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Yellow Dog Inventory has a complete 2-Way sync with Shopify to:

  1. Create new items (complete details, variants, pictures, etc)

  2. Update any item changes

  3. Update on-hand counts

  4. Process Orders to Updated sales and reduce on-hands

This sync can be scheduled to run at almost any interval.

Accounting Integration

Yellow Dog can also provide an optional accounting integration with Shopify.  We can retrieve all the sales, shipping, tax, and tender activity per day, map it to your specific GL codes, and then present an output file in the format your accounting solution requires.


Back Office Setup Requirements

Shopify must be set up as detailed below:


  1. Go to

  2. Create a new account.

  3. Configure

YDI Implementation:

If starting from scratch:

  1. Go to

  2. Log in.

  3. Click Dev Shops tab.

  4. Click "Create a new Dev Shop" in upper right-hand corner.

  5. Fill in information.

    • Spaces will be replaced by dashes in the URL (

After store exists:

  1. Click Apps -> "private API keys" (at bottom)

  2. Click "Generate a new Private Key". Call it SyncYdiWithShopify.

  3. Launch SyncYdiWithShopify.exe.

  4. Configure SyncYdiWithShopify.exe.

Data Exchange

SyncYdiWithShopify.exe is the scheduled application that syncs data between YDI and Shopify. 

Exporting Item Data

SyncYdiWithShopify can be used to push the following item details:

  • Current On Hand (When Push On Hands is enabled)

  • Web Properties: Short Description or Item Description

  • Web Properties: Extended Description

  • Picture (Up to 3)

  • Level 1

  • Vendor

  • Weight

  • SKU

  • Size

  • Retail Price

  • UPC (limit 1)

  • Taxable setting

  • Shopify Inventory Policy

  • Item Weight

  • Product Types

  • Collections

  • Tags



Importing Sales Data

The following transaction data is pulled into Yellow Dog Inventory once the order has been fulfilled in Shopify:

  • Shopify's created_at date

  • Shopify's order_number

  • Shopify's id (transaction line number)

  • Item Description

  • SKU

  • Item Retail

  • Item Discount

  • Discount Description

  • Quantity

  • Taxes - as of sync v362, we are able to support multiple taxes per line item

  • Tenders - as of sync v362, we are able to support multiple tenders; the total of tender values per transaction will equal the total amount paid by the customer, including shipping, taxes, and discounts

  • Shipping charges - pulled in as line items

Additional Information


Please note that only fulfilled orders will sync to Yellow Dog.