Welcome to the latest Release Update blog post.
Is it just me or has it been colder than December so far this month? I walked out of my house to snow just the other day! I’ve also seen plenty more accidents on the roads recently so be careful out there folks.
As always, there has been a lot of work in the background but there have been some great updates and new features released this month, the highlights of which are below:
EKM Integration Update
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR EXISTING EKM USERS
As this is a change that would impact existing EKM users heavily, we made an effort to make sure we contacted all our current EKM users prior to this update going out so it’s likely that you have already made the change over to our new EKM integration, in which case the below is old news to you!
In order to keep supporting EKM with their recent updates we’ve had to make a few changes; enough to warrant creating a new version of the integration entirely!
This means that if you were already using EKM, you’ll need to deactivate the old version of the integration and create a new one. The old integration will no longer work so it’s pretty essential that, if this hasn’t already been done, it gets done sooner rather than later.
Setting up the new EKM integration is even easier than it’s predecessor. All you need to do is click the ‘Connect to EKM‘ button (shown below). From here, you’ll be taken to EKM’s login page where, once you’ve logged in, all that’s needed to do is to allow us access to connect your EKM store to StoreFeeder.
Once you’ve given us access, you’ll be taken back to StoreFeeder where you’ll now see all the options for the integration you’re already familiar with. You’ll need to switch these options on or off depending on your own preference. Once this is all done, you can set this integration to ‘Active‘.
After you’re done, make sure you click the ‘Save‘ button at the bottom of the page, or everything you’ve just done will be reverted!
Xero Tax Rate Mapping
As we carry on making improvements to our Xero integration we’ve listened to feedback and found that something we were missing in StoreFeeder was the ability to declare your Xero tax rates on exported invoices/purchase orders from StoreFeeder.
Well now you can do so by mapping your Xero tax rates to your StoreFeeder tax classes; you can even do this on a per-country basis if you have certain countries that are a little different with taxes.
To do this, you’ll first need to import all your existing Xero tax rates into StoreFeeder. You can do this by opening up your Xero integration, going to the ‘Xero Tax Rates Mapping‘ and clicking the green ‘+ Download Xero Tax Rates‘ button (shown below).
Once you’ve imported these into StoreFeeder, you can use the dropdowns on the same page to map your Xero tax rates to your StoreFeeder tax classes. Once you’ve chosen which class you’d like to match to which rates, be sure to click the green ‘Add Mapping‘ button, to the right of the dropdown fields, in order to save the mapping.
If you haven’t already set up tax classes in StoreFeeder you can do so by using our guide here:
If you would like to map tax rates differently for certain countries you can do so by using the ‘Tax Rates Country Specific Mapping‘ tab on the left-hand side of the Xero integration page.
There have been some great new features and fixes implemented this release and we hope you find them useful in one way or another.
As always we’ll keep working hard to provide you with the best service we can.
From all of us here at StoreFeeder, happy selling.
The StoreFeeder Team