Walmart Marketplace Products: Categories and Attributes


Overview

The article covers the attributes you can set for a Walmart product in Sellercloud.


Update Product’s Attributes

You can update Walmart Marketplace attributes manually or in bulk.

Manually

  1. Go to Catalog > Manage Catalog > Open a product.
  2. Toolbox > Walmart Marketplace > Listing Details panel > Attributes.The image shows the Attributes window.
  3. If the product has no set Walmart Parent Category or Child Category, you must select these first. Read more about Walmart categories here.
  4. Next, the list of attributes will appear. Not all are required, and they vary based on category.
  5. When you are ready, click Finish.

In Bulk

You can bulk-update products with Walmart attributes using a file import:

  1. Go to Catalog > Import Product Info > Import Walmart Marketplace Attributes.
  2. Download the template.
  3. Populate the template columns. See the description of the template headers in the section below. The Category is required because attributes are category-specific; read more about Walmart categories.
  4. Upload and Import the template to Sellercloud.The image shows the In Bulk update steps.

Additionally, if categories are already selected on products, you can export a file with all relevant information this way:

  1. Catalog > Manage Catalog > Select SKU(s) > Action menu > Export Channel Info > Select Channel Attributes > Export
  2. Open the queued job and download the file.

Walmart Attributes Template Headers

The downloaded template’s headers are defined as follows:

  • Product ID — SKU of the product as shown in Sellercloud.
  • Walmart API ParentCategory — Walmart parent category.
  • Walmart API ChildCategory — Walmart child category.
  • Attribute Name — Name of the attribute (example: color, size).
  • Attribute Value — Value corresponding to the AttributeName (example: red, Medium).
  • Parent Node — The category node that the attribute comes from.

Walmart Marketplace requires different attributes on the products, depending on their category.

Update a single product’s attributes

You can manually update Walmart Marketplace attributes from the product’s Walmart Marketplace properties (red X appears if required attributes are missing):

  1. Click the Manage Attributes link.
  2. If the product has no Walmart Parent Category and Child Category set, you must select these first; read more about Walmart categories. The list of attributes will now appear. Not all are required, and they vary based on the category.

Bulk-import attributes

You can bulk-update products with Walmart attributes using a file import:

  1. Go to Inventory > Import Product Info > Import Walmart Marketplace Attributes.
  2. Click Download Template. See the description of the template headers, below.
  3. Populate the template with Category Name, Attribute Name, and Value (expected values are alphanumeric). Category is required because attributes are category-specific; read more about Walmart categories.
  4. After saving the template, click Choose File > Upload Attributes to import.

Walmart Attributes template headers

The downloaded template’s headers are defined as follows:

  • Product ID – SKU of the product as shown in SellerCloud
  • WalmartAPI ParentCategory – Walmart parent category
  • Walmart API ChildCategory – Walmart child category
  • Attribute Name – Name of the attribute (example : color, size, etc)
  • Attribute Value – Value corresponding to the AttributeName (example: red,  Medium, etc.)
  • Parent Node – Category node that the attribute comes from. (ParentField on the Manage Attributes page.)
If categories are already selected on products, use the Manage Inventory page’s Export Walmart Marketplace Attributes option from the Action Menu to obtain a file with all the correct information, so all you have to do is complete the AttributeName column.

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