Listing on Amazon

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Updating/Editing Amazon Listings

Sellercloud sends automatic updates periodically for inventory, but you can also manually update a listing’s price, quantity, or other Amazon attributes.

Automatic pricing updates require that the service AmazonPricesUpdateService is installed on your server and that the Amazon company setting Allow Price Update (Regular) has been enabled.

How to do updates

From the Amazon Properties page:

  • Press Update Inventory on Amazon from the Action Menu.
  • Press Update Amazon Price from the Action Menu.
  • Press Post Product to Amazon (PartialUpdate) from the Action Menu when updating descriptions and other product attributes. When using this action Amazon will then only update information that is contained in the sent document (depending on whether you have editing permissions) but will not delete existing information that is not contained in the document. This is very important for customers who create their own ASINs on Amazon and therefore are more likely to have editing rights to the listing. Read more about Page Ownership and Page Detail Controls for Amazon here.
    From the Manage Inventory page:

  • Press Update Inventory on Channel from the Action Menu. On the following page, select Amazon and press Continue.
  • Press Update Price on Channel from the Action Menu. On the following page, select Amazon and press Continue.
  • The Launch on Channel Action (select Amazon and Continue) will send an update document for all other properties, but it may delete product information on Amazon that has not been included on the document. See above about Page Ownership.

Viewing products that are listed on Amazon

View your Amazon listings on the Manage Inventory page > Advanced Filters. In the Amazon dropdown select Posted and Active to see products that are currently active on Amazon. Be aware that the search results return listings that are on the Amazon Active Listing Report.

Sellercloud periodically runs a service that looks at products on the reports and marks them as Posted and Active etc.. Therefore, you may have products that have been recently posted but will not be included in the Posted and Active search results.

Bulk-editing Amazon product properties from the Manage Inventory page

Set the Manage Inventory page to Amazon Mode by opening the Advanced Search tab and selecting Amazon from the Mode drop down, then you can perform the following actions:

  • To edit listings individually from the Manage Inventory page, click Edit Values on the Action Menu. This will “open” many fields to be edited. Save and click Update Inventory on Amazon.
  • To edit Amazon specific details individually, like ASIN, price, and condition, select Edit Amazon Details on the Action Menu and GO.
  • To bulk edit multiple Amazon listings , select products and click Bulk Edit on the Action Menu. A page will open where you can edit selected products.

Posting products on Amazon

Amazon Marketplace differs from other major marketplaces. Unlike other channels, it groups all sellers for the same product together on a shared listing, which is identified by a listing ID called an ASIN.

When posting products to Amazon:

  • Sellercloud can identify if a product is already listed and if so, find and import the correct ASIN based on the product’s UPC
  • If an ASIN does not exist for the product being listed, one must be created (if posting items that haven’t been listed on Amazon, learn how to create a new ASIN)

This topic explains how to list products that already have an existing ASIN on Amazon.

Note: To allow posting, a product must be ready for Amazon, and should be Amazon Enabled to send the correct inventory quantity.


Posting individually from Amazon Properties pages

  1. Access Catalog > Manage Catalog > Choose product.
  2. Click Toolbox > Amazon Properties > Actions.
  3. You can choose from three posting options. Post Product on Amazon, Post Product to Amazon (PartialUpdate), and Post Product to Amazon (Existing Catalog).

     

    See a detailed description of these options.


Posting Amazon listings in bulk

  1. Access Catalog > Manage Catalog > Choose your products.
  2. Click the Action Menu > Launch on Channel…

  3. Select Amazon > Choose your Option. They are Full, Partial, and PostToCatalog.

See a detailed description of these options.


