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Setting Up a Volusion Channel

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Learn how to set up your Volusion account in Jazva.

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Overview

Jazva's integration with Volusion will allow users to import their products and orders from Volusion, as well as create products from Jazva and push listings to their Volusion web store.

Integrating your Volusion web store into Jazva involves creating a new channel in the system and including a Volusion API URL (base store URL).

Due to the limitations of Volusion’s API, product images need to be hosted on a third-party site before Jazva can import them. Users will need to insert the URLs of the images (hosted on the 3rd party site) by following Volusion’s instructions here.

Additionally, categories need to be manually imported, as categories cannot be automatically imported when importing your listings from Volusion. We suggest importing the category first before importing listings, so that the listings can be linked to those categories.  To learn more about this process, please visit Setting Up Volusion Categories.


How to Get Your Volusion Base Store URL

  1. Log into your Volusion dashboard.

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  1. Go to Inventory > Import/Export.

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  1. Toggle to the Volusion API tab.
  2. Scroll down to the Generic section, click Enable if not already enabled, otherwise skip to step 5.
  3. Once Generic is enabled, click the Run button next to Generic\Products.

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  1. Now in the Volusion API: Run Generic\Products page, click Run to generate the Base Store URL. It may take a minute or two. Do not refresh the browser.

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  1. Copy the full URL generated.

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  1. Keep a record of this URL*, to be added in the Base Store URL field in Jazva’s Channel Setup Wizard.

*Please note that Volusion requires you to change your password every 3 months. This means you will need to re-generate this URL every 3 months.


Creating a New Volusion Channel in Jazva

1. From the main menu, go to Setup and select Channels.

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2. From the Marketplace section, click the + icon and select Volusion.

3. Complete the required fields and options for the Channel Config wizard:

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  • Channel Name – Give the channel a name.
  • Channel Code – Give the channel a personalized code for reference.
  • Parent Web Channel – sets a channel to be the basis of default settings of the channel. The parent web channel needs to be activated in order to show in the dropdown menu.

 4. Enter your Return Address information.

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5. Enter the Base Store URL, which you obtain from from your Volusion dashboard, Volusion API: Run Generic\Products page.

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Important: Volusion requires that you reset your password every 3 months. Every time you reset your password, you will need to regenerate this API URL.

6. Click Create Channel to save the channel in Jazva.


Configuring Your Volusion Channel Settings

Jazva offers a wide range of options you can update to finetune your channel. You can configure any of these settings from the channel’s Setup tab. Many of these settings are optional, but we recommend you review every single option available.

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1. Complete the following options and settings:

  • Channel Name – give a name for the channel.
  • Channel Code – give the channel a code and color for your reference.
  • Parent Web Channel – sets a channel to be the basis of default settings of the Volusion channel.
  • Import Orders -  set how Jazva should retrieve orders from Volusion.
    • Process Orders From - set a date from which orders should be imported.
    • Last Order Sync Date - Jazva will pull order data from all orders from after this date.

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  • Maximum Inventory – sets a maximum monetary amount of inventory to be published to the channel per SKU. For example, the limit is set at $3,000 and a SKU that is sold for $40 and the real inventory on hand is 220pcs. Jazva will publish only 75 pieces to the channel (75 x $40 = $3,000).
  • Maximum Inventory Count – sets a maximum unit amount of inventory to be published to the channel.
  • Import Customers with Orders - - if you check this box, new CRM contacts will be created when importing your orders.
  • Channel Merging Priority - This only applies when merging products. The higher this number, the products sold on this channel will have more priority to be selected as the main product when merging.
  • Base Store URL – the Volusion API URL used to connect your volusion account.
  • Import Listings* - set how Jazva should import your products from Volusion.

* Please note that due to the limitations of Volusion’s API, product images need to be hosted on a third-party site before Jazva can import them. Users will need to insert the URLs of the images (hosted on the 3rd party site) by following Volusion’s instructions here.

Additionally, categories need to be manually imported, as categories cannot be automatically imported when importing your listings from Volusion. We suggest importing the category first before importing listings, so that the listings can be linked to those categories.  To learn more about this process, please visit Setting Up Volusion Categories.

  • Publish Listings - Select how you would like Jazva to publish and update your listings. This option will not affect inventory updates.
  • Image Option -  sets specific image dimensions on images for this channel.
  • Enable Email Communications for This Channel - Activating this setting will allow emails to be sent out from this channel. 
  • Base Category – sets the root category for importing products and mapping other categories.
  • Jazva Billing Code – a billing code for internal reference.
  • Sandbox – sets the channel on sandbox mode. This must be unchecked to set your channel active.
  • Channel Owner – sets a designated owner of the channel.
  1. Click Update to save your settings.
  2. Switch to the Profile tab and complete or update the pertinent contact and shipping information.

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  1. Select eligible Shipping Carriers for the channel. It is recommended to check All Carriers, so that Jazva can recommend the least expensive shipping method and carrier from all your set options.
  2. Click Save and return to the channel’s Setup tab.
  3. Click Activate and the channel will be live.

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