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Availabilities

You are legally required to provide information in your online store about how long it takes to deliver all items that you offer. There are ten availability options in plentymarkets.

Procedure

This function is configured in two steps:

1. Defining the availability levels

Enter the availability texts one-time only in the plentymarkets back end. You can also replace the default availability icons with your own icons.

Setting the availability options:

  1. Go to Setup » Item » Availability.

  2. Carry out the settings. Note Table 1.

  3. Save () the settings.

Table 1. Setting the availability options
Setting Explanation

ID

The IDs 1-10 are automatically assigned by plentymarkets and cannot be changed.

Use case: Imagine you want to import lots of item data with the help of a CSV file. Among other things, you want to specify the availability of each item. You can use the IDs 1-10 to specify the availability of each item.

Backend icon

The system’s availability icons are displayed here. These icons are set by default and can be replaced with individual icons.

Name

Enter a name or a description for the delivery time, e.g. ships within 48 hours, 3-5 business days, etc.

Tip: Choose a different language from the drop-down list if you want to save the availability texts in multiple languages.

Average delivery period

Enter the average delivery time in days. These values will be analysed by search engines.

Tip: Enter realistic delivery times, as this information is considered to be a promise and it is also relevant in terms of competition law.

Online store icon

Here you’ll see three buttons. Click on the button on the far left to open a detailed view of the symbol.

Click on this button to upload your own icon. The symbol will be displayed in the plentyShop instead of the back end icon.
Available image formats: PNG, JPG and GIF. Ideal image size: 16 x 16 pixels.

Click on this button to delete your own icon. Once you’ve deleted this icon, the back end icon will be displayed in the plentyShop.

2. Setting the availability of a variation

If you only want to save the availability for a few variations, then it makes sense to do this manually.

  1. Go to Item » Edit item.

  2. Search for and open the variation.

  3. Click on the Settings tab in the lower row and find the Availability area.

  4. Select the appropriate availability level (symbols 1-10).

  5. Save () the settings.

If you want to save the availability for lots of variations, then it makes sense to do this via import. Use the mapping field Item variations / Availability to do so.

Further information

If you want to save the availability for lots of variations, then it makes sense to do this with the variation group function or batch processing.

Variation group function
  1. Go to Item » Edit item.

  2. Set the filter Table type to Variations.

  3. Choose additional filters on the left if needed and click on Search ().

  4. Select () the variations to be edited from the overview on the right.

  5. Click on Variation group function.
    → The Variation group function window opens.

  6. Activate the option with the symbols 1-10 () and select the appropriate availability level ().

  7. Click on Execute to apply the settings to the variations.

Batch processing
  1. Go to Item » Batch processing.

  2. Click on the tab Variations in the upper left corner.

  3. Use the filters on the left to specify which variations should be processed.

  4. On the right, activate the option with the symbols 1-10 () and select the appropriate availability level ().

  5. Click on Apply to apply the settings to the variations.

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