When you sign up for a SparkLayer account, you'll get access to the SparkLayer Dashboard. This is a web browser-based tool that lets you keep track of all elements of your SparkLayer integration. From the data you're sending to SparkLayer, to the connection between SparkLayer and your eCommerce website (such as Shopify).
When you first sign up, you'll be greeted by our Onboarding Process and this guides you through all the necessary steps to get up and running. This process is designed to ensure that all systems are correctly set up and configured before you start inviting your B2B customers and taking orders on your website.
The technical onboarding comprises 6 key steps:
Your eCommerce Platform needs to talk to SparkLayer and this means authorising an app to grant access.
Your systems (e.g. ERP, CRM, or iPaaS) will need to integrate directly with the SparkLayer API to send through key B2B data (e.g. price lists and pack sizes). You'll need to generate an API key first, allowing you to begin the process.
Once you've connected your backend systems to the SparkLayer API, you'll need to send data feeds for products, customers, and price lists.
Special scripts need to be installed onto your website's storefront code to render the frontend wholesale ordering interface. Advanced Configurations can also be applied to customise the experience
You'll need to set the shipping rates and ordering rules for your customers such as minimum order values, available payment methods and associated price lists
The final step is to run through some final checks, deploy SparkLayer to your website and to start taking orders!