Initial Webstore Integration Setup

The initial Webstore set up with Acctivate is slightly different for each Webstore type. This article will cover the most popular webstores that currently integrate with Acctivate and how to set them up to sync with your Acctivate company.

Part 1: Basic Steps To Setup

  1. Go to File > Import Sales Orders and Create a new template. 2016-10-27_15-29-30
  2. Select the template Type to be Webstore.
  3. On the next section, select the type of Webstore you are wanting to implement. Our full list of supported webstore templates can be found here2016-10-27_15-33-36
  4. Now you will enter your webservice URL. Each webstore requires a slightly different URL to be used so that Acctivate can connect via the webstore’s API.
  5. Use the following sections of this article, based on the webservice type, to determine where to find your Username and Password.
  6. After this you may continue to configure the webstore sync by following this article or you may attempt to sync with the webstore.

Part 2: Specific Setup Information

Magento

  1. In Magento’s admin profile, you will need to set up a new Webservice Role and User if they are not already set up.
  2. To create a new Webservice Role, go to System > Web Services > Roles. Add a new role called ‘All’ and set Role Resources to All.
  3. To create a new Webservice User, go to System > Web Services > Users. Add a user called ‘Webservice’ and enter in a password for that account into the API Key field (e.g. use the same password as the admin password for Magento). Assign that user to the Role created in the previous step.
  4. In Acctivate, create a new template following the steps in Part 1 of this article.
  5. Enter the webservice URL when prompted.
  6. Use the ‘Webservice’ user that you created in Magento.
  7. The API Key  will be the password that you entered for the ‘Webservice’ user.

BigCommerce V2

  1. Login to BigCommerce using an Admin account.
  2. Go to Setup & Tools > Advanced Tools > Legacy API Accounts.
  3. Create a new account called ‘Acctivate’ and save the changes.
  4. Create a new webstore template in Acctivate following the steps in Part 1 of this article.
  5. Enter the webservice URL, this is the exact store URL that your customers will see (for example, https://www.mystore.com/).
  6. Enter the username of ‘Acctivate’ or the name of the Legacy API account created in step 3.
  7. The API Token will be the encrypted API Token associated with the username.

Shopify

  1. To create a temporary access token:
    1. Create a import sales order template in Acctivate.
    2. Enter the webservice URL (example: https://example.myshopify.com/admin/).
    3. Save the template and run a webstore sync.
    4. The Messages.log will log a URL. Open this URL in a web browser.
    5. Enter your Shopify account email and password into the login web page that appears.
    6. A message will ask you if you want ‘Acctivate’ to connect to your Shopify cart. If so, press ‘Install’ (this will not actually install anything but starts the authorization process).
    7. Shopify will redirect you to www.acctivate.com with an HTTP GET parameter called ‘code’. Copy everything between ‘code = ‘ and the next ‘&’. This is your Temporary Access ID.
  2. To get your permanent access token:
    1. Enter the Temporary Access ID into the webstore template in Acctivate.
    2. Change the last order timestamp to your desired timestamp on the next section of the template. You may set this to a date in the future if you do not want to download orders just yet.
    3. Run a webstore sync.
  3. If you receive a 400 server error when trying to get a Permanent Access ID, the Temporary Access ID is invalid or expired. Repeat step one to get a new Temporary Access ID.

Volusion

  1. Login to the Volusion admin interface.
  2. Go to Inventory > Import/Export
  3. In the ‘Other Import/Export Features’ section, select ‘Volusion API’.
  4. Select the ‘Run’ link next to the Generic/Orders export option.
  5. Select the ‘Run’ link again. This will generate a URL which will include the username and encrypted password
    Example: {SomeWebserviceURL}Login=bob@example.com&EncryptedPassword=COPYTHISVALUEFROMURL&EDI_Name=Generic\Orders
  6. Create the template in Acctivate using the steps in Part 1.
  7. Enter the webservice URL section from the generated URL in step 5.
  8. The admin account will be the username and the encrypted password is what is seen in bold on step 5.
  9. If the admin changes their password in Volusion, you will need to follow these same steps to receive a new encrypted password.

Amazon

  1. Make sure you have gone through the Marketplace Setup before beginning. You will need to select the first option out of the three on the screen where it asks for access by an application or developer.
  2. Create a webstore template in Acctivate by following Part 1.
  3. Enter in the webservice URL for Amazon based on the country.
    1. United States: https://mws.amazonservices.com/
    2. Canada: https://mws.amazonservices.ca/
    3. United Kingdom: https://mws.amazonservices.co.uk/
  4. Enter your Access Key and Secret Key in the template.
  5. On the next section of the template, enter the Marketplace ID for your market based on country.
    1. US (ATVPDKIKX0DER)
    2. CA (A2EUQ1WTGCTBG2)
    3. UK (A1F83G8C2ARO7P)

WooCommerce

  1. WooCommerce requires that you turn on Permalinks in WordPress through Settings > Permalinks. Typically, it is suggested to use the Post Name option.
  2. Enable the REST API within WooCommerce. Go to WooCommerce > Settings > API tab and select the Enable REST API checkbox.
  3. To create your API keys go to WooCommerce > Settings > API > Keys/Apps.
  4. Select to Add Key.
  5. Select the user you would like to generate a key for in the User field and add a description. Choose the level of access for the key to be Read/Write. Then select the Generate API Key.
  6. You’ll see two keys and a QRCode. You will not be able to see the API keys again in WooCommerce so make sure to copy them or take a screenshot so that you can access them later.
  7. Create the WooCommerce template in Acctivate.
  8. Add the URL EXACTLY as you see it in WordPress Settings > General.
  9. Add the Consumer Key and Consumer Secret from the API key you just generated.

Please contact the Acctivate Support Team if you have another one of our supported webstore services.

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Posted in Sales, Web Store Integration - Last modified on January 9, 2017Eva Rhees
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