Logicbroker allows you to receive automated inventory updates through FTP directories.
The Knowledge Base has detailed accessing the FTP directory and the roles for Merchants and Suppliers.
Now you should test the inventory feed through the FTP Directory. This is a quicker and more seamless way to update your inventory.
Provide your Supplier with their FTP credentials if they don't already have them. Refer them to the Supplier FTP Guide here. Make sure that they have the correct CSV document (one can be found at the bottom of this guide).
This CSV has four columns:
Suppliers can find the Vendor Code by logging into the Portal and going to Merchant/Retailer Management. Clicking on the Merchant brings them to an information page where they will find the Vendor Code/Vendor ID and their FTP Directory information.
Merchants can easily provide the Supplier with the VendorID as well by heading to the Supplier/Warehouse Management page in the Portal.
Once the Supplier has completed the CSV they will log into their FTP directory, open the Inventory folder, and drop the updated the CSV.
Next, log into your Magento Admin Panel. Again, remember we had installed a Scheduler extension to help run the FTP updates. Head to System>Scheduler>Scheduler Configuration.
Select logicbroker_uploadvendor and click "Generate Schedule". The Magento inventory will update based on the CSV and the CSV in the FTP will have been moved to Archived folder.
Again check that your products have uploaded correctly.
Your Suppliers will add their updated CSV's to the appropriate FTP Directories; you can run the Scheduler at any time to pull the updates.
Coordinate with your Supplier so you know when to expect the inventory updates and when you should run the Scheduler. The standard is usually Daily but it depends on your business model.