Makro Marketplace & Shopify Integration

Expand your Shopify store effortlessly on Makro Marketplace - seamless integration for simplified stock and order management.

Makro Marketplace & Shopify Integration
Using the wherehouse.co.za integration, makes it effortless to expand your Shopify store onto Makro Marketplace. With automatic stock sync, pricing updates, and seamless order management, you can reach a growing customer base without the hassle of a complex fulfilment process.

Why sell on Makro Marketplace

  • 1.5 million (and growing) customers browsing every month.
  • Unlike many other marketplaces in South Africa, Makro’s model is very similar to the direct to customer sales you already do on your own Shopify store. They operate on lead time only, but ships to the customer directly.
  • After a customer buys your product on Makro Marketplace, you accept the order and Makro generates a waybill for you and books their own courier, you simply put the waybill on the box and wait for the courier to collect. The courier is paid for by Makro/the customer.
  • Selling on Makro Marketplace (especially using our integration) in essence simply becomes an extension to your existing online store without the major headache of a new fulfilment process and order consolidation issues.

How to manage product stock

  • Using the wherehouse.co.za integration, your existing Shopify store’s stock values are sent to Marko Marketplace’s dashboard without the need for manual intervention. Products are matched by SKU between the two platforms.
  • A sale on your own store will deduct stock in Makro to prevent overselling stock.
  • When a new order is placed on Makro Marketplace, we will sync it (along with the commissions paid) to your Shopify store so that the stock and your accounting reflects correctly.
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Updating product prices

  • Similar to stock, our integration beams over any pricing changes in Shopify to Makro so that you only need to manage them on one place.
 
  • To account for Makro’s commission and fees, our integration allows you to add adjustment rules
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      Adjustment rules allow you to customise your base values (pricing, stock and others) on the fly, and independently for each sales channel we integrate with.
 
How to get products listed and approved
  • Before you can sell your items on Makro Marketplace, you need to submit them to their catalogue and wait for them to be approved. We’ve got a guide on how to do this here:
Mastering Makro Marketplace
  • In short, the quickest way to get your entire listing approved, is by using Makro’s bulk loadsheets. Wherehouse can help you generate these by using your existing product attributes and images in Shopify.
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We also support syncing orders and stock from Takealot Marketplace, Loot, Leroy Merlin and Bobshop. In terms of eCommerce stores, we support WooCommerce and Ecwid as a stock master in place of Shopify.

How to get up and running

  1. If you’re not already selling on Makro Marketplace, get set up here. Wherehouse can only integrate after your account is set up and approved and your first products (we only need one or two) have been listed.
  1. Sign up for Wherehouse over here: https://www.wherehouse.co.za/ (click Get Connected then fill out the form).
  1. We’ll get you up and running within 1 - 3 business days, setting up your adjustment rules and business logic along the way. Onboarding is free.
  1. Pick a subscription plan https://www.wherehouse.co.za/#pricing and let our integration handle the day to day capturing of orders and updating of stock and pricing.
  1. Add your entire catalogue to Makro Marketplace through our loadsheet generator.
 
*Take note of Makro Marketplace’s seller check list, you need to be VAT registered in order to sell on the platform. You also need barcodes for all products.
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Written by

Giovanni Joubert
Giovanni Joubert

Founder at wherehouse.co.za