Launching Channel Listings


Understanding listings

In Sellercloud, you can easily list your products across various different channels all from one place.

In order to list a product on your chosen retail channel, it must be enabled for that channel and ready to post.

To enable a product, you need to:

  • Access the Product’s Details > Toolbox > Select the Channel > General Settings (if applicable) > Check Channel Enabled

To disable a product, you can simply uncheck the box. Or, alternatively, go to the Manage Inventory page and select Enable/Disable for Channel from the Action Menu which can be used as a bulk action and will allow you to update multiple products simultaneously.


Ready products for posting

Some channels have specific requirements when posting or updating a listing. You need to make sure that your products are ready for posting before you launch them on different channels. This means entering the minimum information required by the channel for listing a product.

While preparing your products for posting, you can also set up a description template for your listings.

Learn more about how to ready your products here.

Click here for a table that outlines some of these specifications.
CHANNEL LISTING SPECIFICATIONS
Amazon
  • When updating Amazon listings, you must manually update the pricing. AmazonPricesUpdateService must be installed on your server and the Amazon setting Allow Price Update (Regular) must be enabled.
  • When searching for Posted and Active Amazon listings in Sellercloud, 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.
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.
Overstock
  • Unlike most other channels, Sellercloud doesn’t send automatic price updates to Overstock. Overstock is a first party relationship and does not allow dropshippers to change the price as they like. Prices need to be approved by the buyer at Overstock. You can submit the price that you are willing to sell it for to Overstock but ultimately they control the prices displayed to the end consumer.
  • To update listings, select Revise Inventory from the Action Menu on the product’s Overstock Properties Page.
Pricefalls
  • After the products are ready for Pricefalls, they will automatically upload to Pricefalls with the regular inventory upload. Likewise, Using the action Post to Pricefalls and Update on Pricefalls will not generate an upload to Pricefalls. Rather, they will be included in the regular inventory feed.
  • Properties can be found on the Pricefalls Properties Page. Required properties include:
    • Product Title
    • Category
    • Long Description
    • Fixed Price
    • Quantity
    • Manufacturer SKU
    • Shipping Cost
    • Shipping Type
    • Description Image
    • Pricefalls Enabled
Target You must complete the following product attributes on the Target properties page for the product to be included in the inventory feed:

  • Target Enabled
  • Merchant SKU
  • Target Web Tool ID
  • Target Initial Cost
  • UPC— Product Home page
Rakuten (Buy.com)
  • When enabling Exclude disabled products from Buy.com inventory updates in Client SettingsSellercloud will disabled products from inventory updates
  • Checking the Exported to Buy.com box on Buy.com General Settings enables a filtered product search for products posted on Buy.com
Walmart Marketplace
  • Walmart limits the Product Add and Update Inventory for single items to 10 items per hour. The image URL cannot have “https” in the URL or will fail to post; it must be “http.” You can adjust this on the Image Hosting Settings page. The image file size cannot exceed 1MB.
  • You can end a Walmart Marketplace listing using the action Retire Listing on the product’s Walmart Marketplace Properties page. Or, in bulk from the Walmart Marketplace:
    • Go to Inventory Management > Select products > Action Menu > Retire on Walmart Marketplace. This creates a queued job with link for progress tracking.

Launching your channel listings

When products are enabled and ready for posting, you can use the Launch on Channel option to post them. Alternatively, you can use the Product Publishing Tool to automate the process.

In bulk from Manage Catalog

With this function, you can select one or multiple products to launch on your chosen retail channel.

  1. Access Catalog > Manage Catalog > Select your products.
  2. Click action menu > Launch on Channel.

  3. Select your channel > Launch.

Individually from the Product details page

  1. Access Catalog > Manage Catalog > Select your product.
  2. Click Toolbox > Select your channel.
  3. Select Actions > Post.

Depending on the channel, you may see a different action listed in the drop down. If you don’t see the option to post to your chosen channel, launch the listing from Manage Catalog.

Understanding listings

Sellercloud makes launching, viewing and updating your listings across multiple channels easy.

In order to list a product on your chosen retail channel, it must be enabled for that channel and ready to post.

To enable a product, you need to:

  • Access the Product’s Details > Toolbox > Select the Channel > General Settings (if applicable) > Check Channel Enabled

To disable a product, you can simply uncheck the box. Or, alternatively, go to the Manage Inventory page and select Enable/Disable for Channel from the Action Menu which can be used as a bulk action and will allow you to update multiple products simultaneously.


Ready products for posting

Some channels have specific requirements when posting or updating a listing. You need to make sure that your products are ready for posting before you launch them on different channels. This means entering the minimum information required by the channel for listing a product.

While preparing your products for posting, you can also set up a description template for your listings.

Learn more about how to ready your products here.


Launching your channel listings

  1. Go to Inventory > Select Products > Select Action.
  2. Click Launch on Channel > Go.sellercloud launch listing on channel
  3. Select your Channel > Continuesellercloud launch on channel
  4. You can access the scheduled job using the notification. sellercloud queued job notification

Viewing and updating listings

You can update listings individually or in bulk. To manage them individually, you must:

  1. Access the Product’s Channel Properties Page.
  2. Use the Action Menu to update various product attributes. The example below shows Sears. sellercloud updating listings channel properties
  3. Then, click Go. A notification will confirm success of the action.

To update in bulk:

  1. Inventory > Search Inventory > Advanced Filters.
  2. In the Mode dropdown, select your desired Channel > Search.
  3. You can narrow your results by selecting a status under the Channel’s dropdown. The image below shows Sears. sellercloud channel mode and status
  4. Select Action > Edit Values. This lets you edit various fields, such as Site Price.sellercloud edit values
  5. When finished, Save.
  6. Then, select your desired products > Select Action > Update Inventory on (insert your channel here) > Go.

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