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Webflow + Shopify

Hi,

I run a furniture business in France and plan to build my e-commerce site. While 90% of my sales will be online, I need to be able to get orders from retail stores, fairs, customers on the fly, etc.

I studied countless of ways to archive my goal and to sum up, the ideal solution involve Webflow for the front end and Shopify for the back end.

The idea would be to build and run the site thanks to the Webflow e-commerce plan while transferring all orders to Shopify to manage them. That would allow me to have the best possible, customizable and evolutive website coupled with a centralized and powerful store management solution. Some sort of a win-win situation. Zapier will then work as the bridge between Webflow and Shopify.

I am wondering if someone already used this process to run a store in Webflow. If so, I would really appreciate to have feedbacks on that.

Other solutions would involve to integrate Shopify in Webflow (with the Buy Buttons feature) or import the site in Shopify (with the Udesly Adapter tool). To be fair, none of these solutions are engaging to me for the sake of UX or design and evolutivity.

Hope someone would help me on that.

Thanks

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Hi,
i had the same problem. I also started with webflow and have no idea of programming. But we already have a shopify shop. Now i am in the process of integrating the new webflow page into shopify. It works fine as long as you don’t make your product page too complicated.
If you are going to open up a brand new shop, why don’t you stay with webflow?
I wish that would be the case with us :wink:

Good luck!

Max

I totalt agree about staying with Webflow. I have moved my Shopify to Webflow. BUT… Webflow do not have a POS yet.

I love WF and really hope that WF will push the development with the eCom part. At the end I’m sure WF will be the winner, but pls we need some basic futures to compete with Shopify now

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I wish I could do everything with Webflow but their e-commerce features are at the ground level right now. My business needs POS features, manual orders as well as other payment solution than credit card.

Shopify is way ahead of Webflow in term of features but lacks of aesthetics and adaptability. I need those features and so Shopify.

Any people having tried my idea already ?

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Hi, so it’s been a while since this was posted but I thought I might chip in with some tips anyway.

It makes total sense to integrate these two as they complement each other very well. Webflow University features documentation on integrating Webflow and Shopify, so you might give that a looksie. If you’re more of a visual person, you might also want to go through this tutorial.

Since you are looking to use a third-party integration tool already, you know that there’s more that can be done. Zapier, sure, is great if you are wanting to automate a two or three step process. It seems though you are wanting a pretty consistent and deep connection between Webflow and Shopify. In that case, there are other players you might want to check out.

One such one is Integromat, which allows you to create more complex integrations (still no-code). You can include as many steps as you need in one workflow. So, managing your entire processes for orders, products and inventory, from start-to-finish achievable.

It also has a handy feature called Datastore, which is basically like a mini database that will allow you to house your Webflow and Shopify information in one place to use in more integrations.

Hope the Webflow-Shopify bridging worked out for you and good luck with your furniture business!

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As far as I understand, Integromat is a platform like Zapier.

Before going deeper, may users are saying that Webflow data is not usable by third party service (like Zapier) because the informations provided are not well formatted. That means this is impossible to correctly transfer ecommerce data from Webflow to Shopify. No reason why Integromat will work better in my point of view.

I asked Zapier on the matter and they said they need Webflow to make a better formatting of their data. I don’t expect Webflow to do so since it will basically kill their built-in ecommerce features.

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With integrerat you can get more data out. Suggest that you take a look. In integromat you can use iterations to get all products in a order

I will try but according to Zapier, that is the way Webflow handle the data that is the issue.
So if Webflow ships out bad data, can’t see why another service can read it accordingly.

I assume this video will give a sneak peak at what it requires to do such a tricky task…
Still using both Integromat or Zapier.

This tutorial looks at multi reference fields but I assume orders are similar…if Webflow gives access to all the data required

Hey @martinreboux, I wrote a short tutorial on how to handle multi-reference fields in Webflow’s form submissions and storing that information in the CRM. It also includes a sample Webflow site you can clone and follow along to see it in action. You can find it here:

I used Autocode to achieve this. It gives you more flexibility with dealing with Webflow’s data since it allows you to write actual code and at the same time it abstracts away all the other steps of writing your own API request to Webflow. It handles authentication for you and autocompletes the code for making API calls to create Collection Items in your Webflow CRM.

Let me know what you think or if was helpful!

I suggest using the Udesly Integration to export your Webflow code in a Shopify Theme, but be also prepare to have a learning curve if you are to do it yourself or to pay them to generate the dynamic theme.
Info here Webflow to Shopify | Create Shopify Themes with Webflow | Udesly.com

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Hi @martinreboux Love this topic as I’m currently in the same situation: I’ve had a shopify account for POS transactions and non-credit-card payment methods and I’m building online store on webflow for aesthetic purposes. I’m curious if you’re currently running this combination using Zapier as the data automation bridge?

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Also following this thread as I am in the same situation. Anyone have any updated tips here, that would be appreciated!

Just bear in mind the ecommerce API has developed a bit since this post started.

All the same an ecommerce <> POS integration will take some work. Products need to sync, orders need to sync. The beauty of using integromat (or Zapier maybe)is that you can extend the automations to all sorts of customer experience / marketing automation with no add ons etc.

Udesly Adaptor theme conversion is still an option, but I’d be asking them for a quote to do it for you .