Connect your POS system with your WooCommerce website to improve productivity
For those who have a thriving online store and a brick and mortar store as well, things can get a little crazy this time of year. There is a way to simplify the work this year – and an easier way to keep track of price changes, inventory items, sale information and more.
When you connect your Point of Sale (POS) system with your WooCommerce store using the WP Data Sync API, you’ll be able to track everything more easily. Keep an eye on things in virtually real time and there’s less likelihood that you’ll get a surprise in your inventory during the busy season.
The WP Data Sync API will work with your POS system because it is designed to pull information from a wide variety of sources and to keep your information up to date. It streamlines the inventory management process because it takes the information from the POS and syncs to the inventory information in your WooCommerce website. This means you can ensure that your product availability is accurate, no matter where your customer is looking for your products.
Benefits of integrating a brick and mortar POS system with a WooCommerce store
For your customers and for your business in general, there are benefits to using a POS system with your WooCommerce store and your brick-and-mortar.
- You’ll have an opportunity to learn even more about your customers. And you can use that information to understand customer insights and sales behaviors. Not only that, but you’ll be able to use what you learn to guide your marketing and sales, for more than one area of business.
- You’ll be able to improve customer experience, no matter which way they shop with you. A seamless customer service experience will help to bring people back to your company after their initial transaction. This is because people like it when business owners make things easy for them.
- The processing time will be faster. Customers don’t like to wait, and with a point of sale system that links to your online store and gives you accurate information about what’s available, you’ll be able to get items to your customers more quickly.
- You’ll be able to sell more items in more places at the same time. Because you have a brick and mortar store, you have the opportunity to sell to people who walk in and see what they’re buying, to touch it first. You also have the ecommerce store, where people may be less interested in touching products before they make their decisions. You reach more people.
- You’ll get a clearer picture of how things are going in your business. When you use a single point of sale integration with your two business channels (your online store and brick and mortar, you get a streamlined view of what your business looks like in both channels. And you’ll get more data that you can trust to be complete.
- You won’t have to keep notes for inventory in separate systems to ensure that your physical store and your online shop have adequate stock – this allows you to simplify your bookkeeping (Think of the time and energy you can save as a business owner!). It also means less confusion for future customers who might see something online and visit your shop to pick it up instead.
How does it work?
When a customer purchases an item in your physical store, the API will pull product information from the point of sale system. It will send the change from the POS system in your brick and mortar location to your WooCommerce store. That automated action will help to ensure that to update product availability is automatically updated – for both your physical store and your online store.
The API takes data from any source you choose – your POS system in this case – and it can process a variety of inputs too. You can work with data that is in the following formats:
That flexibility means that you can track your inventory in any format you want, and it’ll keep your inventory information accurate and reduce stress. You’ll be able to keep an eye on your inventory for both your brick and mortar location and your online store and that will help you make more sales more quickly.
Once you have the API set up, you’ll need a way to process the data, and WP Data Sync can help with that. We offer several data plans that suit your API-request processing needs, whether you need 10,000 API requests, or you need to handle up to 150,000 API requests each month.
Visit our products page to learn more about each of our plans and how we can help your eCommerce and brick and mortar stores run more efficiently, together.