Real-time sync is a great way of keeping your Clerk.io store backend up to date with any change, addition or removal of product data.
With the real-time sync enabled, Clerk.io is able to update your data in Clerk.io as you change it in your webshop backend, anything from a simple price update to adding or removing a product entirely in your webshops backend. Any front end changes will not be detected until it has been indexed and saved in your backend.
This means Clerk.io will not have to run a full sync every time you change product data, big or small, saving you time to work on the rest of your webshop.
You can see when the latest change was last made to a product in the Data tab of your Clerk.io store backend under ‘Data Sync Information’.
When adding a product through the real-time sync it will appear on your webshop instantly after it shows in the Clerk.io backend. Adding a product through the real-time sync does not include product ranking, this is completed as part of the full data sync that will be completed at least once every 24 hours, the time you have specifically set it to complete or you can trigger this manually in the Data tab in the Clerk.io store backend.
This feature is available a part of our following plug-ins:
- Magento 1
- Magento 2
- Shopware 6
We also have real-time sync available for Shopify.
Disclaimer: Real-time synchronisation is not “instant” but it takes a couple of minutes for any changes made to products in the webshop backend to go through. If you run a full data sync while a real-time synchronisation is in process of updating, then the full data sync will take priority and put real-time synchronisation on hold until it finishes. We recommend not to do a complete full data sync until after 3-5 minutes of any immediate changes to your webshop, due to real-time synchronisation sending updates to your clerk backend.