Follow these 5 steps and you’ll be selling parts on Shopify with compatibility in no time. If you'd like to get a full tour of PartsPal and all its features, book a session with our Onboarding Experts.
The 5 steps to set up success
Take 10-20 minutes on each step a day to get set up in a week, or be an overachiever and knock through all of them in a couple of hours.
Step 1: Prepare your products for upload
The fastest way to upload your parts list is by uploading a CSV to PartsPal.
You can download and view a sample product CSV file to use as a template. The first line of your product CSV file must be the column headers in the template file provided.
The minimum requirement for your parts list are SKU, Part Number, Brand, Price.
How to prepare your product CSV list for upload
Step 2: Upload your parts list to PartsPal
Once your parts list is ready, you can upload it through PartsPal's File Upload Manager.
Select the "Upload" tab, select "Product" as your import type and "PartsPalProducts" as your transformer type.
How to upload your parts list to PartsPal
Step 3: Add fitment data to your catalog
Fitment data, also known as parts or vehicle compatibility is the foundation of your parts catalog. PartsPal allows you to add and manage fitment data in the Partly Standard.
There are 4 methods to add fitment data to your parts. These are in increasing orders of difficulty.
Accessing fitment data from Partly Database
Cloning fitment data from equivalent parts
Adding fitment data manually yourself
Data Acquisition service by Partly (by brand)
Step 4: Integrate your Shopify store
PartsPal has an advanced integration with Shopify, so get in touch with our team if you need further explanation or support.
Our Shopify Integration allow you to publish your parts catalog to your Shopify Inventory, and has custom-built snippets that allow your buyers to easily find the parts that fit their vehicle.
PartsPal Collection page
Vehicle Compatibility table
These snippet have to be installed in your Shopify theme,
Step 5: Publish your products to Shopify
Once your catalog meets the requirements, you can publish to Shopify. You can publish up to 200 products at a time directly in PartsPal, or publish in bulk via CSV.
Requirements to publish products to Shopify
How to publish to Shopify via CSV
Note: Products publish to Shopify at a rate of 1000 products/hour
Congratulations for completing your initial PartsPal setup.
By this stage, you should be familiar with PartsPal and be equiped for the big task ahead of managing your parts catalog. You can view our additional help articles here, or get in touch with our support team if you have any questions.
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