What is auto replication and how can I enable it?

For any collection in a store, the merchandising can be automatically replicated to other grouped stores.

In a grouped store setting, replicating the merchandising of your collections from one store to another can be time-consuming. With the auto-replication feature, users can merchandise primarily in one store and the changes will automatically be updated in the other stores as well. 

Note: The collection must be available and activated for merchandising in all the stores you choose to replicate the merchandising to.

The product positions (Find Products, Sort Products, Pinning IDs) from the source store will be transferred to the destination stores in the following cases:

    1. User updates, including scheduling.
    2. GSO updates

 Refer to the steps mentioned below to learn how to use the auto-replication feature:

Step 1: Assume you have 4 stores. Choose one source store where you can make the merchandising changes as a one-time effort. 

Step 2: Once the required changes have been made, click on the Auto Replication icon at the top right and switch the toggle on. Select the required destination stores to enable them for auto replication. Any future merchandising updates made to the collection in the source store will automatically be updated in the destination stores as well.

Once the destination stores have been enabled for auto-replication, any versions scheduled in that specific store for a future date will be discarded.
Note: Auto-replication is a collection-specific configuration, which means that it can be turned on and off for specific collections based on your requirements.  

In the destination stores that have been enabled for auto replication, users will not be able to make any merchandising edits. In order to make collection-specific changes in each store, users will need to disable the auto replication option in the respective source stores.