To better serve our customers and provide technology that makes running an online business seamless, we’ve recently implemented new technology that will offer better security and open up integrations to more dropshippers, fulfillment centers, and sales platforms.
Ecomdash has added SFTP support along with existing support of FTP and FTPS for feed management. SFTP stands for SSH File Transfer Protocol or Secure File Transfer Protocol. It’s a separate protocol joined with SSH that transfers data over a secure connection.
While SFTP and FTPS are very similar, these two protocols vary in distinguished ways. An FTPS is FTP with SSL for security. FTPS handles data transfers with a control channel and can open up new connections in which the data may transfer. Since it uses SSL, a certificate is required.
SFTP was designed as an extension of SSH. IT provides file transfer capability, so it requires only the SH port for transferring data and maintaining control. In most SSH server installations you will have SFTP support, but FTPS would need the additional configuration of a supported FTP server.
By opening up more secure data transfers, ecomdash customers can now connect to any platform that requires SFTP support to execute the following operations:
- Create inventory feeds to send and receive product catalogs and data. This option allows our customers to receive product information and quantities from a variety of source. It also supports the ability to send product information and quantities to other platforms too.
- Create order feeds to send and receive send sales order details. This scenario empowers our customers to send new customer orders to fulfillment centers (Deliverr, FBA, 3PLs, Dropshippers, etc.) while also allowing them to receive new customer orders from custom sales platform integrations.
- Create tracking feeds to send and receive shipping and tracking updates. This functionality lets customers close the loop and further automates the order fulfillment process. Sellers can receive tracking details from a fulfillment option and ecomdash will automatically update the sales platform with the data.
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