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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 create manufacturer data records or you can import them. You can also save commissions for your manufacturers and specify who manufacturers each of your items.

1. Creating manufacturer data records

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.

1.1. Manual creation

  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

The manufacturer’s unique ID.

Recommendation: Leave this field blank while creating new manufacturer data records. If you leave the field blank, then the manufacturer will automatically be assigned the next available ID.

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 and contact 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 ID for the market. You will receive the manufacturer ID when setting up the market.

External name

Enter the external name of the manufacturer. When you transfer your item data to marketplaces later, this external manufacturer name will be transmitted. If there is no external manufacturer name, then the internal name will be used instead. The external name will also be transferred to FINDOLOGIC and will be indexed for the search.

Position

Enter a position number for the manufacturer. If you leave this field blank, then the position number 0 will automatically be assigned.

Manufacturer data records can be sorted by their position number in the menu Setup » Item » Manufacturers. Move your mouse cursor over the column header Position. Click on the small triangle () to sort the manufacturers in ascending or descending order by their position number. Manufacturers with identical positions are sorted by name.

Comment

Enter an optional comment about the manufacturer. This is an internal comment, i.e. it is only visible in your plentymarkets system.

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.

1.2. Import

plentymarkets has an import tool. 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.

2. 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 Edit ().
    → The manufacturer data record opens in a new tab.

  3. Open the Commissions tab.

  4. Click on Add ().
    → 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.

3. 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:

4. Deleting manufacturers

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

Deleting links to the manufacturer:

  1. Go to Item » Edit item.

  2. Set the filters on the left as follows:

    1. Set the filter Table type to Item.

    2. Set the filter Active to ALL.

    3. Use the Manufacturer filter to select the manufacturer from the drop-down list.

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

  4. Select all of the items ().

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

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

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

  8. 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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