Accumula integrates your item and grid data from Heartland Retail to your other channels, simplifying your inventory management. This reduces the time needed to manage your inventory and automates many processes. With Accumula, you can:
- Publish grids and items from Heartland Retail to your other channels
- Update grids and items in your other channels
- Sync Inventory to your other channels
Saved changes made to items in Heartland Retail will update automatically in your other channels based on your settings. This includes changes to item information, grid information, and inventory levels.
For details about how attributes are mapped between systems, please see below:
Read on for critical info for managing your Heartland Retail Inventory.
Heartland Grids play an important role in integrations so take care to use them as needed when creating new items. Ecommerce integrations depend heavily on Grids to create products in the correct configuration. Based on the type of Grids (size, color, size/color, or 3 attributes), items may be created differently in the destination system. Items that are not part of Grids can match successfully during onboarding but otherwise will be created individually in the destination system. Here are a few examples:
IMPORTANT: Grids are required for proper publishing to Ecommerce. If your items are not setup in Grids in Heartland Retail, Accumula will attempt to match to existing products by Item # when the integration is first onboarded. If no match is found, a new product will be created with the attributes of a single item.
A unique Description and/or Short Description is recommended for single items and grids. Unique descriptions help with product identification and troubleshooting and are best practice when merchandising online to help customers recognize products.
Item # (aka SKU) is required for each of your items. Some integrations rely on the Item # field and will not function properly without it. Be sure that each item has a unique Item #. This is essential when matching Heartland Retail to existing Ecommerce stores.
IMPORTANT: If you are integrating to an existing system that already has inventory, the Heartland Retail Item # will match to the SKU in that system to link. If the Item # and SKU do not match, a duplicate product may be created. Please refer to Existing Shopify Stores or Existing Magento Stores before turning on your Shopify or Magento Integration.
One of the supported tags is required for each of your items and grids to sync to Ecommerce. Be sure you have applied the "accumula" tag to the Tags field of all grids and single items you desire published online. The "shopify","magento", "webstore", and "online" tag will have the same effect.
Pricing - Current Price and Online Price
Currently, Price mapping is set to Current Price and Online Price. If Online Price is populated, it will display as the Sale Price in Ecommerce, and Current Price will appear as the Regular or "Compare at" Price. Learn more about Shopify Pricing and Magento Pricing.