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Re: multichannel sales with different marketplaces

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Camptocamp France SAS, Alexandre Fayolle
- 23/04/2021 11:56:24
Thanks Xavier for your feedback I'll keep this in mind.

Alexandre

On 15/04/2021 13:16, Xavier Brochard wrote:

> 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

> 

> ---

> 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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