This article outlines the steps required for configuring your Rakuten integration.
- Configure product SKUs
- Gather shipping methods
- Gather API credentials
- Enable API access
- Enabling inventory tracking
Stock Keeping Units (SKUs) are merchant-defined codes that uniquely identify products in a warehouse. It is critical that the SKUs defined in Rakuten are identical to the SKUs loaded into your fulfillment provider's warehouse management system.
Gather shipping methods
As part of the third-party fulfillment setup, a mapping must be created from each unique shipping method option to the corresponding code used by your fulfillment provider.
Gather API credentials
The API (Application Programming Interface) provides automated communication between connected systems. In order to enable API access, the required credentials must be gathered from Rakuten.
Enable API access
Enter the API credentials in DropStream to enable automated fulfillment.
Enable inventory tracking
The integration supports inventory tracking and management.