We are a new retail natural foods store. We just started with everything we had, which isnt much, and would like to expand to an online sales channel option to reach more potential customers. We have ECRS Catapult point of sale, which manages inventory, not sure what best ecom/cart solution would be, woocommerce/opencart? The pos was expensive but provides demand-based inventory management to more accurately anticipate sales to optimize/minimize purchases and prevent over-ordering. We will use Quickbooks unless were able to find a free act. solution. They offer an integration api, but with their own proprietary platform only and it is very cost prohibitive, especially for a new startup without the capital needed. There is no reason why we would not be able to use other options, except there is no support or information about how we could do this. Is it possible to do so? If anyone would be willing to help us overcome this obstacle, we could reimburse you afterward, with sales from revenue from the new channel.
Thoughts are that one could access inventory once a day or preferably immediately or hourly, or one could possibly interface with the pos to make the inventory think its just another sale in store; This seems like it would be an easier more practical route, but I have no experience or insight, just a guess.
Thank you so much for your consideration and attention.
Lost in Translation jk