Shopify: What information is stored from Shopify Products in Sumtracker

Product and Variants (called Listings) from Shopify are synced to Sumtracker within a few seconds as they are created or updated on Shopify.

In order to sync to Sumtracker, Listings on Shopify must have a SKU.

On this page, we explain the fields we save from Shopify Listing to the Product in Sumtracker.

We save the

  • Listing Product Name, 
  • Variant name, 
  • SKU
  • Barcode, 
  • Product Type (as Category), 
  • Tags and
  • Primary image

When any of these listing properties is changed on Shopify, it gets updated in Sumtracker instantly through webhooks.

A Product in Sumtracker has many other properties, like alert threshold, cost, notes, purchase prices, etc that can be directly updated in Sumtracker.

We do not get the cost of products from Shopify products API, so it has to be updated in Sumtracker directly.

Products are created based on unique SKU in listings or variants.
So if 2 or more listings have the same SKU on Shopify, we create 1 product in Sumtracker corresponding to the SKU.

As a result, any one of the name used in the Product/variant on Shopify will be shown as the name of the product in Sumtracker.

You can click on the Online Listings column in Product list in Sumtracker to see the Listings a product is linked to.