Create New SKUs


Check out this short tutorial on adding products in Sellercloud’s Delta interface!


Overview

You can add product SKUs in Sellercloud in one of the following ways: manually, in bulk through a file importvia sales channels, or via API. Review each section to learn how to use these methods to create a product.


Create an SKU Manually

To create an SKU manually:

  1. Navigate to Catalog > Add New Product.
  2. Select Create individual product manually.
  3. Fill in all required information. From the Gear icon in the upper right-hand corner, you can add fields to the form or set fields as required.The image shows the Geat icon and the Manage fields pop-up window.
  4. Click the Product SKU box, and enter a new product’s SKU, or click the Update icon to generate one for you based on the Product Name entered.
  5. When finished, click Create Product.The image shows the Create Individual Product Manually tab.

Create SKUs in Bulk

Sellercloud allows you to upload a file with multiple product SKUs listed in a spreadsheet. To create product SKUs in bulk, follow the steps below.

  1. Navigate to Catalog > Add New Product.
  2. Select Import via File.
  3. Click Generate Template to use an existing template or generate a new one. The required columns to create SKUs are ProductID and ProductName.
  4. Click the File field, and select the requested file from your computer.
  5. Click Upload.
  6. Once the uploaded file is processed, the added product SKUs will appear in all relevant searches.The image shows the Import Via File tab.

Create an SKU via Channel

You can also add products via your channel integrations. Depending on the marketplace you use, the procedure for adding a product may differ. The subsections below offer detailed instructions for each option.

Add an SKU by Keywords

For Amazon, Walmart Marketplace, and eBay, you should use keywords when searching for requested products within related marketplaces. To see how it works, follow the steps below .

  1. Navigate to Catalog > Add New Product.
  2. Select the Creation via Channel tab.
  3. Click Select Channel, and select the channel you want to pull the product data from.
  4. Click Company, and select the appropriate one from the drop-down list.
  5. Click the Keywords search box, and type in the product name.
  6. Click Find Product.The image shows the Creation via Channel tab.
  7. Select the requested product(s) in the product listing that appears.
  8. Click Add Selected Products.The image shows step 2 of the Creation via Channel tab.
  9. To finish adding a product, input its SKU number.
  10. Click Add Products.

Add an SKU via File Upload

A file upload is used to add new products through sales channels like WayfairSears, and Overstock.

  1. Navigate to Catalog > Add New Product.
  2. Use Creation via Channel tab.
  3. Click Select Channel, and select the channel you want to pull the product data from.
  4. Select the Company.
  5. Click the File field, and select the file from your computer. Make sure you have provided all the necessary information.
  6. Click Upload File.

Change an SKU

In some cases, you can change a product’s SKU in Sellercloud. If there are any Orders, Inventory, Purchase Orders, or any historical data for the product, the SKU can no longer be modified.

An alternative approach to SKUs that cannot be changed or deleted is to set them as Inactive, which will allow you to hide these products from the default product searches.
  1. Navigate to Catalog > Manage Catalog.
  2. Select the SKU(s) you want to modify.
  3. From the Actions menu, select Change Product SKU.change product sku menu item
  4. In the Change Product SKU dialog box, enter a new product’s SKU in the New SKU text box.
  5. Click Change.
The product SKU in Sellercloud should match the product SKU in the respective sales channel to ensure product feeds and other listing information is transmitted properly. If the Sellercloud SKU does not match any channel, you should enter a Merchant SKU, which is available under each product’s channel properties page.
Product summary attributes

The Product Summary page is where you enter the product attributes. The table below defines each of these attributes.

ATTRIBUTE DESCRIPTION
Product Name Default product title
Company  Company with which the product is associated
Product Type  Used to create default templates for publishing new listings
 Active  Status that you can use for internal reference about whether a product is active for sale.

By default, an inactive product will be hidden from the Manage Inventory page; use the Active filter to show those products. Active status does not disable for channel.

