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Re: multichannel sales with different marketplaces

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Camptocamp SA, Joël Grand Guillaume
- 19/04/2021 15:54:19
Hi Alexandre,


I would personally go for a UBL standard XML file to import and export data to the third party provider, whatever it is. We used Lobster for example in one project. 

Then Odoo 'just' need to speak and understand UBL and most is already done in OCA/EDI repo. 

IMO it is, and should probably remain, that the customer have a hand on the third party app that communicate with Odoo and other tools. If we have one interface, fine we take the responsibility. If it starts to be many, and moreover moving target, then better the customer take this part. 

Strategically speaking, it's also important that the customer has its data and flows under control. 

Call me anytime, 

All the best, 

Joël 


Le jeu. 15 avr. 2021 à 13:17, Xavier Brochard <xavier@alternatif.org> a écrit :
Hello

Using a multi-channel dispatcher is the best option, as it is allways 
very complicated to handle all the marketplaces that you need in Odoo. 
It is exactly like using a multi shipping provider.

Lengow is only for big companies wich sells lot of products.

We work with Iziflux, a french multi-channel feed (a «broker» as you 
said, one can see it as a dispatcher). Price is really cheap compared to 
Lengow and you can start with, for example, 100 products. There is a lot 
of multi-channel feeders. Local feeders are recommended at there is also 
a lot of local marketplaces.

We have asked it-projects (Yelizariev's company) to code a connector 
Odoo 13 - Iziflux. It works well and we would like to release it as GPL.

However, a simpler module would be good enough for starting as nearly 
all multi-channel feeds can handle CSV files. It would work as follow :
- check products to sell
- check require fields and transform format
And a cron job would
- CSV product and stock
- CSV stored in dedicated directory
- ftp your CSV to the multichannel feed (some multichannel feeds will 
directly take it)
- ftp the multichannel CSV (sales)
- CSV sale import
Such a general module could be immediatly usable with every 
multi-channel feed as soon as you will setup the fields and adapt 
formats.

If you need to search for multi channel providers, use these keywords : 
multi-channel, feed, connector, flux

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Librement,
Xavier Brochard xavier@alternatif.org
La liberté est à l'homme ce que les ailes sont à l'oiseau (Jean-Pierre 
Rosnay)

Le 15.04.2021 12:12, Alexandre Fayolle a écrit :


> I'm in contact with a german company who would like to interface Odoo


> with different marketplaces, such as amazon, ebay but also local german


> actors. I don't have yet a full list, and the list is likely to evolve


> over time anyway, so I would not like to use 1 connector backend per


> marketplace...


> I think the most cost effective approach would be to use a 3rd party


> broker which would take care of the nitty gritty details and present


> Odoo with a single, unified interface. I think lengow does this, and we


> have a connector_lengow project in the OCA repositories.


> I'm happy to hear some feedback (on the lengow connector, or on using a


> broker for this purpose), doubtless some of you already had to walk 


> this


> path.

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