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Lightspeed integration for Fashionbrands

The assignment

Meanwhile, The Old Man exists already more than 30 years and has 8 unique stores spread across the center of Amsterdam: The Old Man Dam, The Old Man South, The Old Man Smoke, The Old Man Knifes & Tools, TOM's Skateshop, Volcom Amsterdam, The Dam By Vans, DC Store Amsterdam and Oakley Amsterdam. In addition to all these physical stores in Amsterdam, The Old Man also has a webshop where they offer well-known brands for winter sports, water sports and skate/longboards, among others. The focus is on selling boardsports brands, but they also sell accessories and care products.

The Old Man was looking for an integration between the system they use in the stores, called ASPOS and their Shopify webshop. The Old Man uses the omnichannel retail platform ASPOS where they use a Point of Sale system, which controls all sales from one point. Now they were looking for an integration through which all sales from the webshop and from the store would be synchronized with each other, so they didn't have any incorrect sales.

Therefore, we created an integration for The Old Man between the ASPOS system (Valk solutions) and their Shopify webshop. The integration through Notive Middleware ensures that all orders coming in from the webshop are synchronized with the ASPOS system. The integration also ensures that all (new) products and stock that are created/updated in ASPOS also appear in the webshop.

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The data is updated almost real time partly because Shopify uses Webhooks. Webhooks is an API that you can install to your Shopify webshop to receive certain events in your store. For example, you can start an action when a customer puts something in his shopping cart. When a visitor places an order, the order details are immediately recorded in the Notive middleware and then pushed directly to the ASPOS system. As a result, the stock of the physical store and the online shop are synchronized with each other so that it can never happen that more is sold than is in stock!

The Result

Thanks to the integration of the Notive Middleware between Shopify and ASPOS, all orders and products are synchronized easily and quickly. Changes no longer need to be made manually in both systems, and new products created in the store also automatically appear in the webshop! This efficient solution leaves more time for other important matters.

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