Shopify Multi-Store Expansion - Onport and Syncio Compared.

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Lorcan

Oct 15th, 2021

Shopify is by far, the most well-known ecommerce platform. Users can create a store and begin selling goods with little difficulty. However, the time may come when the opportunity for expansion comes along and when it comes to Shopify, the choice to expand to a multi-store model can be a difficult one.

There is a multitude of tools out there that can help the transition process from a single Shopify store to a multi-store model but how do these compare against each other? One well-known solution is Syncio, a tool specifically designed to facilitate the move to being a multi-vendor marketplace. In this article, we will be taking a look at Syncio and how it comes to Onport.

Integrations

When it comes to integrations, Syncio only focuses on Shopify and WooCommerce. However, Onport focuses on a multitude of other stores such as BigCommerce, Squarespace, Elastic Path, Magento.

Aside from storefronts, Onport boasts a wealth of other integrations in the form of payment gates, logistics and shipping management as well as accounting and order routing/inventory mangement. Using a purely custom setup for your store? Don’t worry, Onport can sort that out too, no problem.

With detailed documentation, Onport can guide you through the integration process when it comes to expanding your online store into a multi-vendor marketplace. Curious? Make sure to check out the full list of platforms Onp integrates with here.

Features

In terms of a feature set, Syncio offers Inventory sync, product sync, and order syncing. These are powerful tools that will greatly improve your multi-store experience and functionality. Keep an up-to-date product and pricing sync is vital to ensuring that you and your vendors are always on the same page when it comes to the offerings on your store as well as what type of margins you wish to operate under.

While Syncio’s offering will help you get going, as your store expands and naturally become more complex due to volume, you may find yourself in need of more.

With Onport, you can count on solid order routing, inventory management, shipping and payment solutions to keep your operations running smoothly but also at the top of their class in your niche.

With our intelligent order routing system, you can send orders to the appropriate vendors with ease and get confirmation that they are being fulfilled.

Our inventory management features allow you to sync your vendor’s product catalog seamlessly to your store and always ensure that your store’s offering matches that of your vendors.

Ordering is only half the process, actually get the item to the right customer is something else entirely. Thankfully, you can count on our numerous shipping features to make sure your customers get their orders on time. Provide your vendors with shipping labels and give real-time updates to customers with ease.

Keeping on top of your financial obligations is key in business, both of payments to your vendors and in terms of taxes. With Onport, choosing the right commission rate is easy and hassle-free, ensuring that you can continue to operate in a profitable state. Check out the rest of our features here.

Verdict

Syncio is a perfectly fine tool for those just starting out their Shopify store expansion or who wish to keep it at a certain level, however, should you wish to expand further, you may find yourself slightly curtailed by a fixed feature set.

With that in mind, for those who need it, Syncio will be more than satisfactory. That said, we believe that when it comes to expansion, Onport allows for greater opportunities. We empower marketplaces to expand and to be free to create the ecommerce journey that they choose, creating a beginning to end experience that ensures that customers will be back time and time again.

A reliable solution for your marketplace - Onport

Onport is a multi-vendor marketplace and dropshipping platform. Onport enables product marketplaces to streamline and automate their inventory, orders, payments, and shipping operations. Designed to be flexible, Onport can accommodate both those seeking an out-the-box solution and through our API, those who require a more bespoke implementation. From growing SMEs to well-established Enterprises, Onport’s infrastructure is designed to be a reliable partner for growth.

With Onport, our customers can scale with confidence, streamline their daily operations as well as create truly unique marketplaces. Onport is trusted by brands such as Bombinate, Ad Hoc Atelier, and Naduvi as well as over 200+ other companies.

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