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  • Sam commented,

    The thing is, once you set Traderunner/Omnivore up with Shopify (which is owned by trademe and will have forever support presumably and free) then why would you choose Zeablue over the many many other software providers? Zeablue with trademe and shopify on two stores is $267 p/m limited to 50 sales p/m. For 600 sales p/m that $397. I say this because I'm interested what others have tried?

  • Sam commented,

    For anyone interested my trademe sales have dropped between 90-95% since changing from Tradevine to Omnivore. It's a shame but my focus is on Shopify rather than Trademe because of TMs really high fees. It's difficult to say why but probably a combination of losing a whole bunch of data and settings on the swap over like trademe specific build titles/descriptions, complex shipping rates built over years, and functionality (Omnivore doesn't allow any selling of variations so all variations setup in shopify aren't sold on trademe now), no ability to answer questions, now allowance for selling...

  • Sam commented,

    Hi Louie, I don't have a verdict, all solutions I have looked at have problems. For example, ZOHO API does not allow editing of titles/descriptions from their software - you need to go into Shopify every time you want to change something. The way I see it is I can use any inventory & sales management software with integrated Shopify integrations. The reason is that I don't have to maintain an integration myself. I've already setup Shopify with Omnivore so no need for another solution with trademe which I don't want to sell on much anyway. With all that in mind I think it is very unlikely NZ...

  • Sam commented,

    I looked quickly at Zeablue. When I saw some of their website links were dead it wasn't a good look and then being an NZ company and probably underfunded - not really my first choice. I'll look at ZOHO again which last time I looked had some API things I didn't like and then look further abroad 

  • Sam commented,

    For anyone interested - I migrated to Stock & Buy about a month ago. My experience was pretty bad. The software is buggy and extremely non-versatile with no possible workarounds. Eg you cannot edit an order coming from Shopify - instead, you need to delete the Shopify order and copy a new one into S&B. Another one is there are no viewing options on the inventory page (eg you can't view by SKU only by name). There are a ton of these issues and S&B have no intention of fixing it. I am now looking for another solution - curious what else is out there.

  • Sam commented,

    Zoho is not showing up in my app store search and I didn't see Stock & buy before. Shopify search feature seems to be a little antiquated. Anyway, no what I'm saying is normally an integration is set up by any cloud-based software company developing software and pushing and pulling API information to any and all providers it wishes (which has been the standard setup forever). APIs after all are open source. Now Shopify is saying they will only allow integrations if they go through their own Shopify App infrastructure with a built Shopify app (unless they are privately built and hosted). Thi...

  • Sam commented,

    Regarding Omnivore - they have a Shopify App and are running based inside of Shopifys inventory management and descriptions (recieving the data from Shopify mostly or only) - ie comply with the new integration requirements

  • Sam commented,

    Ok let me clarify what I was meaning - only applications that are listed and built on the Shopify App store will be valid beyond 2023. To my knowledge, I couldn't find Zoho or Shop & Buy or really even the others stated. So for example, Stocky would be fine to use (but has the downside of no multistore option).   And yes I have a reply from Tradevine "due to Shopify's app policy we had to make some changes to the way we integrate with them; basically you have to set up your own Shopify App, then provide the details of it to Tradevine, so we can interact with Shopify on your behalf. There's ...

  • Sam commented,

    Andy - to bother you again here. Based on what Tradevine have communicated to me - the only surviving software solutions that will work with Shopify are ones that are built in Shopifys own app store. This will make Shopify the central data point and will require you to purchase all the apps required for each store and login through Shopify and not their cloud base software (inventory, POS etc). It looks like Shopify are not allowing its inventory and product information to be pushed and pulled through to it via API outside of 2023 - which would mean ZOHO, Stock & Buy all the rest will be us...

  • Sam commented,

    Ok Sam I got it now. Basically what you're saying is Omnivore doesn't cut it as a full replacement for Tradevine. Zoho is your inventory management software but you could use anything for this - like Cin7 for example. But as of yet you haven't found anything that does what Tradevine did and is trying to piece it together with two platforms rather than one.