Import Shadows

Click here for information on importing shadows in Sellercloud’s original interface.
Watch this video on shadow products!


Importing shadows
You can easily bulk-import Shadow Products using the Import Product Shadows Template file. (You can also use this template to unshadow products in bulk! Use the Action column described below.)

  1. Go to Inventory > Manage Inventory > Import Product Info > Import Product Shadows.
  2. Download the shadow template in the desired format (Tab Delimited, CSV, or Excel). (You do not
    need to select the company associated with the shadow from the Company dropdown.)sellercloud alpha import shadows download template
  3. Paste the product information into the file columns as follows:
    1. Parent SKU— Enter the main SKU of the product.
    2. Shadow SKU— Enter the alternate SKU (e.g., for another ASIN, or for a product from another company). Existing Product IDs in your catalog entered under this column will be linked to parents as shadow. Product IDs that do not exist in your catalog will be created and link to the defined parent as a shadow.
    3. Company ID (optional)— Enter the company the shadow is associated with.
    4. Fulfilled By (optional)— Enter either Amazon or Merchant.
    5. Action (optional)— To bulk-unshadow products, enter this exact text for every product to
      unshadow: _REMOVE_SHADOW_. This action will unlink a shadow sku from a shadow parent. Sellercloud alpha import shadows example excel template
  4. Save your populated file > Choose file > Import Shadows

Check out this short tutorial on importing and removing shadow products in Sellercloud’s Delta interface!


 

Importing shadows

You can easily bulk-import Shadow Products using the Import Product Shadows Template file. (You can also use this template to un-shadow products in bulk! Use the Action column described below).

  1. Go to Catalog > Tools > Import Product Info > Import Product Shadows.
  2. Click Import Shadows.
    sellercloud import product info import shadows
  3. Click File > select your file > Import. If you don’t have a file ready, you can download the shadow template using the arrow icon in the top right corner. Sellercloud supports .xls, .csv, and .txt.
    sellercloud import shadows template file

 

Creating an import shadows template

This table will define the columns in an import shadows template. We will show how to import shadows as well as un-shadow products.

Column Header Description
Parent SKU Enter the main SKU of the product.
Shadow SKU Enter the alternate SKU (e.g., for another ASIN, or for a product from another company). Existing Product IDs in your catalog entered under this column will be linked to parents as shadow. Product IDs that do not exist in your catalog will be created and link to the defined parent as a shadow.
Company ID (optional) Enter the company the shadow is associated with.
Fulfilled By (optional) Enter either Amazon or Merchant.
Action (optional) To bulk-unshadow products, enter this exact text for every product to unshadow: _REMOVE_SHADOW_. This action will unlink a shadow sku from a shadow parent.
sellercloud import shadows template excel example

 

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