There are a few different approaches you can take to sync stock levels between WooCommerce stores:
- Use a plugin: There are several plugins available for WooCommerce that can automatically sync stock levels between multiple stores. These plugins typically work by connecting to the API of each store and using it to update stock levels in real-time.
- Use an API: If you have development resources available, you can use the WooCommerce API to programmatically sync stock levels between stores. This will require building custom code to handle the data synchronization.
- Use a spreadsheet: If you only need to sync stock levels occasionally, or if your stores are relatively small, you may be able to use a spreadsheet to manually sync stock levels. Simply export the stock levels from one store as a CSV file, make any necessary updates or additions, and then import the updated data into the other store.
The WooCommerce REST API (Application Programming Interface) is a set of endpoints that allow you to retrieve and update data from a WooCommerce store programmatically. You can use the WooCommerce REST API to create custom integrations with other software or systems, or to automate tasks such as updating product data or processing orders.
To use the WooCommerce REST API, you will need to:
- Enable the API in your WooCommerce store: You can do this by going to WooCommerce > Settings > Advanced > REST API and checking the box to enable the API.
- Generate API keys: In order to authenticate your API requests, you will need to generate an API key and secret for your WooCommerce store. You can do this by going to WooCommerce > Settings > Advanced > REST API > Keys/Apps and clicking on the «Add Key» button.
- Make API requests: Once you have your API keys, you can start making API requests to your WooCommerce store using a tool such as cURL or a library in a programming language like PHP or Python. The WooCommerce REST API documentation provides detailed information on the available endpoints and how to use them.
It’s important to note that the WooCommerce REST API is only available for WooCommerce stores running version 2.6 or higher. If you are running an older version of WooCommerce, you will need to update your store before you can use the API.
Regardless of which approach you choose, it’s important to carefully plan and test your stock synchronization process to ensure that it is reliable and accurate. You may also want to consider setting up alerts or notifications to alert you if stock levels get too low, so you can take action to restock your stores.