Managing ASINs

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Getting an ASIN
Aside from manually entering an ASIN on the Amazon Properties page, individually or through a bulk upload, Sellercloud has several tools/actions to pull an ASIN directly from Amazon.

  1. Find ASIN on Amazon Properties page (Action Menu)— searches Amazon and return listings based on matching keywords. The listings will display in a window from which you can choose the appropriate listing. Clicking on an ASIN will open the actual Amazon listing.
  2. Find ASIN on Manage Inventory page (Action Menu)— will search Amazon based on UPC and MPN (Manufacturer SKU) separately, and Brand and MPN combined. The results will not be applied to the product automatically. Rather, the results will be loaded into Find ASIN Results page for your review and selection.
    1. Navigate Inventory > Find ASIN Results.
    2. The Grid will display the ProductID, Amazon Merchant SKU, The keyword search type used (UPC, MPN, Brand and MPN), the actual keyword used, and the matching ASIN.
    3. After review, check the row with the desired ASIN, open the action menu and select Use ASIN. Press GO.
    4. You can delete the rest of the ASINs from the Action Menu as well.
  3. Get ASIN from UPC on Manage Inventory page (Action Menu)— automatically selects ASINs based on matching UPCs. Please note that UPCs are not always accurate on Amazon. Sometime a listing may have several UPCs. This can result in pulling in the wrong ASIN and posting your product to the wrong listing.
  4. Find ASIN from UPC on Inventory menu— Upload a file containing single column of UPCs and Sellercloud will search for matching ASINs and title.

While the Amazon catalog is expansive, there may be some products you want to post that are new to the channel and require a new ASIN to be created. This happens often for private label items that are not sold by other merchants. Sellercloud offers a functionality that lists your items using product data from Sellercloud and creates a new ASIN.


Creating a new ASIN
When creating a new ASIN in Sellercloud, you must adjust or change the product’s attributes. Once attribute changes are made, a new ASIN will be generated and the product will be ready for listing.

  1. Enable the following Client Settings:
    1. Enable Amazon Product Attributes
    2. Enable Amazon Product Attributes posting (XML)
  2. A link Manage Attributes will be appear on the Amazon Properties page. Click the link to select the appropriate parent category and subcategory.
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  3. Once a category is selected, various category-dependent attributes will need to be filled out. The required attributes are highlighted in red.
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  4. Amazon requires products to be listed with either a UPC or ASIN. In this case, you will have to enter the UPC.
  5. Once all required attributes are populated, the item can be posted. Go to Amazon Properties > Action Menu. Or, you can do it in bulk from Manage Inventory > Action Menu > Launch on Channel.
Currently, for sellers enrolled in the Handmade at Amazon program, we are not able to publish new listings. All items being listed must have a UPC.

Tips
There is a lot information that needs to be added before Amazon accepts your product successfully. They will generate an error that will describe the issue most of the times.

The information below may not apply to all categories since they have different requirements.
  1. Enter correct Master SKU. This is also referred as MPN ( Manufacturer Part Number).
  2. Item Type— This field is required. You can check your item type here. Get the value from the BTG files.
  3. Set the product as FBM (Fulfilled by Merchant).
  4. Select the correct Top and Sub Categories.
  5. All categories contain the attributes for batteries. Set AreBatteriesRequired, AreBatteriesIncluded to False if your product does not require or contain those.
  6. After you posted your product successfully, you can search it by UPC on Amazon to confirm it was listed.

Blocking an ASIN
Amazon may limit listing certain products to approved merchants. To ensure compliance, you can prevent accidental posting of restricted products with the Blocked ASINs feature.

  1. Navigate Settings > Blocked ASINs. This is a client-wide setting across all companies.
  2. Enter the ASIN (not the ProductID) > Block ASIN.
  3. Download the template, populate and import to bulk add multiple blocked ASINs.sellercloud asin management blocking asins
  4. When attempting to post a blocked ASIN, the following error message will display and the item will not list:sellercloud asin management amazon properties
  5. To remove an ASIN from the block list, select the ASIN on the grid and select Remove From List on action menu. Press Go.

Initiating an ASIN merge audit

Sometimes Amazon will merge to ASINs together. Typically, this is done when there are identical products on separate ASINs. The merge results in a deleted ASIN, which can cause a whole host of problems. Amazon will notify sellers when their listing has been merged.

The Amazon ASIN Merge Audit will let you apply the new ASIN on the product in Sellercloud.
  1. Navigate Inventory > Amazon ASIN Merge Audit.
  2. Select a Company.
  3. The grid will display all products with an ASIN that has since changed on Amazon.
  4. Select the products you want to change.
  5. Open the Action Menu > Dismiss Selected. The new ASIN will populate in the ASIN field on the Amazon Properties page. The product will be removed from the grid.
  6. Alternatively, you can disable for Amazon by selecting the products and selecting Disable Selected in the Action Menu.

Getting an ASIN

Aside from manually entering an ASIN on the Amazon Properties page, individually or through a bulk upload, Sellercloud has several tools/actions to pull an ASIN directly from Amazon.

From the product details page

  1. Click Catalog > Manage Catalog > Select desired product.
  2. Then, access Toolbox > Amazon Properties.
  3. Go to Actions > Find Asin…

From the Catalog

  1. Click Catalog > Manage Catalog > Check the desired product.
  2. Open the Action Icon > Find Get ASIN From UPC.
  3. Click the notification to access the Queued Job.

Creating a new ASIN

When creating a new ASIN in Sellercloud, you must adjust or change the product’s attributes. Once attribute changes are made, a new ASIN will be generated and the product will be ready for listing.

  1. Access your desired product > Toolbox > Amazon Properties.
  2. Click Edit > Go to the Listing Details Panel. sellercloud create asin listing details
  3. Use the icon to open the Amazon Attributes window. Here, you can edit all desired attributes. A red asterisk indicates a required field. When complete, Save.sellercloud new asin amazon attributes
  4. Now, go to Actions > Post Product On Amazon.

Blocking an ASIN

Amazon may limit listing certain products to approved merchants. To ensure compliance, you can prevent accidental posting of restricted products with the Blocked ASINs feature in Sellercloud.

  1. Click Settings > Marketplaces > Amazon > Block ASINs.
  2. On this page, you can see all your blocked ASINs. Using the icons in the top right corner, you’ll be able to add, import, export, and download templates for ASINs you want blocked.
  3. To block a new ASIN, use the plus icon. sellercloud blocking asins amazon
  4. Now, simply enter the ASIN (not the ProductID) > Save.sellercloud blocking asins enter asin amazon

 

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