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Why is x2x RMH-Shopify necessary in a hybrid retail model


Why is x2x RMH-Shopify necessary in a hybrid retail model

Business is not just about maintaining your current operations but also about looking for potential ways to enhance and scale your operations, find new opportunities, and make critical decisions on how to leverage them. In the digital world of commerce, most retailers are realizing the importance of the ecommerce industry and adopting online sales channels. But how do you manage disparate platforms in a unified manner, like a POS system and ecommerce platform? The x2xecommerce RMH-Shopify integration solution provides an answer to such rising needs as your retail store enters the online domain. Let’s see why having an integration solution like x2x RMH-Shopify in this case is necessary.


Inventory management with x2x RMH Shopify

For many retail stores that enter online channels, primary inventory management is done at the same management level as the physical restore. Manually ensuring the inventory between the two systems is synchronized is not feasible given the frequency of operations – hundreds of items are sold, restocked, and returned on two channels that need to be managed & tracked. The x2x RMH-Shopify integration solutions sync the inventory between the two solutions. Furthermore, it offers other inventory management features such as inventory threshold levels by department offering more flexibility. Thus, with inventory syncing features, users besides ensuring inventory levels are synchronized between the system can also avoid errors and inaccuracies.


Product Management with x2x RMH-Shopify

Many retail businesses involve hundreds of thousands of products. Having both online and physical store channels means maintaining product info between the two platforms accurately without any discrepancies. However, when you have numerous products, this can become an overwhelming task – ensuring each field value for each product matches between both platforms. This is especially true for established vendors entering into online domains who require setting up each product online from scratch. Defining the same products manually on two systems when you have numerous products can consume a lot of precious business resources and time, besides also producing data discrepancies between the two datasets which is not preferable.


The x2xecommerce RMH-Shopify solution allows you to import your RMH products to Shopify as simply as in a few clicks having the exact field values as in your RMH. Moreover, you can use the mapping feature to take any specific value from RMH to a specific field in Shopify, manage your catalog by creating and assigning categories to products, and even assign images to products. This integration solution, therefore, provides a one-step solution for managing your products on both platforms from a single environment. This saves time & resources and reduces errors and data discrepancies, enhancing the efficiency of operations.

Product Management with x2x RMH-Shopify

Transactions with x2x RMH-Shopify

In a physical store environment, the POS system is responsible for all the transactions. Retail businesses often rely on reports and other transactional data of POS systems for analysis before making important decisions and tax compliance matters. While many ecommerce platforms also offer such features, since most retail businesses stepped into physical retail operations before going online, they maintain their POS system as their primary transactional solution; this means the need to download and process Shopify orders into RMH. Without any syncing between the two, each online order would need to be recorded manually in the POS system as well, which is not feasible. The x2xecommerce RMH-Shopify integration allows the user to process Shopify orders in RMH and post the shipment & invoice automatically to Shopify, hence syncing the two transactional environments.


Conclusion

The growing influence of the digital world is becoming realized in the retail industry motivating more retailers to step into online markets. However, such endeavors of managing retail operations across different solution comes up with their own complications of managing operations. The x2xecommerce RMH-Shopify lets you sync inventory, products, and transactional data between the two, enabling you to manage most of your online operations using your POS system to achieve a more unified and efficient business management system.


The x2xecommerce, as an expert in providing ecommerce solutions for many years, can also help you establish an online store and integrate it with your existing solutions, such as POS. Some other solutions of x2xecommerce other than this solution include x2x RMH-Magento and x2x RMH-WooCommerce integration. Reach out to the x2x team for any query or a free demo.


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