Magento API connector connects to Magento via Magento’s core API. That makes the ideal solution if you don't want to install any third party plugin (DCL offers a Magento Community Edition Plugin solution as well) or if you have Magento Enterprise Edition. Whatever is your choice, both DCL Magento connectors allow you to choose the store you need to link to DCL if your Magento handles multiples stores.
To connect Magento to DCL, you will first create an API user for Magento and then provide DCL with that API user’s credentials.
The first step is to create a Magento SOAP/XML-RPC user with admin access.
Create a SOAP/XML-RPC Role with access = All
Finally, create a SOAP/XML-RPC User with that role:
To verify that your Magento SOAP API is properly working, follow the steps below.
To link one or more of your Magento webstore to a DCL eFactory account, follow the steps below.
Press the button on the top of this page. You will be asked to enter the DCL eFactory credentials. If you have linked only a single store, you will be redirected to the connector page "Store Preferences". If you have linked multiple stores, you need to select the store you want to configure.
NOTE: On the 'Store Preferences' page you have the option to apply the settings only to the selected store or to apply the settings to all of your stores linked to the same DCL account.
Enable DCL APIEnable DCL background processes to acknowledge and fulfill orders, and update stock quantity.
Acknowledge OnlyDCL will only acknowledge orders but not fulfill unless requested.
Collect PricesDCL will collect all the prices for the order.
Fulfillment NotificationMagento will email ship notification to customers upon DCL fulfillment.
Update InventoryDCL will update store inventory. The background process is scheduled to update your inventory every 4 hours. If you need to update it more frequently, please contact customer support.
In StockDCL will force item in stock when quantity > 0.
Order Process StatusDCL will process orders with selected status. You have the option to inform us to import orders only with status "Ready for DCL". This is a custom status that has to be coded as
ready_for_dclin your Magento administration site.
Acknowledge StatusOptional. Update Magento order status to "DCL Acknowledgded" upon DCL order acknowledgment. This is a custom status that has to be coded as
order_at_dclin your Magento administration site.
Import DaysDCL will import orders only on these selected days.
Import Time (PST)DCL will import orders only in this range of time. Make sure the time range is at least 20 minute wide.
Order AgeTime allowed for customer changes before order is transferred to DCL.
Shipping methods defined and enabled in Magento need to be mapped to the DCL shipping methods. Select the tab "Shipping methods" to review and define additional mappings.
You can find the Magento methods titles and names under "System / Configuration / Sales / Shipping Methods" in your Magento administration site.
Examples of Magento shipping methods: Flat Rate - Fixed, Fedex Express - 2 Day, United Parcel Service - Next Day Air.
'Title' - 'Method Name'(note the "dash" character between the two spaces).