In Channels, the point of sale acts as the master source for product and inventory data. When products are first published, all product data, including images, is sent. On successive syncs, only the fields set to update are updated.
New Store vs Existing Store Default Settings
Each Channels account is set with a preset based on the information you provided during signup. There are two different presets for new accounts: one for Existing Stores, one for New Stores. Existing Stores are set to update only Price and Inventory Quantity to protect against data being overwritten in your Existing Magento Store. New Stores are set as you see below.
Magento Updates Tab
The Magento Updates Tab in Channels provides control over product fields and options. Each switch corresponds to a Product Attribute in Magento and controls whether that attribute updates. The screenshots featured here are based on the settings for New Stores. Please refer to the Product Attribute Mapping page for more information about mapping between systems.
Magento Product Update Settings
Default Update Settings for New Stores
- Update Description is Off - Ensures that you can utilize Magento's more complete formatting tools to format your Descriptions in Magento without worry that they will be overwritten.
- Update Images is Off - Images take the most data bandwidth and the most time to sync. By leaving Update Images Off, your sync times are as fast as possible. We recommend always keeping Update Images Off.
Product Option Settings
Product Option Settings support advanced product features for Archived Product Action. The options vary somewhat depending on the point of sale you are using. Below are the preset options for Lightspeed Onsite users: