You’ve registered with OrderPipe and you’re ready to connect your OrderPipe mobile sales dashboard to your Magento webstore.
In the OrderPipe Setting screen click the big button labelled ‘Add Order Source’.
Then click the Magento button. You’ll be presented with a screen giving you an outline of the steps required to set up a web service user.
You can see the full step-by-step guide to making a web service user post for more details.
Click on the Next Step button and then enter the required information:
1. Magento Store URL
This tells OrderPipe where on the Internet to find your Magento store. For example http://www.shoppingmoa.co.uk is the URL for one of our webstores.
2. Magento API User Name and 3. Magento API Key
Together these second and third pieces of information make up the credentials that OrderPipe will use to access your order information through Magento webstore’s web service APIs. The API Key is much like a password.
You may already have web service credentials set up in your Magento webstore if it’s already connecting to other Internet services. Enter the credentials here.
Or if this is the first time you’ve used Magento web services you’ll probably have to enable them in your Magento webstore by setting up what Magento terms a ‘web service user’. You set it up with a user name and a ‘key’, and these are the credentials that you enter into OrderPipe. It’s not hard to do, it’s the same procedure you’d use to connect your Magento webstore to services such as Shipwire or Shopify.
Here’s our brief guide to enabling Magento web services so that OrderPipe can connect to your webstore.
One common pitfall in the Magento configuration that often catches people out; you must use the ‘System/ Web Services/ User’ menu, not the ‘System/ Permissions/ User’ menu.
Once you have entered your Magento API User Name and Magento API Key into OrderPipe, tap the big ‘Test Connection and Finish’ button. OrderPipe will connect to your webstore and start displaying your orders. It can take a few minutes to make the connection and process the first lot of sales statistics.
If all’s well, there’s nothing more for you to do than go to the OrderPipe main screen and to watch your sales grow.