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Manufacturers

Who makes your products? Do your manufacturers get paid a commission? plentymarkets helps you manage your manufacturers.

You can either manually save manufacturer data in plentymarkets or you can import this data with a tool called ElasticSync. You can also save commissions for your manufacturers and specify who manufacturers each of your items.

1. Manually saving manufacturer data

Create a data record for each of your manufacturers. If you only want to create data records for a few manufacturers, then we would recommend creating them manually. However, if you have a lot of different manufacturers, then it will probably be quicker to import your manufacturer data.

Manually adding a new manufacturer:

  1. Go to Setup » Item » Manufacturers.

  2. Click on New.
    → The New manufacturer tab opens.

  3. Enter the manufacturer data. Note Table 1.

  4. Save () the settings.
    → The manufacturer is added.

Table 1. Adding manufacturers
Setting Explanation

ID

Enter the manufacturer’s ID or leave the field empty. If you do not enter an ID, the next available ID will automatically be assigned to the manufacturer.

Name

Enter the internal name of the manufacturer.

Logo URL

Enter the URL that leads to the manufacturer’s logo. The URL can have up to 2,000 characters.

Homepage

Enter the URL that leads to the manufacturer’s homepage. The URL can have up to 2,000 characters.

Street;
House No.;
Postcode;
Town;
Country;
Telephone number;
Fax number;
Email

Enter the manufacturer’s address data.

PIXmania ID;
Neckermann.de Enterprise ID;
Neckermann.at Enterprise ID;
Neckermann.at Cross-Docking ID;
La Redoute ID;
Netto eStores ID;
Cdiscount.com ID

Enter the manufacturer’s ID of the market. You will receive the manufacturer’s IDs of a market when setting up the market.

External name

Enter an external name for the manufacturer in order to save an alternative name for the export. The manufacturer name that you enter here will be used when the item is exported to external markets. If no external name was entered, the name will be used. The external name will also be transferred to FINDOLOGIC and will be indexed for the search.

Position

Enter a position for the manufacturer. By default, manufacturers are assigned the position 0. Manufacturers with identical positions are sorted by name.

Comment

Enter an internal comment about the manufacturer, if needed.

Can I save my manufacturer data in the CRM menu instead?

Maybe you noticed that it’s possible to create manufacturer data records in the CRM menu. But be careful. This data is not transferred over to the menu Setup » Item » Manufacturers. Therefore, we recommend that you ignore the manufacturer data in the CRM menu for now.

2. Importing manufacturer data

Create a data record for each of your manufacturers. If you only want to create data records for a few manufacturers, then we would recommend creating them manually. However, if you have a lot of different manufacturers, then it will probably be quicker to import your manufacturer data.

Manufacturer data records are imported with a tool called ElasticSync. The idea is simple. Rather than manually saving manufacturer information in plentymarkets, you’ll enter the same information into a CSV file and then import this file into your system.

3. Adding commissions

Have you already saved basic manufacturer data? Then you’re ready to add commission models as needed.

Adding manufacturer commissions:

  1. Go to Setup » Item » Manufacturers.

  2. Click on the pencil ().
    → The manufacturer data record opens in a new tab.

  3. Click on the Commissions tab.

  4. Click on the plus ().
    → A new line for commissions is added to the table.

  5. Enter information about the commission. Note Table 2.

  6. Save () the settings.
    → An ID is assigned to the commission automatically.

Table 2. Adding commissions for manufacturers
Setting Explanation

Client (store)

Which company does the commission apply to? Select a client from the drop-down list.

Referrer

Which market or sales platform does the commission apply to? Select the order referrer from the drop-down list.

Commission

Enter a value in percent for the commission.

Transferring commissions to other manufacturers

Do the same commission models apply to several different manufacturers? You don’t have to manually save each commission! Simply copy a commission and transfer it to other manufacturers.

First, click on Copy commission to other manufacturers (). Then use check marks () to specify which commission you want to copy and which manufacturers you want to transfer it to. Finally, click on Copy commission.

4. Linking manufacturers to items

Once you’ve saved your manufacturer data in plentymarkets, you’ll specify who manufactured each individual item. This is done by linking each item with a manufacturer.

There are several different ways to link items to manufacturers:

5. Deleting manufacturers

Before you can delete a manufacturer, you’ll have to delete all of the links to the manufacturer. The item group function is a useful tool for doing so.

Deleting links to the manufacturer:

  1. Go to Item » Edit item.

  2. In the Manufacturer filter, select the manufacturer from the drop-down list.

  3. Select ALL in the Active filter.

  4. Click on Search ().
    → All items linked with this manufacturer are displayed.

  5. Select all of the items ().

  6. Click on Item group function.
    → The Item group function window opens.

  7. Select the Manufacturers option () in the Global area.

  8. Select the empty option from the drop-down list.

  9. Click on Execute ().
    → The manufacturer links are deleted.
    → The manufacturers can now be deleted.

Deleting manufacturers:

  1. Go to Setup » Item » Manufacturers.

  2. Click on Delete () in the line of a manufacturer.
    → A new window opens.

  3. Click on Delete () again to confirm your decision.
    → The manufacturer is deleted.

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