How Often Does SoStocked Refresh My Data From Amazon
SoStocked uses an Application Programming Interface (API) to automatically pull data from your Amazon Seller account daily. This API pull is pre-scheduled to be pulled at a set time, typically midnight PST and can take up to 3 hours, depending on the number of SKUs you have.
However, now you have the option to pull your data from Amazon a SECOND time, plus you can customize the time for this second data sync! This is huge because it allows you to refresh your data when you need it most—for example, new data when you wake up or are getting ready to leave for the day.
This video shows you how to schedule your second API pull and how to do a manual update instantly inside of SoStocked.
Setting Up Your API Data Import Schedule
Start on the Settings page of SoStocked. Click on Inventory Settings. Choose your desired time for your second API pull.
Use a time zone converter to best calculates your time zone from PDT.
Depending on how large your SoStocked account is, how many SKUs you have and how many people are doing an API pull at that moment, it may take up to 3 hours to fully update your numbers. When selecting the time for your second API pull, We advise choosing a time of day that is about 3 hours BEFORE you plan on using SoStocked.
For example, if you work on inventory every Monday at 1 pm, then set the API pull for 10 am. This will ensure that when you log into SoStocked every Monday, your inventory numbers, sales numbers, and forests are based on real-time data.
We do give you the option to do a manual API update at the click of a button. However, the API pull may still take up to 3 hours, depending on the size of your account, how many SKUs you have and how many people are doing an API pull at that moment. Also, we do restrict the usage of this tool, as in the past, too many people abused it and slowed down the entire website. Amazon can also penalize us for pulling too often.
So make sure you only use this manual API pull sparingly.
The circular loading arrows will spin during the update period. So if you see the loader spinning, just go grab a coffee (or a cocktail) while you wait. :)