Overstock was founded in 1997 and launched in May 1999. Overstock.com initially sold exclusively surplus and returned merchandise on an online e-commerce marketplace, liquidating the inventories of at least 18 failed Dot-com companies at below-wholesale prices.
Overstock.com deals in home decor, furniture, bedding, and many other goods that are closeout merchandis and also new merchandise. For online store owners, Overstock.com is the ultimate place because of its customer-pleasing feature as ‘bargain hunter´s delight’. Hence, attracting a unique demographic in the online sales arena.
CedCommerce Overstock Integration for Magento extension interacts with the Overstock Marketplace to integrate the synchronized product listing between Magento and the overstock.com retailers.It enables the admin to manage the Overstock orders on the vendor’s Magento stores without making any significant changes to operational functionalities.
Merchant can create Overstock Categories and its dependent attributes on the Magento store. The process enables the merchant to configure the desired product category in the Magento store for automatic submission of the selected product to the same Category on overstock.com. Synchronizing orders, products, pricing, and inventory is possible through establishing the communication between Overstock APIs and the Overstock Integration for Magento extension.
Key Features are as follows:
Creation of Magento Orders: The newly placed orders on overstock.com are automatically created in the Magento store with all the required details as it is on overstock.com.
Profile based product upload: Admin can create a profile and map the overstock category and attributes to the respective Magento category and attributes. After categories and attributes mapping, admin can very easily assign the products to the profile and upload products to the overstock website.
Synchronized Inventory: Auto synchronization of the inventory at regular intervals and the listing of the products along with all the details is established between Magento and overstock.com.
Synchronized Pricing: Real time synchronization of Price for every product between Magento store and the Overstock marketplace.
Simple and Configurable Products Upload Admin can upload the Simple and Configurable types of Magento product on overstock.com. The configurable product in Magento is treated as the Variation product on overstock.com.
Bulk Upload System:The merchant has the flexibility to upload any number of products on overstock.com using bulk product upload feature.
Automate Shipment: Automate the shipment process with Shipstation, Shipwork, Stamps.com, Linnworks, Xtento, Shiprush.
New Order Notifications: Whenever a new order is fetched from the ca website, the admin receives a notification.
Rejected Products Notification: If any product containing some invalid details is rejected by overstock.com, then its information is fetched from the automatic synchronized requests along with the error due to which it is rejected.
Low Stock Notifications:Whenever Stock diminishes lower than threshold, notification is sent informing the status.
Crons: Cron job automates the process for Inventory, Price and Order management.
- Easy Debug: Easy debug process for hassle free products upload on the Overstock website.
Caution: Extension is heavily dependent on Crons for running various automated processes. So, make sure that Cron Job is properly configured and working on the server.