Integrating Odoo with Amazon
Odoo and Amazon are two comprehensive online tools, each with their own impressive functionalities and usage. As such, the two platforms can exist quite well apart and serve its users with much of their requirements easily. Odoo is an open-source ERP and CRM platform that provides its users with just the right tools to manage their business processes in a seamless manner and ensure customer retention. On the other hand, Amazon is an eCommerce platform that allows buyers and sellers to share the platform and carry out transactions.
The two platforms can be integrated together to leverage the unique features of both, and to ensure that users get the most of either platform. Odoo proves to be a good tool to manage the transactions taking place at Amazon and keeping track of customer data, in order to use the customer information to target them with just the products that they are looking for. The combination allows all the eCommerce features of Amazon to be further enhanced by Odoo.
This combination is popular enough for Odoo to release its own Amazon connector. So what features does this connector have that lead Odoo and Amazon to become a popular integration? Let’s find out!
With the integration of Odoo with Amazon, businesses can manage their inventory database and keep track of the products currently available for sale. Amazon, on its own, has no structured framework to manage bulk orders and keep track of the products available. This feature allows users to plan ahead and keep their inventory well-stocked, especially if it is dependant on warehousing and supply-chain. With the security of a well-stocked inventory available, users can carry out their transactions without the need to constantly check up on their database.
Use Odoo’s Marketplace Support
Odoo marketplace can be leveraged by Amazon users to expand their products beyond the amazon market. With the help of the Marketplace connector, businesses can reach a wider audience across several different countries that Odoo Marketplace has access to. This enables users to reach newer markets and increase their revenue whilst doing the same at Amazon.
All the transactions taking place at the Amazon platform are kept automatically recorded and synced with Odoo’s database. This automatic update relieves the users of manually updating the transaction records in the Odoo CRM. The updates are done regularly and enable users to focus their time and attention on tasks that are the platforms are not able to automate. In addition to that, automatic updates also eliminate the chances of human error when it comes to dealing with large amounts of data. Each order is sure to be recorded, along with the customer information and delivery address, automatically.
Configure Taxes on Inventory
Odoo can also provide its users with the functionality of managing the taxes on their inventory. Users can set a certain tax percentage or amount on a certain product, and all future products that are similar would be taxed under the same principles. This prevents the users from calculating individual taxes on each item and renewing the tax information with each new shipment of inventory. It would also assist users in calculating the respective amounts without the possibility of error.
Keep Track of Deliveries
For businesses that use the Fulfillment By Amazon delivery method, as soon as each sale occurs, the platform triggers the Odoo platform, where sales are kept updated, and the stock is adjusted to reflect the change. On the other hand, the Fulfillment By Merchant method allows the notification of successful delivery to be sent to Amazon for each confirmed order. Users have the option to ship the delivery forward partially, using backorders or in bulk. In either case, both the Amazon and Odoo platforms are kept updated and well in-sync.
Issue Invoices and Manage Payments
Billing can be made easy in ERP platforms such as Odoo. While Amazon comes with its own billing framework, the organization and efficiency displayed by Odoo remain unmatched. Odoo helps keep a track of all the transactions and makes sure that the billing history is kept well recorded. More importantly, Odoo can be used to generate invoices for transactions in Amazon. Payments can also be registered in Odoo, having multiple payment gateway options available, as opposed to the limited number on Amazon.
It is important for users to keep an eye on the overall sales figures in order to determine the overall trajectory of the business and so as to measure the revenue. Amazon on its own does not have the framework to give comprehensive detail on the sales history for an organization. Odoo, on the other hand, with the help of Odoo Sales, can leverage the extensive data available to it, to make summaries and inferences in the form of regular reports, in order to give users a good idea of the overall picture.
How Can We Help?
Integrating Odoo with Amazon is a sure-fire way to bring the best of eCommerce and business management together, while at the same time, keeping track of customer data in order to retain good customer relations. RT Dynamic can help with that. With the help of our Odoo integration services, you can expand the functionalities of both the platforms, beyond that which the Odoo connector offers.
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