Syncing products between two stores

We run 2 Magento stores, one for retail and one for trade. We wanted to run the trade site as a seperate storeview but the inventory settings are global which prevents this in our case as trade customers can order more than we have in stock with a leadtime, whereas retail customers can only buy what is on our shelves.

We tried manually adding products twice but when we’re busy things get out of sync. I considered trying a Zapier integration to add products automatically but as we changed the /admin url this doesn’t work. We also tried periodically doing an inventory export/import but Magento doesn’t seem to like it.

Any other ideas?

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