Hike offers built-in integration with WooCommerce. Connect your Hike store with WooCommerce to seamlessly integrate your in-store Hike POS and WooCommerce eCommerce store.
This will give you complete control of your data, including:
Here, you will find a step-by-step guide on how to integrate your WooCommerce website with your Hike POS. You’ll activate the integration in 2 main steps:
Note: To get started, make sure that you’ve logged into both Hike & WooCommerce
Note: An API Key is a unique value key that is assigned to a user, giving full access to their data to a service.
Note: Please note that once you leave this page you will not be able to review them. To integrate WooCommerce with Hike again, you will have to click on Revoke Key, to delete the API Key you just made, and create a new one. Ensure you have saved this in a safe place before proceeding.
Note: If you want to make sure that your WooCommerce integration with Hike has successfully been activated, Close the settings screen, and you’ll land back on Hike’s Integrations page. You’ll notice that next to the WooCommerce Integration row, the Activate option has been replaced with Manage, which means you have successfully activated the Hike + WooCommerce connection.
On the WooCommerce settings screen, you’ll be able to establish exactly how you want your Hike & WooCommerce pairing to work.
Select the outlet/physical inventory location your WooCommerce store will draw inventory. It could be one of your outlets or a central warehouse you dispatch online orders.
If so, create a new outlet in Hike and name it ‘eCommerce’ or any other name that works for you, and link it here. This way, Hike will track your online sales and orders as a separate outlet.
Your online orders will link with your selected outlet and will appear under its ‘order history’.
When you receive an online order, it will appear in this outlet’s order history as a ‘parked’ order. Now you can pick-n-pack the order using your Hike register and once dispatched mark it as completed in Hike. Hike will update the status back to WooCommerce.
This way, you’ll only need to use one system to manage ALL your orders – online and in-store.
Sync multiple Hike outlets' product inventory to your eCommerce store!
You can also display combined inventory from multiple of your Hike outlets on your eCommerce store. This way, you won’t miss out on a customer order just because your designated fulfillment store did not have an item in stock.
With the ability to display online the total inventory from all outlets, you can keep accepting online orders for an item as long as it is available at one of the locations, even if it is out of stock at the fulfillment outlet. When you receive an order and the item is not available at your fulfillment outlet, you simply need to dispatch the item from one of your other outlets.
To keep things in order, generate a transfer order from the source outlet to the fulfillment outlet when you send the item to the customer. Now mark the item in sales history as sent. This way, your fulfillment outlet inventory for the item will remain correct.
You can select the Hike outlet from the below setting:
WooCommerce presents 2 different price options for sales: Regular Price & Sale Price. Here, Hike is asking you which WooCommerce price type you will use to sync between Hike and WooCommerce. WooCommerce allows you to edit the pricing of your product in those two ways.
This is the final price that the product is being sold for. This will apply to both Hike’s in-store sales and WooCommerce’s online sales if selected.
This is the discounted sale price you create/edit against the product in WooCommerce however Hike will update the price overall, or this Sale Price field if being used.
Hike Recommends: We suggest syncing with the Regular Price only as syncing with Sale Price will update all products with the sale/discounted price.
Check this box if you’d like to track and reconcile your online order payments in Hike. Checking this box will bring up a drop-down box of all the registers in your chosen outlet.
From now onwards, when you close the cash register at the end of the day/shift, it will also include the WooCommerce payments in the daily receipt summary. You can revisit this summary at any point in time to verify payments against the online order dispatches.
Hike Recommends: We suggest a dedicated cash register for your online sales with WooCommerce to give you greater transparency on online sales transactions and payments. It will also help to manage your register report because any sale sync from WooCommerce to Hike after you close your register will re-open the register which is integrated with WooCommerce. Please check How to create outlets and registers, there might be an additional charge based on which subscription plan you have, please check the Hike plan price before doing any changes.
‘Hike tax’ lists all the sales tax options set in Hike. ‘WooCommerce tax’ lists all the tax options already set in WooCommerce. Map the correct tax so that when orders are synced, the tax amounts are matched correctly.
