Your integrated commercebuild webstore continuously synchronizes product data from Business Central into the webstore where it may be further enhanced and made available for your webstore users to review and to buy.
The following item information is continuously synchronized with the webstore:
Item Code and Item Description
- Item code (20 chars) and Item Description (100 chars) are synchronized to the webstore
TIP: avoid the use of special characters (/ \, & ^ % $#@) in item codes and descriptions as these can cause confusion to the webstore user, and affect display and search capabilities within the webstore
Units of Measure
- Every item must have at least one unit of measure, referred to as the Base Unit of Measure:
Additional Units of Measure can be assigned to the item (Item Card>>Related>>Item>>Units of Measure)
- Each item can have a unit price on the Item Card. This is the base price for the item and the item’s base unit of measure:
For more information about the sales price, see the “Sales Prices” article.
- Each item should be assigned a Tax group Code to support sales tax calculation within BC and the webstore
For more information about sales taxes, see the “Sales Tax” article.
Quantity on Hand
- The quantity available in the item’s primary location is synchronized in the webstore from BC:
Item attributes are a flexible and powerful feature of your BC. They can be exported to Excel for use as product filters and webstore custom fields within your commercebuild webstore.
Images stored in BC could be used in your commercebuild webstore, but your BC system is limited to 1 image per item and does not enforce specific image size or quality properties. Your commercebuild webstore allows up to 12 images. Images should be optimized for webstore page loading performance.
Your BC system allows you to assign a category code to your item, and this could be synchronized with the webstore to categorize the item within the store. However, you can also manage its categories independently within the webstore to allow for greater flexibility, and enable assigning a single item to multiple categories.
Although your BC system provides support for single-dimension item variants (1 dimension: color & size & type, for example), and these could be exported for use in the webstore, commercebuild provides powerful support for multi-dimensional (3 dimensions: color, size, and type) item variants.