Love Shopify’s low cost and ease of use but are tired of running into limitations when trying to enter the Direct Sales marketplace?
We have the answer you have been looking for! As we are always striving to lead the industry, Trinity Software is proud to announce our latest innovation: An integration of Shopify’s e-commerce solution with our flagship product, Firestorm®! We allow you to make a choice as to which shopping cart you wish to use with your Firestorm® system. Shopify OR the integrated Shopping Cart that comes with your Firestorm® system.
Shopify is an excellent e-commerce system, but does not have the requisite functionality to fully address the direct selling industry. With concepts like Replicated websites, Commissionable Volume, Qualification Volume, Genealogies, Web Back-office and more, Shopify simply comes up short.
With this integration, you will be able to fully leverage the excellent e-commerce capabilities provided by Shopify, and bolt them onto the powerful commissioning engines, member’s web office, payment tools and hundreds of other features provided by Firestorm®, the industry’s most powerful platform for direct selling.
This integration will allow existing companies that currently use Shopify to retain their investments of time and money into the Shopify platform while expanding their sales channels into the Direct Selling space. This creates a powerful and unmatched solution to fully address the needs of all your sales channels.
Are you using Influencer Marketing to sell your products? Firestorm® allows you to properly credit any number of influencers as they send business to your site. You will be able to pay commissions accurately and timely, resulting in a happy influencer and stellar growth for your business.
Shopify Integration Features:
Party Plan Support
Our integration fully supports the party plan direct selling model. Any order can be credited to a party simply by visiting the replicated party website that Firestorm® creates within Shopify. When the order is received by our system it will be processed and credited to the party in question according to the rules defined by you.
Almost all of the party plan capabilities of Firestorm® can be leveraged by your company to provide a seamless and solid interface to party attendees, as well as allowing you to operate your party plan business with no restrictions. All of the special shipping options* required by party plan are available to you as well as hundreds of other party plan features!
* Requires Orders to be fulfilled by Firestorm®
Replicated websites along with member photo and contact information are fully supported within the Shopify environment. Your member will be able to pick a URL to use during enrollment which will be used by them to direct people to your cart to place an order. URLs may be in the form of jerry.myco.com OR www.myco.com/jerry. When this URL is used, any order placed will be automatically attributed to the owner of the URL.
Distributor Lookup Tool
To solve the problem of a shopper placing a non-attributed order, our integration has the ability (your choice) to display a member lookup tool on the initial checkout screen in Shopify to allow the shopper to search for and select a referring member, or to change the referring member if they ended up on the wrong replicated site. The lookup tool uses rapid pattern matching to present a list of matching names very rapidly as they type. Once the correct name is found, the shopper simply taps it to select a new member.
Automatic Order Transmission from Shopify to Firestorm
When an order is placed on your Shopify cart, Shopify willtransmit the order in near real time into the Firestorm® API for processing. When Firestorm® receives the order from Shopify, it is processed and entered into the system for commission payment and reporting purposes. Firestorm will capture the full order details for all orders and will retain the Shopify order number so the orders will have the same order number regardless of which system you look up the order on.
On the fly product definition
When an order is received from Shopify, Firestorm® will examine the order to make sure that any products contained on the order are defined in the Firestorm inventory system. If a given product is not defined, Firestorm® will automatically properly define the product in the Firestorm® system, keeping you from having to do so yourself. This allows you to make Shopify the system of record for products. You only have to worry about defining and managing products on the Shopify system, knowing that those products will automatically migrate over to Firestorm® as they are sold.
Automatic Order Transmission from Firestorm to Shopify
When an order is placed or sold from the Firestorm® system (i.e.: Enrollment Orders, Replacement Orders, etc.) that order can be sent over to Shopify automatically to ensure that both systems have the exact same data at all times. This action means that you can use either system to pull orders and perform research as required.
Automatic Void of Order in Firestorm when Cancelled in Shopify
Since Shopify supports the cancellation of orders, our integration includes full support for automatically transmitting those cancellations into the Firestorm® system. When Firestorm® receives the cancellation request, the system will perform all configured actions for a voided order (i.e.: claw back of commission payments as required, etc.). Everything is handled within Firestorm® so you don’t need to worry about maintaining two systems. Simply cancel the order on Shopify, and let Firestorm® do the rest!