To correctly map tax classes in both systems, we suggest you create all relevant taxes in Hike and WooCommerce both and map those on this screen.
There are different sync settings you can select based on your requirements. We’ll explain how each can be synced to and from Hike, with examples below.
WooCommerce -> Hike
Update inventory in Hike when an order is created in WooCommerce.
When an order is placed in WooCommerce, it will update the product inventory involved in that order in Hike at the same time.
Send full WooCommerce order to Hike and save it in Hike's Sales History
When an order is placed in WooCommerce, the order will sync to Hike, and you can check it in the Hike sales history below.
Send new products created in WooCommerce to Hike
Any new product created in WooCommerce will sync to Hike.
Note: If you are planning to delete any already linked product, you need to delete it on both platforms.
Update inventory in WooCommerce when a sale, purchase order, or inventory take is created in Hike
The stock will update in WooCommerce if there is any sale, purchase order, or stocktake processed in Hike.
Send new products in Hike to WooCommerce
Hike uses the product (Stock-Keeping Unit) as a unique identifier for your products. This is standard practice for most leading accounting, POS, and eCommerce platforms for the retail industry. However, some eCommerce applications do allow to create products without SKUs. To solve this discrepancy Hike lets you choose one of the following two options:
Sync non-SKU products to Hike and auto-assign SKU numbers
Selecting this option will trigger Hike to automatically create SKU numbers for products that are being added, but do not have an existing SKU.
Do not sync non-SKU products and their sales orders
Selecting this option will NOT add products that do not have SKUs. Enabling you to create them first in your integrated platform manually. Customer sync
The customer is 2-way sync by default.
Once you’ve completed all the necessary steps, it’s time to save and start syncing. Click on the Save button at the top to go on.
Hike Tip: If the Save button is greyed out, it means you have not completed a step. Ensure you have completed everything on the page, before moving on
Please be advised that syncing your data across may take some time (depending on the number of products and customers you have in the system)
1. How will the variant product sync between Hike and WooCommerce?
Hike to WooCommerce: If it is a variant product in Hike all the variants will sync to WooCommerce and list as variant options under one product.
If it is a simple product in Hike, it will sync to WooCommerce as a simple product.
WooCommerce to Hike: if it is a variant product in WooCommerce, it will sync as a variant product in Hike.
If it is a simple product in WooCommerce, it will sync to Hike as a simple product.
2. How the different fields are mapped between Hike and WooCommerce?
Hike product name: WooCommerce product name
Hike variants: WooCommerce variations
Hike description: WooCommerce description
Hike SKU: WooCommerce SKU
Hike stock: WooCommerce stock quantity
Hike product type: WooCommerce product categories
Hike tags: WooCommerce product tags
Hike Image: WooCommerce product image
3. How the WooCommerce payment method will display in Hike once synced?
No matter what sort of payment you applied for a Sale in WooCommerce, it will show the payment name as “WooCommerce” once synced to Hike.
4. If I have a sale in Hike including products having an eCommerce sales channel active as well as inactive, will it update my stock in WooCommerce or not?
Yes, it will update the stock for your product in WooCommerce if you have ticked the option “Update inventory in WooCommerce when a sale, purchase order, or inventory take is created in Hike.
5. If I don’t want to sync a particular product to WooCommerce, what should I do?
You can simply untick the sales channel “eCommerce” in Hike for that product. Please note, if you mark this product as inactive in Hike but still tick “eCommerce”, it will still sync to WooCommerce.
6. How the shipping charge will display in Hike?
If the shipping charge is added for sale in WooCommerce, it will be added as an extra line in the Hike invoice like in the one below. The shipping tax is based on the general tax setting; Hike will take only the total of the shipping
7. How do I quickly find the liked product from Hike in WooCommerce?
Once you finalize the integration with WooCommerce, you will see a sync icon next to each of them in the product list, simply click on the sync icon you will see the sync log. Then click on the WooCommerce icon on the top right corner it will direct you to WooCommerce page with the linked product.
8. If I have a plug-in in my WooCommerce account, will it sync?
No, Hike is not syncing any update that came from the plug-in with the third party.