Yahoo

Yahoo integrates directly with ShippingEasy. Yahoo is a platform for selling your products which makes it easy to receive orders and ship them to your customers. ShippingEasy will automatically send queries to read the orders from your Yahoo account and then load them into our application. Once shipped, shipment data will be sent back to your Yahoo store.

Yahoo Integration Requirements

Connection Requirements:

  • You must have a live account with Yahoo.

  • Yahoo Store ID

  • Yahoo Partner Access Token

  • Starting Order ID

Order Requirements:

  • Only orders that have a status of "OK" in Yahoo are sent to ShippingEasy.

  • In order for your orders to download, you'll need to have your Catalog turned on.  It's easy to configure this:

    1. In Yahoo Store Manager, click the Real-Time Links link, located in the "Order Settings" column.

    2. Click the API Settings link.

    3. If the "Catalog" column doesn't have a green circle, click Edit and check Catalog.

Connect a Yahoo Store to ShippingEasy

To Connect a Yahoo store, you will need to complete steps in both Yahoo and ShippingEasy.

How to connect your Yahoo to an existing ShippingEasy account

  1. Select Yahoo from the Platform drop-down menu.

Once you are prompted for your Yahoo Store information:

  1. In another browser tab or window, log in to your Yahoo account, then navigate to Control Panels and select Store.

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  2. Select Real-Time Links under Order Settings.

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  3. From the Real-Time Links, select the option for API Settings.

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    Note

    Make sure your Yahoo plan includes support for third-party API settings.

  4. From the API Settings, click the Add New Partner button.

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  5. When the Add Partner window opens, paste the Partner ID listed below, into the Partner ID field, and click Next.

    Partner ID: ypa-001712504399

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  6. The next Add Partner window will display four options. Check the boxes next to the Order API and Catalog API entries and click Next.

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  7. Click the Accept button to accept the terms of service.

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  8. Yahoo will send an email containing your Yahoo Store ID and Partner Access Token, as seen below.

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  9. Copy the Yahoo Store ID and Partner Access Token into the matching fields in ShippingEasy.

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  10. Make sure to enter a Starting Order ID.

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    Yahoo requires ShippingEasy to provide the oldest order ID that you want to be brought into ShippingEasy. This provides a starting point for loading data from your Yahoo account into ShippingEasy. For example, if the oldest order ID that you want to ship from ShippingEasy is 3455, then enter that value as the Starting Order ID.

  11. Click the Save button.

That's it! Your store is connected to ShippingEasy!

Yahoo Order Data

Yahoo Standard Data Supported

ShippingEasy's Yahoo integration supports the following features and order data fields:

Supported Order Statuses

Yahoo order statuses map to ShippingEasy in the following way:

Yahoo status

ShippingEasy status

OK

Awaiting Shipment

Custom 1, 2, 3

Not Supported

The statuses Shipped, Cancelled, and Not Completed will not sync into ShippingEasy.

Use Yahoo ID for ShippingEasy SKU

Yahoo does not define an SKU field. There are two fields in each Yahoo product that could be used as an SKU: ID and Code.

By default, ShippingEasy uses the Yahoo ID as an SKU. But you can have ShippingEasy use Yahoo's Code field instead.

Configure ShippingEasy to use Yahoo's Code field for SKU:

  1. Select SETTINGS from the navigation bar.

    Settings
  2. Click on STORES & ORDERS under INTEGRATION.

    Integration then stores and orders
  3. Click Edit store settings for your Yahoo store.

  4. Click on the "Products" tab.

  5. Check the box for the option to Use Yahoo Code for ShippingEasy SKU.

  6. Click the SAVE button and then you are done!

Note

If you change the value of Code for a product in your Yahoo store, you must re-publish before your Yahoo store will provide ShippingEasy with the new value for Code. Learn about publishing changes to your Yahoo store.

Yahoo Integration Notes

Syncing Orders:

  • If you have never received any orders and ShippingEasy is displaying an ALERT that your Yahoo store is disconnected, then it is likely that you do not have the ShippingEasy partner token entered in your Yahoo account. Learn how to access the partner token.

  • ShippingEasy will periodically query your Yahoo store for updates to your unshipped orders. If you have a very large quantity of unshipped orders present in ShippingEasy, this may result in the query timing out and an incomplete transfer of order data.

    We recommend removing any old orders from ShippingEasy that you do not intend to ship through ShippingEasy.  here are a couple of options available to remove these orders:

Split Orders/Partial Shipping:

ShippingEasy will send the tracking number of each shipment back to Yahoo, but Yahoo does not support the partial shipment of a single line item within an order. As each tracking number is sent back to Yahoo from ShippingEasy, it will overwrite the previously sent tracking number. Only the most recent shipment's tracking number will be visible in the Yahoo user interface.

Combined Orders:

ShippingEasy will automatically update tracking numbers to both Yahoo orders after the combined order is shipped in ShippingEasy.

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