Magento 2 Product Integration Discussion

Hyperspace's Magento 2 Integration supports both versions:

A. Magento 2 Open Source (formerly Community)

B. Magento 2 Commerce (formerly Enterprise)

Our integration is certified to operate with the latest version of Magento 2.xx and we have numerous clients using Magento 2.3 Open Source and Magento 2.3 Commerce. We even have clients hosting Magento 2.3 Commerce in the Magento Cloud.

The first step to getting started is to test sync a few products from Lightspeed Retail to Magento 2. Typically all products are created in LIghtspeed Retail Point of Sale and then automatically sync to create new products online. In fact, you can easily create your own tag that tells Hyperspace which products it should sync online.  Hyperspace also offers numerous free tools to bulk upload all of your product data from a .csv into Lightspeed Retail (e.g. Weight import, Web Short and Long Description import, Price Level import...)

Testing is very important because there are numerous options you can select in order to sync the product to Magento 2 in the right way. For example, you might decide that you do not want to sync categories or images from Lightspeed and that is ok.

Also how you enter or upload your product data in Lightspeed Retail can determine how the data appears in Magento 2.

Please watch the video below and note the FAQ questions:

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. If I capitalize my product titles in Lightspeed, will they sync to my eCommerce site in the same way?

Yes. If you write out your product titles in Lightspeed like this:  

TEVA Women's Original Universal Sandal

They will appear online in exactly the same way unless your web developer forces code on the data to display differently. 

2. If I create variants in Lightspeed Retail like this (small, medium, large) and others like this (s, m, l, xl) how will they sync online?

They appear online in the drop-down exactly how they are entered in Lightspeed Retail. For example, if you want the selections for size online to be (xs,s,m,l,xl), you must enter them in that format when creating your products in Lightspeed Retail.  The selections will be spelled and capitalized exactly like Lightspeed Retail.

3. Does the Hyperspace integration support the 'List Item for Sale on Web Store' checkbox in Lightspeed Retail?

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We do not recommend using it. That checkbox is not supported by the Lightspeed API. Lightspeed Retail officially discontinued using that checkbox in November 2016. It is not used for their own eCommerce platform and there has been 'unofficial' talk that Lightspeed will be removing it from their platform. It is highly recommended that you do not use that checkbox. 

If you click that checkbox, it places a tag of 'webstore' in product tags field. Even though you could use this as your auto-sync tag for Hyperspace, we recommend not using this feature since Lightspeed may remove the checkbox in the future. 

4. Do I have to use tags in Lightspeed to tell Hyperspace which products I want to sync?

There are several ways you can tell Hyperspace which products should sync. You can use tags in Lightspeed Retail or the SELL ON WEB checkbox in Hyperspace. We have numerous clients that use the tag 'web' or 'magento' or 'online' to signify which products should list online. Please coordinate with your Hyperspace Project Manager to schedule a formal training session to review.

5. Your video talks about activating the Web Store tab. Is there a cost for this and how do I do it?

There is no cost from Lightspeed Retail to activate this tab. There is no increase in your monthly subscription cost to use this tab. This tab does not require Lightspeed eCom.

Please review the article (below) to provide the information Hyperspace needs to activate this tab for you. It will save you a lot of time if you have Hyperspace activate this for you in your Lightspeed Retail account.

https://hyperspace.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360004065453-Activating-the-Web-Store-Tab

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