As an E-commerce business owner, leveraging the power of different tools and platforms is key to providing seamless experiences for your customers. One such combination is the integration between BoxBuilder and Shopify POS. In this article, we aim to clarify the functionality and limitations of this integration and present an alternative approach for utilizing the BoxBuilder app alongside Shopify POS.
It is important to note that BoxBuilder does not directly integrate with Shopify POS. Instead, our app works by creating a Shopify product based on the bundle you create through our platform. Each time a customer builds a custom bundle, a specific variant is added to the Shopify product, reflecting their unique selection.
While it is possible to add this product with variants to Shopify POS, it is essential to understand the limitations of this approach. Customizing the items within the builder directly through the POS interface is not supported. The variants within the Shopify product represent pre-defined bundles, and with over 100,000 possible combinations, locating a specific item combination within the POS app can be a labor-intensive process.
However, there is an alternative solution that can address this challenge and provide a viable workflow.
Consider adding the link to your builder page as a tile in your Shopify POS app. By doing so, you can use your mobile device to access the builder page, empowering you to create custom bundles according to your customer's preferences. It is important to note that when using this method, the payment processing will occur through your website's checkout rather than the POS app.
To get the link to the builder, you may simply click on the builder itself and copy the URL link at the top of the browser.
You may also grab the link at the end part of the builder creation or when editing.
While we understand that this alternative approach may not align perfectly with your desired workflow, it offers a practical solution to harness the capabilities of the BoxBuilder app while leveraging the convenience of Shopify POS for in-person transactions. By seamlessly integrating these tools, you can provide a streamlined shopping experience for your customers, combining the benefits of customization and in-store interactions.
As technology advances, we remain committed to exploring possibilities for further integration and enhancing the synergy between BoxBuilder and Shopify POS. Our goal is to deliver comprehensive solutions that cater to the evolving needs of our customers, and your valuable feedback plays an essential role in shaping the future of our platform.