With ACE's integration to TAKU Ecommerce, you have the capability to manage all of your uploaded products on your webstore, right from your POS system. This guide will show you how to format your products accordingly, and utilize best practices to maintain a proper synchronization for web products.
1. Registration and Initial Setup
Upon registration of your ACE license for your webstore integration, we would encourage you to schedule an appointment with one of our support agents for helping to set-up the connection between ACE and TAKU Ecommerce.
Please use the link below to schedule an appointment for integrating if you have not yet done so:
Choose the option Set-up -> E-commerce Integration (40 Minutes) and select the time that works best for you, and our support agents will contact you at the number provided in the booking calendar.
2. Webstore Integration Setup Screen
Navigate in ACE to Operations -> Webstore Integration -> Setup. The following window appears, which contains all of the initial settings that determine how ACE interacts with TAKU eCommerce.
This information will be filled out or given to you by an ACE support agent, as described in Step 1.
Web Inventory Price:
Pick the option that best suits your pricing setup according to the fields that you are using in ACE:
Regular Price: The standard price field in ACE's Inventory screen will be uploaded to webstore and only that price will displayed for the product.
Use MSL Price Only: The MSL field in ACE Inventory screen will be uploaded to webstore and only that price will displayed.
Use MSL Price (Regular Price as Special): Use this option if you do not normally use MSL (Manufacturer's Suggested List Price) as a "Compare At" option to be displayed on labels or otherwise. You can then set the MSL as your "regular" price for web items and then the Price field will serve as your sale price.
Below is an example of how this price setup would display in your webstore:
Use List Price: Utilize the Price List feature in ACE to create a specific pricing scheme for Webstore prices at a % discount rate taken from your standard pricing found in ACE.
Use Promo Price (Qty from 1 only): You can use this option to enter Single-Item Promo pricing in ACE to place an item on sale, with a similar "crossed out regular price" as shown above for the "Use MSL Price (Regular Price as Special)" option. This option works for Matrix header promo price as well (also found in Inventory Screen -> "Promo" button at the top).
Settings tab > Additional Info Options
Custom fields - If these options are enabled, they will appear in the product description field in TAKU E-Commerce. These custom fields can be enabled and renamed in the Inventory Defaults section. The custom fields can be renamed and used to store specific information for products depending on your industry.
Classification fields - If these options are enabled, they will appear in the product description field in TAKU E-Commerce. These custom fields can be enabled and renamed in the Inventory Defaults section. The classification fields can be renamed and used to associate specific information for products depending on your industry. NOTE: For Webstore, ACE uses Classification 3 to associate a Brand to a product.
PLU - If this option is enabled, it will appear in the product description field in TAKU E-Commerce.
Append Prod. Desc. 2 - If this option is enabled and Description 2 exists for a product in ACE, you will be able to append this information After Prod. Desc.1 OR Before Prod. Desc. 1.
Copy Desc. 2 to Long Desc - If this option is enabled and Description 2 exists for a product in ACE, this will appear in the product description field in TAKU E-Commerce.
NOTE: This feature is available for non-matrix products ONLY.
Manufacturer - The manufacturer dropdown menu will display the enabled classifications. NOTE: For TAKU E-Commerce, the manufacturer is associated to classification 3 (Brand).
Settings tab > Auto Upload and Update Options
Auto upload new added product to Web Store - If this option is enabled, ACE will auto-upload the manually created products in ACE to TAKU E-Commerce.
NOTE: ACE will auto-upload the new product details without any images. Images will need to be added to the product in TAKU E-Commerce manually OR the image paths will need to be set to the product in ACE and updated to TAKU E-Commerce.
Auto update in Web Store - If this option is enabled, you are also required to enable the Qty AND/OR Price options.
When these are enabled, ACE will automatically update the product Qty AND/OR Price when
- a product uploaded to TAKU E-Commerce is manually adjusted in Inventory.
- a product uploaded to TAKU E-Commerce is part of a receiving document.
NOTE: All products in the receiving document must be received in full before ACE will automatically update the new Qty to TAKU E-Commerce.
Currently, any inventory count adjustments within ACE will not automatically update the new Qty to TAKU E-Commerce and any
adjusted Qty will need to be manually updated. Please note that the Qty adjustment will also be automatically updated
from ACE to TAKU E-Commerce the next time a sale or complete receiving triggers a sync, but until that time, any discrepancies
adjusted as a result of your inventory count will not be accounted for and your TAKU E-Commerce inventory quantities will be
out-of-sync until the next trigger.
Auto update Qty in Web Store after Sale - If this option is enabled, ACE will automatically update the Qty of any product that was uploaded to TAKU E-Commerce and sold in ACE.
Settings tab > Shipping Option
This is a physical product - If this option is enabled, it indicates that products uploaded from ACE to TAKU E-Commerce are products that need to be shipped.
Settings tab > Image Options
Add image from URL - If this option is enabled, ACE will allow you to add up to 4 image URLs per product in the Web Inventory screen.
Add image from your local computer path - If this option is enabled, ACE will allow you to add up to 4 images from your local computer.
- Your product images can be any size up to 5760 x 5760 px, or 20 megapixels. Product images need to have a file size smaller than 20 MB to be added to TAKU E-Commerce.
- High resolution photos will look more polished and professional to your customers. For square product images, a size of 2048 x 2048 px usually looks best.
- It is recommended that the images are saved and stored in a shared folder on your local area network.
- ACE will not modify your images so make sure you edit your images before you upload them.
Settings tab > Inventory Options
Track Inventory - If this option is not enabled, the Inventory Tracking option will be set to "Don't track inventory" and your E-commerce platform will not receive quantity changes from ACE (such as sales or inventory adjustments, or counts in ACE).
Allow customers to purchase when out-of-stock - This option will be enabled ONLY if Track Inventory is enabled. If Track inventory AND Allow customers to purchase when out-of-stock are enabled, ACE will upload products to E-Commerce without tracking the quantity of the product and will then also allow online customers to purchase products when they are out-of-stock.
Update Options tab
In the Update Options tab, you will have the flexibility to enable the product fields to update in E-Commerce without overriding certain product information that has already been uploaded OR has been added manually in TAKU E-Commerce.