketplace Web Service website (Amazon MWS) which you can go to by clicking on the Get Help link in Shipedge and clicking on the link it has in the popup or by going to https://developer.amazonservices.com/ while you are logged in to your Amazon Sellers Account. You will click on the Sign up for WMS button as shown above.
8. Allow Shipedge Access to Amazon WMS
You will reach this screen where you will have to select the 2nd option “I want to use an application to access my Amazon seller account with MWS.” You will need to enter the Application Name which is “shipedge” all lowercase letters as shown above and then the Application’s Developer Account Number which is “5495-2191-9400” with or without the dashes in between as shoown above. After you enter those two things in and have selected the 2nd option you will click on the Next button at the bottom right to go to the next step.
9. Accepting Amazon’s License Agreement
In order to finalize the access for Shipedge to use Amazon’s MWS and have access to your Amazon Seller account you need to agree to their License Agreement which you can read by clicking on the link above in blue. Afterwards you will need to check both boxes stating you have read and accepted the Amaon MWS License Agreement and that you understand and take responsibility for the acts and omissions of shipedge regarding your Amazon selling account and allows shipedge access to your Amazon selling account. After you check both those options you can click on the Next button on the bottom right to finish up.
11. Getting Your Seller ID And MarketPlace ID
The final step is getting to this screen and getting both the Seller ID and the Marketplace ID copied and pasted into Shipedge. Keep this screen open as well as your Shipedge preferences screen open so you can copy and paste both values back in forth. They are in the red box shown above.
12. Pasting Seller ID And Marketplace ID Into Shipedge
You will then copy and paste both the Merchant ID and the Marketplace ID into the first and second text-boxes on the Preferences -> Channel Automation screen as shown above. You can then select the settings you want to be enabled for your Integration with the Amazon channel and click on Save_configuration when you are done. If you want to get your Orders and Inventory updated immediately you can click on the Get Orders! and Update Now! buttons afer you save your new store. Otherwise, the orders will be imported automatically into Shipedge shortly afterwards.
How Your New Integration Channel Will Look
After you add your new store for that Amazon Channel or any other channel you will see a green dot under that specific channel on the Preferences -> Channel Automation page in Shipedge that will show you which stores you have currently enabled and setup. As you can see the new store we setup for Amazon now appears under the Amazon selling channel with a green dot which shows that the store is enabled and currently communicating with Shipedge. Any store that is disabled will appear as red. If you ever delete your store it will not longer appear here.