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- Why use M2E Cloud for Amazon import
- Import Amazon listings to Shopify in bulk
- Wrapping up
This guide will be updated soon to reflect the recent changes in M2E Cloud functionality.
As your business expands, there will come a point where you need to keep pace with the demands of the market. Currently, Shopify is the dominating e-commerce solution that merchants usually choose to migrate to. Shopify has consistently proven itself an intuitive platform, making it easy to open an online shop, establish a brand image, and effectively manage various aspects of your business.
If you’re an Amazon merchant who envisions expanding your sales beyond Amazon by using the Shopify store, you’ve come to the right place. In this blog post, we’ll provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to import products from Amazon to Shopify via M2E Cloud to ensure the smooth transition of your listings and their data to a new platform.
Why use M2E Cloud for Amazon import
Let us explain first why you should consider M2E Cloud to import Amazon listings to Shopify:
Simplified process. If you have a large inventory on Amazon, manually importing each item to Shopify can leave you with nothing but a headache. M2E Cloud allows you to import items in bulk, transfer your entire inventory or select specific items promptly and efficiently.
Accurate data transfer. With M2E Cloud, you can expect precise and consistent integration of product details into your Shopify store. The application extracts titles, images, prices, and variations directly from your Amazon listings, ensuring they are properly categorized and display the correct information.
Seamless synchronization. M2E Cloud delivers ongoing synchronization, ensuring that any changes or updates made in your Shopify admin are automatically reflected in Seller Central.
Enhanced item management. You can use M2E Cloud’s advanced features for handling your Amazon and Shopify items. These include setting inventory and order handling, setting flexible quantity/pricing rules, and more, empowering you to optimize routine tasks.
Integration with other platforms. M2E Cloud offers integrations with additional platforms or marketplaces beyond Amazon and Shopify. This provides the flexibility to expand sales channels and reach a wider customer base.
If you want to carry out the Shopify FBA import, this is also possible through M2E Cloud. The whole import process generally takes up to 10 minutes, based on the size of your inventory. Let us show you.
Import Amazon listings to Shopify in bulk
Step 1. Set up store, application, and Channel accounts.
Register an M2E Cloud Sales Channels account, then link your Shopify and Amazon seller profiles.
Confirm Data Source and Order settings and set the default policies that the app will use to manage your inventory and synchronize item data with Amazon. While you are doing that, the app will be importing items from your connected Shopify and Amazon accounts.
Once you set the preliminary configurations, you have the option to enable synchronization for existing Amazon listings and list (import) new items to Amazon. The app will guide you through this process. Or you can skip it to proceed to M2E Cloud right away and finish the import later.
Step 2. Access Amazon items.
Wait until M2E Cloud auto-imports all items (both FBA and FBM) from the linked Amazon profiles. Usually, it doesn’t take long. You will find imported items under Sales Channels > Amazon account.
Step 3. Select items to import from Amazon.
Navigate to Sales Channels > Shopify and click Import to Shopify in the top right corner of the grid. You’ll see a new Shopify listing window.
Select Amazon items you want to import to Shopify. Search specific items via title, SKU, identifier, or any other parameter. To make your item search more precise, use Filters in the right corner of the grid. To pick all items at once, tick the box next to the Title column. Once done, hit the Next button.
Step 4. Define product types.
M2E Cloud assigns a Shopify-recommended product type to your items. Ensure the suggested product type is relevant; if not, you can always change it.
Once the proper product types are selected, click the List button in the top right corner of the window. Your Amazon items will be imported to Shopify in a matter of minutes.
Step 5. Enable item synchronization.
When your items become available on Shopify, it’s time to link and synch them with Amazon inventory. This is necessary to maintain data consistency and eliminate manual updates on your part.
If the SKU/barcodes of Amazon and Shopify items are identical, M2E Cloud will auto-link them based on this info. In case you’ve already managed to change the identifiers’ information on Amazon’s or Shopify’s side after the import, you’ll have to perform manual linking.
For that, click the Link button next to the item in the Sales Channels > Amazon tab. You can find more detailed instructions in this guide.
Once the items are linked, click the toggle next to the item to enable synchronization. You’ll see a relevant message if the synchronization is enabled.
To enable sync for several items simultaneously, select them by ticking the boxes on the left side of the grid. Then, submit the “Enable Sync” action from the top menu.
Step 6. Enable order import (optional).
M2E Cloud provides a centralized system for managing your Amazon orders efficiently. The application imports orders from each connected Amazon account. This way, you can handle and ship them all from one place.
If you want the app to create an order in your Shopify admin once the customer places an order on Amazon, navigate to the Settings > Orders tab and enable the corresponding option. From there, you can also enable order creation only for items managed by the app and Amazon FBA items.
Apart from creating orders, M2E Cloud automatically syncs order statuses and tracking numbers between your store and the Channel.
We have covered all the steps you need to import products from Amazon to Shopify. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the M2E Cloud support team or visit our knowledge base/user guides for further guidance.