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Setting up variation export with old technology

This page shows you how to set up and start the export of variations if you do not want to use the new catalogues.

Then let’s get started with activating the export of your variations to Amazon.

1. Activating the export

Either activate the export in the assistant Basic settings - Amazon or in the Setup menu.

Carry out the following settings in the assistant Basic settings - Amazon to activate the export.

Activating the export in the assistant Basic settings - Amazon:

  1. Go to Setup » Assistants » Omni-Channel.

  2. Click on Base settings - Amazon.

  3. Open the assistant for the Amazon account.
    → The assistant opens.

  4. Carry out the settings as described in Table 1.

  5. Complete the assistant.

Table 1. Settings for item export in the assistant
Setting Explanation

Step Basic settings

Select the Amazon platforms that you would like to sell your items on.

Activate the platforms.

Step Activate Amazon user account

Activate user account

Activate the Amazon user account.

Step Automatic data transfer

Select the Amazon platforms that your item data should be transferred to.

Activate the variation export for the Amazon platform.
Note: The step Automatic data transfer is only visible after you activate the option Show extended settings in the step Marketplace setup.

Settings in the setup menu:

  1. Go to Setup » Markets » Amazon » Settings.

  2. Select the Amazon account.

  3. Carry out the settings described in Table 2.

  4. Save () the settings.

Table 2. Export settings in the menu
Setting Explanation

Tab Settings

Active

In the Access data area, place a check mark for the option Active.

Tab Item settings

Item export

From the drop-down list, select the option Daily.

Export categories;
BMVD export categories

Activate the flatfiles.

2. Manually exporting variation data

In the Setup » Markets » Amazon » Data exchange » Data export menu, two data exports can be generated. On the one hand, the data export Seller Central which contains all relevant information about your items and stock and which can then be uploaded directly into Seller Central. On the other hand, the data export Marketplace which you can use to export item data for the BMVD categories on Amazon.

2.1. Exporting data for Seller Central

Use the Seller Central area of the Setup » Markets » Amazon » Data exchange » Data export menu to manually generate a data export that contains all relevant information about items and stock and that can be uploaded directly to Amazon Seller Central. To do so, proceed as described below.

Listing items in several categories

If you wish to offer items in several categories, you have to generate the different catalogues as export files one after the other.

Exporting data for Seller Central:

  1. Go to Setup » Markets » Amazon » Data exchange » Data export.

  2. Carry out the settings in the Seller Central area. Pay attention to the explanations given in Table 3.

  3. Click on Load file to export the data.
    → The data export is in CSV format.

  4. Save the CSV file on your computer so that you can use it later.

Table 3. Data export Seller Central
Setting Explanation

Amazon account

Select the Amazon account.

Export the item catalogue

Select the item catalogue for the export. When exporting the item catalogue to Amazon, only those items are taken into consideration that were edited during the last 24 hours. Stock and prices will continue to be synchronised automatically.

Tag IDs

Enter one or more tag IDs. Separate multiple IDs using commas. Only items are exported that are linked to at least one of the selected tags.

Items with flags only

Select which items should be exported: all items, all items with flags, all items without flags or only items with a specific flag.

Number of variations

Enter the number of variations that should be exported. The more variations are exported, the longer the export will take. You can export a maximum of 5,000 variations at once.
Example: If you have 20,000 Amazon variations and want to export all of them, then enter 1-5000 in the from and to fields (without commas or full stops). The first 5,000 Amazon variations will then be exported. Next, enter 5000-10000, then enter 10000-15000 etc.
Note: Even if only a maximum of 5,000 variations can be exported at once, an export file might include more than 5,000 data records. This is because the parents of variations are also included in the export file.

Date (from)

Enter a date.

  • New: = Newly listed items are only exported starting from this date.

  • Changed: = Changed or updated items are exported.

Manufacturer

Select ALL or a specific manufacturer.

2.2. Exporting data for Marketplace

Go to the area Marketplace of the Setup » Markets » Amazon » Data exchange » Data export to export item data of BMVD categories to exchange with Amazon. To do so, proceed as described below.

Exporting data for Marketplace:

  1. Go to Setup » Markets » Amazon » Data exchange » Data export.

  2. Pay attention to the explanations given in Table 4 and carry out the settings in the Marketplace area.

  3. Click on Load file to export the data.
    → The data export is in CSV format.

  4. Save the CSV file on your computer so that you can use it later.

Table 4. Data export Marketplace
Setting Explanation

Amazon account

Select the Amazon account.

Genre

Select one of the following BMVD categories: Books, Music, Video or DVD.

Items with flags only

Select which items should be exported: all items, all items with flags, all items without flags or only items with a specific flag.

Procedure

Select the procedure for the export.

  • Update/add item = The data transmitted in the CSV file is added/updated on Amazon.

  • Remove offers = The offers transmitted in the CSV file are removed from Amazon.

  • Delete data completely from the system = The data transmitted in the CSV file is completely deleted from Amazon.

Delivery

Select the shipping method.

Uploading a stock file to Seller Central

When uploading BMVD product data to Seller Central, select the option Inventory loader file instead of the option Inventory files for non-media categories.

3. FAQ

3.1. One or more items were not exported. What can I do?

Our Best practice: Item data export provides a check list to help you find out why an item was not exported to Amazon.

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