Automatic Product Migration into Firestorm from Shopify
Firestorm® will automatically pull a full feed of products from the Shopify system and will automatically add them to the Firestorm® inventory system to ensure that your product listing is up to date. Typically this action is performed once per day, but depending on your needs and your Firestorm® system, may be configured for different intervals.
Automatic Customer / Member setup in Shopify when an Enrollment occurs in Firestorm
Whenever a new member enrolls on the Firestorm® system, the integration will take care of creating a new customer record on the Shopify platform and linking the Firestorm® record to the Shopify record to ensure that all future orders will be credited to the correct customer on Firestorm® for commission payments if and when they are earned.
Automated Creation of Gift Certificates in Shopify
Shopify supports the creation of Gift Certificates for customers to use within the Shopify cart. This allows you to sell or award gift certificates from within Firestorm® and have those gift certificates automatically created on the Shopify platform, ready for use. Firestorm can then be used to notify the purchaser that they have a new gift certificate that is ready to use, if desired.
The automated generation of Gift Certificates on the Shopify platform requires access to the GiftCertificate API. Only specific Shopify packages grant access to the correct API, so you must ensure you have the correct Shopify platform to use this capability.
Full CSS Support for Firestorm UI elements in Shopify
Since every company always wants a little different look and feel to their UI, Firestorm® includes fill support for CSS styles to allow the customization to the UI elements that Firestorm® adds to the Shopify User Interface. This allows you to keep a consistent look and feel with whichever theme you choose for your Shopify store.
Full Attribution for Member Enrollments in Firestorm when “Join Now” Link is clicked in Shopify
Firestorm® will handle all new enrollments into your company by utilizing Firestorm’s® online enrollment process. In order to access the enrollment process, our team will work with you to add the appropriate UI elements to your Shopify cart to allow new members to enroll using Firestorm® enrollment. When this enrollment occurs, Firestorm® will ensure that proper accounts are created and linked on both Firestorm® and Shopify. All future orders will be properly attributed to the new enrollee.
Page to Page Link management
So your Consultants can post the correct link to any page in the Shopify cart to social media easily, The UI includes a “Copy Link to Clipboard” function that members can use to obtain the proper link at any time. When clicked, the system will copy the correct link into the shopper’s clipboard, allowing the shopper to paste the link quickly and easily onto any social media platform that allows it.
This integration includes the ability to link to ANY page on Shopify while the system maintains the proper referring member (attribution) information, assuring that any link posted in this manner will always bring the person clicking the link within social media to the proper replicated website so the order can be attributed to the owner of the replicated site.
Shopify becomes the “System of Record” for your company
This allows you to leverage Shopify’s admin interface to create and manage products and inventory. This also allows you to leverage the plug-ins that are available within the Shopify environment*
(*use of plug-ins requires that the plug in not make any active data changes to the order. Firestorm support will confirm that your plug-ins will or will not work)
Order processing is handled on Shopify using their standard procedures. Firestorm will handle all commission processing to your specifications while maintaining a complete record of all orders from Shopify.
Multiple Prices for a Product
Since Shopify only supports aprice for a product, Firestorm will automatically calculate CV/QV values for the products based on a mathematical formula configured within the Firestorm® system. (In order to properly pay commissions and calculate qualifications, these values must exist in Firestorm)
Configurable default referrer when someone shops on corporate site when no referring member is available. This allows you to ensure that all orders have basic attribution. Use of this feature is required and is configured on the Firestorm® system.
Unlimited number of Shopify Stores may be linked to a single Firestorm system
When deciding on which sales channels you want to provide, the creation of multiple Shopify stores is a common solution. This allows you to have completely separate carts for different sales channels. All of these stores can be set up to feed into a single Firestorm® system, allowing you to have a single commissioning system to pay for multiple stores.
Multiple commission plans can be supported within Firestorm (One for each Shopify store)
The integration supports multiple commission plans, one for each defined Shopify Store. This allows you to have different commission plans* for Affiliates, Influencers and Members or more!
* When using Binary (volume based) compensation plans, only one store per Firestorm® system will support Binary. There are no limits when using level based commission plans.
Rise to the next level
Leverage Shopify’s great e-commerce platform along with Firestorm’s® over 21 years of experience in Affiliate Marketing and Direct Sales to create a formidable and strong platform to support your business in all areas and help you rise to the next level!