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Shopify App - Admin Settings

Please note to use our Shopify integration you require a Mimeeq Account, if you do not have one, please reach out to us

In the following section you will learn how to configure the mimeeq shopify app settings from the admin panel

1. Install the Mimeeq Shopify App

If you have not done so already. Install the Mimeeq App from the App Shopify App Store

2. Add Your Mimeeq API Key

Locate your API key which can be found under Admin Panel / Setting / Account Settings and click copy

Add APIClick Save
Add API KeyClick Update

3. Configure the App Settings

Configure the other app settings according the following list

Cart product creation methodPick between creating a new product for each custom configuration that the customer adds to the cart or creating a variant of an existing product
Add to cart actionthere are 3 options to pick from, redirect to cart, do nothing, or close model
Additional Variables to pass to the Cartwe always pass the specification based on the options the customer has chosen however you can additionally pass an extra 3 parameters, SKU Code, Code and Short Code, a description for these can be found in the footer of our app
Product Templatethis is the product template to use when a new product is created during the add to cart process (only applicable if "create new product" option is selected as the product creation type).
Product name templateThis allows you to format the title of the newly created product using the dynamic variables (only applicable if "create new product" option is selected as the product creation type).
product description templatehere you can define the format of the newly created product description using the dynamic variables (only applicable if "create new product" option is selected as the product creation type).
Tags to be added to newly created productspick tags you want to be added to newly created products (only applicable if "create new product" option is selected as the product creation type).

Below is a table explaining the dynamic Variables

To use a variable wrap it in curly brackets, for example {sku}

specificationbreakdown of the selected options for example for a chair that has 2 options, fabric and base type, this will list those options along with the selected paremeter
productNameDisplay name of the product variant in the mimeeq application
skudynamic sku code created for the specific configuration
codevariant code for the product in the mimeeq app
shortcodea short unique code based on the specification which is autogenerated by mimeeq

Table Showing which properties are passed to the new product or variant

Some things are always added to the newly or updated created product or variant such as image and price, for ease we have made a full list below:

NameDetailsDefault SettingConfigured in App Settings
NameThe name of the product is created based on the settings pattern--
Descriptionthe description is set based on the pattern provided--
ImageThe image of the final configured product--
Sale PriceWe pass the cost price to the newly created product--
Cost PriceWe pass the cost price to the newly created product, even if you have all costs as zero in Mimeeq--
WeightIf you have configured weights using Item Master the total weight will be passed--
TagsAs per the above settings tags are passed--
Product TemplateProduct template will be set as per the app settings--

4. Connecting your products with Mimeeq

There are a few ways to connect your products to Mimeeq depending if you have enabled "Create new product" or "Create product variant"
Below we cover each of the options

The easiest way to get up and running is to sync products from Mimeeq to your shopify, this will create a new product for each configurator in mimeeq

please note only products that are public and with visibility yes will be synced

to sync products from mimeeq do the following

Product Sync Part 1Product Sync Part 1
Pick the Sync option you preferClick Sync
there are 2 options to pick from, 1. sync new products (recommended) and 2. Sync all products (caution this will override any changes you have made since the last time the products were syncedClick Sync and wait while the sync process happens, you can leave this screen and come back later if you have a lot of products, it takes around 1 second per product

If you have previously synced products and made changes to them, clicking sync all products will override your previous changes we recommend only syncing new products in which case we will only sync products that were not previously synced

When you sync products to mimeeq they will be set up with all the information in the metafields ready to use in your store front.

If you want to add the data manually in case you already have your shell products created in Shopify then you will need to do the following depending on which version you have picked.

Adding Meta Data for Mimeeq products when using the Create New Product Method

In the case you create a new product for each product added, then you will simply need to copy the embed short code into the correct meta field

Add Data to MetafieldsAdd Data to Metafields
Scroll to the end of the product and click metafields for the productfind the field with embed shortcode, copy this from the mimeeq app and paste here

Manually Mapping Mimeeq products when using the Create Variant Method

In the case you create a variant, then you will need to create a mapping so mimeeq knows where the new variant should be created

Whats nice is that you do not need to create the variant on the product that launches the configurator, it can be a seperate product that you keep just for the custom designs]

To create the mapping do the following:

More Actions / Create Product MappingPaste Mimeeq Product ID
In the top rightof the product card click more actions and select create product mapping by the mimeeq iconyou will be taken to a screen where you can create enter the product id which you copy from mimeeq, this will map this product to the mimeeq product telling us where we should create the variants

only one mimeeq product can be mapped to one Shopify product, this only applies when the create variant option is used

How Mimeeq keeps track of the number of Variants created

Since shopify at the time this article was created has a 100 variant limit we need to make sure that we do not exceed this
To work around this limitation we keep track of every variant we are creating using the following logic

We create a new variant for every unique configuration
We reuse the variant if the configuration is the same and the price has not changed
If the price changes we delete the old variant and add a new one
When we reach 99 variants we add the new one and delete the oldest modified variant to make room for the next one

If you manually delete variants then you should use the update variant mappings from the actions menu so we can read the new list of variants

Add the Mimeeq App to your Store Front

Once you have configured the app settings in the shopify admin it time to add the app to theme
Check out this article for how to configure your store front options
Shopify App Theme Extension - Configure your Store Front

Updated on: 08/02/2024

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