Shared keys or setting unique SKUs are integral in all integrations, as it works as a unique identifier for us to match the products from one platform to another. SKUs are important for identifying what products to update where as emails might be used to update a customer record.
Think of an SKU serving the same function as your email address when you use it to sign-up for other apps (like Facebook and Snapchat for example). Your email address is what helps those apps identify you from all the other users.
In the same way, SKUs are the easiest and most accurate way for us to move product data from one system to another, which is why we will ask that you have SKUs in both systems that you want to integrate.
It doesn’t have to be a complicated string - some examples of SKUs that our clients have used are things like Tshirt001, Skirt001 etc or MondayOrder1, MondayOrder2 etc.
In the future, once the integration is installed, anything you update or create in one platform will automatically populate into your other platform.
Developer notes: You can set your inventory to search for SKUs by setting the SHARED key. The video below will show you how to implement a shared key for data integration.