 Condition  Condition of product (e.g. New, Refurbished)
 Rating  For internal use— rates products. Lets you filter products by rating on the Manage Inventory page.
 Priority  For internal use— assign a workflow for single products to multiple employees. For example, employee 1 can be assigned to manage products that are assigned priority 1 status. Lets you filter products on the Manage Inventory page by Priority.
 Inventory Status Status of availability. This is an internal notification status and will not remove the Sellable status of the item. Lets you filter products by Inventory Status on the Manage Inventory page.
 Aggregate Qty Quantity of product available for sale
Physical Inventory  Total quantity of product in warehouse

The calculation used is Aggregate + Reserved. This will usually equal the true warehouse inventory, but not always.

View Movement Opens a page that shows the movement of product inventory: sales, purchase orders, warehouse transfer, FBA shipments, etc.
Product Warehouse Opens a page that shows quantity of product in the warehouse(s)
 Replenishable  Replenishable items (items whose inventory you can always replenish) ignore inventory availability. Instead, the fixed quantity on each channel properties’ page is used for the inventory feed for the channel.
 Location Notes  Text note about where the product is stored in a warehouse
 Buyer  Employee set as purchaser on the product’s Purchasing page
 MAP Price  Lowest price approved by manufacturer for sale
 Enforce Checking this box will set the MAP to be the selling price on all channels’ properties pages. Prices set lower than the Map Price will be adjusted to the Map Price.
Use MAP Price for Website  Automatically send MAP in the pricing feed to your website.
 Average Cost  The average cost of product.
 On Order  Quantity on an approved Purchase Order.
Standard/List Price  MSRP
 Site Cost Cost of the product to the merchant. This is a set value that does not necessarily reflect the cost from the last PO. However, it can be updated from the PO Last Cost or Average Cost based on Client Settings.
 Sell Below Cost Internal reference field used to authorize selling price less than cost. When enabled or disabled, a log will display, logging the change by employee and time stamp. Learn more on how to prevent pricing from being set too low here.
 Site Price* Default selling price of product.

*This is Site/Retail Price in Sellercloud’s new interface.

 Wholesale Price Default price for wholesale orders.
Ship Weight  Entering the shipping weight – the weight of product and packaging – will automatically apply weight when shipping.  By default, this value populates the Weight column in ShipBridge for single item Orders.
Ship Width/Height/Length Entering shipping dimensions (dimensions of the package) will automatically apply dimensions when shipping
Product Weight   Actual weight of a product
Product Width/Height/Length Dimensions of a product. Displays on product’s home page by enabling Display Product dimensions at product home page in Client Settings.
Shipping Package Type   Entering Package Type will automatically apply Type when shipping
Short Description  Description of product— text only
Long Description   Description of product that can include HTML-formatted text and images
Item Includes   Items that are included in shipping (e.g., Manual, Power Cord)
Manufacturer  Product manufacturer
Brand  Brand of a product
Manufacturer SKU   Model number
 Master SKU  In case of an SKU mismatch, this field can be used to link the SKU in a third-party master inventory system, such as QuickBooks, with the SKU in Sellercloud
 UPC  Universal product code.
 Country of Origin
Key Product Features   Selling points/highlights of a product. Also referred as Special Features.

Attributes have a log history to track changes. Click the + button to view the log.

If you want the Toolbox on the left to always be collapsed, enable Always show product left menu in Client Settings.


You can create a new product in the Sellercloud by clicking Add New Product from the Inventory tab. Here’s how to add a new product to Sellercloud’s Alpha interface.

Copying an SKU

The Copy SKU action enables you to copy product information from one product to an existing product (or multiple products). All information will be copied over, including fields that are blank. This is is similar to cloning a new SKU, however that action will create a new cloned SKU, while this action is only to update an existing SKU(s).

  1. Manage Inventory page.
  2. Select a product from which you are copying.
  3. Select Copy SKU from the Action Menu. Press Go.
  4. Search for an SKU which you want to update with the copied information, or click the text box and enter the SKU(s).
  5. Press Submit and the information will be copied over to the selected SKUs.

Renaming an SKU

To enable this feature, use the client setting Hide options to merge or change product SKU.

  1. Select the product from the Manage Inventory page.
  2. From the Action Menu > Change Product SKU > Go.
  3. Enter the new SKU > Change SKU.

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