Listing option descriptions

The table below describes the listing options:

OPTION ACTION
Launch on Amazon Catalog from Manage Catalog page

Post to Amazon (Existing Catalog) from Amazon Properties page

Posts the items on Amazon, but the uploaded document contains minimal information that only affects your product, not the entire listing:

  • ProductID
  • Price
  • Quantity
  • ASIN
  • ProductTaxCode
  • Condition Type
  • Condition Note
  • Fulfillment Latency
Launch on Channel from Manage Catalog page

Post to Amazon from Amazon Properties page

Sends the following:

  • SKU
  • ASIN
  • TaxCode
  • LaunchDate
  • ConditionType/ConditionNote
  • Title/Brand/Bullet Points/Package Dimensions/Manufacturer/MfrPartNumber (Description)

This generates a complete update file, which means any information included, or information not included in the feed, may replace or delete product information that was entered on the listing by other sellers, depending on if you have page detail control. Read more about Page Ownership and Page Detail Controls for Amazon here.

Note: This will delete product information in your SellerCentral account that you have may have entered on the product details; for example, if you created the listing through Seller Central and only afterward brought it into Sellercloud.

Post to Amazon (Partial Update) Sends the following:

  • SKU
  • ASIN
  • TaxCode
  • LaunchDate
  • ConditionType/ConditionNote
  • Title/Brand/Bullet Points/Package Dimensions.Manufacturer/MfrPartNumber (Description)

This feed is sent as a Partial Update, which means it only updates information that is sent. Data that is excluded in the feed is not overwritten (for example, UPC).

Some products that you want to post on Amazon may be new to the channel and require the creation of new ASINs. For example, this happens for handmade or private-label items that are not sold by other merchants. Sellercloud offers a function to list the product directly to Amazon and create a new ASIN.


Viewing products that are listed on Amazon

Please read first! For information on this function in Sellercloud’s original interface, download this file.

  1. Access Catalog > Manage Catalog.
  2. Select Add filter > Amazon Statuses.

  3. Click Amazon Statuses > Posted and Active.

Be aware that the search results return listings that are on the Amazon Active Listing Report. Sellercloud periodically runs a service that looks at products on the reports and marks them as Posted and Active etc.. Therefore, you may have products that have been recently posted but will not be included in the Posted and Active search results.

Updating listings

Download this file for information regarding Sellercloud’s original interface.

From the product page, go to Toolbox > Amazon Properties > Actions to select:

  • Update Qty on Amazon. For more information about updating the inventory on Amazon, refer to the Manage Inventory Level on Amazon article.
  • Update Amazon Price. When updating Amazon listings, you need to manually update the pricing. The service AmazonPricesUpdateService has to be installed on your server and the Amazon company setting Allow Price Update (Regular) should be enabled.
  • Post Product to Amazon (Partial Update) for updating descriptions and other product attributes. When using this action Amazon will then only update information that is contained in the sent document (depending on whether you have editing permissions) but will not delete existing information that is not contained in the document. This is very important for customers who create their own ASINs on Amazon and therefore are more likely to have editing rights to the listing. Read more about Page Ownership and Page Detail Controls for Amazon here.

From manage catalog

Select Catalog > Manage Catalog. Find and select the products you want to update, and press the Actions button to select:

  • Update Inventory on Channel. In the newly opened window, select Amazon, then the products you want to update, and then press Update. For more information about updating the inventory on Amazon, refer to the Manage Inventory Level on Amazon article.
  • Update Prices on Channel. In the newly opened window, select Amazon and press Update. Note that when updating Amazon listings, you need to manually update the pricing. The service AmazonPricesUpdateService has to be installed on your server and the Amazon company setting Allow Price Update (Regular) should be enabled.
  • Launch on Channel. In the newly opened window, select Amazon and an option. Note that the Launch on Channel option will send an updated document for all other properties, but it might delete product information on Amazon that has not been included in the document. Read more about Page Ownership and Page Detail Controls for Amazon here.
When bulk editing Amazon listings from the Manage Inventory page, you can use the action Edit Values to edit listings manually. When changing specific details, use Edit Amazon Details. To edit multiple listings, use the Bulk Edit option.

 

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