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Kauflux

Kauflux.de is an open marketplace with independent providers from various fields. Kauflux.de markets your items and services and provides you with direct contact to purchasers.

1. Registering with Kauflux

You have to register with Kauflux before you can set up Kauflux in your plentymarkets system.

2. Setting up Kauflux in plentymarkets

Carry out the following basic settings in order to transfer item data to Kauflux.

Setting up Kauflux in plentymarkets:

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

  2. Carry out the desired settings. Pay attention to the explanations given in Table 1.

  3. Save () the settings.

Table 1. Basic settings for Kauflux
Setting Explanation

Exchange period

Enter the exchange period for the items. The exchange period is specified in days. If you would like to forbid items from being exchanged, then enter the value 0.

Order referrer

Select the order referrer for Kauflux.

Type of stock management

Select whether you would like to transfer your stock and if so, whether you would like it to be publicly visible or not.

API URL for the order import

Kauflux uses this link to transfer orders to plentymarkets. This link is needed for importing orders from Kauflux and not for creating the item catalogue. The item catalogue is created with the price comparison portals. This is done in the Setup » Markets » Price comparison portals » Exports menu. Further information in German can be found on Kauflux.

3. Activating the order referrer

In order to link items, properties etc. with Kauflux, you have to activate the order referrer Kauflux in the Setup » Orders » Order referrer menu.

Activating the order referrer for Kauflux:

  1. Go to Setup » Orders » Order referrer.

  2. Place a check mark next to the option Kauflux.

  3. Save () the settings.

4. Setting the item availability

Items have to be available for Kauflux. This is done in the Availability tab of an item within the Item » Edit item » Open item » Tab: Variation ID menu.

Setting the item availability for Kauflux:

  1. Go to Item » Edit item » Open item » Tab: Variation ID » Tab: Settings.

  2. Activate the main variation in the Availability section.

  3. Click on the Availability tab.

  4. Click in the selection field in the Markets section.
    → A list with all available markets is displayed.

  5. Activate the option Kauflux.

  6. Click on Add ().
    → The market is added.

  7. Save () the settings.
    → The item is available on Kauflux.

The availability for variations can be edited in the Item » Edit item » Open item » Tab: Variations » Open variation » Tab: Variation ID » Tab: Availability menu.

5. Defining SKU manually

Add SKUs manually for specific referrers in the Item » Edit item » Open item » Tab: Variation ID » Tab: Availability menu if needed.

Adding SKU:

  1. Go to Item » Edit item » Open item » Tab: Variation ID » Tab: Settings.

  2. Click on the Availability tab.

  3. Click on Add () in the SKU section.
    → The New SKU window is displayed.

  4. Select the referrer Kauflux.

  5. Enter the SKU.

  6. Click on Add ().
    → The SKU is saved and displayed.

6. Defining a sales price

Proceed as described below to define a sales price for the order referrer Kauflux. This price is displayed on Kauflux.

Defining a sales price for Kauflux:

  1. Go to Setup » Item » Sales prices » Open sales price » Tab: Settings.

  2. Place a check mark next to the referrer Kauflux.

  3. Save () the settings.

7. Linking properties

In order to use properties for the Kauflux market, the properties have to be linked with Kauflux in the corresponding property’s settings.

Linking properties:

  1. Go to Setup » Item » Characteristics.

  2. Expand a property.

  3. Activate the option Kauflux.

  4. Save () the settings.

8. Linking categories

Go to Setup » Markets » Kauflux » Category link to link your online store categories with the Kauflux categories. You need the Kauflux CSV file for setting up a category link. This file contains the category IDs for Kauflux. You can download the Kauflux CSV file from the seller area on the Kauflux website. In the next steps, export a list of categories in your online store, link these categories and then import the category links.

Exporting links:

  1. Go to Setup » Markets » Kauflux » Category link.

  2. Click on the Export link button.
    A CSV file with your online store categories is generated.

  3. Open the online store CSV file.

Entering category IDs:

  1. Open the Kauflux CSV file.

  2. For each category in your online store, search for the corresponding category IDs in the Kauflux CSV file.

  3. Enter the category IDs from the Kauflux CSV file into the KaufluxCat column in the online store CSV file.

  4. Save the online store CSV file on your computer’s hard drive.

Importing links:

  1. Go to Setup » Markets » Kauflux » Category link.

  2. Click on Select file next to File.

  3. Select the online store CSV file that you saved on your computer’s hard drive.

  4. Click on Open.

  5. Click on Save ().
    → The links are imported and displayed in the Links section.

9. Exporting items

After you have set up Kauflux, you can export your items in the Data » Elastic export menu.

For an automatic item export, you have to copy the complete URL and save it at Kauflux. The prerequisites for this are that you have carried out at least one item export manually and that you have assigned the individual fields in Kauflux. Additionally, the automatic item export from Kauflux has to be activated.

10. Exporting variations

During the export, variations are exported as additional CSV fields. If you would like to import this CSV or ZIP file into Kauflux, you are asked to map the categories.

Example

The variation fields colour, size and length are displayed in the mapping. For all variation fields, you have to select GroupParam as the mapping field so that these fields can be saved as variations on Kauflux.de. The field GroupID serves exclusively to identify the items that belong together in a group.

11. Importing orders

Orders from Kauflux can be imported into your plentymarkets system automatically. You have to save the API URL on Kauflux. This URL is found under Setup » Markets » Kauflux » Settings. After completing this step, orders are automatically imported into your plentymarkets system and displayed in the Orders » Edit orders menu.

12. Sending an email when orders are imported

It is possible to send automatic emails when orders are imported into plentymarkets. Go to Setup » Client » Select client » Email » Templates to create and activate an email template for Kauflux.

Sending an email when orders are imported:

  1. Go to Setup » Client » Select client » Email » Automatic.

  2. Select the previously created email template for the New order from Kauflux option.

  3. Save () the settings.

Click on Edit email template to access the Setup » Client » Select client » Email » Templates menu and edit the email template.

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